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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit a Game Reserve for a few days during our trip to visit family in Johannesburg. After much research we chose Karula at Kapama. I'm so happy we did. They are at the airport the minute you step off the plane. Upon arrival, and after every game drive there is a welcoming committee with fresh towels. Checking...

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5Thank Nadia G
Paris, France
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Brand new hotel ; everything great large suites beautiful salon great modern taste and good architect; located at the border of a river . safaris were great nice ranger . The food is not excellent but fair . I recommand to stay there.

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2Thank 337vivianek
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We flew into Hoedspruit and were promptly picked up by the lodge staff at the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (in the safari trucks!). The staff were very nice and helped with our luggage. The Kapama Reserve is right behind the airport and the drive to Karula (within the Kapama area) took about 20 minutes. We saw giraffes on the way. We...

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3Thank Jess C
amyannenglish
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We have a fantastic stay at Kapama Karula - we were seriously considering extending our stay a third night because it was such a great experience and so relaxing. HIGHLY recommend staying here at least three nights to take advantage of your accommodation. The game drives were brilliant. We were safe in the hands of Ruan and Roy, who ensured...

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2Thank amyannenglish
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our room at Kapama Karula was HUGE and Gorgeous! It was by far the largest room we’ve ever stayed in and we absolutely loved it. It was an amazing 1st safari experience. We saw 4 of the big 5 which was very exciting. We woke up one morning to Vervet monkeys running across our roof and peaking their little faces...

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2Thank JASLoves2Travel
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is simply the most stunning vacation where the staff are passionate about looking after you and the accommodation is extremely high specification and well maintained. During your safari you will see first hand the 'big 5' and the trackers and rangers are all very knowledgeable, passionate and friendly ensuring when you do leave you take many fantastic memories with...

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2Thank PhilandStephanie
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My husband and I just traveled to Kapama Karula with my parents (in their late 60s and early 70s) and our two children (ages 6 & 8). We all had such an amazing experience, from start to finish. Truly...not a thing I would change. The accommodations are incredibly spacious, luxurious and private, the food is excellent and served in reasonable...

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1Thank CFL78
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The room was amazing from every perspective...the view, the swimming pool, the deck, the comfort of the bed, the bathroom and shower. Perfection across the board! We also stayed in the Star Camp for one of the nights and couldn't have been happier. The food at the restaurant was amazing (actually, a bit better than the Star Camp meal) and...

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1Thank Craig W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This lodge is very very glam . So if you want to come back from safari and enter a sophisticated 5 star hotel this is your spot . Your massive suite comes complete with lounge, bar, king sized bed and enormous bathroom all looking over your wooden deck and pool . Your meals are all delicious and in their restaurant...

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1Thank Amber D
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stayed at Karula for three nights and we were welcomed by our ranger Dohan at the airport. After being transferred to the lodge and having an impromptu game drive whilst getting there, we were welcomed by Heidi and informed about our stay. We stayed in a family superior suite and we were extremely impressed. It was huge compared to...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: €1,476 - €2,334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama Karula 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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