News & Advice Trending

Everyone has once dreamt of living the fairytale and having their own castle with a prince or princess at their side. From a young age we hear and see stories of a beautiful prince and princess or king and queen living in enchanted castles travelling on horseback and having servants catering to their every need. Now this is seen as only a fairytale and does not happen in real life, or does it…?

South Africa is not known as a country with historic castles as you will find in some European countries and the United Kingdom. But living a fairytale life in a castle in the beautiful sunny South Africa can be a reality. We have some beautiful castles at a fraction of the price of what you will pay in other countries.

Camelot Castle, Clarens

The small town of Clarens in the Free State has one of these fairytale castles with a medieval name, the Camelot Castle. It boasts a plot surface of over 3000m², a living area of over 400m²and is priced at under R3million making living like royalty a dream come true. This castle features a total of 5 en-suite bedrooms, 2 living areas and a majestic garden. The castle is excellent for use as a wedding venue and guest house. There are 2 other castles that can also be found in this small town.

Camelot Castle

Nestled in the Maluti Mountains is the Rapunzel Tower, which is currently being used as a guest house. It has 2 double en-suite bedrooms and can easily sleep 4.

Repunzel in the Maluti Mountains

The 3rd castle to be found in Clarens is the Destiny castle, which is also currently marketed by Engel & Vӧlkers`s and sits atop a 460 ha mountain estate on the border of Lesotho. It serves as a venue and boasts an in-house spa and can accommodate 8 people.

Destiny Castle

Down in the Garden Route we find our 4th castle in Knysna. The Pezula Private Castle is located on the Noetzie Beach adjacent to the internationally acclaimed Pezula Private Estate. The castle was built as a holiday home in 1932 out of natural stone found at Noetzie by Herbert Stephen Henderson who lived in what was then Southern Rhodesia. This property consists of 3 different double storey castles.

The main castle has a living area of 656m², boasting a total of 2 luxurious en-suite bedrooms with terraces, a wood burning fireplace, under floor heating, climate control and a gym. The honeymoon castle has a living area of 190m² and features an en suite bedroom with a terrace, a wood burning fireplace, under floor heating and climate control. Then the 3rd castle also has an en-suite bedroom, under floor heating, climate control and a kitchenette.

Private Pool at Pezula

So living your childhood fairytale could become a reality even in South Africa. If you feel like living like a king or queen in your own castle feel free to contact Engel & Vӧlkers Clarens at 0861 364 3537 email clarens @engelvoelkers.com or Engel & Vӧlkers Knysna at 044 382 4344, email knysna@engelvoelkers.com

Leave a Reply

Repo Rate Cut: Encouraging News For Home Buyers
Is Now The Right Time To Upgrade To a Bigger, Better Home?
Why Creditworthiness Is Just As Important For Tenants
Is Investing In Property During The Recession Still A Good Idea?
28 Important Questions To Ask When Buying Property
Is Hosting Your Property On Airbnb Legal?
5 Easy Ways to Sell Your Home FAST!
Divorcing And Need To Sell? 3 Possible Options
Unrealistic Expectations Can Sour Relations With Agents
Poor Economy Affecting South Africa’s Property Market
Does The Property Market Still Need Estate Agents?
New Landlords Need Experienced Agents
Make Your Bond Work For You
The Perils of Rising Consumer Debt For Landlords
The Gap Between Asking and Selling Price Widens
First-Time Home Buyer? How To Avoid Tax And Get Up To 44% More Space
Is Now The Right Time To Upgrade To a Bigger, Better Home?
Is Investing In Property During The Recession Still A Good Idea?
28 Important Questions To Ask When Buying Property
3 Most Annoying Things About Buying A Home (And How To Avoid Them!)
House Hunting: How To Get Over The One That Got Away
Factors To Consider When Letting Out Property
7 Deadly Sins to Avoid When Investing in Property
4 Hot Tips For Investing In Student Accommodation
Is Property an Asset or Expense?
Property Buyers Value Lifestyle Over Value-Growth Prospects
How Older Buyers Show The Power Of Home Equity
How To Make Your Offer To Purchase More Attractive To Sellers
How To Find Your Diamond In The Dust?
Essential Questions For Home Buyers To Ask Their Real Estate Agent
Top Tips For Selling Your Home in Winter
5 Easy Ways to Sell Your Home FAST!
Unrealistic Expectations Can Sour Relations With Agents
Cut Your Price and Get The Jump on Other Homesellers
Unrealistic Seller Expectations Contribute To Declining Sales
Key Aspects And Features That Sell Homes
Lightstone predicts a buyer’s market for 2017
House Won’t Sell? Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong!
Factors that determine property value
Create Home Buyer Appeal Through Home Staging
Is There A Difference Between Offers?
How To Decide When To Sell
Does My Agent Care About Me Or Just The Commission?
3 Questions To Ask Before Listing Your Home
I Just Bought A Home – Now I’m Unexpectedly Being Transferred
Why Creditworthiness Is Just As Important For Tenants
Factors To Consider When Letting Out Property
New Landlords Need Experienced Agents
The Perils of Rising Consumer Debt For Landlords
First-Time Tenant? What You Need To Know
Average residential rental values on the increase
Is It Possible To Terminate A Lease Agreement Without Recourse?
New Generation Digs Now On The Rise
When Is Your Rent Due?
Gauteng Property Rental Market Forecasts Growth
Keeping Track of Parking On Common Property
How And When To Legally Evict Tenants
The Rental Housing Amendment Act: Waiting For Light In The Dark?
Tenants: Be Aware Of Ongoing Credit Checks
How To Rent With Pets
Divorcing And Need To Sell? 3 Possible Options
5 Mistakes To Avoid When Relocating
7 Tips For Packing And Moving Quickly
Moving? Things To Think About!
Maximising Small Spaces
7 Tips To Help Your Children To Adapt To The Move
What To Do With Your Home When You Have To Relocate
Moving With Pets Can Be Tricky
Estate Agent Moving Tips
Telltale Signs You Need A New Home
Seven Signs You Need A New Nest
Über Wealthy On The Increase And On The Move
First-Time Home Buyer? How To Avoid Tax And Get Up To 44% More Space
Repo Rate Cut: Encouraging News For Home Buyers
Is Investing In Property During The Recession Still A Good Idea?
4 Hot Tips For Investing In Student Accommodation
Make Your Bond Work For You
Energy-Saving Tips For Your Home This Winter
Costs To Consider When Investing In Property
Smaller Properties Yield Great Investments
8 Myths Preventing People From Real Estate Investing
Own Fixed Property? You Need a Will!
Tax Tips for Landlords – What You Need To Know
The Perfect Investment Property
St Francis Bay’s housing market attracting top dollar
Factors that determine property value
Average residential rental values on the increase
Is Hosting Your Property On Airbnb Legal?
How To Protect Your Commercial Property Investment
Commercial property still important asset class for private buyers
Know The Risks Before Building Airbnb Castles In The Sky
Green Buildings Catching On In South Africa
Digital Disruption And The South African Commercial Real Estate Market
Can You Run A Business From A Sectional Title Home?
What’s Driving Change In The Commercial Property Sector?
5 Ways Commercial Property Space Planning Can Save You Money
Investing In Commercial Property an Attractive Option
3 Obvious Signs That It’s Time For Office Relocation
3 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Vacant Land
Price Correction In Commercial Property Market
South Africa: Evolution of Industrial Properties
The Commercial Times Are Changing