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Casterbridge Hollow

R40 Main Road Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, White River 1242 South Africa
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#1 of 2 boutique hotels in White River
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Set amongst the sweet Mango trees of the original Casterbridge Farm...Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, a mere 15 minute drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, is ideal for the business traveller and is a convenient base from which tourists can access Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route.Casterbridge Hollow, Mpumalanga’s first “green hotel”, is a concept that has evolved with great charm, using the simplest and most basic materials. Colours are reminiscent of romantic hillside villages in Provence and Tuscany. It’s contemporary style is enhanced by richly textured baskets, sleek furnishings and designer fabrics featuring proteas and ‘bokkies’ which give the hotel an original handprint and convey its South African roots. Accessories such as wire-work baskets, hand-crafted tiles and decorative light fittings were all made by local artisans.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Board games / puzzles
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Banquet room
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Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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gijadenyc wrote a review Jan 2024
nyc201 contributions103 helpful votes
I stayed at this property for two nights. The breakfast was decent and the restaurant for dinner was pretty good but very slow. The cookies and brownies in reception were delicious! The pool was interesting, but not very inviting looking. The Wi-Fi worked well the air conditioning did not which is a common problem I found in South Africa. There is a half empty mall next-door with a few restaurants, stores, a gin store and an open air gym. The big windows facing the pool allow you to feel like you are sitting at the pool with the guests as you can hear them very clearly. The rooms are big. There is not much to do in the white river area so I would skip it, but this is a decent place to stay for a night if you need to.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good day, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the brownies, it is a favourite. We apologise if the restaurant service was a bit slow, all our food is made fresh and this usually requires some time to prepare. It is unclear from your review if the aircon was reported to reception, but we would have gladly sent maintenance to look at it or moved you to a different room if needed. With regards to "things to do", the reception would have been able to assist with any number of activities in the area surrounding White River. The adjacent centre also has 2 museums as well as a cinema in addition to various little stores. I hope you were able to visit some of these. We do however hope you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Helen R wrote a review Nov 2023
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Well appointed hotel for a quick stopover. Close to airport. Provided all required amenities and rooms were spacious. Comfortable guest lounge. Close to a small shopping arcade with some unique shops
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Breakfast was served in adjoining restaurant and was satisfactory.
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Responded 03 Dec 2023
Good day Helen, Hope you are well and thank you for your review. We hope you will visit us again in the future.
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Nonceba M wrote a review Oct 2023
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Thank you Tebogo, Samke and your team, you made our stay so pleasant and beautiful. Always ready to please 🙏. Thank you for everything. Hoping to see you soon. The rooms were always clean and fresh. Customer care was out of this world.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 08 Oct 2023
Good day Nonceba, Hope you are doing well and thank you for your lovely review. The message has been shared with the front desk team. We hope to see you again in the near future
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Kami L wrote a review Aug 2023
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We ate at the restaurant and the food was incredible. I loved how fresh the food tasted and the steak I ordered was tender and flavorful. Our waiter, Lodrick, was very helpful and gave us great suggestions.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 03 Sept 2023
Good day, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon
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Road Tripper wrote a review Jun 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
I visit White River twice a year on business and this hotel is the perfect location. Rooms are super spacious and have everything you need from a comfort perspective. The hotel is also close to all the restaurants in the area, and there are some great restaurants to choose from. In my opinion, the best is Magnolia Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, which is literally 30 metres from the hotel. They have some really great wines and a delicious menu too. But at the end of the day, it boils down to the staff, who are simply awesome. They are always smiling and very efficient. The same goes for Magnolia Restaurant. I also checked out the conference facilities and they are perfect for small conferences. But if you're not there for business, it is also a great location to base yourself if you're looking at exploring the Panaroma Route and the Kruger Park.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 02 Jul 2023
Good day, Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate your feedback. The above has been shared with all the relevant staff and departments. We look forward to your next visit.
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Petrie van Zijl wrote a review Jun 2023
Randburg, South Africa51 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at Casterbridge Hollow for a business meeting and the hotel was wonderful. The rooms are large, and everything is catered for. The staff are well trained and friendly, and nothing is too much trouble for them. Breakfast is served from the adjacent Magnolia restaurant. Again, excellent staff, service and food. Innocent waited our table for dinner, breakfast and lunch. Truly superb. Thanks for a wonderful stay in the Lowveld!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 02 Jul 2023
Good day Petrie, Thank you for your wonderful review. We have passed the message on to the restaurant manager as well as Innocent. We hope you will visit us again soon whether it is leisure or business.
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Pioneer767940 wrote a review Apr 2023
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Casterbridge remains my all time fav. Being a frequent and fussy traveller, i hv cum to discover a hotel tht i cn call home. Wen i step into the foyer i am always treated like family. The warmth and friendliness of the staff shouts a loid welcome back home! I luvvv the big rooms, the tranquility nd the surroundings of this establishment. The big blue pool is always inviting. The attention to detail nd the maintainance of standards entices one to come back time and again. To the staff and management - keep up the great service! Spending time at Casterbridge makes it worthwhile each time! Ngiyabonga! Thnk u!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 24 Apr 2023
Good day, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you visit us again soon
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Martha Joy Bernard-Phera wrote a review Apr 2023
9 contributions5 helpful votes
Luvvvv, luvvvv, luvvvv coming back to Casterbridge. Luvvv the tranquility, big and neat rooms and attention to detail. Customers are treated like royalty nd returning here feels like returning home. I am ever grateful to the staff for always reaching out to ensure tht one is comfortable whilst away frm home. The establishment is well managed and is welcoming both for business and personal visits. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Casterbridge. I'm a fussy traveller and each time the team at Caster Bridge exceed my expectations wth regards to their hospitality and friendliness. To the management and staff, sincere gratitude!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Bring your bags and come and relax!
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Responded 24 Apr 2023
Good day MJ Thank you for your lovely review. We are always happy to have you visit and glad we can make it feel like home.
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Davide G wrote a review Mar 2023
Palermo, Italy3515 contributions667 helpful votes
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Very nice environment and surrounding. Comfortable room and hot and amazing pool. Good kitchen and good service. Room could be a bit improved and in general you feel like something is missing for excellence, but still we had a wonderful time here!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 27 Mar 2023
Good day Davide, Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a wonderful stay with us. Please contact us on sales@lowveldhollows.co.za with any suggestions on how we can improve our rooms and overall experience we offer.
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banzimasilela wrote a review Jan 2023
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
Mangaliso, Tebogo and Nomfundo treated us like we are royalty, the only guests in the hotel for the 2 nights we spent there. Mangaliso went further to advise on activities around White River, booked us the most tasteful dinner at Magnolia and the best massage on the last night. It was a joyful stay. We all really had a great time. Kudos to the hosts & hostess.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: we had the garden facing (and pool) rooms. very mice.
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Responded 24 Jan 2023
Good day, Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass the message on to the relevant staff members and we hope to see you again in the future.
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R 1,512 - R 4,309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casterbridge Hollow
Which popular attractions are close to Casterbridge Hollow?
Nearby attractions include Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre (0.2 km), Africa Joy (0.2 km), and White River Gallery (0.02 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casterbridge Hollow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Casterbridge Hollow?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Casterbridge Hollow?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Casterbridge Hollow?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casterbridge Hollow?
Conveniently located restaurants include Magnolia, Picasso's Mexican Taqueria, and GumTreez Pub & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casterbridge Hollow?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Casterbridge Hollow?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Casterbridge Hollow offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Casterbridge Hollow accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.