Champagne Sports Resort
Champagne Sports Resort has been striving to make this award winning resort
the perfect place for work and play. This is a difficult balance to achieve but
following recent developments we believe we have created a truly unique
destination catering for all guest requirements in an absolutely spectacular
Following recent resort developments, Champagne Sports Resort can now accommodate up to 750 delegates at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg mountain range. The 40 new hotel rooms and 4 new luxurious executive suites enables us to offer a total of 152 hotel rooms and 91 time-share chalets of which the majority are 3 bedrooms (all rooms en-suite).
We are also proud to announce completion of the new BUTTRESS Conference and Exhibition Centre as well as 4 new boardrooms. Champagne Sports Resort now offers a total of 16 conference venues including the new state of the art Buttress Centre with a floor space of 1200m2 (usable area) which seats up to 1400 delegates and banquets 850 guests at round tables. Other venues include the Sentinel Room which seats up to 1000 delegates, the Monks Cowl centre seating up to 550 delegates, the Summit Room seating up to 400 delegates and the more intimate venues ranging between 150 delegates down to the private boardrooms seating up to a maximum of 20 people. Conference equipment includes the most up to date equipment with Crestron hand held controls through the bigger venues and all standard equipment through the smaller meeting areas. Delegates have internet access in the hotel and all venues and can utilise the business centre across from the new coffee shop.
Other recently completed additions to the resort include an extended dining room and largely expanded buffet, a new Wellness Centre and coffee shop with adjoining lounge. Our new buffet and dining areas comfortable feed up to 700 guests with little queuing and complimented by an outstanding food offering rapidly gaining a reputation in the hospitality industry. The Wellness Centre includes an upmarket salon and well fitted gymnasium. The salon has five treatment rooms, comfortable change rooms and a relaxing rest area with cane loungers which look up at the Champagne and Cathkin peaks. The gym is fully equipped for all forms of exercise including general cardiovascular and weight training.
Nestled within this spectacular leisure, conference and time-share resort is the magnificent clubhouse which overlooks a hidden golfing masterpiece. The top 30 ranked 18 hole championship golf course has been rated as SA's most beautiful golf course in recent years with the clubhouse rated in the top five 19th holes in South Africa.
So whether you are wearing your golf cap or your thinking cap, there's no better place to find inspiration!
- DSTV (premium)
- Woodburning stoves
Champagne Sports Resort, set in the Champagne Valley of the Central
Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa is quickly, safely and
easily reached on tarred roads all the way from all major business centres.
Champagne Sports Resort is:
* 4 hours from Johannesburg on tarred roads
* 2 hours from Durban on tarred roads
* ideally situated to minimise the often hidden and additional costs of airfares
and travelling time
* close to an airstrip for those wishing to fly in by light aircraft or
* close to a petrol filling station
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
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.
B) Freeway Route:
Johannesburg to Van Reenen's Pass on the N3. Pass through the Tugela Toll Plaza
which is at the bottom of Van Reenen's Pass. Continue approximately 14
kilometers to the R616 BERGVILLE turn off, proceed left on the N11 towards
Ladysmith for approximately 4 kilometers and 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
Champagne Sports on your left hand side.