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Pezula Private Castle

Noetzie Road Noetzie Beach, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#26 of 30 hotels in Knysna
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From the peaceful southern coast of South Africa, we find a place known only to the privileged, a hidden gem that is a testament to unparalleled attention to detail. An opulent private villa that transcends the imagination and reigns supreme in one of the most attractive spots in all of Africa. Welcome to Pezula Castle, a spectacular retreat on the Garden Route in the Western Cape. This is not just a villa, it is an experience that unfolds before you and immerses you in the majestic, its three spacious en-suite bedrooms are a testament to luxurious living, with private terraces that invite you to embrace the sea breeze. Any kind of request you may have will be answered by our experienced host team. Should you require more space, we offer as an option our Cliff Villa, adjacent to the property and complete with enough space for 2 more people. Here, days are spent peacefully under the embrace of the spectacular pool overlooking the ocean. Enjoy the gardens, feast on oysters on the beach or venture across the Noetzie River to explore the Sinclair Nature Reserve, a testament to the unspoilt beauty surrounding you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Rooftop terrace
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Rafael Wiedman wrote a review Sept 2019
Sao Paulo, SP88 contributions54 helpful votes
I had the chance to visit this hotel and its just amazing. No words for the beautiful private beach and the qualitiy of the services and ammenities they offer. I really recoomend staying there. Beautiful!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Go Well With Sharon wrote a review Apr 2019
Port Elizabeth, South Africa75 contributions7 helpful votes
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Wow! What can I say? The Pezula Private Castle is without a doubt one of the "best kept secrets" in South Africa. I am in awe of this beautiful place on this beautiful beach... Jeanne Stander and his team are outstanding with everything they do and are always so ready to assist. This is a unique stay - something that will be with you forever and ever. The castle decor is pure opulence and luxury, yet you don't feel out of place or uncomfortable running into the castle with wet bare feet after playing around and swimming on the private beach. The breakfasts and spoils are to die for, my little Honeymoon Castle was simply adorable and tastefully decorated with a private plunge pool. I could actually stay here forever. I want to give Pezula Private Castle TEN stars... And I will definitely return to this fabulous amazing place!!!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Ryan Moss wrote a review Apr 2019
Port Elizabeth, South Africa17 contributions2 helpful votes
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Remarkably the best 5 star venue we have ever encountered. Set in the exclusive Noetzie conservancy, Pezula Private Castle encompasses everything you'd expect in this example enteric venue and then some. 🙏🏻
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sheena OKeeffe wrote a review Apr 2019
Port Elizabeth, South Africa5 contributions
From the moment we were welcomed to Pezula Private Castle, we were treated like family/royalty. Nothing was too much trouble for our host Jeanne Stander, and his knowledge about the property and its history was so interesting. The rooms were spectacular - real luxury and space, with views over the breathtaking Noetzie beach. We loved the location, the peace and the sound of the ocean. We also loved the freshly baked croissants and tasty fruit salad for breakfast! If only every weekend could be spent in a location like this...
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Andre wrote a review Feb 2019
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This place, made me and my fiancé’s dreams come true! The staff here at Pezula Private Caste went beyond the call of duty to make our time here extra special! We truly appreciate all that was done for us, I have never experienced better service in my life and I have been at quite a number of hotels on the garden route and beyond. The Property Manager, Jeanne, needs to be specifically commended as he was extraordinary in what he arranged for us during our stay. Words cannot describe the beauty of this caste and no picture does the experience justice, I would go back any chance I get. I do not have a moment’s regret in sourcing out this place for such an important part in our lives, thank you Pezula Private Caste.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Trisha T wrote a review Jun 2005
Hong Kong, China28 contributions157 helpful votes
Admittedly, my husband had to convince me to come here. But, I am grateful for it now. It was one of the most romantic settings I could imagine, staying in a private castle with a door that opens straight onto a pretty much secluded beach. You went to sleep with the sound of the crashing waves in the background. There were only four suites. We stayed in the Penguin suite (2nd largest after the Oyster Suite). Surprisingly, the castle was not that old, having been built around 1970. The décor was warm and comforting with mostly light earthtones fabrics and wrought-iron accent pieces. Accommodation was luxurious with comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. It is really a place to escape from it all, given that there is no mobile phone reception there, no land telephones (except for 1 in the kitchen), no television, nor radio in the rooms. Electricity is powered by a generator and was only available during core hours of roughly between 7-11am and 4-11pm. Water heating and in-room heating is all gas burner, making it a little smelly. Meals tend to be a long winded gastronomic experience lasting up to three hours. Even the breakfasts took up to two hours (painfully slow at times). However, they were more than happy to cater to any dietary requirements since they were serving a maximum of eight guests. The food was all very delicious and well prepared and presented. The service was always polite and graceful. The best part of it all was the beach. The Noetzie beach had five castles on it including the Phantom. Two were truly old and uninhabited, reserved for historical purposes. The other one was a tacky B&B and built without imagination. The beach was mostly deserted and the views, sounds, smells, feel of it was just priceless. We enjoyed some very memorable times gazing out into the distant ocean in the mornings and evenings We had heard that Pezula (a huge real estate developer in Kysna) had bought the castle. It was expected to close at the end of April and its future under new management was uncertain.
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Date of stay: April 2005
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Phantom Beach Castle
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pezula Private Castle
What are some of the property amenities at Pezula Private Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pezula Private Castle?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Pezula Private Castle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Pezula Private Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pezula Private Castle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pezula Private Castle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Pezula Private Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.