Western Cape’s untapped secret: Knysna Castles | Buccara

Western Cape's untapped secret: Knysna Castles


If you’ve been living under a rock, one would hope the rock itself was the ochre rock of Noetzie Beach, in Knysna: a secluded conclave of ochre and sand grain, deeply set between thundering ocean breakers, and baking beneath a Cape sun that beams on for days. A place where Yellowwood trees beckon the senses and castles come alive to the touch. This place exists

It's called Buccara: the Western Cape's untapped secret - now unveiled, for the most discerning South Africa escapist.

Imagine a vacation where history, luxury, and natural beauty converge to create an unforgettable sensory experience. Buccara Knysna Castles are the plus plus factor of any exclusive family getaway, company incentive or couple’s hideaway. And this Summer, its open for business. 


Far flung from even the most discerning vacation palate, the castles of Buccara present something unexpected, and out of the African ordinary: a gateway to a secret world where every whim and desire are catered to, with unmatched attention to detail.


Many a prolific name has been known to flock to the foot of this Knysna forest floor, frolicking away the big city burdens, between the magnificence of unspoilt beach and cliff. You could be next! With its long heritage for hospitality, Buccara was born from a family collective of idea engineers, wanting to merge historical energy with heartfelt human connection and experiences, that would linger long after the holiday was over. And they’ve duly succeeded. 


Since the inception build in the early 1930’s, where the very first Knysna Castle was erected, Buccara today has come to be a plush collection of vacation properties around the world – including Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas and South Africa – delivering on its promise of 5-Star villa residencies, white-glove service, curated excursions and the ultimate in barefoot sophistication.

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Unparalleled Privacy

Each luxury castle at Buccara offers a private oasis, some of which are surrounded by lush gardens and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Guests can relax, unwind, and create cherished memories without the worry of stray holidaymakers or prying eyes.

Historical Significance

The Knysna Castles have a rich legacy dating back to the 1930s. They are not just luxurious retreats but also living pieces of history. Guests can immerse themselves in the charm and elegance of a bygone era, where sailors once rested and explored

Exceptional Service

The dedicated staff at Buccara Knysna Castles ensure that every need is met. From private chefs that craft exquisite meals to concierge services that curate personalised experiences, there is no request too personal or too extravagant. Activities such as private long table dining, yacht days, bungee and snorkel, golf at Pezula Golf Estate, eco-trail hikes, oyster harvesting and beach picnics (and more) are ripe for the picking.

Experiential Attitude

If not the most innate reason one should consider vacationing at Buccara other than for its sheer appreciation for life, and the celebratory human experience, is its grounding in experiential attitude. Surrounded by the illustriousness of Mother Nature, offering guests a serene step away from it all, Buccara deepens the repose and experience.


Reigning supreme across a bay of private golden beach, four Knysna Castles stand to attention: Lindsay, Pezula, Honeymoon and Craighross. Perched on the edge of the Noetzie Beach, the Buccara Knysna Castles offer breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding wilderness. Each with their own unique style and grace, the castles accommodate up to 12 guests, with their own private entrance and living and entertainment facilities.

While the castles are secretly tucked away from the main town, guests take comfort knowing they have the option of indulging in remote-urban luxury, with full WIFI access, easy transport options, medical facilities, restaurants and dining facilities all on the ready. 


With a commitment to excellence and a passion for delivering unforgettable experiences, Buccara Knysna Castles cater to individuals seeking the epitome of luxury, privacy and soulful connection.

You can book directly through the following link.