Flycatcher Castle Graskop Guest House Mpumalanga
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  • Guests17
  • Rooms/Units6
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Flycatcher Castle is one of the highly recommended Graskop guest houses and provides accommodation in 6 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Panorama Route region.

About Flycatcher Castle

Flycatcher Castle is situated on the outskirts of Graskop towards God's Window in Mpumalanga. The Castle, set in the style of a 17th century Italian Castle is a fairytale experience for all visitors and guests alike, be it for lunch, tea, castle tour or a stay over in the luxurious suites.

The Castle has been a dream turned to reality in just three years. Having been conceptualized in the form of a sculpture by part owner Manie Connoway early in 2005, the castle was constructed using hand picked relics and works of art to create a magnificent masterpiece set in one of the most beautiful areas of the country.


There are six suites which are all individually decorated in styles of end of the 19th century composers such as Strauss in frivolous pink, Gounod in striking Art Deco and Mozart in red velvet and gilded wallpaper.

Other unique aspects of the suites include lovely views as well a magnificent bath set in an open plan style, ideal for couples wanting a romantic and enchanted experience. A sixth suite, The Ruby Royal, is ideal for guests who dare to have a completely different and exciting experience in an Arabian setting.

The bedroom tower has a four meter high mirrored ceiling, the indoor solar heated plunge pool is framed by Persian carpets and embellished with a chandelier laden with "rubies". The throne chamber (toilet) boasts a tiara, mirrors, "ruby" jewels and optical fiber lights (a place where there can be no secrets!).

A spacious shower overlooking the plunge pool and indoor garden promises sheer enjoyment (please note that the Ruby Royal has no bath). Food and drinks from the kitchen can be served through a service hatch ... so there is no need to go anywhere, but "hide" and "play" in the Ruby Royal.


The auditorium can seat up to 35 people. There is a digital overhead projector, a large collapsible movie screen (3,4 x 2,5 metres), a good sound system, three spotlights together with other lighting.

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The Castle has a Chapel / Auditorium which can be used for weddings, concerts, small intimate gatherings and functions, as well as an art gallery showcasing a variety of bronzed sculptures. A cosy spa was opened recently and guests can enjoy the Jacuzzi, a massage or an ozone sauna. Four course dinners are served in Der Rosenkavalier Restaurant, bringing fine dining cuisine to perfectly complete this magical experience.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Roof deck
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Disabled equipped
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Stage
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • German

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Mozart Royal

Most spacious and situated away from the four luxury suites, the Mozart is purely grand and ideal for the honeymoon couple and the celebration of a dreamy occasion. The large round bathroom (in the middle tower) boasts a couple-sized bath with a fine view

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Verdi Deluxe

The Verdi catches the first sun rays of the morning. Its decor and colour scheme depicts serenity in shades of greenish-blue and soft purple. The very spacious shower area offers a magnificent outlook over the wetland.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Puccini Deluxe

The Puccini is ideal for tall people because the brass bed allows for long comfort. It has a definite masculine feel to it with a warm, yellow-brown colour scheme and once again, a spacious shower area overlooking the wetland.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Strauss Deluxe

This suite has a gentle, feminine feel to it. Frivolous (like the waltzes!) pink curtains and soft pink, Carrara-like vanity tops, exquisite, rare antique furniture with inlaid artwork by a master carpenter.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Gounod Deluxe

A luscious suite with complete set of Art Deco furniture. Ample mirrors create a spacious sensation. The exquisite black and blue diamond granite top vanities, together with the typical Art Deco chandelier.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Ruby Royal

Not for the morally hypersensitive. WORKS OF ART that may upset and therefore it is better to enquire first. Also please note that the plunge pool is solar heated and the pool is cool when there is no sun. For more info please go to our website.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

4 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

The Flycatcher Castle is a gem which I am so thrilled my husband and I were able to experience. We stayed for 2 nights in January 2014 and it was by far one of the best experiences we both have had. We stayed in the Puccini Suite and it was gorgeous and tastefully decorated. The bed and linens are extremely comfortable, the shower is extremely spacious (we had a view of the beautiful garden), and the bath tub is decadent. Manie, the owner, is a man of many talents because aside from the architectural marvel that is the Flycatcher, the cuisine he prepared for us was AMAZING. I moved to South Africa from San Francisco (a foodie city) 2 months ago and it was by far the best food I have had in the country. Literally, Michelin star standard. The detail he put into every dish was greatly appreciated and the food tasted as good at it looked. I would come back to Flycatcher just to have dinner if I were in the area for the day. When one thinks of a castle in modern terms, one might think of something slightly theme-park-ish but the Flycatcher is the furthest thing from a that. Nestled in the hills, it is a retreat where we were able to relax and take in the beauty of the nature which surrounded us. The exterior is reminiscent of medieval castles of Europe while the interior is a mixture of art deco and neo classical. Manie went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful (he even woke up at 4:30 am to direct us to a nice place to watch the sun rise) and I would highly recommend a stay at the Flycatcher. It was hard for us to say which was more enjoyable, the Flycatcher Castle or Blyde River Canyon... both are truly unique hidden gems.

January 2014

Audrey Malan (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

What an experience!! We can’t think of any other place in the world where we would rather have spent our first day as a married couple!! We felt like a king and queen of our own castle. The Ruby suite is out of the world and over the top wonderful, the whole atmosphere makes you feel like a child again. The food is an artistic and taste experience, and Manie gives attention to the smallest detail. I would highly recommend Flycatchers Castle. We will definitely return on our first anniversary (or maybe sooner ;-))).

October 2011

Pierre and Lindi Botha (Middelburg)

Need to Know

Response timeFlycatcher Castle typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 90km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since August 2011

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