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About Little Carthage

Three rustic, self-catering chalets overlooking the Olifants River are offered. The Loft chalet and Rondavel are booked as one unit and are located at the pool and pool deck with braai facilities, and a lovely outdoor kitchen which has an awesome view. The River chalet is separate and private with it's own braai facilities and a plunge pool.
We are set within the 1000 ha Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve with giraffe, zebra, kudu, nyala, warthog, eland, water buck, black-backed jackal and more, and there are crocodiles and hippos in the main stream of the Olifants. The adventurous can explore the island, potholes and waterfalls right in front of Little Carthage.
The pool deck is right on the river with a swimming pool, a braai area and an eight-seater table under shade. The open kitchen has an eight-seater table under thatch, a full size fridge-freezer, a gas oven and stove, a microwave and cutlery and crockery.
* The Loft Chalet sleeps four, with a queen-size bed downstairs and a loft bedroom with twin beds. There is a bathroom with a shower. The ladder to the loft is very steep and not suitable for very small children or older folk. There is a kitchenette with a medium fridge, a kettle, and basic cutlery and crockery.
* The Rondavel sleeps two and is a very basic but neat open-plan room. There is a queen-size bed and a bathroom with a shower that are separated only by a half wall. Cooking and catering needs to be done in the outside kitchen. It is not available to rent on its own, only for those hiring both the Loft Chalet and the Rondavel together.
* The River cottage is set away from the other two chalets and sleeps 4-8. The main room is open plan with a king size bed and bunk beds. There is an en-suite bathroom, with a shower. It is open and spacious with a large deck overlooking the river. There is a 2nd bedroom attached off the side of the deck with a king size bed and an en-suite bathroom, and there are bunk beds on the deck. The unit is semi off-grid - there is a full size electric fridge, a gas oven/stove, hot water donkie and solar lights. It has a kitchenette with basic cutlery and crockery, and it's own braai area.
Little Carthage is a great getaway for people who love the bush, but please be prepared for the bush. There are geckos, lizards, spiders and the occasional snake, monkeys and baboons. We try not to kill anything except mosquitoes and flies, and so on.
Please try and arrive while it is still light, as you have eight kilometers of dirt road and then three and a half kilometers of bush road to negotiate. You don't need a 4x4 but very low cars may battle. A conservancy levy of R100 is required upon entry to the reserve per car, valid for 7 days. Well behaved and socialised pets welcome by arrangement.

Safari: Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve is a private 1000-hectare game reserve on the Olifants River. It includes game such as giraffe, zebra, kudu, nyala, warthog, eland and waterbuck.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 24 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The Rondavel is not available to rent on its own, only for those hiring both the Loft Chalet and the Rondavel together.

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Reviews for Little Carthage

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Mike Hancock
18 August 2018

The property could be improved a bit for visitor comfort (eg carpet/lino cover for bouble bedroom floor to cover 'decking' flooring gaps, + a few proper hooks for clothes/towels/solar lights etc. The whole family loved this place and the kids discovered that life without Wi-Fi is great fun. Probably the best location of the whole 3 week holiday - but don't despair on first arrival!!

Melanie Rust
08 July 2018

It was perfect...so relaxed and we would love to go agian. The kids loved plating in the river and walking on the rocks. The host is so friendly. Heather really takes pride in her cottages. We were very happy.

Vernon Kantor
25 February 2018

The open plan kitchen outside was great. At the pool with a awesome view. The view point with the waterfalls was also very nice. Pet friendly. What more can you ask for. A lot of game to view. Heather a great host. Made us feel very welcome and always prepared to help.

Chris Greyling
13 February 2018

No cellphone reception was the best of all. The nature and peace full atmosphere contributed to the real place to rest.

Michela Menegon
02 January 2018

Outside area was lovely, fantastic view and pool/braai area. My friends, first timers to South Africa, rated this one of all the places we stayed as having the best living/outside space. We had a great time and loved the place. Heather was lovely to chat to and her staff very pleasant. Road in was a bit worse than we expected but once done the first time you get use to it and it's fine. A high clearance car is recommended.

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Little Carthage is 20.7km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 32.1km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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