• Clifton

  • Cape Town

  • South Africa

Clifton Castle


Gracious and commodious living is afforded

in this eight-storey residence of imposing splendour. The property is an
uncompromising architectural statement occupying three consecutive plots in the
most sought-after secluded location on Nettleton Road. Suspended on the edge of
the hillside, one enters the residence on the sixth floor as greeted by two
Chinese terracotta warrior replicas framing the entrance. Four metre high
ceilings and half-metre deep cornices frame eclectic interiors of
self-consciously untraditional taste accommodating collections of both
distinguished local contemporary furniture by Pierre Cronje and French antique
pieces from the Dordogne. The South African architectural designer Craig Kaplan
is responsible for the elegant proportions of the upper three living floors
that house distinguished European and such local artwork as by Francois Krige
in addition to choice chinoiserie designed around a grand central staircase.
The design was conceived to provide ever-changing framed vistas that open up
the property to the exterior from all angles. The opulence is underscored by
rich fabric hangings and silk rugs contrasting with deep mahogany and warm
walnut wood tones.

The elegance of grand pianos and formal
dining furniture reflects a sophisticated ambience of discernment. Through the
main reception rooms and informal dining terrace your eye is drawn to an
arresting sculpture at the perimeter of the substantial landscaped garden that
commands a vantage point overlooking the Clifton beaches and Camps Bay
coastline beyond. One can also see the Table Mountain upper cable car station
through the trees from here while the garden is set against the surrounding

A curvaceous swimming pool with an archway
formed of touching boulders and private bench seat recesses is complemented by
a sauna, steam room and sunbathing deck. One can survey all below from here as
you find yourself at a truly commanding height. Suitably, the signature Keith
Calder sculpture of an athletic man seizing the wing of an eagle in a
triumphant posture speaks to the sense of superior overview here.

The triple height volume sweeping
staircase, adorned with Irma Stern portraits, takes one up to the seventh and
eighth levels. To the left is a large suite with magnificent views of the
hillside backdrop, a double bed and en suite bathroom. To the right is the
library. Superb views are to beheld from every window. The library flows round
to the study and a second bedroom with double bed, sea views and an en suite
shower. One then climbs to the audacious main suite which takes up the entire
eighth floor. One feels as if suspended in the sky with the space opening up to
full spectacular seascape panoramas.

A staircase takes one down to the fifth
level with a second informal lounge and two further bedrooms. Both bedrooms
have splendid sea views and en suite bathrooms. The first bedroom has two
single beds and the second has a double bed.

One then descends the staircase to the
bottom floor with pool table, storage room and laundry facilities.

A self-contained one bedroom studio allows
one the privacy to be independent from the rest of the villa. The studio is
equipped with its own kitchen, lounge and en suite bathroom. Again from here
magnificent views of the ocean and mountain coastline can be seen from every

Under cover parking is available for four

REF 1781



​5 Star accommodation

5 bedrooms - en-suite

Service included


Sea Views

Secure parking

Chef service on request


No considerations are made.


Availability functionality coming soon.
Low Season Rates From:

ZAR 50000

per night
bedrooms bathrooms Levels
5 5 4
​5 Star accommodation

5 bedrooms - en-suite

Service included


Sea Views

Secure parking

Chef service on request


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