Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants - Accommodation
Little Carthage in Hoedspruit
If you enjoy the simple things in life, this is the place for you. We don’t offer luxury and fantastic service, we offer you comfortable accommodation in a beautiful location at an affordable price.
This is a place to relax and unwind in peaceful and quiet nature. The outdoor kitchen looking onto the pooldeck and river combined with Hoedspruit’s almost perfect weather, means you will be spending most of your time outdoors. There are two modest chalets, a 4 sleeper and a 2 sleeper, which are only available booked together as one unit guaranteeing you privacy and exclusive use of the outdoor kitchen, pool and braai facilities. The owner and family live on the property but separate from the guest area.
We are deep in the bush, there is a 12km dirt road to get here. You don’t need a 4 x 4 but very low cars will battle. There is also a R100 conservation levy per car valid for 7 days.
Little Carthage is a great getaway for people who love the bush, but please be prepared for the bush. There are geckos, lizards, spiders and the occasional snake, monkeys and baboons. We try not to kill anything except mosquitoes and flies, and so on.
We are set within the 1000 ha Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve with giraffe, zebra, kudu, nyala, warthog, eland, water buck, black-backed jackal and more, and there are crocodiles and hippos in the main stream of the Olifants. The adventurous can explore the island, potholes and waterfalls right in front of Little Carthage.
The pool deck is right on the river with a swimming pool, a braai area and an eight-seater table under shade. The open kitchen has an eight-seater table under thatch, a full size fridge-freezer, a gas oven and stove, a microwave and cutlery and crockery.
• The Loft Chalet sleeps four, with a queen-size bed downstairs and a loft bedroom with twin beds. There is a bathroom with a shower. The ladder to the loft is very steep and not suitable for very small children or older folk. There is a kitchenette with a medium fridge, a kettle, and basic cutlery and crockery.
• The Rondavel sleeps two and is a very basic but neat open-plan room. There is a double bed and a bathroom with a shower that are separated only by a half wall. Cooking and catering needs to be done in the outside kitchen. It is not available to rent on its own, only for those hiring both the Loft Chalet and the Rondavel together.
No loud parties or loud music allowed.
Facilities & Activities nearby:
Facilities available at Little Carthage,Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants
- No Credit Card Facilities
- Parking on Premises
- Swimming Pool
- Big 5
- Bird Watching
- Game Drives
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 45' 56.7" E / 24° 19' 6.8" S
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Driving to Little Carthage in Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants
|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.8 km / Duration: 4 hours 40 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21|
Partial toll road
|3.||Take exit 43 for Voortrekker Road toward Kempton Park/M96||0.5 km|
|4.||Turn right onto Voortrekker Rd||83 m|
|5.||Turn right at the 1st cross street||25 m|
|6.||Merge onto R21 via the ramp to R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport|
|7.||At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank|
Partial toll road
|8.||Merge onto N4|
|9.||Take the exit toward R33||0.6 km|
|10.||Keep left at the fork and merge onto R33||2.9 km|
|11.||Turn right onto Steven Masango St||0.3 km|
|12.||Continue onto R540||32.0 km|
|13.||Continue onto Lion Cachet St||0.5 km|
|14.||Continue onto Hugenoten St||1.5 km|
|15.||Continue onto R540||52.3 km|
|16.||Turn left onto R36||2.3 km|
|17.||Continue straight onto Viljoen St||0.6 km|
|18.||Turn left onto Buhrmann St||0.8 km|
|19.||Turn right onto De Clercq St/R36/R37|
Continue to follow R36
|20.||Continue straight onto R527||10.6 km|
|21.||Sharp left||10.2 km|
Destination will be on the right
Nearest Airport & Flights
O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg+ FIND FLIGHT TO Johannesburg
OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
Reviews for Little Carthage
It was so wonderful
Loved it. Wonderful view and excellent hospitality
Love and rustic. We had an wonderfull time. A rest much needed. Heather a fantastic host . The open plan kitchen outside was a marvell. We will visit again. Loved it.
What a beautiful and peaceful part of South Africa ! We enjoyed every minute of our few days at Little Carthage. Thanks Heather !
This is one of my favorite places to visit in Hoedspruit. The dirt road to get there looks quite challenging but it was a breeze in our little Hyundai i10. Make sure you get good directions because Google Maps gets a little confused along the way and cellphone signal can be quite patchy. It's located in the beautiful and secluded Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve alongside the Olifants River. The accommodation is quite basic but very comfortable and Heather has always been a very accommodating host. The cottage we stayed in is air conditioned with a kitchenette (self-catering) although there is an outdoor kitchen and dining area that I particularly love. The pool deck has spectacular views of the river and surrounding pristine bush and from the lookout deck the sunsets are breathtaking.
Absolutely a must on a trip to that side. Secluded and peaceful.
"Paradise in the bush"
A beautiful well equipped and clean place. Thank you Heather for a wonderful two days, we will definitely visit again.
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