Lichtenstein Castle… in South Africa…

Lichtenstein Castle is a castle situated on a cliff located near Honau on the Swabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

BUT…. A Cape Town businessman, Reynier Fritz, who was well known in advertising circles, first saw the 19th-century Schloss Lichtenstein in the land of his ancestors, and decided to one day replicate it in Hout Bay. He was able to start building in 1986 and 12 years later it was completed. He eventually turned it into a guest house before he died there.


Originally intended as a family home, many tourists kept on beating pathways to the front door it was this that eventually had it converted to a guest house. The guest house ran very successfully for several years and become a very popular venue for weddings and conferences.


The property comprising about 17 acres, includes 5 levels and depending on the configuration allows for 12 suites. The view would be of the Hout bay and world famous Chapman’s Peak.


Update: The Castle has recently changed hands, and is still privately owned. Media reports say the property sold in August 2012  for R23million to a Russian buyer.