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Champagne Castle Hotel

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R600 Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 20/03/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/03/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 hotels in Winterton
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Champagne Castle Hotel is nestled below the second highest peak in South Africa, Champagne Castle (3377m), part of the main escarpment within the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg mountain range, the highest mountain range in South Africa. Due to its diversity of plant, bird and insect life and the richest collection of San rock paintings in Africa, it has been declared a Mixed World Heritage Site. For visual impact, recreational variety and luxurious splendour, Champagne Castle Hotel is pretty close to being an ultimate experience. Your stay will be characterised by the proximity you gain to the most dramatic and immediate views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the 'Barrier of Spears'. Whether you walk or hike, trout fish or horse ride, play golf or tennis, swim or bowl, everything here has been configured to embrace this unparalleled setting.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bowling
Babysitting
Children's playground
Parking
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Darts
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, German and 2 more
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Lorna Dovey wrote a review Jun 2021
Salt Rock, South Africa1 contribution
Have been to the chalets many times but this time was slightly more luxurious as we were placed in a stand-along chalet on the left of the hotel from the entrance. It had the most marvellous pillows, electric blankets, the fridge worked!! and the knives were sharp! We were up in the trees rather than on the flat but it was thoroughly enjoyable. View was magnificent and service was very good. I enjoyed the meals at night in the diningroom but felt they were overpriced. However, bearing in mind the most difficult year the industry has had I actually didn't mind paying. The grounds were in good shape but the aviary sadly needs some TLC. It has been neglected in this respect. But all in all I shall be back, feel it is the only place for me in the Drakensberg!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms have great views. I prefer the chalet for the space you get and the independence with...
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Responded 15 Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Lorna. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our two Suites. They are beautifully appointed. Thank you for your feedback with regards to the Aviary. Hopefully you would have noticed that we are slowly working through the entire property, giving it a well deserved refurbishment. We've re-done the pool, the tennis courts, the dinning room, and have started to replace some of the furniture in public spaces. The Aviary is on our list, and we will get to it. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel, once again. We look forward to welcoming you back on you next visit to this part of the Central Drakensberg
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Jena S wrote a review Jun 2021
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The hotel is located in the middle of the mountains, surrounded by nature! We stayed for a weekend in May, and did a long (5 hour) hike - the view from the top is breathtaking! Rooms is clean & was catered for our basic needs. Food was great, specially the breakfast. The staff was very careful about Covid precautions, etc. which was great,
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for best view!
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Response from Georges Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel
Responded 15 Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, 137jenas I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Champagne Castle Hotel. As you point out, we are very fortunate to be located inside of the World Heritage Site. It gives our guests direct access to the trails that lead to the mountains, and some of the most incredible views. A 5 hour hike must have taken you up to the Contour Path, which has some spectacular views of the Champagne Valley, and neighbouring Lesotho. Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon
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Denise W wrote a review Jun 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa38 contributions4 helpful votes
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Our stay at Champagne Castle was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the rooms, gardens, walks and the beautiful Chapel and stunning views I must compliment them on their excellent covid rules they had in place The food was delicious and could not fault anything I have been going there with a group for many years and last year 2020 was the first year I have missed in a long time. I had friends book but unfortunately we could not go due to covid. The mountain views were stunning and we had amazing weather. Clear every day. The Falcon Bird Sanctuary is an absolute must to see. Beautiful birds that did a display for us with Greg and his wife. The Drakensberg Boys choir were excellent and enjoyed by all. Westline helicopter flip for 15 minutes was amazing and enjoyed by my firends. Keep up the good work all. Thank you
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Cottages right in front of mountain
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Response from Georges Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Denise. Falcon Ridge is a definite must see while in the Central Drakensberg. It must be one of South Africa's most incredible Bird Shows. I'm so glad that you enjoyed another wonderful stay at Champagne Castle Hotel. We are fortunate to have such beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit
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E1731MKdavidw wrote a review Jun 2021
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We stayed in the self-catering chalets; very comfortable, lots of space, well appointed and very clean. The rest of the hotel was just as good and guest service especially was excellent and unobtrusive. We visit the Drakensberg area often and this was our best experience by far.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Great views of the mountains
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Response from Georges Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, David. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and it wonderful to hear that this was your best experience of the Drakensberg. Our Self-Catering Chalets are a favourite for many of our guests. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to this part of the Central Drakensberg.
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Cathy K wrote a review Jun 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3 contributions
Great experience from booking in, meals, Covid compliance, friendly staff, clean and ambiance. Will higly recommend this hotel to friends and family as the ultimate Drakensberg experience and accommodation
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Georges Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Cathy. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your support. I'm so glad you had a wonderful experience during your stay at Champagne Castle Hotel. Our team work tirelessly to ensure our guests enjoy an incredible time. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to this part of the Central Drakensberg
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PRICE RANGE
US$141 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionWinterton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
71
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Frequently Asked Questions about Champagne Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Champagne Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Drakensberg Boys Choir School (3.4 km), Drakensberg Mountains (0.4 km), and Dragon Rock Reptile Centre (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Champagne Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Champagne Castle Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Champagne Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Champagne Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Champagne Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dragon's Rest Restaurant, Lakeview Restaurant, and Monks Cowl Country Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Champagne Castle Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Champagne Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Champagne Castle Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Champagne Castle Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Does Champagne Castle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.