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Description

Nestled in the heart of the Swartland at the edge of the unique mountain range that stands as an island, lies Piketberg, home to Dunn’s Castle. It was designed by Herbert Baker for George Dunn.

Piketberg is about an hour’s drive from Cape Town and a half hour’s drive from the West Coast. It stands alone in the middle of undulating fields of wheat, green vineyards and flowering canola. Dunn’s Castle was built in the late 1890s and offers cosy rooms with Victorian finishes.

Most rooms are complete with country décor and fireplaces; these can have either double beds or twin beds. At present we can accommodate 54 guests on a bed and breakfast or a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. There are 19 New Self-catering Units with secure parking which have recently been added.

The castle offers a peaceful retreat from the busy lifestyle we all experience. Enjoy a refreshing drink on the patio and gaze out on the amazing view of the entire Swartland. Tulbach, Ceres, Citrusdal and the West Coast are nearby. Take a dip in the pool on those hot days.

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.
ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Guesthouse Standard Rooms>X 5
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The Victorian décor is turn-of-the-century style. All rooms have been recently renovated, keeping with the Victorian period theme. Three double rooms have fireplaces and two rooms have Victorian baths in the rooms.
Beds Double beds Other Fireplace
 
Guesthouse Standard Rooms
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Queen's Suite>X 1
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This is a Victorian suite with a fireplace and a Victorian bath in room. The suite has a separate en-suite lounge area with its own beverage facilities.
Bathroom Facilities Bath only Other Fireplace
 
Queen's Suite
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King's Suite>X 1
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The ultimate in Victorian luxury with a separate en-suite lounge-TV room, a fireplace and private dining facilities. It has an exquisite wood-panelled bathroom-reading room with bay view windows and a view over the entire Swartland. Bath robes and beverage facilities are provided. Great for that special occasion.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom Other Fireplace
 
King's Suite
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Luxury Units>X 4
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These rooms are similar to a hotel room but with that little bit extra offered. Meals are available on request and booked in advance in the dining area of the castle.
 
Luxury Units
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Air-conditioned Self-catering Room with Twin Beds>X 4
Includes: Self Catering
Recently built on a sloping terrace. Very modern with full kitchens and en-suite bathrooms. Fully kitted kitchens all with patio's and a view over the entire Swartland. This air-conditioned unit sleeps two persons on single beds.
 
Air-conditioned Self-catering ...
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Old World Chalet with Double- and Single Bed>X 3
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A self-catering room as part of the guest suite a hundred years ago. Very elegant and comfortable with all amenities and own braai facilities. Very popular with our guests for that all important get-away on the weekends. This unit has one double bed, one single bed and a shower.
 
Old World Chalet with Double- ...
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Victorian Castle Double Room>X 3
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These are basic double rooms in the Castle for the visitor or businessman who would like to spend the night in the Castle to experience the atmosphere and ambiance as well as the tranquility. The room has a fireplace and a bath.
 
Victorian Castle Double Room
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Standard Twin Rooms>X 2
Includes: Breakfast
These are standard twin-bedded rooms with bathrooms down the corridor.
 
Standard Twin Rooms
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                                  Reviews for Dunns Castle

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                                  25 December 2014

                                  Absolutely fantastic. Conrad and Lesley made our stay enjoyable. They were excellent hosts!

                                  01 September 2012

                                  Ons het dit baie geniet, die kasteel is pragtig. Die eenhede is baie mooi netjies en skoon en die ontvangs gasvry.

                                  28 December 2011

                                  Baie dankie, ons het lekker gebly en die uitsig is pragtig. Thank you, we had a great stay and the view is beautiful.

                                  28 September 2011

                                  Having lived in Piketberg I was always curious about Dunns Castle; what is the story behind the name? To my delight, the staff was very cheerful despite our late arrival, and helpful when I had absentmindedly forgotten some items at home. The room was surprisingly spacious and had great views over the fields. Piketberg can get extremely hot and the room was the perfect temperature and retreat. After an expedition to Piket-bo-berg, we came back to a freshly cleaned and cool room. Plus there is a revitalizing swimming pool. You will find yourself enjoying a glass of wine while the sun sets, looking out over the landscape. Dunns Castle blends so well into its natural setting, and as for its history, you will have to find out for yourself.

                                  26 September 2011

                                  It was beautiful. The venue is breathtaking. The staff very friendly and helpful. Bev is a gem! It would be nice for the self-catering rooms to have fridges but that wasn't too much of a problem. We will definitely come back here!

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                                  Dunns Castle is 3.4km from the centre of Piketberg , the nearest airport 115.8km (Cape Town International Airport).

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