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Having last stayed at this hotel over 20 years ago, I recently spent 5 nights here to re-experience its spectacular position in the Berg. The hotel has been substantially renovated since my last stay, but remained true to its family hotel roots. The facility is excellent, with spacious rooms and beautiful gardens, and a level of service to match. With...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We celebrated a family birthday at Champagne Castle early in January. It was our first visit and we were very impressed. Large, spacious rooms with great views of the mountain. The buffet style food was very good - not your standard buffet either. the service was great throughout at mealtimes and around the bar and pool. We had spa treatments...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Les P I have passed your feedback onto the Chef and our F&B Manager to share with their teams. Birthday celebrations are always wonderful events, and I hope that being in the mountains made it even more special. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a place that takes your breath away and where you can relax, eat great food, find your peace in the astonishing nature of the mountains, you find it here! After three visits I can only say; we'll be back again and again!

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Monika B New Year is always a special occasion here at Champagne Castle Hotel. The preparation begins months in advance, and it's a highlight for everyone. We always grateful for guests who return. There is no greater compliment to any hotel. Thank you for staying with us once again. We...

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place. My wife and I spent a week here and it turned out to be a fantastic choice. The service here was about the best I have seen with so many helpful and friendly staff on hand. The rooms were spacious and well looked after. The meals were outstanding and a great variety was available. The...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Brenden7 I'm so glad you were able to walk onto the mountain. I know that the views get increasingly more beautiful the further you walk. We are very fortunate to be located in this World Heritage Site. The Bird Show (just down the road from the Hotel) is spectacular. We're...

Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for five nights in October last year, which is spring time. Absolutely one of the best places I have ever stayed at. Great location and was completely wowed by the food and overall service. The rooms although very clean and outfitted did feel a bit out of date however the location and proximity to the mountains and hiking more...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Robert Spring is a wonderful time of the year to visit these mountains. The hard colours of winter start to give way to the soft greens of spring. This year we've had an incredible rainy season, especially in light of the drought we experienced in 2015/2016. We are hoping to...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic setting, one of the best in Ukhahlamba Drakensberg. Very comfortable and spacious mountain view rooms. Lovely food and good service. Especially enjoyed the hikes and the horse riding. First resort we've come across where one can select the level of horse riding one wishes to do, instead of the usual bunch everybody together and ride at a pace based...

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Uhambo It seems like you had a great stay with us over the Christmas period. It's always good to hear from guests who went on our Horse outrides. I have passed your feedback onto the team down at the Stables. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel, and we...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first stay at a resort over Christmas and we loved every minute, it even became a white Christmas of sorts with a lovely cool day and clouds low over the mountains. Champagne Castle will hold a very special place in our hearts! The walks and hikes are awesome. Food outstanding and staff friendly and did everything to make our...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Nortjeoz6 Christmas is a very special day at Champagne Castle Hotel. With the unpredictable weather, we are never sure how Santa is going to visit? Sometimes by Sleigh, sometimes by Horse, and more often than not, by Helicopter. This year the clouds were perfect for his motorised Sleigh :-) Thank...

South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is for you if you're looking for a luxurious place to rest and walk in the Drakensberg mountains (quieter out of season). Excellent views, service, buffet meals (we ate far too much!) and very comfortable rooms... as long as the weather is cool. There are no ceiling fans or air conditioners - in hot weather this is a...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Graumie We are fortunate to be located in this World Heritage Site with the incredible views that we have. The mountains in the near distance are some of South Africa's most beautiful. Please know that our team will go to great lengths to ensure all of our guests have the...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glorious views, excellent accommodation, great food, wonderful staff. Had an awesome holiday here in July with family from Spain (they were so impressed). Had to come back. So happy we did. We will be back. Muhammed makes the best omelette. Worth a visit.

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Jeannette B There isn't a better compliment for any hotel than when a guest returns for another stay. I'm so glad that you had another good stay with us, and I've passed your feedback onto Mo. He does make a great omelette. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel,...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third stay in the self-catering chalets, and the second time we have stayed at Champagne Castle over the Christmas/New Year period. As previously, we enjoyed every minute of it. The accommodation and servicing of the chalets is excellent. We received two emails prior to our arrival inviting us to join in the New Year dinner/celebrations which we...

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review, addy879 I'm so glad to hear that you had a great stay with us. Of course, all of our guests are always invited to join us for the New Year Celebrations, and we completely respect your decision not to join us. I'm glad you were able to get onto the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Champagne Castle Hotel is nestled below the second highest peak in South Africa, Champagne Castle (3377m), part of the main escarpment within the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg mountain range, the highest mountain range in South Africa. Due to its diversity of plant, bird and insect life and the richest collection of San rock paintings in Africa, it has been declared a Mixed World Heritage Site. For visual impact, recreational variety and luxurious splendour, Champagne Castle Hotel is pretty close to being an ultimate experience. Your stay will be characterised by the proximity you gain to the most dramatic and immediate views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the 'Barrier of Spears'. Whether you walk or hike, trout fish or horse ride, play golf or tennis, swim or bowl, everything here has been configured to embrace this unparalleled setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Champagne Castle Hotel

Address: Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Price Range: RM683 - RM830 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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“The family rooms were great”
 of 5 bubbles LesP816, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The view is great from most of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“For foodies, then go for the all inclusive package; for extensive hikers then at the very least take the breakfast & dinner option.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertP440, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Mountain view rooms are recommended”
 of 5 bubbles Uhambo, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if booking a hotel room with a child request a proper bed, we were given a mattress on the floor, which was not ideal.”
 of 5 bubbles Nortjeoz6, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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