Little Carthage

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,350 - 1,350
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. There is a small bar size fridge and a kettle, but 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 with en-suite bathroom and a king size bed attached off the side of the deck, 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.
"The peace and quiet ."
25 Feb 2018
By Vernon Kantor
"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."
"Peace and rest"
13 Feb 2018
By Chris Greyling
"No cellphone reception was the best of all. The nature and peace full atmosphere contributed to the real place to rest."
"Fantastic place in the bush"
02 Jan 2018
By Michela Menegon
"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."
"Piece of paradise!"
18 Aug 2017
By Malinda Smalberger
"We loved every minute of our stay! Absolute perfect getaway! Gracious host. Heather was always available when we needed anything. Our fireplace, pool and surrounds were cleaned and sweeped early every morning by friendly staff. We went boulder hopping everyday in the river for hours. Amazing scenery. Never seen so many stars in the sky and fireflies dancing on the river at night. Plenty of game spotted on our drives. This is our happy place and will make an annual trip. If you want to get away from everything, this is the place!!"
"A lovely place"
13 Aug 2017
By Thierry Lepelley
"It's a quiet place to stay with wonderfull view. We were happy to found so charming owner."
14 Jul 2017
By Rika de Waal
"A place to get away from it all!!! Spend lovely hours around the bonfire. The first time we looked at the time was on the day of our departure."
26 Aug 2016
By Mark, South Africa
"Thank you to Heather of Little Carthage. What an excellent place to stay. It was refreshment to our souls for three weary ladies who needed some space."
05 Mar 2016
By Frank, Netherlands
"We had just such a wonderfull stay at Little Carthage. It was just like a dream came true. We felt very welcome because of the hospitality. The place was very neat and everything you needed was available. Just wonderfull views from the deck and the pool. We surely will come back to Little Carthage!"
"A piece of heaven"
19 Oct 2015
By nicola, South Africa
"Little Carthage has all the ingredients for a magical family getaway. A fantastic private pool, deck and open dining area at your disposal for R&R and magical outdoor dining, gorgeous views over the Oliphant's River, easy access to adventurous walks to go game or waterfall spotting, a perfect positioning to enjoy stunning lowveld sunsets and a dark sky for beautiful star gazing opportunities.Our Host Heather was very friendly and ensured our every need was met."
07 Apr 2014
By Khanyi, South Africa
"We had the best time, Heather is a fantastic hostess and the place is beautiful."