The Casa Cara brand was born in 2012 with a small luxurious guesthouse in the small country town of Parys which is situated in the Free State province of South Africa. It wasn’t long before the guesthouse burst out of it seems and had to add additional accommodation. After the runaway success of this venture, a second guesthouse, Casa Cara Vaal Dam was opened on the banks of the Vaal Dam at Deneysville which is also in the Free State. By meeting the market need for spectacular accommodation at reasonable rates and backed-up by great customer service the two guesthouses blossomed. Thus, when a very special riverfront property became available on the Vaal River near Parys, Casa Cara grabbed the opportunity to grow their brand and offer further options to their established loyal clientele. After two years hard work on-site, Casa Cara is proud to announce their most impressive venue to date, the all-new Casa Cara Lodge an exclusive wedding venue which also features a children’s play park and pub style restaurant.

Experience a Casa Cara wedding with Wim & Ansuné.
Videography by Cinastage Studios.

Melissa is the best guesthouse hostess we have ever had the privilege of working with. She accommodated our management team, meeting all our needs, providing perfect accommodation and great meals. We will never go anywhere else!

Rick Scott

Casa Cara is just wonderful. They took great care of me and my family. We had a fantastic experience and would recommend them highly. The kids were so enchanted by the river, the fresh air, the animals and the open spaces that we hardly saw them. We are very lucky to have such a splendid breakaway right on our doorstep.

Brent & Angela Boone

Marny did a great job in helping us plan our perfect wedding at Casa Cara Lodge. The food was excellent and our guests had a rip-roaring time. Thank you to all the staff that made our special day perfect.

John & Karen Butcher


The Casa Cara Brand encompasses two luxury guesthouses and an exclusive wedding & function venue.



Casa Cara Lodge
On the banks of the Vaal River with breathtaking views from the floating wooden deck. Hosts exquisite weddings & functions and offers luxury self-catering accommodation in scenic surrounds. Also boasts camping and caravan stands.

Casa Cara Guesthouse
Offers luxury accommodation. Exquisite B&B for the discerning traveler.

Casa Cara Vaaldam
Exclusive accommodation on the banks of the Vaal Dam. Book this venue for small corporate groups or family reunions.




Reservations & General Enquiries
+27 (0) 56 817 1251
+27 (0) 83 554 9204

Wedding & Function Enquiries

28 Alleman Street, Parys, Free State.
GPS: -26.895660, 27.468094

Vaal Eden Road, Parys, Free State.
GPS: -26.859973, 27.498678

Vaal Dam
Deneysville, Free State.
GPS: -26.90615,28.16573