Horse Riding & Pony Rides

Daily rides for all levels including Champagne Sundowner rides and pony rides for children.

Animal Farm

Animals for children to touch and hold but fun for all! Billy boats, rabbits, guinea pigs, lambs, etc.

Trout Fishing

For the keen fisherman or novice. We have three well-stocked dams . Permits are available from our shop per rod per day. Guests can bring their own rods or hire one from the shop. Bag limit of 2 fish per rod per day although catch and release encouraged. Strictly fly-fishing only. Our chef will gladly prepare any trout caught for your dinner should you be staying in our hotel rooms.

Tennis Court / Bowls / Volleyball / Badminton

All the necessary equipment is available at Reception. An equipment deposit is charged to your room for the bats. The balls need to be purchased.

  • Tennis balls:              (R25 each)
  • Shuttlecock:               (R25 each)
  • Table tennis balls:      (R5 each)
  • Bowls available from Reception.

Games Room

We have table tennis, a pool table and a soccer table. An equipment deposit is charged to your room for the bats and pool cues. No charge for the 1st hour. R15 per hour thereafter. The balls for table tennis need to be purchased @ R5 each. Please note that only over 16’s are allowed to play pool.

Swimming Pool

Swimming towels and lounge cushions are provided on each lounger (weather permitting).


The hotel offers complimentary guided walks departing from Reception at 9.15am daily, returning before lunch.  Alternatively self-guided walks are available. Obtain a map and further information from Reception. Please ensure you allow enough time to complete the walk prior to sunset. Please sign the walking register at Reception. A permit is required for certain walks.

Big 5 Hikes

Champagne Castle Hotel has established an historic reputation for its unique ‘Big Five’ hike, a mountaineering challenge that has an honours board in the hotel commemorating those hikers who have climbed all five peaks.

A certificate is also awarded to those who conquer each peak.

The ‘Big Five’ includes the following:

  • Matterhorn (1 995m)
  • Gatberg (2 408m)
  • Amphlett (2 620m)
  • Sterkhorn (2 973m)
  • Champagne Castle (3 373m)

Wellness Centre (Spa)

We have a beautiful spa offering a high individualised selection of treatments to help restore your body’s natural balance and soothe away stress. Book early to avoid disappointment. Click here for more detailed information on the Wellness Centre (Spa)


We have aviaries with a wide variety of birds including parrots. Corrie is our resident blue-fronted Amazon at Reception who loves to talk and inter-act with people, especially children!

Outdoor Chess

This is situated in the garden near the swimming pool.

Board games

These are available from Reception. An equipment deposit is charged to your room. No charge for the first 2 hours. R15 per hour thereafter.


There is a dart board in the Bar (strictly no under 18’s). The darts are available from the Barman.

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