Casart Lodge is a haven of peace and tranquility amongst the bush. While the unsurfaced road from the main road through the Greitje reserve to Casart is very rough, the location of the lodge is sublime. It is nestled amongst the brush with sweeping views over its own (man-made) watering hole and the African bush. While driving to the lodge we came across giraffes and several types of antelope and we awoke the first morning to find a waterbuck on the verandah outside our lodge! Our lodge (Simba) was very comfortable, with two large bedrooms, a luxurious bathroom and shower and a living area/kitchen with verandah. The bedrooms had air-conditioning and mosquito nets. The deck and pool area are at least as good as on the photos, especially at night when the lights, candles and gas flame are lit. Dinner each night was wonderfully cooked and presented by Sonia and provided the perfect opportunity to try some local dishes. With only 8 guests dinner was a very intimate experience and perfectly combined good food, style, individual attention and a luxurious setting. Jan and Sonia were perfect hosts, and from the moment we arrived we were treated as honoured guests rather than tourists. When our hire-car broke down on the way to Casart Jan immediately drove to our help in his 4x4. Jan and Sonia were always available for advice and guidance or for a friendly chat after dinner. This was also reflected in the other staff, who were all unfailingly friendly, helpful and attentive. We took a morning game-drive one day and while we didn't see any of the lions, elephants or rhino on the reserve we had a very enjoyable and individual introduction to the bush and the wildlife. Casart was the highlight of our trip to South Africa and we have already recommended it to our friends.
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- Casart Game Lodge is situated in a private nature resrve, Grietjie, who has a open connection with National Kruger park. Grietjie is big 5 area. U can stay in a rondavel with own Jacuzzi. The African - European kitchen will spoil you and the " real African" experience will wait for you during the game drive or Bush walk. We like to show you a warm Welcome! ... more less
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