The Casa Cara group of guest houses and lodge is a family-operated business. It was started by Melissa de Bruin in 2012 as a small guesthouse in Parys and has since expanded to include another guest house on the bank of the Vaal Dam and as of 2017 a lodge on the banks of the Vaal River was added to the stable of products.

Because the guesthouses and lodge are owner-operated, no stone is left untouched to ensure guests receive the best possible personal service at affordable rates.

In short, the operation entails:

Casa Cara Guesthouse

The guesthouse is situated in Parys and offers 14 luxurious rooms, a dining room and an exclusive outdoor area with a swimming pool. All rooms are fully serviced, have satellite television and are equipped with air conditioners.

Casa Cara Vaaldam

Situated in Denyesville, this guesthouse is only rented out as a complete unit for a minimum of two days. The venue offers two stand-alone flats and a house with four en-suite bedrooms and one outside bedroom. The venue boasts satellite television, a swimming pool, and a jacuzzi. It’s great for small groups, family reunions, and Corporate strategy sessions.

Casa Cara Lodge

The lodge is situated on the banks of the Vaal River just outside Parys. It serves as an exclusive wedding and function venue on the banks of the Vaal River. Private luxurious self-catering units are available as well as caravan stands and camping facilities. The venue offers a pub-style restaurant, a children’s play park and an animal park which includes a large selection of farm and wild animals as well as a wild bird sanctuary.


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