Lichtenstein Castle

Lichtenstein Castle in Hout Bay is one of Cape Town’s most exciting Guest Houses. A replica of Schloss Lichtenstein in Southern Germany, the castle is situated on a privately owned mountainside surrounded by fynbos and affording breathtaking views of the bay and enfolding mountains. To ensure the maximum privacy the Castle can be reached by one access mountain road only.

The main hall, with its carved beams, vaulted wooden ceiling and leaded stained-glass windows, is luxuriously furnished. Armour, original paintings, sculpture and antique furniture invite you to relax in a setting that is gracious and supremely comfortable. Enjoy fine dining around a 24-seater period oak dining room table.


There are 7 double bedrooms, 4 single bedrooms and an Executive Suite. All are en-suite and with the exception of the Executive Suite, which has its own lounge and balcony. The beds, dresser and wardrobes are all period reproductions and the rooms are draped with brocades, tapestries and velvets.


With its romantic and fairytale atmosphere, the Castle is the ideal location for wedding receptions throughout the year. Large receptions can take place in the cellar, which leads onto the garden and can accommodate up to 140 guests around tables plus a dance floor, while smaller functions can take place in the drawing and dining rooms.

The guest lodge also has its own private helicopter landing pad. This facility can be utilized by those guests whom either seek the utmost privacy or simply wish to fly over the Peninsula for a birds eye view of the Table Mountain chain.

Lichtenstein Castle: Harbour Road, Hout Bay