South African Hotels

Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre
Corner of the Numbi Gate road turn off
R538 and the R40
White River
South Africa
Hotel Type

The Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel is about 16 minutes away from the KMIA Airport near White River in the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa. This scenic location offers the ideal base for leisure and business travellers as well as for family holidays in and around the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route.

The Hotel is Mpumalanga’s first “green hotel” and its present-day style, created with the use of the simplest and most basic materials, is enriched by decorative baskets, bright furnishings and designer fabrics portraying South Africa’s Proteas. It's welcoming decor with its original style and highlights reflects the South African roots. Wire baskets, hand-made tiles and decorative light fittings, all made by local artisans, complete the picture at this quaint boutique hotel.

This Boutique Hotel offers comfortable, en-suite hotel rooms with gorgeous decor and soft colours. Private balconies and verandas overlook the estate's outdoor swimming pool and picturesque gardens. All rooms provide air-conditioning, heating and ceiling fans ensuring comfort all day and night. Other amenities include telephones, flat-screen TVs, handcrafted furniture, lavish linen and luxurious toiletries.

Room features:

  • Twin beds or double beds
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioners (cooling and heating)
  • Ceiling fans
  • Satellite television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Built-in international adapters
  • Minibar (can be stocked on request)
  • Laptop safe
  • Hair dryers (available from reception)
  • Separate shower, toilet and double vanity
  • The balcony is facing central courtyard and pool.


The Hotel is home to a team of professional and welcoming staff who do not hesitate to assist their guests in ensuring a happy stay at the hotel. The hotel services offered are convenient and include room service and a same-day laundry service. Bookings for tours and excursions are made for guests to witness the incredible wonders of the Lowveld, the Kruger National Park, and surrounding areas.


  • Restaurant room service
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Babysitting
  • 24 - hour security
  • Special turndown services (on request)
  • Porters
  • Car wash
  • Booking service for activities and excursions.


  • Outdoor swimming pool with refreshment service
  • Magnolia Restaurant & Cafe
  • Wireless Internet throughout the hotel
  • Library & public lounge area
  • Non-smoking hotel rooms
  • Secure parking
  • Lifestyle Shopping Center.

Facilities adjacent to the Hotel:

  • Gym
  • Pilates
  • Wellness Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping.


The restaurant provides guests with a variety of delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. This relaxed venue has its main restaurant upstairs which offers outstanding views of the local countryside. The downstairs café is child-friendly and provides a relaxed atmosphere and a dining experience not unlike that of alfresco European restaurants.

Nearby attractions & activities

The Casterbridge Lifestyle Center offers peaceful gardens, charming shops, a vintage motor museum, a cinema, an art gallery and some restaurants. The hotel is at the back of this centre providing guests with quick-and-easy access to this innovative and contemporary space.

Nearby attractions:

  • Casterbridge Lifestyle Center
  • The Panorama Route & Blyde River Canyon
  • Chimpanzee Eden & Botanical Gardens
  • Blyde Canyon Boat Cruise & Cheetah Project Tour
  • Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park
  • Kruger National Park
  • Nelspruit Golf Course
  • Lowveld Botanical Gardens
  • Sudwala Dinosaur Park
  • Barberton Steam Locomotive.

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  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Plasma TV screen
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • TV


Dining at the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

This Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge invites guests to enjoy a variety of delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners to which they can sit back and take in the beautiful surrounding views of the countryside. The downstairs café welcomes children and provides a relaxed atmosphere and a dining experience not unlike that of alfresco European cafés. The menu is based on the local cuisine and has a fine selection of South Africa’s best wines, ensuring a perfect accompaniment to the delectable food.


The outdoor swimming pool provides a relaxation hub for those guests wanting to cool down on a hot summers day.

Nearby activities

Wildlife safaris:

  • African Night Game Drives
  • Open Vehicle Safaris
  • Kruger National Park Sunset Safaris
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve Night Safaris
  • Sunset Spectacular Game Drives
  • Morning Walking Excursions.

Adventure activities:

  • Aerial Cable Trail
  • Quad Bike (Sabie River Valley)
  • Big Swing
  • Abseiling
  • Paint Ball
  • Inflatable Kayaking
  • Microlight-Bantam B22j Flights
  • Rafting
  • Wall Climbing
  • Geckoing/White Water Tubing
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Helicopter Flights.

Elephant encounters:

  • Early Morning Wake Up, Brush Down, Interaction and Elephant Back Ride
  • Sunset Interaction, Elephant Back Ride and Sundowners
  • Elephant Interaction
  • Elephant Interaction and Ride
  • Ultimate Elephant Experience.

Horse back rides:

  • 1 Hour Ride
  • 2 Hour Ride
  • Children's Pony Ride
  • Sundowner Ride
  • Cattle Drive Trail.

Wildlife experiences:

  • Endangered Wildlife
  • Blyde Canyon Boat Cruise and Cheetah Project Tour
  • Chimpanzee Eden & Botanical Gardens
  • Chimpanzee Eden (Self Drive)
  • Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park.

Cultural experiences:

  • Shangaan Evening Festival.

Scenic experiences:

  • Full Day Panorama Tour
  • Scenic Excursions
  • Mozambique Day Tour.
Nearby attractions
  • Kruger National Park
  • Lowveld Botanical Gardens (Nelspruit)
  • Panorama Route
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • God's Window / Three Rondavels
  • Pilgrim's Rest
  • Nelspruit Golf Course
  • Leopard Creek Golf Course
  • Sudwala Caves
  • Barberton Museum.
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre

This popular Lifestyle Center features:

  • Peaceful gardens
  • Great shops and boutiques
  • A vintage motor museum
  • Cinema
  • The White River Art Gallery
  • Restaurants

Conferences at the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

Mpumalanga's Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel provides the perfect venue for any conference, product launch, private board meeting or team-building event while the hotel itself has many spaces that are ideal for break-away venues.  The venue can cater up to 70 delegates in cinema-style and the conference venue is well-equipped with all current facilities.  For smaller, formal meetings, the boardroom can also be reserved.

Conference facilities:

  • ceiling-mounted data projection system
  • DVD and audio system
  • DSTV connectivity
  • wireless internet connection
  • dual-lighting
  • in-floor data and power connections
  • air-conditioning
  • flat screen televisions.

  • Art gallery
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Children's playground
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Coffee Shop
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Garden Terrace
  • Gift Shop
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Spa
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Room service
  • Safari drives
  • Safety deposit box
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Children Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcome at the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, children under the age of two years stay free when using existing beds or children’s cots. 

    Please note that there is no space for any extra beds in the rooms and the maximum number of cots allowed in any one room is one.

Available Rooms


This idyllic boutique hotel in Mpumalanga offers 26 spacious and stylish yet comfortable en-suite hotel rooms. With gorgeous décor and welcoming colors, these rooms also provide private balconies or verandas overlooking the swimming pool and splendid gardens. The family rooms accommodate a total of four guests, two adults and two children sharing. A baby cot is available on request,

Standard room features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Handcrafted furniture
  • Heating
  • Lavish linen
  • Luxurious toiletries
  • Telephones.
Single Room R2290
Double Room R3070

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Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.306646

Longitude: 31.033116


Directions from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) to the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel:

Exit the airport, at the T-junction turn right towards White River.
Turn left at the next T-junction and immediately right towards Plaston (R538).
Carry on straight for 8.7km until you get to the first traffic lights in White River (Mosque is on your left hand side) and turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview (traveling for approximately 5km).
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is situated on your right hand side on the corner of the Numbi Gate road turn off (R538) and the R40.

Directions from Johannesburg / Pretoria to the Casterbridge Hollow Hotel:

Take the N4 or the N12 to Nelspruit via Witbank and Middleburg.
At the third set of traffic lights in Nelspruit, turn left onto the R40 to White River.
As you approach White River proceed straight through the 1st set of traffic lights (Sabie turnoff on the left, Spur restaurant on the right).
At the next set of traffic lights turn left.
Turn right at the following set (signposted Lowveld Info).
Continue along this road and turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights onto the R40 towards Hazyview (for approximately 5km).
The Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is situated on your right hand side on the corner of the Numbi Gate road turn off (R538) and the R40.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star