Ten Reasons Why To Choose Champagne Castle Adventure Centre?
We are just 4 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and 2 and a half hours away from Durban
Nature at its best
Enjoy a fun day out
Champagne Castle Adventure Centre is nestled in the Central Drakensberg at the foot of the famous Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, a World Heritage Site.
We operate from Dragon Peaks Mountain resort, a true family destination. Steep terrain, mountain streams, forests and an average of 300 good weather days a year, sets the scene for you to discover an unforgettable adventure. Central Drakensberg Paintball:
R205pp (Incl. all gear, marshal and 100 balls – extra balls R50/50)
Home to the 2011 Airsoft Nationals. Hill 52 is a WW1 scenario course, barbed wire, sand bags, trenches and a fort sets the scene. As the name suggests it is built on a hill with a defending team at the top and an attacking team at the bottom. The course is designed to ensure both challenging yet fun games.
Family Fun Central Drakensberg Tree Top Adventures:
All the activities below are situated in the same area and it is spectator and children friendly.
Tree top Adventure:
Zip-line course – Do two training zips close to the ground before proceeding to the trees. Zip around the course as many times as you like, until your time is up. 1-hour turn-around time. Great Family and kids friendly adventure.
Adrenaline Rush!!! Swing off a 6m platform.
Do the zip-line course and add the king swing to your adventure.
Central Drakensberg Abseiling:
R225pp (incl.2 abseils pp)
Abseiling, although a relatively “old” adventure sport, it is still a favourite amongst adrenaline seekers. It is practiced in a controlled environment which makes it a very safe activity yet stepping backwards over the edge and descending down the cliff will give you an adrenaline rush!
The abseil we do on Chicken Hill is 25m high. The first 10m is on a cliff face and for the remaining 15m you are abseiling down an overhang. The walk to the top of the abseil is approximately 15 minutes from our office.
No previous experience needed. Remember your sunscreen and hat. You need to wear closed shoes. Fun Family adventure.
Child Friendly Activities in the Central Drakensberg:
Zip-line (75m zip x5) – A tame gradient ensures an enjoyable ride @ R65pp
Paintball Target Shooting @ R65pp
Tree climb – Climb up a 12m tree, ring the cowbell at the top and get lowered down @ R65pp
Kiddies zip; tree climb and paintball target shooting @ R175pp
Central Drakensberg White Water Tubing – Geckoing:
R160pp (incl. life jacket and helmet)
The Sterkspruit is a low volume creek and has a small catchment area, however in summer during the heavy rainfall period it has plenty of water to make for some interesting white-water tubing. Tube down class 2 rapids with a guide, life jacket and helmet. It is suitable for the whole family. The turnaround time is 1 hour.
Small kids (1-5-year olds) Double up with mom or dad – Cost: R60/kid
Central Drakensberg Mountain Biking:
R75 full day/ R200 multi-day pass (2 – 7 Days) Kids under 16 can ride for free.
Purpose built MTB tracks, link jeep tracks on the 1000-acre estate of Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort. The spectacular Cathkin Peak, Sterkhorn and Champagne Castle is in the backdrop. We started constructing trails in January 2012 and construction is ongoing.
Five loops of 4km; 7km; 1.7km; 1.2km and 1.2km respectively, have been built, colour coded, marked and mapped. A steep pumping climb up a jeep track will surely test your fitness level. Down hills are mainly single tracks. Features e.g. sharp cut backs, berms, wooden bridges and wooden curbs are built on the trail to test your skills and make the ride more interesting.
You can obtain an MTB tag and map with detailed route descriptions at the adventure office. A 1-day pass will cost you R75pp and a multi-day pass R200pp. Dragon Peaks guests only pay a once-off R75 for the duration of their stay. Kids under the age of 16 ride for free. -Kids Friendly Activity.
We do not rent bikes, please bring your own!