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#4 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
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Set on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River is one of Kapama's most secluded and prestigious safari camps named Karula. Karula means "place of peace" in the native tongue, and soon after your arrival, you will know exactly why this name is just so perfect for this magnificent luxury safari camp. Kapama Karula has twelve superior luxury villas, each exquisitely decorated with generous private space, each with a private outside deck and a large swimming pool, which is heated in the chillier months for year-round swimming. Two of the superior luxury villas are purpose-built for families. The open plan lounge and bar area, with floor to ceiling glass doors, illustrates the perfect balance with elegant light colours. The award-winning on-site Karula Spa & Wellness Centre offers a range of fitness equipment as well as health and beauty treatments in four deluxe treatment rooms. Head out on an exciting game drive where this Private Big Five Reserve offers the finest game viewing safari experience the Greater Kruger area has to offer.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Fishing
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
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Open-air bath
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Steam room
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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michaelriedel2 wrote a review 18 Feb
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Amazing game drives! We saw the bigfive and many more animals. Outstanding location and service! Excellent Breakfast, lunch and dinner. relaxing massages between the game Drives in an amazing spa at the Karula lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Ellen wrote a review Sept 2022
Orlando, Florida2 contributions
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Our vacation at Kapama Karula far exceeded our expectations. The level of service and attention to detail was incredible. Every meal we had was amazing and it felt like we were eating at a 5-star restaurant for every meal. Also, Abrie and Elvis made our game drives memorable by answering all of our questions and teaching us about the wildlife. By the end of our stay, we had seen all of the Big 5 and had multiple leopard sightings. This was truly a 5 star experience and we will definitely be staying at Kapama Karula in the future!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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KKMOG wrote a review Jan 2024
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What an amazing place and experience. It’s a truly captivating lodge with staff that will exceed your expectations. The food was very exquisite. If you’re looking for a reason to book at Kapama Karula, look no further, this is it.
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LJF706 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We have traveled all over the world, and I cannot say enough great things about Kapama Karula. The food is simply AMAZING -- truly the quality of the meals and service is like a five-star restaurant. Eric (butler/waiter) and the chef just do an outstanding job at every meal. Never expected this kind of food quality on a safari. Ian and Mike were incredibly knowledgeable as our guide and tracker. I highly recommend going on the bush walk during the day. Tourists are always so eager to see "the big five", but the smaller things in the bush are even more interesting (termite mounds are an engineering marvel, and the spiders, plants, and other small creatures are just as interesting). We saw four of the big five animals (never saw a leapard) during our three days there. If you go during their winter (June-August), please take a coat. It gets very cold in the early mornings and evening drives (temps in the 30's and low 40's and you're in a moving open air vehicle). We did not dress warm enough, and regretted it. I came to appreciate that every party at Karula gets a private vehicle for their safari drives. After hearing stories from other travelers elsewhere, don't undervalue the advantages of a private vehicle. The rooms at Kapama Karula are exquisite. Tranquil elegance that stays true to their African surroundings. The spa is also quite lovely and prices are reasonable. The service at Karula is exceptional -- from everyone to the butlers to the chefs to the guides/trackers, to the bartenders to the housekeeping staff. Please tip generously -- not only to the guide/trackers, but everyone else there who works so hard to make the experience exceptional. I highly, highly recommend staying at Kapama Karula.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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RonanRugby wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York44 contributions21 helpful votes
I recently stayed at Kapama Game Reserve with my family and had an amazing time. We saw a huge varitety of game , including a leopard just three minutes after setting off on our first safari, juvenile rhinos tussling (like teenagers often do), a newly born giraf and innumerable zebra, warthogs and zebras. The kids favorite and mine was the dung beatles, those little guys work very hard. The accommodation was excellent, the food was very good, and the staff was super friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: The staff came out and sang to our daughter whose birthday it was.
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Getaway31073148413 wrote a review Dec 2023
Rustenburg, South Africa1 contribution
I really enjoyed my stay at Kapama Karula, the hospitality and friendliness of the staff was amazing. The food was nice. also enjoyed the massage at SPA. Game drive was amazing The place is worth the money.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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djassinowsky wrote a review Dec 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
absolutely amazing. the accomo, the staff, the game. WIll be difficult to top this experience. I have never see such incredible accommodation in my life. The staff added such an incredible element to the trip. I could not recommend this lodge enough
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dromanova2023 wrote a review Dec 2023
Antwerp, Belgium1 contribution
Amazing morning and afternoon safari experience, beautiful lodge, big rooms with private pool, very nice spa, helpful and kind staff, tasty food with lots of variety of choices. Located 30 min from the airport
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DLetovanec wrote a review Nov 2023
Lac-Brome, Canada9 contributions1 helpful vote
What a fantastic experience! The lodge is first class, the units are huge and exceptional! The service outstanding. The food is great, varied and tasty! Nice wines. And the rangers are doing everything to make you see all the animals and arenvery knowledgeable A great lodge!!!
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Helene M wrote a review Nov 2023
Cape Town, South Africa32 contributions15 helpful votes
Welcoming friendly staff, well-appointed luxurious accommodation, excellent food with attention to special dietary needs. Wonderful game drives with knowledgeable ranger and tracker on a private vehicle. Air conditioned rooms with private pools, a boon during a heat wave. All round, a superb experience!
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R 37,633 - R 49,621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkKapama Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kapama Karula
Which popular attractions are close to Kapama Karula?
Nearby attractions include Nyani Cultural Village (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kapama Karula?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kapama Karula?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Kapama Karula?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kapama Karula?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kapama Karula?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Kapama Karula have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kapama Karula offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kapama Karula have airport transportation?
Yes, Kapama Karula offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kapama Karula?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Kapama Karula accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.