Built in 1909 by retired Schutztruppe Captain Hansheinrich Von Wolf,
the castle stands on the high ground looking south-wards onto a valley that is
situated in the semi-arid lands about 70kms south west of
If you are traveling along the C14 road and in the area it's well worth the effort and time
to make the detour. Take care and read your road map carefully. The
route to the castle is not sign posted. See directions below.
Although having a somewhat
foreboding external appearance, the interior of Duwisib Castle was
designed for comfort and had the latest plumbing fixtures of the day.
The clever placing of windows offers the best lighting. The meter
thick stone walls and high ceilings made for coolness in the hot
summers. The twin fireplaces in the Knight's Hall were needed during
the few , but often bitterly cold winter's evenings. Beneath the hall
was a large cellar to keep cool the imported German wines and French
Cognacs. The singer's gallery lead to the Gentlemen's smoking room
having a ceiling decorated with a painting of a Zeppelin in flight.
Hanging on the east wall of the
Knight's Hall are two beautiful examples of a cavalry saber and a
military dress sword that were given to Hansheinrich as presents from
his brother in law and are engraved ' Horst Von Metzsch S/L Hanheinrich