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Pezula Private Castle

Noetzie Road Noetzie Beach, Knysna 6570 South Africa
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#25 of 31 hotels in Knysna
On the southern coast of South Africa, nestling in an almost secret location, lies one of the most exclusive private villas in the world. A beachfront vacation home so special, that out of more than four thousand entries, it was awarded “Best Property in South Africa” by CNBC. Located in Knysna, on the Western Cape’s famous Garden Route, this is Pezula Private Castle, an exclusive, ultra luxury beach villa to rent. The Castle is situated directly on the secluded Noetzie Beach, voted one of the top three beaches in South Africa. Pezula Castle combines three Castles (Main, Honeymoon, Cliff) with in total five Bedrooms. It can be rented as a whole or individually. You will live like royalty in this magnificent private residence, and enjoy direct beach access, spacious luxurious suites, all with their own terraces, and personal service from a dedicated team of staff including an executive butler and private chef. Enjoy long lazy days at the heated pool, picnic on the white sands of the secluded Noetzie beach, take a stroll to the edge of the meandering Noetzie River that runs through the Sinclair Nature Reserve, and marvel at the magnificence of this exquisite destination where you have chosen to holiday. It is no wonder that in 2008, Nelson Mandela made Pezula Private Castle his home for ten days of reflection and peaceful contemplation. So, if you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury vacation rentals, we’d like to welcome you to a unique piece of heaven on earth.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Executive lounge access
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Rafael Wiedman wrote a review Sep 2019
Sao Paulo, SP65 contributions48 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 Africa73 contributions7 helpful votes
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
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: ALL the rooms have amazing views! Go wild!!!
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Ryan Moss wrote a review Apr 2019
Port Elizabeth, South Africa17 contributions2 helpful votes
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
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Andre wrote a review Feb 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
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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US$2,073 - US$2,562 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pezula Private Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Pezula Private Castle?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (5.8 km), Knysna Lagoon (5.9 km), and Garden of Eden (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pezula Private Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
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 a lounge, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pezula Private Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pezula Private Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, Sirocco, and Tapas and Oysters.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pezula Private Castle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pezula Private Castle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Pezula Private Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (8.6 km).
Does Pezula Private Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.