The Castle is perched on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment, centrally situated in Mpumalanga. It is close to beautiful scenic wonders such as God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the world renowned Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, the Pinnacle as well as spectacular waterfalls such as the Forest, Lisbon, Mac-Mac, Berlin and Lone Creek. The Kruger National Park is less than an hour’s drive away.
Flycatcher Castle in itself boasts a work of art, sculpted first as a model by Manie Connoway who gained inspiration from the St. Colamba Presbyterian Church in Parkview, Johannesburg and Castle Nuovo in Napels, Italy. A great variety of antique furniture, ornaments and art within the castle have been collected throughout Southern Africa and other continents, creating a grand masterpiece. Examples include sandstone corner blocks and old farmhouse yellow wood beams from the Free State, entrance doors from Belgium, spectacular Art Deco windows from the old Afrox building in downtown Johannesburg and dazzling Art Deco light fittings.
The Castle perfectly compliments its surroundings and reflects an awareness and love of nature, with beautiful views across the Mantitshi wetland and river. This home mirrors this peacefulness as the rooms do not have televisions but rather echo Nature’s calls. Found within the garden is a little Eden with a colony of dwarf chameleons, half a dozen of frog species and a variety of birds. An abundance of wild flowers can be found within a radius of 200 meters from the castle ‘ an excellent opportunity for macro photography enthusiasts. Click here to view images.