If you’re reading this page because our Gates were closed today for Day-Visitors, we’d like to both explain why hotels around the world do this from time to time, and also to give you expanded detail on the ‘explanation flyer’ that you may have been given at our gate.


Thank you for visiting Champagne Castle Hotel today. While the hotel is open to day visitors for the vast majority of the year, when the hotel is full, we unfortunately have to restrict access in order to ensure that our residential guests have the best possible experience. This is practiced by hotels all around the world.

We pride ourselves in being a small family hotel, and during peak times (school holidays and long weekends, etc) there can be upwards of 300 guests and staff on the property. During these times we can easily have 30-40 cars arriving requesting drinks, lunch, tea, etc at the hotel. We’re unable to accommodate those extra guests without compromising our residential guest’s experience.

The team at Champagne Castle Hotel are in the business of hospitality, and turning any guest away goes against everything we stand for. We do understand that you may feel put out by our gate closure today. It is not our intention that you feel like that. In fact, we’d hope that you feel exactly the opposite. Next time you stay with us, you can be assured that we will do everything we can to give you the best possible experience.

There are some exceptions though:

If a meal has been reserved at the restaurant for the following:

Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch or Buffet Dinner (enquire about availability between 14:00 – 21:00 the day before). Please note that during high occupancy periods there is a good chance that there will not be space available. For restaurant enquiries please call 036 468 1063

If a treatment has been pre-booked at the Wellness Centre:

A 12 Hours booking notice is required. Please call 036 468 1063 ext 300 for bookings

If Horse-Riding has been pre-booked:

A 12 Hours booking notice is required. Please call 036 468 1063 to enquire about availability. Please report to reception to sign the relevant forms and to pre-pay on arrival.

If an appointment has been made for a wedding site inspection:

A minimum of 48 hours notice is required. Please call 036 468 1063 to enquire about availability for a site inspection. Details about wedding packages can be found on our website or you can email admin@champagnecastle.co.za for more information

If Fly-Fishing has been pre-booked:

A minimum of 12 hours notice is required. Please call 036 468 1063 ext 284 to make arrangements to purchase a fly-fishing permit. During peak periods only permit holders are permitted entrance to the resort

If pre-arrangements have been made to meet with a resident of the Hotel:

Please ask the resident to inform reception of the visit / meeting with full name, contact details and number of people (limited to 4). Hotel facilities which may be utilised by non-residents is limited to the patio area, bar, and if applicable, the guest’s chalet.

Once booking arrangements have been made, a reference number will be issued with your name and contact number, which is required by security before allowing you access. A time restraint will be applicable for access onto the property according to the facility you have booked for. Please note that the bar, patio area, pool area, games room and leisure facilities are for the exclusive use of our residents.

Thank you for understanding that all of the above is simply to ensure our residential guests have the best possible stay with us.