Perched upon the Karbonkelberg Mountain in Hout Bay, the Litchtenstein Castle is something out of a fairytale – with a guarding dragon statue, a tower, high, arched windows, and a ballroom fit for royalty.
Built in 1998, the structure is a replica of the original Gothic Schloss Lichtenstein Castle in southern Germany and although it was once a residence, the castle now functions as an event venue for hire.
The castle’s exterior would not look out of place in a scene of a Disney or Harry Potter movie, and the interior is similar, filled with lavish décor, chandeliers, banquet tables, and medieval-looking flags of crests. Adding to the medieval theme are guards that stand in and around the castle.
With four lavish bedrooms and a honeymoon suite, it can be rented out as a villa for guests to live out their dreams of being a King or Queen and be transported to the past.
The castle can also hired out as a wedding venue or a venue for corporate functions, private events and film and photography shoots.
Each bedroom is equipped with furniture well suited to the theme of the castle.
With a bed frame designed to be a miniature castle, guests are bound to sleep like a princess or prince.
Bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub for those wanting to unwind like the nobles did. The bathrooms tie in to the colour schemes and styles of the suites.
Other features of the castle include a ballroom with elegant chandeliers and a black and white theme. The high ceilings in each room – from the dining to family area create a feeling of grandness.
A focus on attention to detail can be seen in the ceilings of many rooms and add elegance and luxury to the setting.
A cosy fire place is provided for guests to huddle up on a larger-than-life couch surrounded by dark wood finishings.
More information on hiring out the glorious castle can be found here.
Picture: Lichtenstein Castle.