Casa Cara Lodge is a Wedding, Function & Family Entertainment Venue. The property falls within the Vredefort Dome World Heritage area and is situated on a farm just outside Parys, Free State. The lodge is surrounded by magnificent scenery, grasslands, mountains, and the mighty Vaal River borders a section of the property. The entertainment area is a suspended wooden deck, built over a large dam with stunning views of the surrounding hills and veldt. The venue incorporates a Restaurant, Wedding & Function area’s, a Kids Playpark, Animal Farm and an assortment of accommodation is available.


Casa Cara Lodge offers a wide range of accommodation, from upmarket Self-Catering Units to Camp Sites, nestled along the banks of the Vaal River.

Self-catering accommodation: The lodge offers a number of Standard Units, a Family Deluxe Unit, Bushcamp, Baracca’s, Pond Unit, Luxury Tent, as well as our Honeymoon Suite.

Camping Sites: Casa Cara Lodge offers two types of camping sites, which is our Pool View Stands and
very popular River View Stands.

Visit our Accommodation Page for further info.



Casa Cara Lodge is a beautiful and very romantic, wedding and function venue. The venue offers an outside wooden deck built over a huge dam and is thus surrounded by water. The deck is split into two unique sections. The one is an open wooden jetty which features a giant swing right at the end, perfect for romantic wedding photos. The other is a large roofed deck that can be closed off with canvas walls in case of inclement weather. There is also a covered function hall symbolically built in the shape of a cross. The function hall is walled completely with glass sliding and stacking doors that open onto the garden. Drinks can be served from various stations inside and out. Both venues have awesome views over the dam, veldt, and mountains in the background. Casa Cara’s latest addition is a newly constructed chapel.


Featuring the Playpark, Animal Park & Swimming Pool

The Casa Cara Lodge, Kids Playpark offers parents something fun to do with their young ones. The park consists of everything any toddler could wish for. There are colorful fun activities, jumping castles, swings, slides, ball ponds, you name it, they’ll find it here. While parents take a well-deserved breather and a cold drink on the deck, the kids will be safe and well entertained at the Kids Playpark. The playpark is staffed with nannies to keep a watchful eye while you relax.

At the Animal Park, kids will meet many new friends! There are amongst other things, bunnies, zebras, antelope, mini-micro donkeys, too many varieties of chickens to mention, pheasants, cranes, peacocks and many other wild birds and antelopes!

The Casa Cara Lodge swimming pool is also available for kids to cool off in after all the above action!


Casa Cara Lodge is situated within the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Area and is therefore surrounded by the most beautiful scenery. The fields surrounding Casa Cara Lodge boast many varieties of indigenous wildflowers and shrubs. The mountains that form the backdrop of our view, were formed by a meteor that struck earth more than 2000-million years ago! The property has a large section of riverfront where the beautiful Vaal River flows by.


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
+27 (0) 56 050 0176

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

Vaal Eden Road, Parys, Free State.
GPS: -26.859671, 27.502188

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