Who ever said only Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty can have all the fairy-tale fun? Well, with TravelGround’s castle collection, you can have that fairy-tale experience you’ve always dreamed of! All guests can be the king (or queen) of their own castle for a few nights, be it in the Namibian desert, in the middle of Pretoria or by the sea on the West Coast!

1. Castle in Clarens

This magnificent castle is located in the heart of the Maluti Mountains and has an especially beautiful view of Mount Horeb. The tower is adequately named after Rapunzel and has two rooms, one of which is the Prince’s Room. Other special corners in the castle include the Chamber of Angels, where guests can have a braai, and Sunset Corner ─ both designed to add something extra to the whole experience. The garden has many pathways and there is even a vegetable garden with Rampion.

Where: Clarens, Free State
How many guests: 4
Price: R2800 per night for the unit

2. Excalibur Boutique Hotel

Enter the medieval world of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in the middle of Rustenburg, North West! This amazing castle is situated behind a forest of trees and boasts magical landscaped gardens. Guests can indulge in medieval meals with a modern twist in the Avalon Restaurant situated on site. There’s also a chapel for a unique wedding experience!

Where: Rustenburg, North West
How many guests: 20
Price: R1313 for 2 people

3. Le Mirage Resort and Spa

Located in the breathtaking Sossusvlei area of Namibia, this establishment offers a one-of-a-kind experience in the red desert sand. The luxurious Mystique Spa and an elegant restaurant on the premises ensures that guests can enjoy pampering and five-course dinners to their heart’s content.

Where: Sesriem, Namibia
How many guests: 46
Price: R4150 for 2 people

4. Castle Da Angelo

Only 14 kilometres from the Hartbeespoort Dam, you will find this unique medieval castle at the foot of the Magaliesberg. This establishment houses the largest Clydesdale horse stud in South Africa and guests can admire their beauty from the bedrooms. Breakfast is included in the rates and dinner can be served on one of the balconies or at the throne table fit for a king!

Where: Pretoria, Gauteng
How many guests: 6
Price: R1050 for 2 people

5. Die Kasteel

Situated in Hartswater in the Northern Cape, Die Kasteel offers guests a luxury stay with self-catering facilities. For those who want to be catered for like royalty, breakfast and dinner is available on request. It’s also the perfect place to host a wedding as the venue is just outside of Bloemfontein and Kimberley and will definitely make you feel like a princess!

Where: Hartswater, Northern Cape
How many guests: 18
Price: R700 for 2 people

6. Flycatcher Castle

Designed by the sculptor, Manie Connoway, according to the style of a late 17th-century Italian castle, Flycatcher is situated on the edge of Graskop in Mpumalanga. It’s the perfect fairy-tale base from which to explore attractions like God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon. Guests can indulge in a four-course candlelight dinner and enjoy the many beautiful gardens.

Where: Graskop, Mpumalanga
How many guests: 10
Price: R1550 for 2 people

7. Stone Castle

This majestic castle is the perfect place to stay when you want to get out of the city and explore everything that the West Coast has to offer. The rooms boast stunning sea views and the great dining hall comfortably seats up to 40 people, making it perfect for intimate gatherings.

Where: Blouwater Bay, Western Cape
How many guests: 8
Price: R800 for 2 people

Even if you’re just a normal mortal going about your everyday life and working from nine to five, everyone deserves to feel like royalty every once in a while. Take a trip to one of these magnificent castles and enjoy the life of a true monarch ─ even if it is just for a night or two.

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