GENERAL / ADMIN / RECEPTION: Actually, there is no reception desk at Casa Cara Vaaldam if you do find one, you’re probably that little brat that always found the most Easter eggs at the Sunday school Easter egg hunt! It would also mean you’re at the wrong guest house, as we really don’t have one. Emergency numbers are the same as for Casa Cara Parys: 083 554 9204 or 072 9374078 (but think about it, Parys is like an hour downstream, so you’re pretty much… ehhhh (I leave the rest of that sentence to you.)

Casa Cara Parys is in a small, quiet, country town, therefore, noise should be kept to a minimum. I am going to say this only once – you are NOT in Parys! There are no noise rules here!  Give those puppies (your lungs) some air and SHOUT out to your heart’s content, you won’t bother anyone!

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT: Check-in time is from 14:00 on the day of your booking. Check-out time is before 11:00 a.m. on the day of your departure, penalty fees will apply for late checkouts. Please remember to leave the keys at security on your way out. A charge of R 500 will be levied should you lose your keys.

PREMISES: Only paying guests are allowed on the premises. Please arrange with management should you wish to bring visitors onto the premises.

PETS: Pets are not allowed as we tend to lose them to the crocodiles, “bye, bye patches, you know we loved you and we miss you so!” Ok you’ve got me it wasn’t just Patches we lost to the crocodiles it was also Jack, Emma, Daisy and Fido and the weird looking cat no one liked anyway. Ok, ok… I am just joking, there really aren’t any crocodiles, but pets are still not allowed.

ROOMS: Drinking water from the taps is drinkable, let’s leave it at that.

SMOKING: Casa Cara is a smoke-free zone and smoking is limited to outside only.

SWIMMING POOL: Children’s safety is the total responsibility of their accompanying adults. Obviously, this goes for the Vaaldam on your doorstep too so please look after your kids. Nothing is allowed that starts with “hey guys when I was a kid we…!”

DRESS: Unlike Casa Cara Parys – you are allowed to go naked here, but only if your body is at least a 6 out of 10 or better (even astronauts have feelings you know!)

BREAKFAST: No problem…, anytime, anywhere and whatever you want as we don’t offer breakfast here.

STAFF: There are two caretakers (Abraham and/or Jan) on-site to attend to your basics needs, like lighting your fire, hmm I mean this literally, if they light your fire in “other” ways, that has nothing to do with us! They will show you where all the house and garden light switches are, remove the pool and Jacuzzi covers, pack, and light a fire etc. They have their set tasks and they are not there to perform any other duties. A maid is an optional extra and available at R100 per day if arranged in advance to do the dishes etc.

LIABILITY / THEFT / LOSS / DAMAGES / INJURY: Do not leave valuable items unattended outside or visible in your car as we do not accept responsibility for any theft or loss. Guests make use of the facilities of Casa Cara entirely at their own risk. The management of Casa Cara its employees or representatives are not liable or responsible for any loss/injury/accident or damage to guests, their visitors or their property regardless of the circumstances. Guests will be held liable for all damages, breakages, shortages or losses caused by them.

ENVIRONMENTAL: Please switch off unnecessary lights. We LOVE water, that’s why we live next to the Vaaldam but please turn taps off after use as we also love skiing and water wastage tends to affect our skiing conditions.

HONESTY: Please do not remove any goods from the guest house, by ANY I mean, you ONLY leave with what you came it’s as simple as that. Just know that I know people that know people and the people they know are not the people you want to meet face to face in your living room, so take this rule to heart!

CANCELLATION POLICY: Deposits will be refunded as per our refund policy below:
3-month cancellation 100%
2-month cancellation 80%
1-month cancellation 50%
1-week cancellation 20%
Less than a week 0%


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