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Champagne Castle Hotel
Champagne Castle Hotel
Champagne Castle Hotel
Champagne Castle Hotel
Champagne Castle Hotel
Champagne Castle Hotel
Champagne Castle Hotel

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9

Exceptional

38 reviews

38 reviews

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9.7

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Ladysmith Airport 61.7 km
Pietermaritzburg Airport 115.7 km
King Shaka International Airport 176.2 km
Moshoeshoe I International Airport 186.0 km
Ulundi Airport 211.6 km

Champagne Castle Hotel

R600 Champagne Valley, Cathkin Park, Cathkin Park, South Africa, 3340 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Cathkin Park part of Cathkin Park, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Bar

Garden

Announcements by hotel (1)
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. Please note that, during periods of high occupancy, the restaurant at Champagne Castle Hotel may not be able to accommodate self-catering guests. This can only be confirmed on the day.

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Tennis court

Game room

Bar

Laundry service

Value for money8.6
Location rating9.7

Rooms available at Champagne Castle Hotel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.6

Standard Twin Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Two-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Self-Catering Chalet
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 4 single beds and 1 king be...
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Deluxe Twin Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
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  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Champagne Castle Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Champagne Castle Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Champagne Castle Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Champagne Castle Hotel?

Champagne Castle Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Champagne Castle Hotel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great place to relax and enjoy the offerings of great food, staff, facilities and nature Well worth a visit"

    Rowland

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    July 12, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Beautiful mountain location, providing outside activities or just the pleasure of chilling out and relaxing."

    Phil

    |

    February 6, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Our accommodation immaculate."

    Dale

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    March 16, 2021

Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
38 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
9.0
Location
9.7
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More about Champagne Castle Hotel

More about Champagne Castle Hotel

Situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site, this 4-star hotel is surrounded by gardens and overlooks the Drakenberg Mountains. It includes a large pool, a restaurant and an animal farm. All rooms, suites and chalets at Champagne Castle Hotel are decorated in light colours and have a private patio. They also come with a satellite TV and tea/coffee facilities. Meals are served in Champagne’s restaurant with its wooden beams and large fans for refreshment. There is also a bar with a fireplace that opens out onto a large veranda overlooking the mountains. Massages are available at the spa and there is a casual lounge with a large TV to relax afterwards. Guests can enjoy trout fishing in the garden ponds, go horse riding or accompany children in the games room. Winterton Train Station is a 10-minute walk away. Guests can reach the Wagendrift Nature Reserve in a 1-hour drive.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

9

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

2 mentions

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1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Bowling alley
  • Dart board
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Massage
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shrine
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Playground

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Menu: A-la-carte
Location
R600 Champagne Valley, Cathkin Park, Cathkin Park, South Africa, 3340
Exceptional
Location

9.7

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Property announcements

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. Please note that, during periods of high occupancy, the restaurant at Champagne Castle Hotel may not be able to accommodate self-catering guests. This can only be confirmed on the day.

Reviews of Champagne Castle Hotel from real guests

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9.0
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities9.0
Location9.7
Room comfort and quality9.6
Service8.6
Value for money8.6
High score for Cathkin Park
Rating
9+ Exceptional (12)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
Time of the year
Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (5)
Sep - Nov (7)
Dec - Feb (4)
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8.8
Excellent
Siegbert from United Kingdom
Group
Self-Catering Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Magical location”

The Champagne Castle Hotel has a fantastic location, offering breathtaking views of the Cathkin Peak, Champagne Castle and Stekhorn mountains of the Drakensbergs from most (if not all) rooms and chalets. There are marked walks (with or without guide) at various levels of strenuosness which give more great views of the area. Breakfast and dinner buffets varied daily with a great value-for-money selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, some prepared fresh on demand by the chefs (don’t miss the fresh waffles!) The majority of staff were very approachable, warm and friendly.

Reviewed November 19, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Irena from South Africa
Family with teens
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Relaxing in the mountains”

The magnificent scenery, the delectable buffet meals, the caring staff.

At Champagne Castle Hotel you are made to feel as if you are one of the family from the moment you walk into the welcoming reception area. The staff are friendly and pamper you from morning to night. They cater for all ages from guided hike trails, horse-riding to organizing activities for the young ones. But be warned: the meals are so tempting that you are likely to leave with a few extra kilos! Add to that the serenity and grandeur of the most glorious mountain scenery and you have the perfect relaxing getaway from the rat race.

Reviewed July 10, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
J from South Africa
Family with teens
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
Stayed 4 nights in September 2020

Absolutely wonderful visit. ”

Absolutely wonderful 4 days. Hotel is in the most gorgeous setting, lots to do in the surrounding area. The food was delicious , basic home cooking but very tasty. Unfortunately we could not use the games facilities due to Covid but the walks were beautiful and the bowling was great fun. The view from our deluxe room with a Mountain View was spectacular. The bed was comfortable and all ones needs catered for. All in all a really gorgeous, well run hotel with friendly and efficient staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would recommend Champagne Castle to everyone.

Reviewed September 28, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Liesel from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Most beautiful part of Drakensberg”

Everything included, beautiful surroundings, friendly staff

Really everything was perfect during our weekend stay at Champagne Castle. We felt like VIP guests; and were able to fully relax! I drove back to Jhb with a heavy heart; but can't wait for my next stay there!

Reviewed July 31, 2013

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8.8
Excellent
Carol from South Africa
Family with teens
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Beautiful view but the place needs some TLC”

We stayed at Champaign Castle for two night. This was my first time in the Drakensburg so I wanted the best view. And that's what we got! Absolutely amazing view! The staff we friendly knowledgeable and attentive. The food was lovley. However for the money you pay the place is a little tired. Our ottoman and chairs were stained beyond belief. The outside chairs were also a little sad. However saying that it was still an amazing weekend. The spa was also well priced and had an amazing pedicure!

Reviewed June 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Philip from United Kingdom
Couple
Self-Catering Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Breathtaking hotel amongst breathtaking scenery”

Stunning location and a truly memorable chalet with an incredible design

Probably the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. We took our friends as part of their honeymoon and stayed in the chalet, facing a small duck pond and the towering Drakensburg mountains. The design was incredible and so spacious. We had a lovely braai on the veranda, then drank red wine around the fire. Be careful not to leave your windows open, as the monkeys will come in, and make sure to feed the geese, as they are very friendly! There are also lovely walking trails that start from the hotel and a great swimming pool. I'd really really recommend this place to anyone. Make sure you have your own transport though, as the hotel is about 30km from Winterton.

Reviewed July 19, 2013

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7.6
Very good
Bert from Germany
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Tree view only”

Here on Agoda the room was advertised with a picture of amazing mountain view right from the room terrace but this is only true for a few rooms while the others see mostly a huge tree which they should have cut down a decade ago. Reception staff wasn't able or willing to help much. For the luggage they sent us an old woman in very poor black clothing so we refused to load our heavy suitcases on here and dragged them to our room ourselves. Incredible for such a hotel. That said the buffet was outstanding and the location is fabulous.

Reviewed December 23, 2019

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9.3
Exceptional
John from United States
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Beautiful view of the Drakensberg”

The view, the gardens, the food.

We had a lovely time at the hotel. The location was excellent. Very quiet and serene with beautiful views of the mountains. The food and the grounds were also very nice.

Reviewed August 17, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
INJAE from South Korea
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room with Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

calm, relaxing, comfortable”

calm, relaxing, comfortable

I had a good time, with the friendly staff, calm, relaxing, comfortable environment. I could also enjoy horseback riding within the hotel property.

Reviewed October 31, 2013

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9.2
Exceptional
Michelle from South Africa
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

lost property”

Just very unhappy my son forgot his one pair shorts in cupboard, age 24 yrs, we called immediately the same afternoon after departure. But pants were not seen at all and we know it was forgotten there. Room 81

Reviewed December 31, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Dale from South Africa
Couple
Deluxe Twin Room with Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

Exceptional”

The view is breathtaking. Our accommodation immaculate. The food, although all meals were buffet, were absolutely delicious and the staff friendly and caring.

Reviewed March 16, 2021

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5.2
Eugene from South Africa
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Bats in room”

Most of charge is for full board inclusion. The buffet style provision provides plently of volume and very poor quality - recyled leftovers and mouldy parmesan for the pasta unashamedly put out. Then bat in room eventually caught and removed on second night. One is in essence trapped in the hotel - there is very little to do or see other than the magnificent mountain at the foot of which the hotel is located

Reviewed November 03, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Claude from South Africa
Family with young children
Self-Catering Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Perfect getaway”

Lovely weekend at this establishment. Had a bit of rain, but facilities cater for this. Plenty to do and beautiful estate. Really enjoyed this.

Reviewed November 07, 2016

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7.0
Very good
andrew from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin Room with Garden View
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

nice place, needs a good manager!”

rooms, location, view

Personnel need better management, reception was not the best and room service very slow. Other than that nice place and value for money.

Reviewed April 21, 2014

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5.6
Duncan from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Was expecting better.”

On arrival the security guard at the gate was border-line hostile in his approach which was not what we expected after traveling 6 hours to get there. Thankfully the second guard arrived with a more pleasant demeanor and smoothed our entry. The room was well sized but on moving a side table it was clear they were not well cleaned. Staff serving at the buffet were not overly friendly and the chef/server questioning my reasons for not wanting any of the other dishes was a touch rude! The views were great and I guess that’s what you pay for.

Reviewed February 01, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Sungyong from South Africa
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Best Hotel in Drakensburg”

Place. View. Kindness

Nothing is better than it.

Reviewed September 19, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Naren from South Africa
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Great hotel”

Superb location

Reviewed March 30, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
Jannie from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

Great location great food great service”

Service room food

Awesome

Reviewed April 03, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Rowland from South Africa
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

Exceptional”

Great place to relax and enjoy the offerings of great food, staff, facilities and nature Well worth a visit

Reviewed July 13, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Phil from South Africa
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

Excellent cuisine”

All three buffet meals provided a wide range of imaginatively prepared dishes, served by staff ensuring the Covid regulations were followed, keeping guests safe and well-fed. Beautiful mountain location, providing outside activities or just the pleasure of chilling out and relaxing. Highly recommended.

Reviewed February 06, 2022

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