Casa Cara Vaaldam is located near the small tourist town of Deneysville in the Free State. It is located on the banks of the Vaal Dam and has stunning views over the dam. It is also perfectly situated to watch the sunset over the water, making for one of the best sundowner views on earth! It’s only an hour and a half away from Johannesburg. If you leave Johannesburg early you’ll be out in the countryside within half an hour, where you’ll spend the rest of your trip in the most wonderful surroundings our country has to offer, rolling hills, grasslands, and stunning farms will fly by and leave you almost as breathless as that first great kiss. To top it all the rising sun will bathe the countryside in a soft warm glow, and it will seem as if the grass and corn fields are literally on fire, practically leaving you in tears as you stop at the main gate to collect the house keys.

A bit of history…, yes, we know you just HAD to know this! Deneysville was established in 1936 and named after Deneys Reitz, writer of “Commando” a famous South African book about The Boer War. He was also the son of former Orange Free State president Francis William Reitz.


Casa Cara Vaaldam is an ultra luxurious guest house furnished with all the bells and whistles you could ever need for a comfortable stay.

The most important thing to know is that this guest house is an all-or-nothing deal as the entire property is rented for a minimum of two days. The guest house is not serviced but cleaning and washing are available as an optional extra.

The house is modern and has an open-plan layout. The open-plan area contains a fully-equipped modern kitchen, a large dining room, a fabulous pub and sitting area with satellite television and a built-in indoor braai (barbeque) and two lounges. The one is a small intimate lounge with a fireplace, and the other is a spacious open-plan lounge connecting to the pub and dining room areas.

All-in-all there are four entertainment areas, two inside and two outside (visit the entertainment page for further info.)


The guest house boasts with five beautiful spacious en-suite bedrooms, four of which overlook the dam. There are also two separate flats on either side of the main house, both with dam views (visit the accommodation page for further info.)


The guest house and the property lend itself to relaxation, it will thus be difficult to conceive you wanting to do anything other than sunbathing, swim, have sundowners and a general good time with your friends and family. But we suppose eventually the urge will grab you, well, in that case, you can do the following at Casa Cara Vaaldam: angling, water sport, hiking, walking, cycling, see our activities page for more things to do at the guest house and in the surrounding area.


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