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 dragon ‘protecting’ the Lichtenstein Castle.

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.

A hall fit for a royal banquet.

Each bedroom is equipped with furniture well suited to the theme of the castle.

One of the bedrooms that visitors can stay in.

With a bed frame designed to be a miniature castle, guests are bound to sleep like a princess or prince.

A dreamy bedroom in white and silver.

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.

One of the bathrooms located within the caste, with each detail beignet taken into account to reflect a medical time. Brian Van Hansen, Facebook

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.

The ballroom at the Licthenstein Castle, ideal for wedding receptions.

A focus on attention to detail can be seen in the ceilings of many rooms and add elegance and luxury to the setting.

Dig into a delicious feast in the dining hall.

A cosy fire place is provided for guests to huddle up on a larger-than-life couch surrounded by dark wood finishings.

The family room, which can also be used a private meeting room.
The kitchen is fitted with modern equipment. Brian van Hansen, Facebook.
A  set of canons is located on the property of the castle.

More information on hiring out the glorious castle can be found here.

Picture: Lichtenstein Castle.

Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about animals, social issues, the environment and current affairs.