Caracal Lodge

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  • Main house
  • Nyala Cottage boma © Donald Blanshard
  • Stone Circle Cottage
  • Lounge © Donald Blanshard
  • Interior
  •  © Caracal Lodge
  •  © Donald Blanshard
  •  © Donald Blanshard
  •  © Donald Blanshard
  • The tame giraffe, Gerrie
  • Beautiful waterfall © Donald Blanshard
  • Description
  • Facilities
Caracal Lodge offers self-catering luxury accommodation situated in the beautiful valley of Houtboshoek in Mpumalanga, only 48 km from Nelspruit and 100 km from the Kruger National Park. Caracal Lodge is a 300-hectare game farm comprising four luxury cottages.

The lodge offers various options of luxury accommodation, each with its own special features aimed at lovers of nature and wildlife. Figtree Lodge and Magtree Lodge are bush cottages for couples lit by gas and lamplight, with full self-catering facilities, while Kudu and Nyala Cottages are two-bedroom cottages, each with electricity and all amenities for self-catering.

We are situated in a beautiful valley with 360-degree views. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful grassy mountains, home to the mountain reedbuck, grey rhebuck, oribi and bushbuck, which occur naturally in the area. 300 hectares of unspoilt nature is home to the various species of game that have been introduced, including impala, livingstone eland, zebra, waterbuck, nyala, kudu, blue wildebeest, and giraffe. The shy Red duiker is often seen furtively feeding off the lawns of our two luxury bush lodges.

Take a hike or 4x4 drive around the ranch and enjoy the breathtaking views of the beautiful valley and view game at the same time. A babbling brook with crystal clear mountain water feeds the spectacular waterfall where you can enjoy a picnic, sundowner or a splash under the shade of the forest that surrounds it.

© Caracal Lodge

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 14
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

14 Reviews on Caracal Lodge

This was an amazing experience and would like to recommend it to any nature lover! The views are incredible and the quality of the bedding and utensils in the cottages are of the highest range. Hospitably is great and they attend to all your needs. Would certainly go again! And this time in Magtree Cottage

Yolandi Human, South Africa
23 December 2013

We are so happy we chose to go to Caracal lodge for a romantic getaway. We stayed in the Stone Circle Cottage. It has a wonderful outside shower which is exhilarating for the warm weather. We came from Middelburg, which is under 2 hours away from Caracal. Jan took us on a 4X4 drive to take a view of the farm and the surrounding areas, he was very professional and knowledgeable. We also explored the caves on the farm, which was a lot of fun. Jerry the giraffe walked with us to the waterfall where we had a lovely time cooling off under the waterfall. We would like to thank Donald for everything. It was really lovely and Caracal would see us again soon.

samantha curgenven, South Africa
30 July 2013

Stay was nice. The road leading to the Lodge is terrible and had some damage to the underside of my car, must have a SUV or Bakkie. Water used for bathing was very dirty as it was to cold for shower as there was only an outside shower. Personally I think it is a bit over priced for what you get.

Charl Ferreira, South Africa
15 July 2013

We stayed in Kudu Lodge which was lovely and thoroughly enjoyed Caracal Lodge. We would highly recommend it to others.

Bontle Senne, South Africa
18 June 2013

3 nights was just not enough to fully enjoy the incredible hospitality, beautiful views and stunning accommodation! The lodge gets our two thumbs up and then some!

Refilwe Kgare, South Africa
02 April 2013
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
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  • Per Person:
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  • Per Unit:
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  • Minimum Stay:
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Self-catering lodge sleeping two people, comprising an open-plan double bedroom, a full bathroom, outdoor shower, dining area, kitchen with a gas stove and all utensils, verandah, and barbecue facilities. Figtree Lodge is lit by lamp light, giving a romantic atmosphere.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Outdoor shower
Beds Queen beds
Other Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities
Views Garden, Mountain
 
Figtree Lodge
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Kudu CottageX 1
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Luxury two-bedroom cottage located close to the main lodge comprising a bathroom, lounge, open-plan kitchen, outdoor shower, and a patio. The cottage also features a private stone boma for barbecues and open-air cooking. Kudu cottage now has its own “Cuddle Puddle “ ( Splash pool ) as well as full DSTV.
Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom, Outdoor shower
Beds Three-quarter beds, Queen beds
Other Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
Views Dam, Mountain, Garden
 
Kudu Cottage
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Magtree LodgeX 1
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Luxury thatch rondavel built on an old ruin under a huge wild Fig tree providing shade in the heat of summer. The unit comprises an open-plan double bedroom with a daybed, a bathroom with shower, and a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy a book or a barbecue in the stone boma. Magtree is only a five-minute walk from a beautiful waterfall and picnic spot.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds Sleeper couch, Queen beds
Other Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities
Views Garden, Mountain
 
Magtree Lodge
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Nyala CottageX 1
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Luxury two-bedroom cottage located close to the main lodge comprising a bathroom, lounge, open-plan kitchen, outdoor shower, and a patio. The cottage also features a private stone boma for barbecues and open-air cooking. Full DSTV available.
Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom, Outdoor shower
Beds Three-quarter beds, Queen beds
Other Balcony/patio, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
TV DStv
Views Mountain, Dam, Garden
 
Nyala Cottage
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Stone Circle CottageX 1
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Stone Circle is a new 50 sq meter cottage in the bush. Its name comes from the ancient stone circle that surrounds it. Stone Circle is private, romantic and peaceful. It has a 25 sq meter deck leading on to the braai area. It is an open plan layout with a kitchen dining area, lounge and bedroom as well as a private bathroom and outside shower. The cottage is lit by LED Lighting and romantic lamps. There is a gas stove, gas fridge/freezer and gas geyser. Stone circle has a wood burning fireplace to warm you in winter. There are 2 x ¾ beds which can be pushed together to form a kingsize double.
Beds Three-quarter beds
Other Fireplace, Bar Fridge
 
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Figtree Lodge x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Self-catering lodge sleeping two people, comprising an open-plan double bedroom, a full bathroom, outdoor shower, dining area, kitchen with a gas stove and all utensils, verandah, and barbecue facilities. Figtree Lodge is lit by lamp light, giving a romantic atmosphere.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Outdoor shower
Beds Queen beds
Other Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities
Views Garden, Mountain

Kudu Cottage x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Luxury two-bedroom cottage located close to the main lodge comprising a bathroom, lounge, open-plan kitchen, outdoor shower, and a patio. The cottage also features a private stone boma for barbecues and open-air cooking. Kudu cottage now has its own “Cuddle Puddle “ ( Splash pool ) as well as full DSTV.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom, Outdoor shower
Beds Three-quarter beds, Queen beds
Other Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
Views Dam, Mountain, Garden

Magtree Lodge x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Luxury thatch rondavel built on an old ruin under a huge wild Fig tree providing shade in the heat of summer. The unit comprises an open-plan double bedroom with a daybed, a bathroom with shower, and a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy a book or a barbecue in the stone boma. Magtree is only a five-minute walk from a beautiful waterfall and picnic spot.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds Queen beds, Sleeper couch
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Self-catering
Views Mountain, Garden

Nyala Cottage x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Luxury two-bedroom cottage located close to the main lodge comprising a bathroom, lounge, open-plan kitchen, outdoor shower, and a patio. The cottage also features a private stone boma for barbecues and open-air cooking. Full DSTV available.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom, Outdoor shower
Beds Three-quarter beds, Queen beds
Other Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Balcony/patio
TV DStv
Views Mountain, Dam, Garden

Stone Circle Cottage x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Stone Circle is a new 50 sq meter cottage in the bush. Its name comes from the ancient stone circle that surrounds it. Stone Circle is private, romantic and peaceful. It has a 25 sq meter deck leading on to the braai area. It is an open plan layout with a kitchen dining area, lounge and bedroom as well as a private bathroom and outside shower. The cottage is lit by LED Lighting and romantic lamps. There is a gas stove, gas fridge/freezer and gas geyser. Stone circle has a wood burning fireplace to warm you in winter. There are 2 x ¾ beds which can be pushed together to form a kingsize double.

Features available

Beds Three-quarter beds
Other Fireplace, Bar Fridge

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