You don't have to venture very far out of the city to find Joburg's own castle. Come on a fairytale adventure to Chartwell Castle, situated just 30 minutes drive from the city centre. You'll feel as if you've journeyed into another world as you enter the grounds. The Baroque-inspired spires and towers are super whimsical and are sure to delight both young and old. Chartwell Castle offers a range of activities and accommodation options, as well as a stunning wedding venue and conference centre. The Castle is most famous, however, for its maze - a breathtaking 1,5 acre hedgerow maze perfect for team building exercises, family-fun adventures and romantic strolls. Take a look at all that Chartwell Castle has on offer before booking your stay:
Fit for a King
Chartwell Castle is a four-storied castle and guest house. Formerly a private residence, the Castle now provides accommodation for up to 40 people. Take your pick of their luxury rooms - aptly named after the theme of the guest house. Each of the castle's five suites is fitted with private bathrooms and under-floor heating, sleeping a total of 13 guests. Every one of these rooms is bright and spacious, with traditional country-style décor. There are also six charming bush cottages situated on the banks of the Klein Jukskei river. These ultra-private cottages sleep a maximum of 27 guests. Enjoy your complimentary breakfast out in the lush gardens and feel like a true king or queen. It's the perfect escape from busy city life, so book yourself a stay as soon as possible!
Bring the whole family along for a fun day out at Chartwell Castle. Their epic 6000m² maze offers fun and adventure for all. The largest maze in the Southern hemisphere, this is definitely a sight you don't want to miss. Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy after winding their way through the maze. You can also host your very own family maze run or corporate event in the maze. This certainly tops our list as one of the most unique outdoor venues in Joburg. Book yourself a tour of the maze here.
If your little prince or princess isn't quite ready to explore the maze, bring them to the kiddies play area at Chartwell Castle. With a castle-themed bouncy house, rocket-shaped inflatables and a mini train track, there is tons of fun to be had here. There is also a swimming pool available to use for guest house visitors. Ultimately, Chartwell Castle knows how to keep the little ones entertained, while offering you some much-needed rest and relaxation.
Fabulous Food & Functions
Vineyards Beer Garden and Pizzeria recently opened its doors at Chartwell Castle. Stop by for a day visit and enjoy a wood-fired pizza and craft beer out on the terrace. With its romantic fairy lights and al fresco dining set up, the restaurant fits in perfectly with the castle theme. Treat your special someone to a date night out at Vineyards Restaurant before settling in at the guest house. There's nothing like a little royal treatment to score you some extra brownie points. Take your one and only to see the magnificent courtyard and wedding hall to really seal the deal. After all, every bride dreams of being a princess on her wedding day!
For More Information
Details: Chartwell Castle, 1 Hood Rd (Cnr. Watercombe) Chartwell West, Johannesburg | (Tel) +27 66 148 8754 (Vineyards Restaurant) | Email: [email protected].