There are a many places in South Africa where more than a few ghostly bumps happen in the night. From castles to hotels, here are five of the most haunted places to visit in the country…
Built in the 17th century, the Castle of Good Hope is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa. It is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a former soldier who ended his life there. Visitors have reported seeing shadowy figures, hearing unexplained voices and feeling sudden drops in temperature. Oooh!
THE UNIONDALE GHOST, UNIONDALE
The Uniondale Ghost is one of South Africa’s most famous supernatural legends. According to the story, a woman dressed in a grey dress is said to hitchhike along the N9 highway near Uniondale. Several motorists have claimed to have picked her up, only for her to vanish from their cars!
THE ERASMUS CASTLE, PRETORIA
Erasmus Castle, also called Die Spookhuis, is a hotspot of paranormal activity, a relic of the past in South Africa. Visitors to Pretoria come to see lit windows in the night, and distant moans, all while the mansion is uninhabited. #FaustianFriday pic.twitter.com/U3wJsGOXZq
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The Erasmus Castle, also known as the Castle Kyalami, is believed to be haunted by the spirits of former slaves who were mistreated by the owner. Witnesses have reported hearing screams and seeing apparitions around the castle.
THE TOKAI MANOR HOUSE, CAPE TOWN
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The Tokai Manor House is an old Cape Dutch-style building dating back to the 18th century. It is rumoured to be haunted by the spirit of a lady in grey who has been seen wandering the premises. There have also been reports of unexplained noises and ghostly apparitions.
THE NOTTINGHAM ROAD HOTEL, KWAZULU-NATAL
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This hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former owner who passed away in the building. Guests have reported strange occurrences such as flickering lights, objects moving on their own and the feeling of being watched by an unseen presence.-The South African