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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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 20 Reviews

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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  • Entire Castle - 2 Bedrooms Entire Castle - 2 Bedrooms Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The Castle sleeps a maximum of 4 people in 2 bedrooms Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms see more Double beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
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      Reviews for Castle in Clarens

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      Gary Stanton
      29 November 2018

      Really fantastic experience!

      Alethea Rheeder
      20 November 2018

      Very disappointed. Needs TLC. Owner and Host very Rude.

      Angie Botha
      04 October 2018

      It was our 26th wedding anniversary and we could not pick a better place to celebrate it. We had a exceptional 3 days. The castle is a very special place and you feel like a real Prince and Princess.It has more than what you need for a romantic getaway. We have been many places and we have already put this accommodation on top of our list. You can not capture the beauty and creativity of this castle in a photo. The view from the Castle is fantastic. To experience this fairy tale you have to visit the castle in Clarens.

      Tino Gabellone
      25 July 2018

      Yes , memorable stay. Thanks

      Gerhardt Potgieter
      17 July 2018

      Everything was just perfect just keep on doing what you are doing was a great stay food was great, staff friendly loved it. Thank you for the opportunity to have stayed at your wonderful fairytale Castle, enjoyed the stay very clean, friendly staff and wonderful food, will come back for another visit.****************************************************

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      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