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Castle in Clarens

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful interior, stunning views and ideal for getting away from the city chaos. Like living in another era☺ The meals ordered were prepared fresh and presented well. Privacy is 100%. Lovely 'kuier' area where you can just chill and enjoy a view of the mountains. Attention to detail is amazing.

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Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in the Castle in Clarens really is a fairy tale experience. You feel like you are living in the middle ages in, or in Rapunzel's world. For anyone who wants a unique experience and like the sort of idea I would really recommend it. There's not much more to say... go experience the magical castle yourself.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was every bit as magical as I imagined! Excellent service, beautiful surroundings.... Sunset... Finer touches... Looking at the stars - I would strongly recommend this for a special romantic getaway! A truly magical time away - thank you!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just when you though the epic scenery and landforms of golden gate wasnt enough, the destiny castle past Clarence tops it off with amazing theme and views and a beautiful sunset high up on the mountain tops .

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Castle. My dream for a long time was fulfilled. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with other people. The food was excellent and very well prepared, too much. The people really spoil us.

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My girls were so excited as we arrived at the Castle that they literally jumped out the car. The property is well looked after and maintained. I would highly recommend this if you have a daughter as this is a true life fantasy and absolutely magical. I am sure that we will visit again. Thank you for a memorable weekend.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I previously spent one night here with friends en-route from Lesotho in Jul 2010; now I came back in March 2017 with my family, primarily to treat our 3 year old Rapunzel-fan and it was absolutely worthwhile. Happy to say the castle and the dinner and breakfast remains as good as I remember, and still at a very reasonable price....

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Standerton
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A second life, a second love, a second chance at happiness! What a lovely place to spend our first anniversary! At 50+ it's about time to rekinder forgotten fairytales! We loved every moment. The castle is a special place, planned and built by special people. Thank YOU for giving us the opportunity to enjoy YOUR version of the fairytale!!! It...

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Clocolan, South Africa
Reviewed 25 January 2017

What a beautiful place to stay in we loved it. Every room is unique and beautiful and we would definately stay there again when we get the chance! The only thing we would change is on arrival - it was very dark and my wife was a bit scared - it wouldve been nicer to be booked in by the...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

My wife and I had a great getaway for her birthday. The Castle is a good place for couples or friends wanting to escape the city. The only downside to our stay was the quality of the beds which was not great. Would also recommend using a SUV or vehicle with good ground clearance as the road to the Castle...

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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Castle in Clarens

Address: Clarens, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Hotel Class:5 star — Castle in Clarens 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“If you can't climb stairs, go somewhere else. If you can, stay here and feel like a 5 yr old again.”
  • Fit for a princess (or two in my case)
, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rapunzel's room and the lounge”
Rudi456, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to book at least one meal with tannie Wimpie. It's VERY good.”
Breedster, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“magical, great views, middle of nowhere”
al12ki, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The stairs are steep and this might be an issue for the elderly. If you are staying with children bear in mind the layout of the castle- there is a double bedroom (en-suite) and lounge area on the groundfloor with a kitchen and outdoor lounge/braai area on the second floor and the main bedroom on the top floor.”
SHOPPAMICH, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
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