South African Hotels

Champagne Sports Resort

Address
Winterton 3340
Central Drakensberg
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Golf, Spa, Family, Conference, Leisure
R1770.00SINGLE RATE
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Just a few hours from both Johannesburg and Durban, the Champagne Sports Resort in Winterton is an ideal getaway for both leisure and corporate groups. The resort boasts fantastic facilities, beautiful accommodation and excellent all round hospitality and service.

The Resort offers spectacular views of both Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak and as such, hiking enthusiasts will find plenty of challenge in the surrounding mountains. There are also excellent horse-riding and mountain biking opportunities to be had across the rugged terrain. For a more sedate experience, golfers will delight in the challenge of the 18-hole championship golf course. Guests may also choose from swimming, basketball, bowls, gym, mini golf, squash, tennis, volleyball and helicopter flips. There is also a large playground area where the kids can play.

Accommodation

Accommodation comes in 152 rooms, including a selection of luxurious suites. There are an additional 91 free-standing chalets, that can be used for overflow, subject to availability. All accommodation has beautiful garden or mountain views and is accessible by wheelchair on covered walkways that interlink the facilities.

Standard Room features include:

  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea/coffee station
  • Hairdryer
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • En-suite bathroom.

Facilities 

  • Reception
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Comfortable guest lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sports facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference venues
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Health and beauty spa
  • Gardens
  • On site parking.

Services 

  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • 24-hour reception
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Wake up call
  • Babysitting.

Functions and conferences 

Conferences are an important part of the resorts profile, and the team has refined their service to exceptional levels.The recently completed Buttress Conference & Exhibition Center adds four new boardrooms, which brings the venue total to 16 conference venues. Facilities are state of the art and seating can be provided for up to 1400 delegates.

Conference venue capacities:

  • The Sentinel Room - 1000 delegates
  • The Monks Cowl Room - 550 delegates
  • The Summit Room - 400 delegates
  • Various venues - 20 / 150 delegates.

Conference equipment:

  • Wi-Fi access
  • data / video projection
  • digital screens
  • VHS & DVD players
  • microphones
  • audio equipment.

Fitness Center & Salon

The Champagne Sports Resort has a newly-built luxury salon and fitness centre.The salon offers a balanced range of treatments and products administered by qualified therapists in a stylish and tranquil environment.The gym is well-equipped with the most modern facilities.

Location

  • 4 hours from Johannesburg on tarred roads
  • 2 hours from Durban on tarred roads
  • Close to an airstrip for those wishing to fly in by light aircraft or helicopter
  • Close to a petrol filling station.

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  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV

Restaurants

Main Dining Room

The buffet experience at this Hotel can cater for up to 700 guests comfortably which offers a wide range of various hot and cold dishes.
 

Cathkin Arms Bar

This Hotel Bar is the place to be when any big sports games are scheduled as guests can watch all games on the large screen TV that is situated in the center of the lounge. The bar is open from late mornings until evenings.

The Spa

The Resort is home to an upmarket salon and gym which offers a range of different treatments and products to suit all needs. The broad range of spa treatments and incredible views from the resting area ensure a relaxing experience while the on - site gym is fully equipped to suit all requirements, from general weight training to cardiovascular exercise.

On site activites
  • Basketball courts
  • Bowls
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Children play park
  • Mountain biking
  • Spa treatments
  • Swimming
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Helicopter rides


 

Boardrooms at Champage Sports Resort

The Resort offers a total of 16 conference venues including the new state of the art Buttress Center with a floor space of 1200m2 (usable area) which seats up to 1400 delegates and banquets 850 guests at round tables.

Other venues include:

  • Sentinel Room which seats up to 1000 delegates
  • Monks Cowl center seating up to 550 delegates
  • Summit Room seating up to 400 delegates
  • More intimate venues ranging between 150 delegates down to the private boardrooms seating up to a maximum of 20 people

BOARDROOMS– GREYS PASS

  • U-Shape = 18 delegates
  • Classroom = 21 delegates
  • Banquet = 20 delegates

BOARDROOM – DRAGONS BACK

  • U-Shape = 18 delegates
  • Classroom = 21 delegates
  • Banquet = 20 delegates

BOARDROOM– EASTMANS

  • U-Shape = 18 delegates
  • Classroom = 21 delegates
  • Banquet = 20 delegates

BOARDROOM – SHIPS PROW

  • U-Shape = 18 delegates
  • Classroom = 21 delegates
  • Banquet = 20 delegates
Cathkin Arms Bar

CATHKIN ARMS BAR EXTENSION

  • U-Shape = 48 delegates
  • Classroom = 60 delegates
  • Banquet = 70 delegates
Buttress Centre

Seating Capacity at the BUTTRESS CENTER:

  • U-Shape = 147 delegates
  • Classroom = 1042 delegates
  • Cinema = 1350 delegates
  • Banquet = 850 delegates

Conference equipment

  • 4500 x 3500mm Euro Motorized Projection screen
  • Data / Video Projector
  • 3200 max brightness
  • Native XGA Resolution (1024 x 768)
  • SXGA capability
  • Full NTSC,PAL,Secam and HDTV video capability
  • Contrast 800:1
  • Display technology – Polysilicon TFT LCD (active matrix)
  • 4 x VGA Data/audio connection points to projector
  • VHS Video Player
  • DVD/CD Player – for DVD/CD/WAV/MP3
  • UHF – Multi Frequency Roving Microphone
  • UHF – Multi Frequency Lapel Microphone
  • Gooseneck podium microphone.
  • 8 channel audio mixing desk
  • extra mic inputs on balanced XLR
  • extra line inputs on 6,5mm mono jack plugs
  • record out facility on dual RCA connectors
  • global phantom power if required
  • DMX audio permanently connected
  • Crestron Touch panel for control of all AV equipment and house lighting.
  • 3 x 450 watt stereo amplifiers
  • 6 x 12” 2-way speakers ( ability to switch off zones as required)
  • Audio Processor with pre-set feedback reduction, limits and speaker delays, thus providing excellent audio for speech and/or show sound

Lighting presets

There are 6 pre-set lighting levels which automatically set the lighting to the correct levels for:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Video presentations
  • Stage functions
  • General meetings
  • General banqueting
  • All lights off/on
  • All lights medium

Personal lighting scenes

It is however possible to control individual tracks of lighting. The venue is fitted with 16 tracks of dimmable fluorescent and dimmable low voltage lighting, making it possible to set a variety of scenes for any mood or function.

Stage lighting

The stage area is fitted with 12 PARCAN theater lights with optional color gels.  There is also a profile spotlight which can be used to highlight a speaker at the podium. White board and markers, flipcharts, flipchart stands, projection screens and overhead projectors also available.  The conference organizer will sign for equipment used by delegates. The hotel does not supply Multi plugs or extension cords.

Data Lines

  • Sentinel - 2 x ISDN lines
  • Each has 2 x 64KB channels, giving a total of 4 x 64KB = 256KB
  • 1 x Link to Hotel Linux Server
  • Business Center - 1 x Link to Hotel Linux Server
  • Reception - 1 x Link to Hotel Linux Server
  • Shared Line - 1 X ISDN line = 2 X 64KB = 128KB
  • Monks Cowl - 1 x Link to Hotel Linux Server
  • Ithaba - 1 x Link to Hotel Linux Server
Conference Venues

SENTINEL

  • U-Shape = 123 delegates
  • Classroom = 648 delegates
  • Cinema = 1000 delegates
  • Banquet = 660 delegates

MONKS COWL CENTRE

  • U-Shape = 90 delegates
  • Double U-Shape = 140 delegates
  • Classroom = 324 delegates
  • Cinema = 504 delegates
  • Banquet = 300 delegates

SUMMIT ROOM

  • U-Shape = 84 delegates
  • Double U-Shape = 140 delegates
  • Classroom = 270 delegates
  • Cinema = 436 delegates
  • Banquet = 260 delegates

ONDINI CENTRE

  • U-Shape = 48 delegates
  • Double U-Shape = 65 delegates
  • Herringbone = 100 delegates
  • Classroom = 129 delegates
  • Cinema = 200 delegates

ZUNCKELS

  • U-Shape = 60 delegates
  • Classroom = 141 delegates
  • Cinema = 204 delegates
  • Banquet = 120 delegates

INJASUTI

  • U-Shape = 24 delegates
  • Classroom = 45 delegates
  • Cinema = 60 delegates
  • Banquet = 50 delegates

ITHABA

  • U-Shape = 45 delegates
  • Classroom = 63 delegates
  • Cinema = 110 delegates
  • Banquet = 60 delegates

STERKHORN

  • U-Shape = 18 delegates
  • Classroom = 24 delegates
  • Cinema = 50 delegates
  • Banquet = 30 delegate

AMPHLETT

  • U-Shape = 42 delegates
  • Classroom = 78 delegates
  • Banquet = 80 delegates

TURRET

  • U-Shape = 48 delegates
  • Classroom = 90 delegates
  • Banquet = 80 delegates
     

  • Bar
  • Basketball field
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Bowling green
  • Business Centre
  • Childrens playground
  • Conference venue
  • Golf course
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Squash court(s)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball field

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Wake-up call

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:
152

The 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.

Hotel room facilities include:

  • Telephones (Direct Dialing)
  • Television (SABC 1,2,3, M-Net, Movie Magic, Disney Channel, DMX & SuperSport)
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Overhead ceiling fans
  • Bureau and writing lamp with information folder and stationery
  • En-suite bathroom

Room Types

Mountain Facing Family Rooms:

  • Double bed
  • Lounge area
  • Inter-leading twin room (2 single beds)
  • En suite bathroom with shower over bath

Mountain Facing Double/Twin Rooms:

  • Double/twin bed
  • Lounge area
  • En suite bathroom

Yellowwood Mountain Facing Double/Twin Rooms

  • Double/twin bed
  • Lounge area
  • En suite bathroom

Mountain Facing Double Room:

  • Double bed
  • Lounge area
  • En suite bathroom

Executive Suites:

  • Double bed
  • Lounge area
  • En suite bathroom
Single Room R1770
Double Room R2090

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -28.999807

Longitude: 29.470348

Directions

Driving directions to Champagne Sports Resort 3 hours, 7 mins, N3, 241 km

King Shaka Int Airport Durban

1. Head southwest toward Mdloti St 700 m
2. Turn left at Mdloti St 2.3 km
3. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2 Rd 28.9 km
4. Take exit 165-E B Cloete for N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg 1.6 km
5. Turn left at N3 168 km
6. Take exit 179 toward Giants Castle/Estcourt 550 m
7. Turn left toward R600 29.6 km
8. Turn left at R600 8.1 km
9. Turn left 300 m.

Directions from Durban:

1.Travel along the N3, past Pietermaritzburg and through Mooi River
2. Reach the EXIT 179 Estcourt (North) Turnoff
3.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, Cathkin Estates turn left. Follow this road for 11kms, and Champagne Sports is situated on the left hand side.

Directions from Johannesburg (Freeway Route):

1. Johannesburg to Van Reenen's Pass on the N3
2. Pass through the Tugela Toll Plaza which is at the bottom of Van Reenen's Pass
3. Continue approximately 14 kilometers to the R616 BERGVILLE turn off
4. Proceed left on the N11 towards Ladysmith for approximately 4 kilometers
5. Turn right onto the R600 Spioenkop / Winterton Rd.

Travel along over the highway, and past Spioenkop Lodge / Nature Reserve. When you reach a T-Junction, turn left to Winterton. Take a right over the railway line (R600) when you get into Winterton. This is directly opposite the Engen garage. Follow that road until you reach the crossroads at Thokozisa. Go straight over the crossroads and travel a further 11 kms, until you see the Resort on your left hand side.

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Parking

The Champagne Sports Resort provides secure and open parking facilities for its guests at no additional cost.

Star Rating

3 Star

Awards

  • RCI Gold Crown Resort 1990 – 1993
  • RCI Resort of International Distinction 1994 – 1996
  • RCI Gold Crown Resort 1997 – 2003
  • RCI Gold Crown Resort 2004
  • RCI Gold Crown Resort 2005
  • RCI Gold Crown Resort 2006
  • RCI Gold Crown Resort 2007
  • RCI Gold Crown Resort 2008
  • Gold Crown Top 5 Awards 2009
  • Gold Crown Status Awards 2010
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