We are a collaboration of South African, French and Australian owners whom have sort to bring you the ultimate in Luxury and relaxation.

It is this network of long-standing relationships from across the globe which brought The Kraal Group to fruition.

We have a great passion for conservation and a drive to provide exceptional service to both local and international guests.  

Thus, we embarked on our journey to create an outstanding group of Lodge experiences.

Meet The Owners

Johan and Deiane van Jaarsveld

Multi-talented, the ultimate entrepreneur, a formidable CEO of big business, but ultimately a proud South African country boy at heart.

The development of Kraal Lodges is the fulfillment of Johan’s long-held dream to build a 5 Star luxury lodge on this picturesque piece of land!

Originally Australian born and bred, Deiane has lived in South Africa for 18+years.

Amongst her interests, she is an SA-qualified Interior Designer.

Having had the privilege of residing 10 years on this farm, she personally knows every inch of this land and has been actively involved in all aspects of the design.

The quintessential animal lover, conservation and preservation are always foremost in her mind.

Alain Blanc and Framboise De Cara

Kraal Lodges were co-founded by Alain and Johan in 2011.

They share a long-standing friendship after having first met in 1999.

Alain, a highly successful French Executive, and International Businessman was attracted to the opportunity presented by this remarkable venture.

Thus, he brings with him a wealth of experience and business savvy.

Alain and his wife Framboise equally share a passion for international property and a mutual love of Africa and all that she offers.

Their combined International property experience has redefined this venture to a world-class destination in Africa.

Framboise’s love of the environment and her zest for life make her an integral part of our group.