Casterbridge Hollow boutique hotel is set on a former sweet mango farm and is Mpumalanga’s first “green hotel”, built from simple local materials with artwork sourced from local artists and artisans. It's superbly located - a 15-minute drive from KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) and with easy access to both Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route - and an ideal base from which to explore this picturesque region.

  • Green hotel with a low carbon footprint
  • Tranquil, peaceful setting and lovely gardens
  • Close to Kruger National Park – day trips easily arranged
  • Near to Panoramic Route and its many scenic sights and activities
  • 15 mins from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA)
  • Onsite café, restaurant and cocktail lounge
  • Adjoining Lifestyle Centre with shops, restaurants, cinema, museum, gym and spa

Unique and stylish, the comfortable rooms at Casterbridge Hollow are en-suite with air-conditioning, heating and ceiling fans, telephones and balconies/verandas overlooking the pool and lovely gardens.

Altogether there are 24 spacious Standard Rooms and four deluxe Family Suites and two Honeymoon Suites on the first floor with romantically-draped sleigh beds and superb views out over the surrounding gardens.

Lifestyle Centre

The adjoining Casterbridge Hollow centre has something for everyone: more than 35 unique shops, four restaurants, a vintage car museum, cinema and art gallery. There’s also a gym and Pilates studio where you can keep up with your routine and a health spa offering the full range of pampering treatments.

Loads of Activities and Attractions

There is so much to do in and around Casterbridge Hollow – here are some appetisers to get you thinking. Let us know what you hope to see and do and we’ll gladly build it into your itinerary as best we can.

  • Game drives to Kruger National Park
  • Panoramic Route visits Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, and so on.
  • Visits to Cheetah Breeding Centre
  • Evening Banquets and Shangaan Cultural Experiences
  • Trips to Chimpanzee Eden & Botanical Gardens
  • Elephant Interaction and Rides
  • White Water Rafting
  • Helicopter & Balloon Trips
  • Quad Bike Trails
  • Abseiling
  • Scenic Golf
  • Sudwala Caves

Getting There

By road: It’s under 3½ hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Road transfers are available from OR Tambo.

By air: Daily flights connect to KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) from OR Tambo (Johannesburg). Almost daily flights are also available from Cape Town, Durban and Livingstone (Zambia/Victoria Falls). A meet & greet airport service is available.

Our Take on Casterbridge Hollow Hotel

Gracious, tranquil yet with all the amenities of a lifestyle centre and the proximity to Kruger Park, the scenic attractions of the Panorama Route and so many other activities and sights make Casterbridge an ideal base from which to explore the lovely Lowveld. Plus it’s a Seasons In Africa lodge, so service levels, hospitality and cuisine are right up there. Easy to recommend.

  • Accommodation
  • Full English breakfast
  • VAT
  • All drinks and beverages
  • Telephone calls
  • Government levy
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