Johannesburg - A picturesque six-storey castle in
Karbonkelberg, on the outskirts of Hout Bay has been sold to a Russian
businessman for R23m.
The castle has 13 en-suite bedrooms, a library and a bar is
situated high up against the mountain, overlooking Hout Bay beach.
It is only accessible by private road and helicopter and is
situated on 8 500m² of land, which boasts a natural waterfall and swimming
The castle was previously run as a guesthouse until it was
snapped up by its Russian owner. "It was love at first sight for the
owner," Sotheby’s International Realty’s Nina Smith is quoted as saying by
The castle was originally built by South African businessman
Reynier Fritz in 1986. The building was meant to replicate the Schloss
Lichtenstein castle in southern Germany.
The sale includes all the building's furniture.