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Castleburn Leisure Resort

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Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My wife and I spent a week at this spectacularly picturesque resort, exceptionally well run by Gwyn and Christelle. The clean chalet was well equipped and lacked nothing, even having a Weber barbecue. Although the nearest village, Underberg, is about half an hour away, there is ample to do and the restaurant is very good. The trout ponds are regularly... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst staying at Lake Naverone, they recommended that we go to the restaurant at Castleburn for a special occasion, and very special it was!! We were given a bottle of champagne to accompany our excellent meal. I had sole which was grilled to perfection and my husband had a curry pot pie, also delicious. We highly recommend having a meal... More 

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend a midweek at Castleburn during August 2016, and what a wonderful experience! Make sure if you drive via Mooirivier that you drive via Nottinghamroad... all around the Midlands Meander is a gem! Beautiful mountain roads! Stunning Resort where you can do fly fishing , or go out on a canoe!

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Thank Marinda-Only-You
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Traveller Thank you for your wonderful review and especially the 5/5. It is always great to hear when we got it right. Your suggestion to take the meander is a very good one, there is so much to see including the Nelson Mandela Museum. I would however suggest to all travellers that if you are going to take... More 

Durban, South Africa
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I grew up not far from Underberg, and have been to nearly all the local resorts, this one had bypassed me somehow. That's my loss. We recently had a reunion with overseas relatives, 11 of us in all, in two of the six sleepers. and it was excellent. The chalets are comfortable, and apart from the kitchen/dining area, spacious.... More 

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

Dear Traveller Thanks you so much for your wonderful comments. We are glad that you have eventually discovered this beautiful Gem and even more so that you enjoyed it so much. The dams have been stocked every week for the past 5 weeks and the fishing is slowly improving now that the weather is settling. Fishing has been extremely tough... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my son had the privilege of spending a midweek at Castleburn during August 2016 and boy, did we enjoy ourselves! Such immense beauty surrounding us wherever we went. Such friendly staff and excellent service experienced during our stay. We went primarily to hike and hike we did. First day on the Lion Cub/Castleburn trail which turned out to... More 

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

WOW! Thank you very much for all the delightfull comments. It was wonderful to have met both you and your son and we would like to wish you both all the best for the future. I will most defiantly pass your review onto all the staff. I can assure you that its wonderful write-ups like this, that motivate all the... More 

Durban, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed over for an extended weekend break. we stayed in unit 113, which is an upstairs 1 bedroom unit with lounge, kitchen, bathroom with a bath (which is good when you're in the mountain chill) and a balcony with braai facility. The accommodation was perfect - well maintained, neat and clean...and well serviced. if I had... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. We will look into the addition of air cons in the near future, but even during the summer months our temperatures are fairly acceptable. Although over the past 2 years we have experienced some lovely heat waves. We are always striving to exceed expectations and value your encouraging remarks. We will... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to Southern Drakensberg, normally stay central. I have been missing out on awesomeness. The resort is perfectly located with panoramic views of the beautiful mountains. Service was excellent on arrival (Caren u are an awesome human being). Staff really friendly and helpful. Chalet was very well equipped and modern. If u come well prepared then there is very... More 

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

Thank you so much for your raving review. I will be sure to inform Caren that you were very happy with her services. Our staff do their very best to ensure that all our guests are well taken care of and it’s always good to see when they have succeeded. We have recently acquired 2 x 3g devices which do... More 

Pretoria, Sout Africa
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We are currently at Castleburn for the week. Staying at Unit 60. Units are very clean and up to date. Staff very professional and helpful. Excellent facilities. One of the best timeshare resorts in SA that we have stayed at over the past 11 yrs or so. The large lake is beautiful. Boats and canoes readily available and in top... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your praising review of our lovely resort. It has been wonderful meeting you all. The Smaller dams are stocked twice a month with between 75 and 80 fish spread out between the 5 smaller dams. The most recent stocking dates were 01/07, 13/07, 22/07, 04/08 and again today 19/08. We did our level best... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We have just returned from a few days at Castleburn and really fell in love with it. We are retired and like gentle pursuits and quiet. The morning chorus of ducks and geese was the loudest noise we heard. The restaurant was good and the walks and views were amazing. My only grumble would be lack of space to sit... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are committed to improving our facilities on a regular basis and wonderful comments such as yours definitely helps in a move in the right direction. We do have umbrellas for the patio at the restaurant and they may have not been placed out at the time of your visit for whatever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Castle burn is a fantastic resort indulge yourself in and just have fun engulfed by utter beauty. It's safe and secure and very Accommodating, to it's customers staying and day tripping you get treated as no other. We had so much fun using and playing on the boats and discovering new things in the resort. Just to note, if you... More 

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

We are so very Glad to hear that you all had a great time with us. We are currently upgrading our Mini Golf facility as well as the Archery range. These upgrades will definitely improve the wonderful resort even further. Very valid point regarding the horse rides, we have an out ride twice a day except on Fridays. So if... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Location: 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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