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R600 Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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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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#2 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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Romantic
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German, Xhosa and 1 more
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gstruik wrote a review 12 Jun
Hawks Nest, Australia49 contributions13 helpful votes
We had a really good three days at Champagne Castle Hotel. The accommodation was very good, the location excellent and the food was good but not as good as it was 5 1/2 years ago. Well worth a visit and well located to the Drakensberg Boys Choir
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, gstruik I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Champagne Castle Hotel. We are still adjusting and adapting as the industry and the world comes out of Covid, and we plot a fresh path forward. The Drakensberg Boys Choir is always a treat, if there's a concert on during your visit. Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to this part of the Central Drakensberg
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sfk1958 wrote a review 12 Jun
London, United Kingdom33 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a 2 roomed cottage away from the main building. The food was plentiful and varied, the staff could not have been more accommodating, helpful, friendly and interactive. We loved our stay. Our packed lunches allowed us to hike all day , they were far too generous but willingly packed and sorted.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: ask for a view of the mountains, ours was part view, it is a stunning backdrop
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, sfk1958 I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Champagne Castle Hotel. It's always a treat to hear from guests who adventured on the trails that lead from the Hotel onto the mountains. There is so much to see in the World Heritage site, and the beauty you discover is not easy to find anywhere else in South Africa. I've passed your feedback onto the Chef and his team. Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to this part of the Central Drakensberg
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T7777 wrote a review 08 Jun
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My family and I visited Champagne Castle Hotel for a relaxing weekend away. It is located in a beautiful place. Our rooms were clean and well kept. The staff were organized, very helpful and accommodating. There are several things to do at the hotel - our favourite were the beautiful hiking trails that leave from the hotel. Furthermore, it is in a great location with exciting & interesting locations, restaurants, stalls and adventures < 30 min drive away from hotel. We loved our stay and would be keen to visit again!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post your review and rating T77777 I'm so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Champagne Castle Hotel. We are fortunate to have a number of trails that leave directly from the Hotel property into the World Heritage Site and onto the mountains. Being located at the top of the Champagne Valley gives our guests so much to choose from, should they choose to leave the hotel to explore the surrounding area. Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next visit
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COLLEEN N wrote a review 08 Jun
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so glad we took advantage of the Autumn special .our room was clean, spacious and welcoming. We found all staff to be friendly and helpful. the grounds are beautifully kept and we spent many hours walking and enjoying the serenity. The food was well prepared and catered to different tastes with a variety of meals and the most decadent desserts. Definitely a place to visit and recharge. an absolute gem!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: beautiful mountain views
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Thank you for taking the time to post your review 839colleenn I'm equally glad you took advantage of our Autumn Special. This time of the year, while a little chilly, also brings with it the most beautiful days. It sounds as though you had a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for visiting 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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t4f wrote a review 08 Jun
Sydney, Australia16 contributions7 helpful votes
I am over 70 been coming here since 1960 Of course everything has been updated, it is a country style establishment which provides what one expects.. lovely relaxed time ..nice food ..great bar. Very friendly staff And the activities.. walks ,many ..great golf course nearby.. zip rides ..Drakensburg boys choir etc. plenty to do ..and for those that don't want to.. relax chill out . It's great Another advantage wifi in the lounge only... no wifi in the dining area..thank heavens
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Try and get mountain view rooms
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, George In a world of high speed internet access, where it's seen as a negative that we are unable to get fibre at the top of the Champagne Valley, it's refreshing to hear from someone who sees the advantages of not being continuously connected. You're quite right that there is so much to do in the Champagne Valley, for those who would like to explore the surrounding areas. There is something for everyone. Thank you for visiting us once again. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to this part of the Central Drakensberg
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Colleen R wrote a review 08 Jun
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Our stay was just amazing, from the accommodation, staff to the amazing food. The views are also beyond spectacular. They even set up our table for our anniversary as a special surprise and the staff. This is truly a very special place and we will be back soon
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Top floor rooms are light and have spectacular views
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and rating, Colleen. And thank you for choosing Champagne Castle Hotel as your venue to celebrate such an important occasion. I'm glad that you had a wonderful stay. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit
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Kathy R wrote a review 08 Jun
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The rooms were cosy , warm and comfortable with all the necessary amenities anyone would need. It was clean and everything was kept in good condition. The whole ambience was peaceful and tranquil, the perfect place to be to relax and clear your minds from the stresses of the the everyday busy and chaotic life. Meals were wonderfully prepared and catered to all needs. (you would never go hungry) And the views were spectacular
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Deluxe family rooms are good
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, J9975WNkathyr I'm so glad that you had a peaceful and tranquil stay at Champagne Castle Hotel. The mountains are a perfect escape from everyday busy life. I've passed your feedback on to the Chef and his team. They will be delighted by your feedback. I know they work tirelessly to ensure our guests enjoy a fabulous dining experience. Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit
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Trish O wrote a review 08 Jun
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Yet again this hotel delivers on every level. We have been many times over the years and we were welcomed back by friendly staff . The table is superb and the views and walks stunning! A great place to recharge the soul. Thank you
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Trish It's always a great pleasure for us to welcome returning guests back to Champagne Castle Hotel. I don't have to tell you how fortunate we are to be located inside of the World Heritage Site. Between the views, and the trails that lead directly from the Hotel, our guests enjoy a most wonderful stay. Thank you for staying with us once again. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit
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Pat O wrote a review 05 Jun
Worcester, South Africa166 contributions24 helpful votes
We have stayed at Champagne Castle hotel since our honeymoon almost 46 years ago. I have to say, this is my favourite hotel. The setting, the ambience, the dining experience, the mountains all wonderful . This time it was just a Sunday lunch. The food quality was excellent as always. The staff were attentive and cleared our plates quickly. The variety was more than enough with roast fillet and curried prawns given my attention. Really prepared well. The carver was somewhat shy with his serving of the fillet, maybe expecting a crowd later. I also note the smaller variety of food with only one roast. There were less deserts to choose from but more than enough, quality deserts to choose from. Well done to the Champagne Castle team.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take care on the roads in the Drakensberg following recent rains. The potholes need to be...
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Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Pat. It's always a treat to have guests who have stayed with us over the years, visit, even if it's just for a Sunday lunch. I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal, and I've passed your feedback on to the Chef and his team. We are adjusting again as the Covid restrictions are being lifted, and we look forward to the day we can return to the restaurant style our guests enjoyed at Champagne Castle Hotel Thank you for visiting. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit
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Delia Funk wrote a review May 2022
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This was really a wonderful stay, we had such a great trip. The food was outstanding! Walking in the mountains was really wonderful, and just being there was very relaxing. The rooms are lovely and the scenery is really gorgeous. We had a great time!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for taking the time to post your review and rating, Delia I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Champagne Castle Hotel. It's always a treat to hear from guests who adventured onto the mountains. We are fortunate to be located inside the World Heritage Site, with trails that lead directly from the Hotel. Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit
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PRICE RANGE
US$153 - US$187 (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 Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre (1.6 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 The Farm Kitchen @ Inkosana.
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, German, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Does Champagne Castle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.