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Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A variety of upmarket units available at this resort in the Southern Drakensberg - from apartments to large chalets. All modern and well equipped. We stayed in the luxury 2 bedroom with loft 8 sleeper unit which was spacious and comfortable with all one could want. Braai, gas braai, fireplace, large modern kitchen, pantry, patio, dstv and overlooking a trout...

Thank Whctree
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments. It is always great to hear that we have succeeded in pleasing a new guest. I will be sure to inform all the staff of your positive views as they are ultimately what makes this resort so amazing to visit. We do hope to see you all in the future. Safe...

Sandon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not believe the location and the size and extremely comfortable nature of the accomodation. Mountains all around us and a comfortable drive up from Underberg on a tarred road(our timeshare information led us to believe it was gravel (this does need correcting by either Legacy Group or RCI as it may be putting off some visitors who will miss...

Thank Hertfordshirelad
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for you wonderful comments. We have informed all the companies that promote Castleburn resort that the road had been tarred some 10 years ago, so I am very surprised at your comment, but am very grateful that you brought it to our attention. As you so rightly stated it is important for us to ensure that all our guests...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a relaxed weekend in a clean well serviced three bedroom self-standing chalet. The indoor fireplace added ambience. Most of the chalets are positioned around dams which were very scenic. Chalets are well designed for outdoor liviing. This included an eating area and a kettle braai. There was a range of activities for the young and old. We did...

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for reviewing our resort, it is wonderful to hear that you all had such a great time and that you all relaxed. It is important to us to always get it right and as always there is room for improvement. We hope that you will return to our beautiful resort and afford us the opportunity to...

Reviewed 8 February 2017

This was our first visit to South Africa and we were absolutely delighted with the Castleburn Resort. We had been upgraded to a luxury Lakeside Lodge, so had fantastic views all day long. We were pleasantly surprised that the Lakeside Restaurant prices are very reasonable. The mark up on wine is minimal. We found the service to be good. The...

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

We are very glad to see that you arrived home safely and trust that you enjoyed all your time in Sunny South Africa. Thank you so very much for your wonderful comment’s and assure you that we will do our very best to only improve on everything that we do. It is through the wonderful team we have here that...

Upton Grey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

After three weeks in RSA we finally arrived at Castleburn for a two week stay. Wow and Wow again. The situation is simply staggeringly beautiful--and that is said with stays in the Rockies, Southern Alps and European Alps to form comparisons. Although only two of us "oldies" stayed we were upgraded by a really kind lady (you know who you...

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and your very many glowing comments. Our Restaurant has always been renowned for its very friendly service, so your experience concerns me immensely. On behalf of the ladies in the restaurant I would like to offer my deepest apologies, but also assure you that I will take the necessary action to correct this, as...

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had a very pleasant Chalet with beautiful views and excellent service. Management is out of the top draw with friendly and courteous Staff. This is a Resort that one gets Excellent accommodation and good service

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for your wonderful comments. The success of our resort stems from the wonderful staff that we have here. I will be sure to thank the Management team and post this review for all to see. They defiantly have something to be proud of. Please travel safe for the future and we look forward to welcoming you...

Reviewed 10 January 2017

We did not stay here this time, but had a great meal in the Lakeview restaurant when visiting from a nearby resort Lake Naverone. Friendly staff members were very helpful. I had one of the best beef curries ever, the burgers were great and the pasta was also very tasty. Visitors from Lake Naverone get 10% discount on meals in...

Thank Michael J
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for you positive response regarding the Lakeview Restaurant. I will defiantly pass it on to the staff. We are currently busy upgrading our menu and will have an even wider variety of dishes available for your next visit, so we hope to see you back again soon. Travel safe. Kind Regards

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Spent a week over Xmas in a 3 BR chalet timeshare unit with a view of the main dam and the mountains! What a teat to awake each morning and see the mist lift off the back drop and the lake. On colder mornings it did look eerie when the lake appeared smoking! The grounds are kept meticulously and facilities...

Thank Neeri M
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for your glowing review of our beautiful resort. I am so sorry to hear that you were not granted entrance to the Parks board hikes by the nearby resort, as these are simply breath taking, but the black Eagle Pass hike does start at Castleburn and is a good 7 hour hike. After this review I...

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It was about 18 months ago that we had had a superb dinner at this friendly restaurant and we were not disappointed when we visited again. We were staying at Fairways and I had treasured the memory of the fine meal at Castleburn . It happened to be my birthday whilst we were on holiday and where better than to...

Thank Garth M
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for your fantastic review. It is great to hear that you returned to the Restaurant and even better that the Restaurant delivered the quality you remembered. even through the bumpy roads we do our best to keep all our valued travellers happy. Safe travels for 2017 and we hope to see you all again.

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Castleburn for 4 days in mid November in a 6 sleeper chalet overlooking one of the smaller dams. The chalet and grounds were impeccably well kept, the staff friendly and facilities were great. Access to the mountains and golf course through Drak Gardens was simple. In comparison to Drak Gardens, the resort is small but much better...

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for your wonderful comments. Our Ground staff have been under a lot of pressure lately with the falling of the wonderful rains we have so looked forward to having, but they have managed to shine through it all and keep the property in good shape. I share your sentiments. Well done guys!!! We hope that you...

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  • Pool
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the foothills of the southern Drakensberg nestles Castleburn a home to eland, reedbuck and 100 species of bird, who flock to the re-established wetlands. Spacious, thatched, architect-designed cottages, built of hand-hewn local stone, cluster around Lake Madingofani. Its shimmering surface reflects the rocky summits of the Garden Castle and is disturbed only by the breeze and the occasional trout jumping. The estate borders on a Natal Parks Board nature reserve, neighboring the uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site proclaimed in year 2000 and the famous Giant's Cup hiking trail which passes through it. For chilly Berg evenings, the private, luxuriously furnished cottages have a stone fireplace; there is also an impressively equipped kitchen. A convivial lakeside clubhouse encourages friendly get-togethers. If you love peace and unpolluted air, bathing in crystal clear streams, fishing, riding, sailing, hiking, tennis, Archery, swimming.... You'll find the perfect holiday at Castleburn. The resort has wholeownership, syndication, timeshare, and fractional ownership options available on a shareblock basis. Castleburn is rated a Gold Crown resort by RCI. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castleburn Leisure Resort

Address: Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Hotel Class:3 star — Castleburn Leisure Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Also Known As:
Castleburn Leisure Hotel Underberg
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“Try and get a unit on the lakeside and look out for the otters in the pools behind the lakeside units”
 of 5 bubbles Hertfordshirelad, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Magnificent peaceful setting. An excellent all round resort with great management.”
 of 5 bubbles markwalter2014, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All Timeshare units with reasonable views all round”
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  • At sunset over, looking the lake
 of 5 bubbles NeeriM25, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't forget to try the restaurant... the trout starter is memorable.”
 of 5 bubbles 201garthm, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most accommodation has views of a lake. Some rustic stairs to chalets so ask for one with no stairs is difficulty walking.”
 of 5 bubbles monive77, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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