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“Most Beautiful, Authentic experience of Africa”
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View from kitchen onto pool deck
Outside kitchen
Loft chalet stoep
Loft chalet
Loft chalet inside
Loft chalet kitchen
Rondavel
Pool deck seating area
Pool and pool deck
Pool and pool deck
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View of pool deck from river
View of pool deck from river
Potholes in island in front of Little Carthage
Waterfall in island in front of Little Carthage
Part of river in island in front of Little Carthage
Part of river in island in front of Little Carthage
Part of river in island in front of Little Carthage
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Aerial view. Loft chalet and Rondavel are set behind pool, big roof is garage / storage / staff.
View of river from pool deck
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Chalet -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province

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Karel V
Brussels
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Most Beautiful, Authentic experience of Africa”
Reviewed 7 September 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Within moments of arriving at Little Carthage, I was overwhelmed by an overwhelming sensation that this is magical place. The accommodation is very comfortable and clean, without being pretentious. The staff is helpful, warm and friendly. Everything is as it should be and better, but there is something more. Something intangible. Something I have never experienced in another hotel or resort.
Little Carthage uplifts your soul and refreshes you unlike any other place I have ever been to.
You feel at one with the earth and nature in a way that is not contrived - unlike some many other private game reserves that I have visited.
My stay at Little Carthage iwas an authentic yet very comfortable luxurious communion with nature that we shall never forget and will always treasure. My only regret is that we only spent one week of our two week visit to South Africa there.

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Liked best: I was impressed with the non- commercial feel of this small resort. We immediately felt at home. There was so much to see and experience that we could never find elsewhere in the world.
Liked least: Some little monkeys raided our snacks while we were out viewing animals. We should have put them away better.
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RenevS
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Little Carthage with the best free entertainment”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Little Carthage has everything a family with children need: a great pool, an outdoor kitchen/dining area, air-conditioning in the bed room. All basic things for a unforgettable family holiday. And basic, but who needs 5 stars anyway? We give the entertainment 5 stars though. It is 20 meters from the deck, it is full gigantic boulders, rock pools, hidden kloofs and potholes. It is called Olifants River and Little Carthage is definitely at the most exciting section. All entertainment is within 500 meters of the deck!

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Hefele_11
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Family rustic vacation”
Reviewed 9 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Little Carthage is an amazing place if you are looking for a rustic outdoors holiday. Heather is a wonderful host and is an inspiration to chat to as well.
The braai facilities in Little Carthage are very good. The view is amazing. The place needs a little more care ito upkeep. Yet that isnt necessarily a show stopper. It was really great having both cottages to ourselves. Thats a big plus ie not having to share the communal facilities.
Hoedspruit is a lovely area as well and weather permitting there is stacks to do.

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Liked best: having the two cottages to ourselves and Heather's hosting
Liked least: Bedding and kitchen needing a little tlc.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Nina V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Breathtaking surroundings and an amazing hostess that makes you feel right at home!”
Reviewed 29 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Our stay at Little Carthage was truly an unforgettable experience. Being welcomed to africa by the most amazing hostess I have ever met and surroundings I will never forget. Coming from the Netherlands I was in South Africa for the first time together with my boyfriend which used to work in South Africa as a game ranger. We were both equally impressed by this accomodation. The hostess Heather welcomed us the first day with her two adorable dogs Pirate and Dumpling. She made us feel at home and she ensured us that if we needed anything we only needed to ask. The cottages are simple but you really do not need more with an outside space like that and the nature around you. The fireplace is emptied every morning by her handyman Willy and restocked with plenty of firewood. If you run out during the nights you can get more wood yourself. Great price/quality ratio!!! We went for a hike in the Ndlovumzi reserve to see the wonderfull waterfalls. A great advantage of not being a big five reserve is that you can make your own drives and walks whenever you want. When you want to enjoy a nice sun downer you can either take your can to a nice spot or you can enjoy the deck or the lookout point that Little Carthage provides. With a cool drink in one hand and a snack in the other you can hear the river stream and while enjoying the firepit, gaze at the sunset.
We stayed 3 days at first and after one we decided to come back with friends the following week. Little Carthage is an amazing place to entertain(so much space!!) as well as a romantic getaway. I recommend this place to anyone, young/old, kids/no kids, couple/family/group. There are just no more words to describe it, so I suggest to anyone that is interested that they go and find out themselves!

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Liked best: The fantastic welcome by a wonderful host and breathtaking views
Liked least: not applicable
Travelling group: Partner
Your age range 18-24
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m-jam1968
Weert
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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