Freebie Friday 6 September Win with Little Carthage Guest Lodge

Urgent Notice: Due to popular demand, the team at Pet Health Care have decided to take our #FreebieFriday campaign to a new level.  As from today, the campaigns will start on a Friday and will be open for entries until the end of a Monday.  So if there are any of you that might have missed out on entering the competition, you are welcome to enter and you have until the end of a Monday to do so.  Thank you for your support and we hope to bring you many more awesome products that are available for you and your furry family going forward.

Welcome to #FreebieFriday!  Today we feature a Pet Friendly dream destination.

Every Friday we will be giving away a prize to a lucky winner.  We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs in the weeks to come.

Competition Entry Rules Apply*


The Sponsor for today is Little Carthage Pet Friendly & Self Catering Guest Lodge  -  Friday 6 September 2013

Prize: 2 nights for 4 adults + 2 children, and sociable pets are welcome at Little Carthage Guest Lodge, valued at R2400.

Question: Next to which river is the Little Carthage Guest Lodge situated and why would you like to win this prize?

To enter please answer the above question, - in the comments section below - & remember to SHARE the competition post which is on our Facebook pageNo SHARE no entry :)


Little Carthage Guest Lodge is located near the town of Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province.  After a 25 minute drive from the main road to the Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve, is a unique and beautiful destination that awaits you and your family.   You will be hosted by Heather Wagner and her friendly pets.

This lofted chalet is like home away from home and sleeps four, with a queen-size bed downstairs and a loft bedroom with twin beds. The ladder to the loft is very steep and not easy for very small children or older folk. There is a kitchenette with a small fridge, a kettle, and basic cutlery and crockery. There is a bathroom with a shower.

Upstairs are 2 comfy single beds, located above the shower and the kitchen.

Features available
Bathroom Facilities: En-suite, Shower only
Beds: Queen beds, Three-quarter beds
Other: Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
Views: River, Swimming pool
Cost: R750 per night


The outside kitchen is open plan and perfect for relaxing and making use of, while enjoying the view of the Olifants River, the pool deck and the braai area. The kitchen also houses a 8-seater table under the thatch, a fridge-freezer, a gas oven and stove, a microwave and cutlery and crockery.

Does not include:  Food, drinks, firewood or swimming towels.
Does include:  Bath towels, electricity, drinking water and bedding.

Little Carthage is a pet friendly venue for all sociably friendly pets.  Please remember to make prior arrangements to confirm your pets visit. 

There is nothing nicer than going for a walk in this fairly easy to navigate river bend, which is a stones throw away from the main river. It has waterfalls and rock pools to explore everywhere.

Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve (according to the gate guard directly translated from Zulu meaning Elephant House) is a private 1000-hectare game reserve on the Olifants River. It includes game such as giraffe, zebra, kudu, nyala, warthog, eland and waterbuck.

This being a lovely central location, you have a variety of wonderful day-trips and activities to explore, these include but are not limited to:

  1. Maholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  2. Mariepskop Peak
  3. Manutsa Hiking Trail
  4. Blyde River Canyon
  5. Kruger National Park
  6. Khumani Reptile Park
  7. Hot Air ballooning
  8. Various game viewing and bush walks at places like Tsukudu Lodge etc.
  9. Jessica the famous Hippo
  10. Pancakes at the Glencoe Giant Baobab restaurant

and much more... thats over and above enjoying the peace and tranquillity that Little Carthage has to offer.


Rondavel (not in these pictures)

Self-catering : Cost R450 per night
The Rondavel sleeps two and is a very basic but neat open-plan room, with a queen-size bed and a bathroom with a shower. Cooking and catering needs to be done at the communal kitchen. It is suitable for a short stopover, or for family or friends hiring both chalets together.

Features available
Bathroom Facilities: En-suite, Shower only
Beds: Queen beds
Other: Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan
Views: River, Swimming pool

Know before you go:

  • Hoedspruit is about 5 hours drive from Johannesburg.
  • Stock up before you arrive because this reserve has no shops or garages, the closest shop is a 40 minute drive away.
  • The weather is hot in summer and a comfortable 20 degree average in winter, with cold morning starts.
  • The area is classified as a low risk malaria zone, but sufficient precaution should be taken when visiting the area at all times. It is recommended that you bring along insect repellent and a medical kit.
  • The reserve has a variety of animals, but it is safe for walking around during the day. 
  • There are hippos and crocodiles in the main river.  The lodge is located on a shallow river bend off the main river.  Hippos do roam the banks for grazing the grass at all the nearby lodges.

Little Carthage and can not to be held liable for any harm to any person, animal or property of whatsoever nature.

It's a great getaway for people who love the bush, but please be prepared for the bush. There are geckos, lizards, spiders and the occasional snake, monkeys, and baboons, and a little field mouse that is occasionally seen in the Loft Cottage.

Pictures: Alex Aitkenhead


Competition Entry Rules:

  1. Winner/s will be chosen from the comments in the comments section below (and not on Facebook).
  2. Competition Starts at 01h00 on a Friday (every Friday) and ends at 23h30 every Monday.
  3. Late entries will not be accepted.
  4. One entry per household is allowed.
  5. Only people residing within the borders of South Africa are allowed to enter.
  6. People who reside outside the borders of South African may offer to donate their prize to a South African Animal Charity or Shelter listed here.
  7. Winners will be announced on this page in the comments section below, as well as on the PetHealthcare Facebook page the following week.  Winners will also be contacted directly per email as they register their answer below the competition entry.
  8. Winners have *2 weeks from date of entry to claim their prize.  After this, should they not come forward to claim their prize/s, it will be awarded to the next person/s.
  9. Winner/s give PetHealthCare permission to post a photo of them or their pet/s enjoying their prize, on our Facebook page and in the monthly Newsletter.
  10. PetHealthCare and the Sponsor/s reserve the right to choose the winner/s, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. The prize has to be taken up within 6 months of competition closing date, subject to availability.
  12. Prize can not be transferred for cash.

Question for today: Next to which river is the Little Carthage Guest Lodge situated and why would you like to win this prize?

To enter please answer the above question with your name and surname, - in the comments section below - & remember to SHARE the competition post which is on our Facebook page.  No SHARE no entry.



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