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Champagne Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first visit to Champagne Castle was for our honeymoon 18 years ago. We recently visited a third time, this time with our two children (aged 9 and 11). Absolutely fantastic. We stayed in the delux rooms with mountain view. Getting away from the crazy, superficial world we live in - this is just the place! Experience the majestic splendour... More 

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

Thank you for your positive feedback, Lee-Ann_DuToit. I will be sure to pass it onto the team. We are in regular conversation with the Parks Board to continue to improve the walks and signage on the routes in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, quiet location. We had a huge family gathering staying in the chalets. Each chalet has its own weber with a beautiful view of the mountains in front of you. Morning guided tours, Restaurant with buffets service and cosy bar area.

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

Thank you for bringing your family to stay, estihefer. The chalets are a wonderful way to bring a family together and spend quality time with each other. More 

London, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here six years ago and gave it full marks and our recent visit was even more enjoyable. Wonderful location with great views (weather permitting). Rooms are well appointed, spacious and cosy. If the sun is out the pool and terrace areas are wonderful places to relax. The bar area and lounges are great for pre or post dinner... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback JohnT42. Our team will be extremely pleased to know that 6 years later you had an even better experience with us. I'll be sure to pass your feedback on to them. More 

Driehuis, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful hotel, location is perfect. Enjoy the view of the mountain (unfortunately we didn’t see the mountain due to heavy fog). Staff is very friendly. It is possible to arrange a lunch package when you need to leave before the afternoon (and booked full board). We took the lunch package and it was great! Never had an lunchbox filled... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I will be sure to pass it onto the Chef and his team. There are days we wish we had a giant fan to blow the clouds away so that the mountain is always visible. But then we couldn't light the fire places in the lounges and the bar, and there's something very magical... More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the chalets at Champagne Castle Hotel & Resort for 6 nights. What a wonderful experience! When you open your eyes in the morning, the first thing you see is the mountain. It is so quiet and peaceful there. The chalets are really five star! They are spacious and well equipped. They have underfloor heating, heated... More 

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

We're so happy that you had a wonderful stay with us. I will pass your feedback onto the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next holiday. More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too short. Outstanding location, outstanding accommodation, outstanding meals, outstanding service from ALL staff. Nothing was too much trouble. And a Wellness Centre on site. Can't get better than this. Thank you George, Gerard to you and your wonderful staff.

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romaring, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Deltadawne, for taking the time to write a review. I will ensure that it is passed on to the entire Champagne Castle Hotel team. We're really happy that you had a great stay with us. More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I doubt the location can really get any better. While I'm not a big fan of buffets the food is really great. Overall it looks a bit outdated but everything is clean and works fine. Plenty of hikes available with great views!

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romaring, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very fortunate to have the views that we do. More 

Gaborone, Botswana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed over for two nights and have been visiting this hotel for a number of years. A really getaway place for the entire family, well located, classy, safe and friendly. Animal farm on the property was enjoyed so much by the kids. A real jewel in the Drakensberg. Ben and family

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Thank you so much for the great review. We're glad that you and your family had a wonderful stay with us. More 

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

An amazing relaxed week end at this highly recommended hotel in the Drakensburg for children, the young and old. I've been coming to Champagne Hotel since the 70's and that view always calls me back time and time again. From reservation, arrival at reception and departure, friendly and efficiently handled. Although booked the self catering chalets, which are very well... More 

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

That's 4 decades that you've been coming back! Wow! And while the hotel must have changed fairly dramatically, that view just keeps on being consistently amazing and beautiful. Thank you for your feedback. Be assured that we will continue to ensure you are always comfortable and welcome. More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After the murderous drive from Maseru via sani Pass, this clinched it. Perfect setting, good food, baboons are irritating, but really a great place. Temperature can jump around quite dramatically, so be prepared for four seasons in a few days!

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

Thank you for your feedback Erik v. While we always say that the baboons where here before us, we do work really hard to ensure that their presence around the hotel and the guests is kept to a minimum. More 

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Address: Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Winterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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