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Castleburn Leisure Resort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Durban
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250 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My large family had planned a special family reunion and chose Castleburn Restaurant. We called and made reservations for Saturday lunch and were informed that there would be a special buffet at a set price. This was perfect for our reunion lunch plans. On arrival we were informed that they had made an error and that the buffet was only... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This resort is caters for families that ideally just want to relax, take time out, and enjoy fly fishing at their doorstep. Their are limited facilities available at this resort compared to some others nearby. The self catering rooms are spacious, well equipped, and clean. Overall a pleasant and relaxing stay in a picturesque setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love peace and unpolluted air, fishing, riding, sailing, hiking, tennis, swimming.... Southern Drakensberg are a place of exquisite beauty and tranquility.we had a very nice lunch at the restuarant with a lovely view of the lake.In the comfort of your room, enjoy cozy log fires, it was freezing when we went saw a bit of snow on the... More 

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

We are very pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us and I will be sure to convey your kind message to all the staff. We truly hope that we will see you all again in the future and that your experience will be an even better one. Travel safe. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I am never disappointed after visiting Castleburn, Gwyn the manager is a great ambassador and is totally on top of every situation. The staff are fabulous and the food in the restaurant is outstanding. The Tuesday braai and Thursday lunch special are fantastic value for money. I have been visiting Castleburn for the last 12 years and look forward to... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind words. It is greatly appreciated. The success of the resort cannot be reached without the hard work, dedication and friendliness of all our trusted staff and it is only through their efforts that we will succeed. I will be sure to share your appreciation with all of them. Please travel safe and we hope... More 

Durban, South Africa
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This was our first visit to the resort, we were using it as a base to attend a wedding in the vicinity. We were presently surprised by the overall look, feel and quality of the resort. We stayed in one of the two bedroom self catering apartments which was clean and comfortable. When we return we will definitely choose one... More 

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

Dear Traveller Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, I will be sure to put this up in the staff communal area for them all to see. We look forward to welcoming you back to Castleburn and hope that we can exceed your expectations and score 5 out of 5. Take great care and travel safe. More 

South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

we had a very nice lunch at the restuarant with a lovely view of the lake. we did not stay at Castleburn, however next time we will be booking in as it does look inviting, the units look very big and comfortable. the staff at the restuarant were outstanding. this review is for the restuarant only

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

Dear Valued traveller Thanks you very much for your review. I will be sure to let the restaurant staff know that they have another happy guest. It will be great to see you staying with us in the near future. We do also have 1 and 2 bedroom apartments on the resort so please be sure when making a booking... More 

Palm Beach, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a very relaxing week at Castleburn. We stayed in a one bedroom unit in Fishermans Loft - very clean and comfortable. Although the fishing was slow due to the warm water (and the Otters in Spurwing dam!) it was nevertheless a wonderful break in a beautiful setting. All staff we had contact with- security guard at the gate, reception... More 

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

We would like to thank you for your wonderful review. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to all the staff mentioned. I am glad to hear that you had the opportunity to meet our beloved spotted neck otters. These creatures are truly beautiful and complete any travels experience when being fortunate enough to see them. These... More 

Durban
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143 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Been a few times always great to return Rooms comfortable and we'll equipped property run well Enjoyed the horse riding and fishing,love the bar area overlooking the Dam and warm fire place.Would love to return some time soon.

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

Dear Traveller We would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip advisor. We are very happy to hear that you are a return guest and that you always enjoy staying with us. We will be sure to do our very best to exceed your expectations in the future and maybe even score full... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Wonderful family holiday. The long drive from Johannesburg was worth it. It took us about 7 hours to get to picturesque and beautiful Castleburn. The resort has a calendar of events for the whole family - karaoke evening, quiz night, kids movie night, hiking trails, fishing, tennis, and swimming just to name a few. We had lunch and dinner at... More 

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

Dear traveller All I can really say is thank you for your wonderful comments. We are very glad that you and the family enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff take great pride in the resort and I will see that your review is posted with all the rest in our staff communal area. It may seem like a small... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
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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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