aha Casa do Sol

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

The hotel

A little piece of the Mediterranean in Africa’s safari land, this rustic yet refined retreat may be rooted in the Med (think terracotta tiles, patio dining, and pretty garden swimming pools), but beyond its architectural styling, everything’s decidedly South African. In the 500 hectare Ilanga Nature and Game Reserve, with an elephant sanctuary as one of its nearest neighbours, aha Casa do Sol Hotel & Resort is just five minutes’ drive from Hazyview’s restaurants and shops, and makes a scenic home-from-home for those exploring the sub-tropical Lowveld – with the Phabeni Gate of Kruger National Park just 20 minutes’ drive away.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Mpumalanga, next to the Elephant Sanctuary. Kruger National Park is a 15-minute drive away.

Hotel information

54 luxury rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, TV, small fridge and tea/coffee-making facilities. Standard Rooms, also known as Casa Rooms, lead out to the resorts garden, with 1 double bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Open-plan Family Rooms, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. 

Villas have private gardens or terraces, with 1 double bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Suites have an entrance hall, private patio and 1 double bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Cozinha Velha Restaurant (daily breakfast, light lunch, set dinner menu and a full buffet for dinner). Chiquita’s cocktail bar. Boma dinners* (available on request. Pool and sundeck. Spa*.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (150)
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Sep 21, 2020 afrade739732 Johannesburg, South Africa

What a great location, and wonderful staff from the moment you enter the gate, to reception to the kitchen staff. Amazing pool facilities, and probably one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. Amazing room size, and wonderful experience overall.
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Sep 18, 2020 ewilms147670

Service was very , very slow at Breakfast and Dinner. Buffet meal very expensive and not value for money. Gardens and Seroundings in a very poor state , needs lots of work to get it up to a standard. Only sow one gardner during my stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything was was great. The front desk guy was so welcoming

Sep 8, 2020 nmtshi262671

Everyone was so welcoming especially the front desk guy. On our checkout time we have a tyre problem,they were so helpful making sure we didn't get cold,checked on us now and then if we are still safe.
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May 5, 2020 lex195 Hilversum, The Netherlands

Focus of the hotel is apparently hosting and accommodating big tourist groups for a one night stay over. So not exactly the place for couples who are seeking a certain ambiance, tranquility, attentive service etc. According to me not a good mix with noisy guests at the pool and to see that after breakfast the buffet is almost cleaned out. Besides… Read more
Focus of the hotel is apparently hosting and accommodating big tourist groups for a one night stay over. So not exactly the place for couples who are seeking a certain ambiance, tranquility, attentive service etc. According to me not a good mix with noisy guests at the pool and to see that after breakfast the buffet is almost cleaned out. Besides that, the rooms and furniture are outdated and need a facelift. Fridge and air-conditioning are functioning well but the WiFi system was not working and there is only a good signal in the library close to the lobby. Team in the restaurant is friendly and trying to do their best but lack the necessary training or guidance from the restaurant manager. Breakfast was good but for dinner - as we are not in favor of the buffet approach - we opted for the restaurants in nearby Hazyview. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our stay was amazing. Good location. Delicious food. Clean. Friendly staff. exceptional pools, the place was super clean

Mar 23, 2020 imonam173149

Our stay was amazing. Good location. Delicious food. Clean. Friendly staff. exceptional pools, the place was super quite a great getaway for couples, spacious rooms. Without a doubt I would come again. Worth every cent spent ❤️