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Schweich, Germany
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent some really nice days at Chanpagne Castle Hotel in the Dragenberge. It is well located to start hiking in the Monks Cowl area and has phantastic views. The service was excellent, as was the dining.

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Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful site and immaculate surroundings, and rooms that are comfortably if not always conveniently furnished. The good points…. I do get the impression, however, that this hotel could be so much better with new management. It is very stolidly set in its ways, and doesn’t adapt easily to the ways of its guests. No wifi in the rooms? In...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't even think about not staying her if you are in the Drakensberg, the hospitality as well as the facilities are amazing. We stayed in Chalet 6 and the whole ambiance of the surroundings just made this a wonderful getaway. you honestly will not want to leave.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

As always superb rooms, food, service and staff in a beautiful spot.....That's why we keep coming back. Thank you George and all the staff for another great stay....hope to see you all next year. Dave & Margaret

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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, Dave We're very fortunate to have you and Margaret come back time after time to stay with us. There is no greater compliment to any hotel than returning guests. It goes without saying that we look forward to welcoming you back on your 10th visit and every one following that.

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went up for a short break to celebrate to see what had changed since I was last there over 20 years ago. We were quite amazed at the transformation at the hotel with its new rooms and added self catering. One highlight was that the staff went out of their way to make our evening special with our table...

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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, Steven Apart from some of the main buildings, you must have driven into a completely different hotel, from the one you remembered 20 years ago. I'm glad you had a special stay with us. Thank you for staying with Champagne Castle Hotel on your 20th anniversary. We look forward to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The attention to detail was lovely to see A great room looking out to the mountains with excellent facilities and superb food You could also start a trek into the mountains directly from the resort with various levels of difficulty or just enjoy the resort grounds and laze around the pool - just great

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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, Mike We are fortunate to be located on the mountain inside of the World Heritage Site. As you point out, the mountain starts where our property ends. So glad you got to do a little walking. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you...

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is wonderful, surrounded by the peaks of the Drakensberg. The room was clean and spacious, the hotel facilities are very good and the buffet food in the restaurant excellent. My wife has a food intolerance which can sometimes cause problems with buffet food, but we informed the restaurant manager and the chef and they ensured that there was...

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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, Lynne28_11 Chef does work hard to ensure that all of our guests are accommodated when it comes to meals at Champagne Castle Hotel. As long as he knows, he'll always do his best. Your feedback has been discussed at our daily management team meeting, and will be followed up. Thank...

Stroud, NSW
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were more than impressed with the food; in fact it was superb. The room was very nice and the setting quite superb. We did the Sphinx walk which was outstanding. However, we were disappointed with the range of walks and the maintenance of those close to the hotel. Apart from that, we more than enjoyed our stay

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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, gstruik I'm so glad you had an opportunity to get onto the mountain. It becomes more and more beautiful the further you walk. I have asked our maintenance team to look into the condition of the paths, as per your comment. We have very recently spent a large amount of...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed for 4 nights in November in the Champagne Castle Hotel. It was a great and nice time. The hotel fulfills the standard of a 4 star hotel, but the place in the Drakensberge and the view itself is 5 star. Even I had heavy thunderstorms during my time, it was lovely. The hotel rooms are big and a...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second time staying at Champagne Castle. I requested an upstairs room which we had and it was wonderful. The views were amazing. The room was very comfortable, a little old fashioned but this added to the charm of the place. It was quite spacious with a small balcony and a large bathroom, which could do with a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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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: ₹ 9,029 - ₹ 13,984 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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“I recommend the Mountain Facing rooms. A bit more expensive, but the view is phantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles wolfgangb152, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Chalets are the way to go with groups”
 of 5 bubbles 222shanec, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on upper level next to the bar looking at the Drakensburg mountains are best in our view....worth paying a bit more for!”
 of 5 bubbles DaveGMcC, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Mountain view rooms in the front of the hotel are the best”
 of 5 bubbles 278stevenw, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles MikeA393, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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