Dunn's Castle stands alone in the middle of undulating fields of wheat, green vineyards and flowering canola. It was built in the late 1890's for George Dunn and designed by Sir Herbert Baker offering cozy rooms with Victorian finishes. There are five double rooms in the Castle complete with country decor, a fireplace and bath, all have double beds. At present we can accommodate 60 guests in total on a Bed & Breakfast or Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis or self-catering. Three self catering cottages from the period with secure parking will cater for two to three people each. We have added another 20 new self-catering units that are fully equipped and sleep two persons each. We also have two exclusive suites for that really special occasion. We have two conference facilities with Audio Visual Room to cater for all business needs. The Castle offers a peaceful retreat from the busy lifestyle we all experience. Enjoy a refreshing drink on the patio and gaze out on the amazing view of the entire Swartland.
Outdoor pool and barbecue facilities. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at the bar or a refreshing drink on the patio overlooking the entire Swartland. Free private parking, garden, sun terrace, laundry and ironing service, packed lunches, free WiFi available in public areas. Unique conference facility available with Audio Visual Room and Break Away Area, separate with own bathroom facilities. Upstairs conference room with own bar and deck. We also offer catering for conferences and functions.
Piketberg is about an hour's drive from Cape Town and half an hour's drive from the West Coast. Picketberg is known as the gateway to the Cedarberg and the Northern Cape. Dunn's Castle is the ideal location to enjoy the flower season. Misverstand Dam is about 15km away and there is a golf course only 3km away.
In Room Facilities:
3 Double Rooms in the castle with Victorian country decor, each unique with a Victorian bath, cosy fireplace and antique furniture and ornaments. 3 Old World Chalets with all amenities necessary for self-catering and own braai facilities, 3 x single beds and shower. 16 Standard self-catering twin rooms with kitchenette for self-catering, own patios and en-suite bathrooms with hand showers. 4 of these rooms are air-conditioned. Luxury Rooms with Double or Twin Beds have tea/coffee facilities and showers. A two roomed Queen suite with lounge and bedroom incorporating a Victorian bath suite with fireplace, tea/coffee station in lounge. Large luxurious three roomed King suite incorporating lounge, TV Room, Bedroom and wood panelled private bathroom / reading / relaxation area. Meals served private in own dining area. TV with DSTV, Ceiling Fans.
Guests have the opportunity to hike along the wide fertile plains of the Cape's so-called bread basket. They can also visit Tulbagh, home of the wine industry. There are cycling trails close by and we are also situated fairly close to a casino. Activities include horse riding, 4 x 4 Routes, Bird Watching, Bowls, Fishing (Fresh Water), Golf, Hiking, Mountain Biking. Various local tours are available.