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Castleburn Leisure Resort

Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a really beautiful spot amongst South Africa's best places to visit. The resort id stunning but needs a step up to be rated a really top venue. We enjoyed the fishing wish was good but could be better . The smaller dams were interesting although lack of fish in some, we stayed in a great cottage looking at...

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Thank Ernie J
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Resort is one of the many Jewels the Drakensberg has to offer! Only 22kms from Underberg on a fully tarred road, the resort is an awesome breakaway from the hustle and bustle of any city life. Quiet, peaceful and picturesque are just some of the many words one can use to describe this resort. The Management and Staff are...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This resort is beautiful in amazing natural surroundings. It is tranquil and serene. We stayed in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. It is very dated, dark and cold. No underfloor heating in bathrooms, and the heaters in the bedrooms are of poor quality. We noticed that 2 units adjacent to us had airconditioners. Beds and linnen are ok. We...

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Thank PierreZA
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Traveller We are very disappointed to hear that you are not happy with the quality of the furniture in the units. Our 1 and 2 bedroom units have just recently been upgraded and all the furniture is solid Oak and made from only the best materials. The TV selection is a standard hotel bouquet with a few added extra...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful resort, dinner in the restaurant was delicious. Staff were friendly. The only negative thing I have to say is that there was not much activities especially on a Saturday when the property is busy. I found there were more activities planned for the week days when apparently the resort is much quieter. That didn't make sense.

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Thank Seshini
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Seshini Thank you for your wonderful comments. We unfortunately had to make late adjustments to the entertainment guide as our entertainer fell ill and was not available on the Saturday. We did however continue on the Sunday with a jam packed kids program which we trust you took part in. We hope to see you all in the near...

Southbroom, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed near Castleburn and had dinner at the Lakeview restaurant. The diningroom has a lovely ambience and we loved the fireplace but the real compliment must go to the chef. We had an amazing supper and real value for money. I would highly recommend eating there. We haven't stayed at the resort but it looks beautiful and we...

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Terri Thank you for joining us for dinner and we are very glad that you had such a wonderful experience. We at all times strive to make all our guests happy and reviews like this one makes all the hard work worth it. I will be sure to post your review on the notice board in the kitchen. Travel...

Durban
Reviewed 18 April 2017

During our recent honeymoon at a self catering resort near to Castleburn, we ate dinner twice at the Lakeview Restaurant. The dining room is pleasant, with a big fire place for cold nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful with the menu choices. My hubby pronounced his rump steak with pepper sauce "one of the best he's ever had"....

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Thank Michali3
Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Firstly Congratulations!!! We at Castleburn all trust that you will both be very happy together for many years to come. We are grateful for your wonderful comments and I will be sure to pass your husbands glowing compliments to the ladies in the kitchen. Hope to see you with us again in the near future. Travel Safe

Winterton, South Africa
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Wow, wow, WOW! Castleburn is a picturesque, peaceful and family friendly resort. The unit we stayed in was amazing had all of the necessary amenities. This resort is the perfect place to relax:) There is plenty for the whole family to do and the newly renovated Putt Putt course is excellent fun for the whole family. We will definitely be...

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Wow! What a great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Resort. It is always wonderful to hear when our guests leave with a good feeling and that they have relaxed and had a good time. I will be sure to convey your review to all the staff as, it means a lot to them. Safe travels

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

A variety of upmarket units available at this resort in the Southern Drakensberg - from apartments to large chalets. All modern and well equipped. We stayed in the luxury 2 bedroom with loft 8 sleeper unit which was spacious and comfortable with all one could want. Braai, gas braai, fireplace, large modern kitchen, pantry, patio, dstv and overlooking a trout...

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments. It is always great to hear that we have succeeded in pleasing a new guest. I will be sure to inform all the staff of your positive views as they are ultimately what makes this resort so amazing to visit. We do hope to see you all in the future. Safe...

Sandon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Could not believe the location and the size and extremely comfortable nature of the accomodation. Mountains all around us and a comfortable drive up from Underberg on a tarred road(our timeshare information led us to believe it was gravel (this does need correcting by either Legacy Group or RCI as it may be putting off some visitors who will miss...

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for you wonderful comments. We have informed all the companies that promote Castleburn resort that the road had been tarred some 10 years ago, so I am very surprised at your comment, but am very grateful that you brought it to our attention. As you so rightly stated it is important for us to ensure that all our guests...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a relaxed weekend in a clean well serviced three bedroom self-standing chalet. The indoor fireplace added ambience. Most of the chalets are positioned around dams which were very scenic. Chalets are well designed for outdoor liviing. This included an eating area and a kettle braai. There was a range of activities for the young and old. We did...

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Gwyn V, General Manager at Castleburn Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for reviewing our resort, it is wonderful to hear that you all had such a great time and that you all relaxed. It is important to us to always get it right and as always there is room for improvement. We hope that you will return to our beautiful resort and afford us the opportunity to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the foothills of the southern Drakensberg nestles Castleburn a home to eland, reedbuck and 100 species of bird, who flock to the re-established wetlands. Spacious, thatched, architect-designed cottages, built of hand-hewn local stone, cluster around Lake Madingofani. Its shimmering surface reflects the rocky summits of the Garden Castle and is disturbed only by the breeze and the occasional trout jumping. The estate borders on a Natal Parks Board nature reserve, neighboring the uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site proclaimed in year 2000 and the famous Giant's Cup hiking trail which passes through it. For chilly Berg evenings, the private, luxuriously furnished cottages have a stone fireplace; there is also an impressively equipped kitchen. A convivial lakeside clubhouse encourages friendly get-togethers. If you love peace and unpolluted air, bathing in crystal clear streams, fishing, riding, sailing, hiking, tennis, Archery, swimming.... You'll find the perfect holiday at Castleburn. The resort has wholeownership, syndication, timeshare, and fractional ownership options available on a shareblock basis. Castleburn is rated a Gold Crown resort by RCI. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castleburn Leisure Resort

Address: Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Hotel Class:3 star — Castleburn Leisure Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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“All chalets are spread out around the resort and full view of the surrounding mountains is possible from all chalets.”
159colinb, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“The free standing chalets are the best”
Seshini, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a unit on the lakeside and look out for the otters in the pools behind the lakeside units”
Hertfordshirelad, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Magnificent peaceful setting. An excellent all round resort with great management.”
markwalter2014, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All Timeshare units with reasonable views all round”
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NeeriM25, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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