As Tom Petty so righteously proclaimed, “It’s good to be king.” And sitting high above South Africa’s Plettenberg Bay, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the world below in your very own castle on a cliff.
Located in the West Cape province, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom estate, which sits on 163 acres, was made entirely from local stone. Though castle-like on the outside, it provides all the modern amenities one would expect in a state-of-the-art mansion. The interior includes a main living room with a wood-burning fireplace, kitchen, staff quarters and a manager’s cottage, and a lower-level study.
Outside, you can relax on one of the expertly placed patios and think about whatever kings think about (Coinage? Pleasing the queen?). You won’t have a lawn to mow, you will have a well-manicured garden for quiet contemplation and a swimming pool for testing out your royal backstroke.
The property’s most unique feature is a path leading down into a prehistoric cave—that may or may not include a spell or two that needs to be broken. It has, however, been excavated before, and ancient artifacts have been recovered from inside it (both the cave and its artifacts are included in the price of the property).
The asking price for the castle and its surrounding property is $5.5 million. If you’re interested in it, contact its listing agent on Sotheby’s International Realty here. Below, take a look at more interior/exterior shots, along with that prehistoric cave. At the bottom, take a video tour of the property.