Reviews of Caracal Lodge


"Caracal Lodge"

(South Africa) Chris | 1 April 2019

"Thank you for the warm welcome. From the time we arrived to the time we left everything was so much more than expected. Our family had a lovely long weekend by waking up to a fresh breeze every morning and watching the sunset from our cottage. Very peaceful get-away. Nice scenery on the farm. Lots..."

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"Thank you for the warm welcome. From the time we arrived to the time we left everything was so much more than expected. Our family had a lovely long weekend by waking up to a fresh breeze every morning and watching the sunset from our cottage. Very peaceful get-away. Nice scenery on the farm. Lots to do in and around Kaapsehoop area if you want to travel around. "


"Figtree Cottage"

(South Africa) Yolandi Human | 23 December 2013

"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..."

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"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"


"Perfect getaway"

(South Africa) samantha curgenven | 30 July 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..."

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"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."


"Highly recommended"

(South Africa) Bontle Senne | 18 June 2013

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


"Caracal Lodge"

(South Africa) Refilwe Kgare | 2 April 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!"


"Absoluut ongelooflik!"

(South Africa) ezanle nolan | 28 November 2012

"Baie baie lekker!

Die uiteensetting van die plek is baie netjies,oulik en iets besonders.

Die gaslampies gee 'n lekker romantiese 'vibe' en die swembad is uniek!

Wat my stom geslaan het is die kameelperd met sy eie persoonlikeid!

Jerry die kameelperd groet jou,as hy wegl..."

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"Baie baie lekker!

Die uiteensetting van die plek is baie netjies,oulik en iets besonders.

Die gaslampies gee 'n lekker romantiese 'vibe' en die swembad is uniek!

Wat my stom geslaan het is die kameelperd met sy eie persoonlikeid!

Jerry die kameelperd groet jou,as hy wegloop en jy roep hom kom hy terug! Waar in jou lewe!

Ek sal defenitief terug wees die keer nie vir huweliksherdenking nie maar met ons kiddies.Hulle sal hul gate uit geniet.

Die werkers is ook vreeslik gaaf,behulpsaam en een verstaan tot afrikaans.baie baie beindruk."


"Awesome!"

(South Africa) Vicky Kneale | 2 October 2012

"What an incredible weekend! Beautiful accommodation and amazing hosts. Would highly recommend. Thank you Craig for making this one of our more memorable weekends. Vicky, Phil and the boys."


"Tranquility and peace"

(Seychelles) Albert Venter | 19 September 2012

"We stayed in the Figtree Lodge for two nights and had a very pleasant time. The oil lamps gave a very old world atmosphere, the setting is stunning and the tame giraffe was a treat! Walk to waterfall and caves beautiful. Truly a gem and would recommend it for a tranquil escape. 11km dirt road forces..."

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"We stayed in the Figtree Lodge for two nights and had a very pleasant time. The oil lamps gave a very old world atmosphere, the setting is stunning and the tame giraffe was a treat! Walk to waterfall and caves beautiful. Truly a gem and would recommend it for a tranquil escape. 11km dirt road forces you to stay in, so take everything from salt and pepper (there are 2 braais and wood) to wine. Splash pool should be great in summer. "


"A little bit of heaven on earth"

(Netherlands) laura werkendam | 20 August 2012

"By far one of the best places we have ever been! How lucky we were to have found it. The lovely lodges are beautifully decorated. The environment is breathtaking. Giraffes, zebra's, horses, ostriches, turkeys and lots more are walking freely on the land which was a dream for the children. Many many ..."

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"By far one of the best places we have ever been! How lucky we were to have found it. The lovely lodges are beautifully decorated. The environment is breathtaking. Giraffes, zebra's, horses, ostriches, turkeys and lots more are walking freely on the land which was a dream for the children. Many many thanks to Karen & Donald for making our stay one we will remember for ever!"


"Lekker!"

(South Africa) Ludwich Marx | 5 June 2012

"Great for a quick bush breakaway! Enjoyed it thoroughly."


"Easter at Caracal Lodge"

(South Africa) irene Zvitambo | 12 April 2012

"My friends and I always have an annual Easter ritual getaway and this time we decided to try out Caracal Lodge, a decision I'm happy to say we have NOT regretted. The Lodge was amazing! The views stunning! And the hospitality, out of this world! What a high standard of excellence the owners have..."

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"My friends and I always have an annual Easter ritual getaway and this time we decided to try out Caracal Lodge, a decision I'm happy to say we have NOT regretted. The Lodge was amazing! The views stunning! And the hospitality, out of this world! What a high standard of excellence the owners have. We have now made this our Easter gateaway home."


"Stunning"

(South Africa) irene Zvitambo | 10 April 2012

"A stunning lodge. The views from the lodge were magnificent. Not forgetting our breakfasts on the deck with views of giraffes and impalas. We enjoyed the picnic by the waterfalls and the game drive. This is the place to stay if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The ow..."

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"A stunning lodge. The views from the lodge were magnificent. Not forgetting our breakfasts on the deck with views of giraffes and impalas. We enjoyed the picnic by the waterfalls and the game drive. This is the place to stay if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The owners are friendly and go out of their way to make sure you're comfortable. Hats off to them. We enjoyed ourselves and we are making this our yearly getaway spot!"


"Caracal Lodge"

(South Africa) Caroline Wood | 15 March 2012

"Comfortable and elegant self-catering accommodation in a delightful wild garden setting. Lovely scenery nearby.

Unfortunately we didn't have time to go on a game drive."


"Awesome"

(South Africa) Leigh Goodall | 3 January 2012

"It really is a truly awesome lodge. The scenery is breathtaking! We saw giraffe and zebra. It's the perfect place to go to reconnect to nature and yourself! I would recommend it to anyone that needs to escape the city life!"


"Beautiful"

(South Africa) anonymous | 5 September 2016

"We enjoyed our stay very much. The lodge itself is set in beautiful surrounding and is really very lovely and comfortable. We had a good stay."


"Peace, quietness and fun"

(South Africa) Mahudu | 15 June 2015

"I enjoyed my stay at Caral lodge and I will be visiting again soon. "


"Quiet and peaceful breakaway experience!"

(South Africa) Mr Van Vuuren | 27 April 2015

"What a great breakaway place to enjoy the quiet and peaceful nature! Loved the waterfall and Gerry the friendly giraffe!"


"Stay at Caracal"

(South Africa) Buys | 13 April 2015

"The stay was so lovely. I will recommend the place to people and I will certainly go back. The room was nice and cosy. The walks to the waterfall were absolutely great and it was very pleasant just to be in nature. I found the decor to be interesting as well. "


"Magical stay in one of the most beautiful parts of SA"

(South Africa) Mr Batey | 7 April 2015

"What can be said about Caracal lodge. Pictures and words don’t do it justice, it truly is a little piece of heaven. From the accommodation that truly makes you feel that you have your own cottage in the bush, to Gerry the giraffe, Mary the lamb, Billy the goat, the wonderful dogs,Lulu especially ;) ..."

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"What can be said about Caracal lodge. Pictures and words don’t do it justice, it truly is a little piece of heaven. From the accommodation that truly makes you feel that you have your own cottage in the bush, to Gerry the giraffe, Mary the lamb, Billy the goat, the wonderful dogs,Lulu especially ;) , to the TWO waterfalls available on the wild and wonderful hiking trails, and last but not least the hospitality of the owners Donald and Caryn (as well as their friends) , this is a place that needs to be experienced in the flesh for you to understand its magic.. We shall indeed return, just this time not in polo, LOL!"


"Amazing Getaway"

(South Africa) Karin Webber | 3 March 2015

"We had the most amazing stay as Caracal Lodge!

They were very accommodating as we were only able to arrive very late on Friday evening. On our arrival the staff was waiting for us and were very friendly and professional.

The perfect getaway from our crazy life to just relax and en..."

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"We had the most amazing stay as Caracal Lodge!

They were very accommodating as we were only able to arrive very late on Friday evening. On our arrival the staff was waiting for us and were very friendly and professional.

The perfect getaway from our crazy life to just relax and enjoy the peace and quite.

We will definitely be going back in the very near future.

Being able to interact with Gerry the giraffe was an extra amazing experience and I cant wait to take my kids to meet him "


"Gerry, the star attraction!"

(South Africa) Mrs Powne | 12 August 2014

"We spent two nights at Caracal Lodge in early August and absolutely loved our stay. We were in Figtree lodge, which is built around old ruins with a fabulous strangler fig at the entrance. Two beds were added for our children to stay as well and we still had ample room. The lodge itself is spacious ..."

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"We spent two nights at Caracal Lodge in early August and absolutely loved our stay. We were in Figtree lodge, which is built around old ruins with a fabulous strangler fig at the entrance. Two beds were added for our children to stay as well and we still had ample room. The lodge itself is spacious and was lovely and clean. There is no electricity, so heating is via a log fire and there are gas amenities, stove, fridge and lighting. Outside is spacious with a boma and hammock, which was a hit with our children. We went on three walks at the property and for us being able to just start a walk from our lodge was wonderful...the walks are all well marked and would suit most people. The cave walk was a favourite and our 9 & 10 year old were able to descend as well. The highlight was definitely Gerry the beautiful resident giraffe. He came to visit our lodge on a number of occasions and I think we all fell in love with him. You should probably heed Donald's advice and not let Gerry follow you on a walk.... He followed us on our cave walk, and he can be quite intimidating because of his sheer size, however he is a gentle giant and despite our running paced walk, it was still the highlight! If you are looking for a peaceful getaway and some gentle bush walking in nature, this place is perfect."


"What a lovely surprise"

(South Africa) Patrick Dean | 7 August 2014

"We stayed in Nyala Lodge, and the accommodation is excellent. It was a pleasant surprise to find a fully equipped kitchen too :) We only overnighted so I can't comment on the walks and trails in the reserve. I would recommend a good ground clearance vehicle for accessing Caracal. Thoroughly enjoyed ..."

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"We stayed in Nyala Lodge, and the accommodation is excellent. It was a pleasant surprise to find a fully equipped kitchen too :) We only overnighted so I can't comment on the walks and trails in the reserve. I would recommend a good ground clearance vehicle for accessing Caracal. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there (after I'd gotten over the fright that Gerry the giraffe gave me after suddenly appearing right next to my vehicle)"


"My amazing weekend getaway"

(South Africa) Ms Ndimande | 16 June 2014

"My stay at Caracal Lodge was amazing. I experienced numerous things there. The view from my cottage was out of this world. Gerry the friendly Giraffe was also nice. Caracal lodge is the perfect getaway for partners or families who just want to relax and enjoy nature. The activities they offer are al..."

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"My stay at Caracal Lodge was amazing. I experienced numerous things there. The view from my cottage was out of this world. Gerry the friendly Giraffe was also nice. Caracal lodge is the perfect getaway for partners or families who just want to relax and enjoy nature. The activities they offer are also fun. The entertainment area is also amazing. The staff are also friendly and always willing to help. I would recommend people to go there, to relax and learn to appreciate nature in its purest form. I had an amazing stay. Thank you Donald. We will definitely be coming back."


"a little bit of paradise"

(South Africa) Natalie | 4 November 2013

"We booked a weekend at Caracal lodge not knowing what to expect. We certainly know now and will definitely be going back. The accommodation was very comfortable, ambience unbelievable and the farm is wonderful. Lots of hiking trails, waterfalls, wonderful views etc. They also have many different var..."

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"We booked a weekend at Caracal lodge not knowing what to expect. We certainly know now and will definitely be going back. The accommodation was very comfortable, ambience unbelievable and the farm is wonderful. Lots of hiking trails, waterfalls, wonderful views etc. They also have many different varietals of buck, caracal, giraffe (one of which is tame and accompanies you on walks - we went for a 6km walk with Jerry :-)) It was a magical weekend and only 3 hours from Johannesburg"