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About Castle in Clarens

Castle In Clarens is situated in the picturesque town of Clarens in the Eastern Free State, approximately three hours’ drive from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein. The Red Mountain Range as well as the Maluti Mountains surrounds Clarens, making the town an artist's paradise. Meander through the 17 art galleries and explore the quaint, intimate restaurants and bars in the area. More energetic guests may put their various talents and endurance to the test with a number of activities that are available ranging from horse riding, hiking, fly-fishing, abseiling and much more.

At Rapunzel’s Tower you will have the entire castle at your disposal, where you will be treated like royalty. Your eyes can feast on the décor and object de art that was carefully hand-picked from all over the world to tantalize the senses. Cornerstones from Windsor Castle, tapestries from Dubai, light fittings from America, and tiles from Europe all contribute to an unbelievable experience. Guests are treated to a spectacular view of Mount Horeb and, in the evening, the lights of Clarens look like stars that have fallen to the valley below. The garden is especially designed to fit in with the Rapunzel fairytale, with thorn trees, small pathways and, of course, a vegetable garden.

The lounge contains an impressive and very dramatic fireplace adorned with cherubs in an antique gold finish. The size of the fireplace will ensure that even the coldest Clarens night is comfortable, cosy and warm. In addition, the lounge is equipped with a small library and games to provide entertainment during those long, lazy days.

The reason why the kitchen is so well equipped can be found in the fairytale. With all those wonderful herbs and exotic flowers at her disposal, Dame Gothel surely could cook up a storm. Inside the gothic-style cupboards, you will find everything from a garlic press to waterless stainless steel pots to ensure that every meal is a masterpiece. The castle is serviced daily and breakfast is available at an additional charge and can be delivered to your door.

The Chamber of Angels was specifically designed for guests to enjoy the heavenly views while preparing a sizzling barbecue . Surrounded by various angels dating back to the Gothic era and guarded by the Angel of the Sky, guests are invited to relax in the plush patio furniture provided.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Important Information

The balance is due four weeks prior to arrival.

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Reviews for Castle in Clarens

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David van der Walt
06 April 2018

Stunning views. Tannie Wimpie's food the best south of the equator. The fantasy of staying in a castle came true!

Wikus Kruger
10 August 2017

Very nice place to stay, enjoyed it a lot!

Lucille Heslop
29 May 2017

no room for improvement here,All was perfection,the ambience of the surroundings,the castle location,the furnishings,the nooks and crannies for breakfast and dinner ,well the kids and I were blown away.

Shane Morrow, South Africa
11 January 2017

With 3 daughters(15,12 & 4 ) the Castle was an amazing escape from reality. The solitude and breathtaking views made the "sunset corner" our favourite reading spot. The attention to detail left our 4 yr old in awe and with an energy rush that parents could only sit back and smile at. Thank you for the experience, we would definately recommend it to others.

Amanda Percaic, South Africa
07 January 2017

We loved our stay in the castle. Everything was as decribed.

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Castle in Clarens Map

Castle in Clarens is 7.1km from the centre of Clarens , the nearest airport 141.9km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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