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Premier Drakensberg Hotel and Self-Catering Accommodation

Champagne Castle Hotel and Resort is located in the Central Drakensberg (between Johannesburg and Durban). It’s nestled below the third highest peak in South Africa, Champagne Castle (3377m), 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. It’s the ultimate Drakensberg Accommodation.

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Luxurious Premier Drakensberg Hotel and Self-Catering Accommodation. Champagne Castle Hotel and Resort is pretty close to being an ultimate experience. Rated number one on TripAdvisor, your stay will be characterised by the proximity you gain to the most dramatic and immediate views of the Drakensberg Mountains. We offer a variety of thoughtful amenities and extras:

– Daily Guided Hikes
– Swimming Pool
– Spa (Wellness Centre)
– Fishing
– Horse Riding
– Tennis Courts
– Veranda
– Lawn Bowls


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champagne Castle guided hike


A magnificent 2 day group hiking adventure, to the top of South Africa’s 3rd highest mountain (Champagne Castle), from 26-29 May 2024

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Here are the winners of the 2023/2024 photo competition.

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9 April 2024
Linda vista Excelente hotel. Linda vista da montanha. Piscina muito bonita. Atendimento razoável. Região sempre fria. Pela região e caminho é muito bonito de visitar e ir parando, há várias atrações pela estrada, parques, lojas, restaurantes. Linda região.
Carol F
Carol F
4 April 2024
Perfect family destinaton The staff are very friendly and the food was amazing. The hotel is in need of some painting in some spots, but sure that will be dealt with in the off season. The bathroom has a quick heating system which is wonderful on a wet cold day. Overall a fun long weekend with family. There was plenty for everyone to do.
Kaylz A
Kaylz A
3 April 2024
Great value for money The setting and service was amazing. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the rooms were a great size. Clean with good beds and linen. We had the best massage we’ve ever had at the spa which is also very affordable. We went alone but great for kids
3 April 2024
Wonderful long weekend in Feb On this stay we chose the Deluxe Mountain View room. Definitely worth the extra money as the view of the mountain is spectacular. We were treated to glorious weather which made the view even more special. Food as always was excellent. Room had a couple of small maintenance issues which were attended to promptly.
3 April 2024
Another great time spent at Champagne Castle Hotel. Once again, tip top experience at Champagne Castle. Lovely staff, excellent food as usual - albeit one or two items less at the buffet - and enjoying the company of Georges; Gary and the inimitable Barrie Bramley. Love it more every time, and looking forward to the next. Anticipating a big renovation of the rooms, but hoping little else changes.
3 April 2024
Wonderful family getaway We had a lovely family holiday and would definitely return. The food was delicious, the room was spacious and the hikes were breathtaking. The staff were so lovely and it was great to that there was a holiday programme for the kids. The only negative was the noisy generator near to the family rooms. Also, the games room and bar could do with an update/revamp to match the beautiful dining room.
3 April 2024
Jewel of the Drankesburg Wonderfull stay . The children enjoyed it very much and the staff is so good in getting the children together in activities throughout the day. The meals is outstanding and overall very good value for money. Rooms are very clean and specious.
Graeme P
Graeme P
3 April 2024
Fantastic berg getaway with great staff and wonderful food Beautiful old world charming hotel right in the Drakensberg mountains! You could not get closer. Staff were amazing, as were all the meals. Included all meals plus morning and afternoon teas on the veranda. Outstanding views of Cathkin Peak. A 5-star experience !!
30 March 2024
Wonderful to return again for our sixth visit As always this hotel is excellent, staff so friendly, greeted by Monica and Morgan on reception and everyone is helpful and courteous. The chiefs are amazing and the buffet food excellent. Swimming pool always clean and loungers (perhaps a little upgrading needed) are put out and umbrellas up. Hikes up the mountain organised and lots of activities on offer Our family deluxe room is clean and spacious, two story with a nice balcony. It is good to chat with George every visit and we will be back.

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Champagne Castle Hotel
R600 Champagne Valley
Central Drakensberg
South Africa

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