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Castleburn Leisure Resort

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay here this time, but had a great meal in the Lakeview restaurant when visiting from a nearby resort Lake Naverone. Friendly staff members were very helpful. I had one of the best beef curries ever, the burgers were great and the pasta was also very tasty. Visitors from Lake Naverone get 10% discount on meals in...

Thank Michael J
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week over Xmas in a 3 BR chalet timeshare unit with a view of the main dam and the mountains! What a teat to awake each morning and see the mist lift off the back drop and the lake. On colder mornings it did look eerie when the lake appeared smoking! The grounds are kept meticulously and facilities...

Thank Neeri M
Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It was about 18 months ago that we had had a superb dinner at this friendly restaurant and we were not disappointed when we visited again. We were staying at Fairways and I had treasured the memory of the fine meal at Castleburn . It happened to be my birthday whilst we were on holiday and where better than to...

Thank Garth M
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Castleburn for 4 days in mid November in a 6 sleeper chalet overlooking one of the smaller dams. The chalet and grounds were impeccably well kept, the staff friendly and facilities were great. Access to the mountains and golf course through Drak Gardens was simple. In comparison to Drak Gardens, the resort is small but much better...

Thank Natalie B
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 27 November 2016

In the cottage was a printed sheet with activities for the week, one being cream scones and tea for R 20 on Thursday afternoon. On phoning the reception to confirm we were told its cancelled NO REASON given no apologies NOTHING!! We then decided to have dinner one evening and first ordered a bottle of wine well I was only...

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

Dear Traveller We will most certainly follow this up, as this is not our standards that we pride ourselves on delivering over the many years. Anele our assistant Restaurant Manager was present and assured me that he did meet with everyone that was present in the restaurant that evening, so I will have a word with him, however I am...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I stayed for a family holiday for 7 days with my father and 4 adult siblings. We shared a cottage on the lake with 2 double bedrooms and a 4-bed communal room. The thatched cottages are lovely - we had 42 which was on the main lake, definitely one of the nicer ones there. The cottage is well appointed, and...

Thank Alex R
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Excellent chalet with divine view from main bedroom. Various size self-catering accommodation on offer all in tranquil and beautiful surroundings. Serviced daily by friendly staff who looked after our every need. Good entertainment on offer. All staff helpful and friendly.

Thank monive77
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Well provided accommodation, even down to a complimentary bag of wood for the fire. Situated in an area of breathtaking scenery. Pleasant and helpful staff. Sufficient activities to keep you occupied. Close enough to Underberg, Himeville and all the interesting surrounding areas, and eating places.

Thank Leslie B
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a wonderful weekend here. Super nice accommodation well maintained. Very friendly staff. Plenty of activities to keep you busy. Fabulous scenery and lovely walks. Just a stone's throw away from Sani Pass.

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

Dear traveller. We are so glad that you chose Castleburn resort to enjoy your time away. Thank you for your wonderful comments I will be sure to pass your review onto the staff, as it is only through them that we were able to achieve such a praising review. Travel Safe

Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Well managed resort in beautiful surroundings . MTB country, walks around the lake, trout fishing and lots of other activities with a nice restaurant as well. Highly recommended for a break from city life.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. It is really nice to see a happy traveller and even more so, when we were privileged to have been a part of your wonderful experience. we look forward to welcoming you in the future and hope that we can again contribute to the holiday that you so deserve. Travel safe.

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  • Pool
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  • Tennis Court
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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
Also Known As:
Castleburn Leisure Hotel Underberg
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“All Timeshare units with reasonable views all round”
  • Reflections in the morning
  • At sunset over, looking the lake
 of 5 bubbles NeeriM25, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't forget to try the restaurant... the trout starter is memorable.”
 of 5 bubbles 201garthm, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most accommodation has views of a lake. Some rustic stairs to chalets so ask for one with no stairs is difficulty walking.”
 of 5 bubbles monive77, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Chalets are far better than the apartments”
 of 5 bubbles DrDerekK, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All chalets are beautifulle situated”
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  • Amazing sunrise
 of 5 bubbles lielieb2014, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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