Pezula Private Castle starstarstarstarstar

Noetsie, Knysna, Western Cape, 6571, South Africa

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<p>Noetzie is a pristine, secluded beach which lies in a hidden bay bordered by the lush forest of the Sinclair Nature Reserve on one side and the fynbos landscapes of Pezula Private Estate on the other.</p>

Firepit in back courtyard

Swimming pool in front of Pezula Castle

Heated plunge pool at Beach Castle

5 Suites - Sleeps 10

Ocean Princess:

Book our Villa’s very own yacht at a preferential rate starting from R25600 per trip. Trips between minimum 3 hours - 8 hours are available.


18 on Hillwood will not be held liable for any loss or damage to any guest or their belongings whilst on the premises. The client/guests shall be responsible for any loss or damage to the villa, furnishings, utensils or equipment therein, caused by any act or omission by the client/guests of their employee.


<p><strong>Child Policy:</strong></p>

• All children are welcome at 18 on Hillwood.

• Children under 3 years old will be accommodated free of charge.

• Children from 4 - 12 years will be charged R595.00 per night (nett rate) if sharing room with their parents on an extra bed.


• Transfers can be arranged with reservations at an additional charge.

Deposit & Payment:

• Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival in order to avoid automatic release of bookings.

• Voucher numbers will not be accepted as guarantees for bookings.

• 18 on Hillwood reserves the right to release bookings should payment not be received by the requested date.


• Only written cancellations will be accepted. Ensure to receive an acknowledgment of cancellations from reservations.

• 50% of fee if cancellation less than 60 days prior to arrival.

• 100% of fee if cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival.

• In the event of an early departure the full extent of stay as originally booked and confirmed will be charged.


Pezula Private Castle will not be held liable for any loss or damage to any guest or their belongings whilst on the premises. The client/guests shall be responsible for any loss or damage to the villa, furnishings, utensils or equipment therein, caused by any act or omission by the client/guests of their employee.




Quoted, invoiced and payable in ZAR and based on exclusive use of the villa per night based on a maximum of 10 and are inclusive of 15% VAT.

Minimum of 7 nights stay over peak periods.

An extra R600.00 per night will be charged for an extra bed.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Rates are inclusive of: 

Accommodation, continental breakfast, beverages (soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages), complimentary uncapped wireless access, complimentary daily laundry, private and secure parking and a dedicated houseman who lives onsite.

Rates are exclusive of:

Private chef, lunch and dinner catering, tours, taxis and private tours, babysitting facilities, spa and salon treatments and services, international telephone calls, gratuities and The Wilderness Foundation Donations.

Maximum Occupancies:

Pezula Main Castle: 6 adults and 3 children (2 adults and 1 child per room)

Beach Castle: 2 adults and 1 child

Cliff Castle: 2 adults and 1 child

Minimum Stay Requirements:

• A minimum stay of three nights will be required during peak season.

Check-in and Check-out times:

• Check in time is from 14:00.

• Early check in times, if requested, will be considered, subject to the availability of rooms and may be subject to an additional charge.

• All arrival time should be advised, particularly arrivals after 18:00.

• Check out time is prior to 10:00. All requests for a late departure are subject to availability and may be subject to a late departure fee.


Hotel Facilities


Each of the residences provides the ultimate luxury  with wood-burning fireplaces, spacious suites with sumptuous bathrooms and superb views of Noetzie Beach and the Indian Ocean.

The Pezula Castle is 656m² and features three en-suite bedrooms, while the Honeymoon Castle is 190m² and has one spacious en-suite bedroom. The Cliff Castle is 165m² and also features a spacious ensuite bedroom.

Each bathroom features a walk-in wardrobe, heated marble floors and towel rails, double vanities, free-standing baths and walk-in showers. Step through the double doors onto the private terrace to soak up the sun.


Underfloor heating

Wood burning fireplace

Fitness Gym

Climate Control

Satellite TV

Chef’s Kitchen

Firepit in back courtyard

Swimming pool in front of Pezula Castle

Heated plunge pool at Beach Castle


Complimentary Wireless Internet

Individual climate control in all rooms

Selection of books, magazines available to guests

Wood-burning fireplaces in all living rooms

TV with satellite channels and DVDs in each suite and living room

Hair dryers

Fresh flowers

Cotton linen

Duvet and pillow selection menu

Luxurious towelling bathrobes and slippers



<p><strong> Travel Advice</strong></p>

Please be aware that South Africa has introduced strict immigration regulations when it comes to travelling with children. Please ensure that you are carrying the correct documentation when travelling as a family.

If you are comfortable with driving on the left side of the road, hiring a car is a great option to get around, with many attractions nearby Pezula Private Castle.


Pezula Estate is located approximately a one hour scenic drive from George Airport and a 180 minute drive from Port Elizabeth Airport.

See & Do

While Noetzie attracts many holiday makers and locals to its sandy shore and fairytale setting among indigenous forest for either a few nights of escape from the rigors of fast-paced modern life in an exclusive setting, there are many activities available in the area from swimming, bird watching, canoeing, boating, fishing, hiking and plenty more is available.

The annual Knysna Oyster Festival takes place every July, and is a fun-filled, family-friendly combination of popular marathon, trail-running and mountain-biking races – as well as all-you-can-eat oyster feasts!



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Cliff Castle - The Cliff Castle is 165m² and also features a spacious ensuite bedroom. 2 adults and 1 child
Max people: 10
Beach Castle - The Honeymoon Castle is 190m² and has one spacious en-suite bedroom. 2 adults and 1 child
Max people: 10
Pezula Main Castle - The Pezula Castle is 656m² and features three en-suite bedrooms. 6 adults and 3 children (2 adults and 1 child per room)
Max people: 10
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Monday, 26 September 2022 18 13 Rain light rain
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 21 15 Clouds scattered clouds
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Thursday, 29 September 2022 19 12 Clouds broken clouds
Friday, 30 September 2022 19 13 Clouds overcast clouds
Saturday, 01 October 2022 20 12 Clouds few clouds
Sunday, 02 October 2022 25 15 Clear sky is clear
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