Caracal Lodge

Off the N4 towards Nelspruit, Houtboschoek, Nelspruit3699South Africa
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About Caracal Lodge

Located amidst tranquil, hilly terrain, Caracal Lodge features self-catering chalets. The property has several species of wildlife that roam on-site including eland, zebra, and giraffe.

All of the chalets feature separate sitting areas and private bathrooms. Some feature electricity while others offer an off-grid experience. Kitchens with a fridge and stove top, plus a desk and balcony are also featured in each unit.

The property offers an outdoor pool with a game room that has a pool table and table tennis. There is also a waterfall on the property and trails that can be explored via a 4x4 tour for an additional cost. Free parking is available on-site.

Braai style barbecues are available at Caracal Lodge and there’s also an honesty bar with drinks.

Starvation Creek Nature Reserve is eight miles away. Other highlights include the Montrose Falls, roughly 11 miles away, and Sudwala Caves, 20 miles to the north.


Off the N4 towards Nelspruit, Houtboschoek, , Nelspruit, 3699, South Africa
Telephone: +27(82)4510359 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Bungalows
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Gym
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Great property for a real bush experience

Travellers looking for a different experience far removed from the city enjoy this property. Its secluded nature and the wildlife, that roam the area, including zebra and giraffe, create a unique experience. Guests also love the beautiful scenery that includes a waterfall and gardens.

Owners create a family-friendly atmosphere

The staff who run this property are very welcoming, according to posted comments. Reviewers praise the staff members for being very accommodating and helpful to guests, as well as being great conversationalists.

Private cottages are top quality

Visitors report that each of the private accommodations are well maintained and clean, with a good selection of rustic-style decor. The range of features and amount of space that is provided also lends to comfortable stays, according to reviews.

Negative Reviews

Finding the property is challenging

Locating this property is difficult for many travellers. A lack of road signs makes it a challenge to find, according to online reviews. In addition, access roads are found to be in a relatively poor condition.

Not all cottages have electricity

Reviewers note that only some of the cottages at this property offer electricity. This comes as a surprise to many, who state this fact isn't clearly mentioned in advertisements, and is considered inconvenient.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 31 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
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8.3 out of 10 based on 31 reviews