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Old Plaston Rd or R538, White River 1240, South Africa
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Karula Hotel
Ranked #10 of 32 White River B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is 3/4 star property run by Chandy & Tom Richardson. You have DBB for a very reasonable rate. Well kept gardens,secure parking,Small swimming pool surrounded by a green lawn and benches and Thatched shades.The food is home cooked and their menu changes every day. I can highly recommend it. Its near the Kruger Park and they will pack a... More 

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Boksburg, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very relaxing break at this hotel and my visitors from the U.K. had a wonderful time. From arrival to departure we were spoilt and well fed. The bar atmosphere makes for a great start to the evening and the restaurant follows in the same vein. Comfortable, reasonably priced rooms and adequate car parking space close by add to... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Karula Hotel run by Tom and Shandy is an absolute must "stop over" if you are visiting the Kruger Park or surrounding area. We find this delightful family run hotel, which we visit regularly the start to a great holiday. Expect a warm, friendly welcome on arrival. We feel like family when we arrive as we are always personally... More 

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Karula Hotel is situated on the outskirts of White River, about 20km from the closest gate to the Kruger National Park. This is a well appointed "old style" country hotel with all the charms and benefits of such. Family owned and run for many years it is well renowned for it's comfortable accomodation, reasonable prices, friendly service, delightful surroundings and... More 

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Vereeniging SA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We would just like to thank the owners of the Karula for keeping this country hotel so special! We have stayed there on our way to the Krugerpark for years. They even keep our frozen stuff in their deep freezer overnight. The staff are very friendly, the service is excellent and the food is exceptional. You still eat a four... More 

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Nongoma, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stayed here on a business trip but will return to Karula every time I need a place to stay near White river whether on business or personal travel. The hotel was exceptionally clean and the staff and owner were so friendly. The food is quite an experience and for the rate charged I really feel that this would be hard... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Karula Hotel in White River offers exceptional service, value, amenities, great food, and is safe. Easily the best in its class, well managed by the owners, and with warm and efficient staff. Our stay there is always a highlight of our many trips to the Kruger National Park. Not your average hotel. Well done Tom, Chandy and all staff! Its... More 

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Johannesburg
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There is no other way to describe it. Kurula Hotel is an anachronism. In my youth, many years ago, I remember being taken to hotels like this for family holidays. They simply don’t exist anymore – but Kurula has been charmingly captured in a time capsule. Tucked away inconspicuously just outside the small town of White River, the hotel is... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Chandy, Tom & The Karula Team What an amazing team with gracious hosts! If you want an excellent place to stay The Karula Hotel is it! Warm & clean rooms, wonderful atmosphere and food that is truly delicious! It’s the kind of accommodation and food that warms your soul!

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Cochrane, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A wonderful stopover if you need a place to stay for the night. The reception staff were extremely helpful and friendly, going the extra mile to make us feel at home. The Karula has very friendly service, clean basic rooms and good home cooking. The staff even offered to be up a little earlier to make coffee and toast for... More 

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Address: Old Plaston Rd or R538, White River 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Number of rooms: 47
Also Known As:
Karula Hotel White River, South Africa - Mpumalanga

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