Leisure Excursions

Il Castello

 Il Castello was one of the first houses in Clarens. At one stage, the property belonged to a famous girls school principal and the locals called it “The Whitehouse” Over the years Castello Catherina was born, named by the previous owner who’s dream and vision was to create a haven for the soul. Today, Il Castello has been transformed into a magical boutique hotel that caters for the discerning guests.


Enjoy luxury in the tranquil surroundings of Clarens, South Africa where you will be completely undisturbed from the hustle and bustle of city life. If all you want is the sound of birds, gurgling brooks and the soft rustle of leaves in the breeze, we invite you to stay with us.

This sprawling three-floor property with immaculate garden, secure parking, wine cellar and sound-proofed rooms, is aimed at the high-end travel market where privacy is a priority. While there is a shared lounge, garden furniture is available for the guest wanting to enjoy a quiet repose in the outdoors. A full English breakfast comes standard.

Il Castello has changed from a guest house to a boutique hotel with a newly appointed executive chef, Peter Coleman heading up the restaurant.

We have also opened up a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy your morning breakfast whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the Maluti mountains.

Il Castello can now transport guests to town and back with our very own shuttle service which is only available to Il Castello guests free of charge. Keep your vehicle safely parked whilst you fully enjoy what Clarens has to offer.

  • Complimentary Wifi in every room.
  • A concierge service to attend to your every need.
  • Free transportation to town and back so no need to worry about finding parking on busy weekends.
  • Luxury amenities including Nespresso coffee machines, air-conditioning, satellite television, en-suite bathrooms, sitting area, electrical sockets, lamps, linen, bathroom amenities.