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PICS: Noetzie castle Madiba called 'piece of heaven' to be auctioned

Jan 24 2018 07:13
Carin Smith

Cape Town - A private castle, which was allegedly described by late President Nelson Mandela as "an exquisite piece of heaven" will go on auction in February.

Pezula Castle on Noetzie beach near Knysna on the Garden Route will go on auction in February.

Madiba and his wife Graca Machel apparently once stayed at the castle for a 10-day retreat.

The auction of the castle will be part of High Street Auctions' first sale of 2018.

The property, situated along a stretch of secluded beach, actually consists of three castles offering a total of five luxury suites. It is situated in its own private garden.

The residence provides such comforts as a heated rim-flow pool, huge terraces with panoramic views of the ocean and a gymnasium.

The Pezula castles (Supplied):

Main castle patio view (Supplied):

 

Cliff Castle, set against the rock face above Pezula Castle, also offers panoramic views of the beach and ocean. It offers private accommodation for a couple and has a luxury en-suite bedroom and an adjoining open-plan living area that comprises a kitchenette and seating space.

Cliff Castle bedroom (Supplied):

According to Joff van Reenen, lead auctioneer at High Street, the castles form part of the exclusive Pezula resort. The resort also consists of the Conrad Pezula Hotel, the Pezula Spa and Gym and the Championship Pezula Golf Course.

Honeymoon Castle Bedroom (Supplied):

About seven years ago the castle was sold for more than R35m, according to Van Reenen.

Main castle dining room (Supplied):

In the past the castle has won Best International Property in the CNBC International Property Awards. It was selected out of 4 000 entries from 56 countries in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Britain and the Americas.

Main castle entrance (Supplied):

It was chosen as best international property judged on location, architecture, design, appearance and finish. Details of safety, security, energy efficiency and innovation were also taken into account.

Main castle living room (Supplied):

The auction of the castle will take place at Summer Place in Johannesburg on February 21. All bidders must pre-register.

Pezula Castle (Supplied):

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