Casa Cara Lodge offers the following:

  • Restaurant on the deck serving pub lunches and Buffet’s over the weekend
  • Relax on the deck with a good book
  • Lounge and sunbathe around the swimming pool
  • Walk around the dam or down to the Vaal River
  • Go and visit the wild Lions
  • Mountain biking (remember your bike)
  • Walk in the veldt and search for wildflowers
  • Admire the views of the surrounding Vredefort World Heritage Site
  • Hiking
  • Watch the most beautiful sunsets from the deck
  • Caravan & Camping Sites

For the Kids:

  • Animal Farm with wildlife like lions & antelope, farm animals, wild bird enclosure and much more
  • Play with the mini micro donkeys and farm animals
  • Kids Indoor & Outdoor Play Park with ball ponds, jumping castles, jungle gyms, trampolines and lots more
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids catch & release fishing (coming soon)

Activities offered in and around Parys:

PLEASE NOTE: Casa Cara do not handle the bookings of the below activities!

• Fresh water fishing
• Whitewater Rafting
• Star Gazing
• Kayaking
• Horse riding
• Canoeing
• Hot Air Ballooning
• Hiking
• Walks along the Vaal River
• Mountain biking
• Visit the best antique shops in South Africa
• Fly Fishing

• Bird Watching (both kinds are plentiful)
• Zip Lining
• Gift & Decor Shopping
• Visit the Art Galleries
• Visit one of the stunning restaurants in town
• Go Abseiling
• Go Skydiving
• Quad Biking
• Clay Pigeon Shooting
• Paintball Shooting
• Book a tour of the historic Vredefort Dome Heritage Area just outside Parys


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