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Karula Hotel

Old Plaston Rd or R538, White River 1240, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our check in service was great and we were shown three different rooms from which we could choose the one we liked most, with differences being carpeted or non-carpeted or close to the main reception or further away. We found the room we chose to be clean and tidy although would have liked a curtain on the window that was... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by this Hotel. The staff were friendly, clean bedrooms, nice gardens, good home cooking. It is a good place to overnight when going into the parks. Our only problem was that they allowed smoking in the bar area - thought this was not allowed according to SA laws? So we had to sit in the long... More 

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Vereeniging SA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been going to the Karula, on our way to the Kruger National Park, twice a year, for quite a couple of years now! It is a family owned country hotel where you feel welcome the moment you arrive . Owners and staff very friendly! No frill rooms, but a nice comfortable bed, coffee and tea. What more do... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have had the pleasure to stay at Karula lodge on several occassions. Karula is athird generation family owned/managed hotel, D/B/B& weekend packages are available at good rates, for all that you get. Karula is about 40 minutes from the Numbi Gate (Kruger Park). The owners, Tom & Chandy are a really great 'hands-on' team, ensuring all's well. clean and... More 

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Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Again on a biking trip, as normally is the case these days, we stayed over at the Karula Hotel for two nights. The grounds are green and lush and the pool was very welcome in the heat of the day. The rooms were nice and big (and clean) and the beds very comfortable. This is a family run hotel and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I last stayed here in 1970 or 1971… It was pleasant then and just as pleasant now. Much has been done to the place and it has expanded considerably. A lovely setting, many bird species, beautiful trees and generally a lovely place to relax and spend time. Just being in White River is special in that part of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I stayed at the Karula back in 2011. It truly was an awesome stay. I went with a group of 50+ on a mission trip to this rural part of Africa. The Karula's staff treated us like royalty and did their best to accomodate any need we had. Take a good look at the AC on the first night if... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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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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