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Castleburn Leisure Resort

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Pretoria, Sout Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

Durban
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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

Dear Traveller Thank you so much for your review. It was really great to have met you all on the day of your visit and really do appreciate all the wonderful things you and the family had to say. Once again please accept our sincerest apologies for the incorrect special communicated to you when you booked. The young lady who... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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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Thank HaniefK
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We have always strived to be the best in our area and our facilities is one of the areas that we take pride in. We are currently upgrading our Mini golf and Archery facilities in order to stay ahead of the rest. Please let us know by contacting me at the resort,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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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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Thank Michael K
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
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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 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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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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