The Pezula Private Castle on Noetzie Beach in Knysna is for sale. The property features 3 castles on the beach . This luxury private beach residence was voted best property in the world at the CNBC International Property Awards in Orlando in 2008, and Noetzie Beach has been voted one of the three top beaches in South Africa.
Priced at R56m, this house is built into the cliff-face and offers direct beach access. The entire castle complex offers five spacious luxury suites in three separate castles, all with sumptuous bathrooms, vast living areas and private terraces overlooking the beach.
The main castle stands in its own private garden with direct access to the secluded beach, and has two living rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, a 10-seater dining room and three spacious suites. Facilities include a heated rim-flow pool, a thatched gazebo perched on the rocks, huge terraces with panoramic views of beach and sea, and a gym. The suites have walk-in wardrobes, individual climate control and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, and lead out through double doors onto private terraces. The bathrooms have walk-in wardrobes, and heated marble floors and towel rails.
Adjacent to the main castle is the honeymoon castle. Totally secluded and private, it is decorated as a luxury beach apartment in shades of cream and blue with quirky accessories that give it a nautical flavour. Downstairs the honeymoon castle’s open-plan living area has a dining room, a kitchen, a lounge with a wood-burning fireplace and an adjoining bathroom. The living area opens onto a wide terrace shaded with a rustic reed canopy alongside a heated plunge pool.
Upstairs there is a large bedroom with a wood-burning fireplace and a huge bathroom with heated marble floors.
The cliff castle, set against the cliff face above the main castle, has panoramic views of the beach and sea.
Evans says the entire property forms part of the accommodation for the Pezula Hotel, Spa & Golf course. It is owned in a company and is part of the hotel letting units. The castles are let out at more than R100 000 a night including meals and drinks served by a private butler and a chauffeur service to the hotel and resort facilities. A buyer for the castles can continue the letting arrangements currently in place.