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Champagne Sports Resort

Situated in the tranquillity of the Central Drakensberg, boasting the most spectacular view of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, lies Champagne Sports Resort. This cosy hideaway's unique combination of convenient location, country club atmosphere, luxury accommodation and friendly staff makes packing your bags to leave this eternal place a challenge.
Central Drakensberg | 4 Star hotel | 122 Rooms | 200 Km's from Durban | 300 Km's from Joburg
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Situated in the tranquillity of the Central Drakensberg, boasting the most spectacular view of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, lies Champagne Sports Resort. This cosy hideaway's unique combination of convenient location, country club atmosphere, luxury accommodation and friendly staff makes packing your bags to leave this eternal place a challenge.

Champagne Sports Resort is more than a hotel in the mountains, it is an experience. From the 18-hole championship golf course to the roaming herds of Blesbok and the rare birdlife that inhabit the estate, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And, with five dams stocked with bass or trout, as well as outstanding sporting facilities and cultural activities, this enduring resort provides a balance between recreation for sports enthusiasts and tranquillity for those seeking relaxation.

Only a four-and-a-half hours drive from Johannesburg and 2-hours from Durban, the resort is ideally situated for both relaxing leisure weekends and for corporate conferences.

Accommodation

The resort offers a variety of superb, fully serviced accommodation. The 122 hotel bedrooms are made up of twin rooms, family rooms, and various suites, all with well-appointed bedrooms and either mountain views or garden views. A further 81 Timeshare Units on the estate are used for hotel accommodation subject to availability. The hotel has wheelchair access throughout and all bedrooms are linked to the main hotel buildings by way of thatch covered walkways.

Room facilities include:
· Telephones (Direct Dialing)
· Television (SABC 1,2,3, M-Net, Movie Magic, DMX & SuperSport)
· Tea / Coffee making facilities
· Hairdryer
· Overhead Ceiling Fans
· Bureau and writing lamp with Information Folder and Stationery
· En-Suite Bathroom

Check in - 14h00
Check out - Strictly 10h00

Golf

Put your skills to the test on our 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Hugh Baiocchi to provide an exciting challenge whatever your handicap.

The clubhouse is easily accessible from the resort and you have access to caddies, motorized golf carts, a well-stocked Pro-Shop, as well as lessons from our Resident Professional Golfer.

The clubhouse is also equipped with both ladies and gentleman's locker room and a bar, and light meals are served in the golf lounge and on the magnificent verandah which overlooks the golf course and the mountains beyond.

Conference

With five conference rooms and various indoor and outdoor breakaway areas, Champagne Sports Resort is an ideal venue for your conference. Our largest venue, Sentinel, can seat up to 1000 delegates in cinema style with our smallest, the Injasuti comfortably seating 18 in a U configuration.

Recreation

Floodlit tennis courts, four swimming pools, waterpolo, basketball, badminton, table tennis, mini-gym, plus bowls and sports-putt. Mountain biking, horse-riding from nearby stables, hiking trails, scenic walks or helicopter flips directly from the resort for the more adventurous. And for the kids... trampolines, jungle-gyms, mini-tennis, playground activities and a whole lot more.

For the wanderer, Champagne Sports Resort also has many nearby attractions. These include the world-famous Drakensberg Choir, which holds weekly performances, to the famous Ardmore Art Studios - the nearby game reserves of Spionkop and Weenen where the mountain vulture hides, to the famous Anglo-Boer war battlefields, there is something for everyone.

Beauty Salon

Treat yourself at the Champagne Skin Care Centre. We offer a variety of treatments including massage , Environ and Gatineau facials, paraffin manicures and pedicures as well as the basic beauty treatments.


Champagne Sports Resort Rates

  Per person sharing per night Per single person per night
4 Jan - 17 April 2014 Midweek R 950.00 R 1 489.00
4 Jan - 17 April 2014 Weekend R 1 095.00 R 1 680.00
18 - 21 April 2014 (Easter) R 1 295.00 R 1 680.00
22 Ap – 31 July 2014 Midweek R 950.00 R 1 489.00
22 Ap – 31 July 2014 Weekend R 1 095.00 R 1 680.00
1 Aug – 19 Dec 2014 Midweek R 995.00 R 1 680.00
1 Aug – 19 Dec 2014 Weekend R 1 195.00 R 1 797.00
20 Dec – 03 Jan 2015 Midweek R 1 295.00 R 1 797.00
20 Dec – 03 Jan 2015 Weekend R 1 295.00 R 1 797.00
Rates include: accommodation, dinner & breakfast
Please note: minimum of 3 night stay during peak holiday season and long weekends



From Durban:
Travel along the N3, past Pietermaritzburg and through Mooi River. You will pass the Wagendrift Dam on your left, and keep going until you reach the EXIT 179 Estcourt (North) Turnoff. Turn left at the glide-off, and carry on through Loskop for 28kms. Please note there are lots of cattle and animals, be careful! You will reach a crossroads, with a sign saying R600 Central Drakensberg, turn left. Follow this road for 11kms, and Champagne Sports is situated on the left hand side.

From Johannesburg:
A) Scenic Route: CAUTION: Do not follow this route in wet or freezing conditions
Johannesburg to Harrismith on N3. At Harrismith turn right onto the N5 towards BETHLEHEM/BLOEMFONTEIN. Proceed for ± 5km, turn left onto the R712 QWA-QWA/BERGVILLE road. Proceed for ± 10kms. Turn left again on the BERGVILLE/OLIVIERSHOEK PASS (R74) road. Continue past Sterkfontein dam, down Oliviershoek Pass, straight through Bergville and onto Winterton. At Winterton turn right onto the R600, CENTRAL BERG road, which is directly opposite the Engen garage; proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction at Thokozisa. Cross straight over and continue for ± 11.4 km. The Hotel is situated on the left hand side.

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