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Champagne Castle Hotel

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room Service
Free Internet
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Tennis Court
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Mountain View
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Pietermaritzburg Airport116 km
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All reviews deluxe mountain view animal farm scones wellness centre each meal drakensberg mountains self catering dining room buffet style horse riding underfloor heating public areas guided walk stunning views fantastic stay morning and afternoon tea hiking trails
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The view from the hotel is stunning. Our room was very big, thatched roof, private balcony and extremely quiet. The food was good, plentiful and the hotel has a lovely ambience. Will certainly return.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Jennifer C
Response from Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle HotelResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Jennifer We are extremely privileged to be located at the top of the Champagne Valley, right up against the mountains. It does make for some of the most exquisite views in the Drakensberg. I'm so...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in March as part of an extended trip in SA. We have stayed in the Drakensberg previously, but not at this hotel. Wow!! This will not be our last visit to Champagne Castle. We stayed in a deluxe mountain...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank 2610katel
Response from Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle HotelResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Kate I am almost certain you are the first person to describe their stay with us as a land locked cruise. As Captain of the ship, I am glad we were able to do our...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my second stay at the hotel and while the accomodation, friendliness of the staff and natural beauty of the surroundings are incredible, the poor attitude of management leaves a lot to be desired. My requests and interaction with management were all badly handled....More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank 848traveller108
Response from Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle HotelResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, 848traveller108 I’m sorry you felt like you didn’t get the service you expected on your second visit. I was on leave during your stay, and I have investigated your feedback. We take feedback like yours very seriously, and I have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort hotel is a first class find. Beautiful grounds, swimming pool with beautiful views, comfortable lounges, guided walks and more. A large room, well appointed. Excellent buffet for all the meals, plenty of choices for all tastes.The service is prompt and courteous. It is...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Fabio M
Response from Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Fabio I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We are fortunate to have such beautiful mountains on our doorstep. The reason we provide Free WiFi in the main buildings...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific views, excellent food (if you want to gain weight - thats the place 😎) good hikes and the Drakenberg boys quire around the corner, friendly and competent staff - and value for money. A must go there...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank not-biased2
Response from Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, not-biased2 We are extremely fortunate to have the Champagne Valley on our doorstep. Offering world class attractions and things to do. The Drakensberg Boys Choir being just one amongst many. I'm so glad you had...More

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29 August 2017|
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Response from MandR50 | Reviewed this property |
No. You may be able to get an included buffet breakfast and dinner and leave out lunch, but they do not do a la carte meals. Self catering is fine, but sometimes the hotel restaurant is not available to self catering... More
17 May 2017|
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Response from Georges_Romarin | Property representative |
Hi Traveldeon We certainly are not satisfied with the smoke that has recently been experienced in the lounge. We are working to fix it urgently. Thank you for taking the time to ask this.
18 March 2017|
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Response from BarrieBramley | Property representative |
There is one block (a new one) that has inter-leading rooms. It's the 300's block if you ask while you're doing your reservation. My favourite rooms in the hotel
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"Ask for a room on the upper floor to be guaranteed of the mountain view"
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"Ground floor level worked well for us ."
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"Choose a room with a view of the mountain."
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"garden rooms"
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US$146 - US$236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionWinterton
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