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Castleburn Leisure Resort

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public Wifi
Meeting Rooms
Tennis Court
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Banquet Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Pietermaritzburg Airport107 km
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Resort and gardens are amazingly well kept.Facilities viz flyfishing and trails and activities for children excellent. Enjoyed the golfing at nearby resort as recommended by the staff.Staff very informative i.c.w trips to Sani Pass which is now fully tarred from the Lesotho Borde
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A wonderful destination - the last 110km are very testing but well worth it when you arrive. A well maintained resort with loads of amenities for all ages. Peaceful, scenic and you are able to select your level of involvement
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Castleburn is a lovely family or couple self catering mountain resort where you can unwind. Great views and an assortment of activities including well stocked trout dams. There is a restaurant and bar for those times you do not want to cook. The local Spar in Underberg is well st
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My stay at Castleburn was very enjoyable and fun. The chalet was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well equipped with all the necessary tools to cook a feast. Beds and rooms were comfortable and resulted in a good nights rest. The outdoor facilities were kept in good or
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Response from Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Traveller Thank you for your very kind words. I will be sure to let all the staff know that their hard work is not overlooked. We look forward to your next visit. Safe travels.
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Very clean, staff helpful and friendly. If you are in need of a peaceful and quiet place to recharge, ideal place. Fresh mountain air, close to nature.Although charlet is old, it is well maintained and very clean. Was a pleasure staying here
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2 & 1 bedroom apartments all with stairs
The lounge - fire not yet lit!
Our cottage
Lovely log fire
Are the roads good to travel from Johannesburg to Castleburn?
Dear Fazz Thank you for your question. I would have to say yes, the road is safe to travel. There are some potholes in certain areas but a safe speed and at safe following distance you should be ok. Hope to see you all soon. Travel safe
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Do you offer wedding facilities ?
Dear Traveler We can do boutique weddings where the numbers are 20 or less. There are some larger venues nearby. Please call our reception on 033 701 1405 and we can assist you further. Thanks for the inquiry.
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Hello, we are looking forward to our visit in late January 2017, I think around the 20th. Would it be possible to email me a copy of your dinner menu? Failing that a rough idea of how much a dinner for two with wine costs. Regards, Jerry Gunner
Dear Mr Gunner Please contact us at the resort on 033 701 1405 and our F&B department will be very happy to assist you with all your needs. Regards
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Goodday, Can we hire fly fishing equipment from the resort and do you perhaps have a indicate cost and secondly bike hire is this available as well? Regards, C
Dear Traveller Yes we do provide fly fishing equipment on the resort for hire. The rods are rented at a daily rate of R50 per rod which excludes the fishing permit. We will be purchasing new Bikes at a later stage but for now we do not have the bikes available for rental. For more information please contact the resort directly. our information is available on the internet at "castleburnresort" web sight we look forward to your visit. Kind Regards
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Can we hire bikes and fly fishing equipment at the resort or do we have to bring our own? Thank you!
Dear valued Guest We do have fly-fishing equipment for hire as well as bikes. our Mountain bikes are standard run around bikes and are by no means a good trail bike. Trust that this does help. we look forward to welcoming you to Castleburn
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"Well appointed and private enough. Kept clean and well maintained"
"A baby crib would be a nice addition for families who have a little one."
"Chalet 83 overlooks the dam & has the mountains in front of it."
"The housekeeping staff are amazing and the laundry service is reasonably priced. "
"Excellent service, friendly staff"
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