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Kapama Karula

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Boca Raton, FL
Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually visited in October 2014, and am happy to see that it is still receiving 5 star reviews. The smaller size permits a lot of interaction with the staff, I found the staff amazing, actually adjusting my plans with me so that I could take the best advantage of being there. Much joy in just saying hello to staff...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The accommodations might have been the best I've ever experienced. Service was incredible. Food was fantastic. The safari rides were unbelievable. Our guide, Greg, was fantastic with our kids, being flexible with our schedule, educated us, etc. Easily one of the best vacations we've had.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband was fortunate to win a prize from Leisure Wheels magazine of a 2 night stay at Kapama Karula. Soon after entering the game reserve we encountered a large giraffe in the road and a herd of buffalo wallowing in a muddy pond. These were the first of many sightings we enjoyed. From the moment we arrived the service...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place and its wonderful people certainly delivered the 'WOW' factor. This started by being greeted upon arrival and introduced to the staff who would be taking care of us. It continues with the knowledgeable rangers and trackers who obviously love doing what they do and provided us with a slightly different experience by actively tracking animals, talking about tracks...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the first time and had the most amazing time! The staff were fantastic, the game drives were sensational and I would definitely go back. A special thanks to the manager, Andreas, and our game drive crew, Bjorn and Roy, for making the trip so memorable! Lodgings: Lovely, they even have power points and USB points at the...

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My husband has always wanted to do a safari vacation and I have always delayed it, but what an amazing vacation this was for the entire family (yes, hubby was right). From Greg and Roy, our ranger and tracker, to Faith and Reason (cook and waiter), to the wonderful staff at the spa (best massage and facial ever), to the...

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1Thank Tommasina P
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I can't even say what was the best part of our journey to Kapama Karula. The games were amazing, we saw 4 of the big 5's, the ranger and the tracker were super knowledgeable about animals, foot prints, wild life and really seemed to care about it. The hotel and specially our 200 square feet room were absolutely FANTASTIC! The...

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1Thank Marcella R
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The kapama private reserve has five camps, but for us, this one was perfect. It's small (only 12 bungalows), intimate and meets every traveler's expectation of what a luxury safari should be. It's in tune with the natural environment, understated in decor, yet offers every amenity you would want. Food was excellent, and our ranger, Aneen and spotter, Adolf, were...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were there for 5 days over the Christmas period December 2016. This was our 4th time on safari so we knew the drill. We were a little sceptical that we would have the true due to the fact it was a private reserve rather than open savannah. That scepticism was eliminated straight away, there was a lot greener than...

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4Thank jJonGreg
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Your villa with a private pool and the wounderfull staff and guides makes it a truly unique experience.Everyday the staff makes it,another unique experience.the food is very god and the change it daily so your tastebuds are always satisfied.

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Peace is but one of the many emotions that will encompass your soul as you look at the serene waterway meandering gently past your doorstep and the age old saying "water is life" will begin to have a whole new meaning for you. The open plan lounge and bar area, with floor to ceiling glass doors illustrates the perfect balance with elegant light colors. This modern building with its whitewashed wooden structure, skylights and open air bar, creates a cozy feel to the lounge and makes it a day time favorite to enjoy a drink or just sit back and enjoy the sights Karula has to offer. The contemporary yet African feel to the camp will satisfy and exceed the expectations of even the most discerning connoisseurs. The outside wooden deck overlooking the Klaserie river gives you the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and magnificent vistas the camp has to offer. Karula Library & Media Room boasts some of the best audio visual equipment but doubles as a library where you can read a good book in a breathtaking environment, or just take in nature's views through the massive sliding windows. Keep in touch with family and loved ones at one of the two dedicated guest internet stations with WiFi on tap and free of charge. A private, romantic fireplace dinner can also be arranged with the camp personnel, and in a modern romantic setting like this, the answer can only be "Yes". Kapama Karula has twelve superior suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. Two of the superior suites are purpose-built for families. Each suite also has a private outside deck and a large swimming pool, which is heated in the chillier months for year-round swimming. The luxury Karula spa offers a range of health and beauty treatments in four deluxe treatment rooms. For a body workout, the fitness centre is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and weight-lifting equipment, or you can run or walk on the treadmill or cycle on the Wattbike. After working up a sweat, visit the steam room, or relax in the pool. You can also browse through the curio shop for those special gifts to take home. Then head out on an exciting game drive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kapama Karula

Address: R40 | Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range: R19 549 - R31 728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama Karula 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“There are only 12 suites - you are guaranteed of privacy and quietness”
jvandam2017, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Any room is perfect.”
tommasinap2017, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The bigest rooms do have a private pool.”
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“Villa 12 for ultimate privacy.”
jJonGreg, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Superior suites are the best!”
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