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Karula Hotel

Old Plaston Rd or R538, White River 1240, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A singular experience one should have if aiming for an African Safari with fine dining and hostellerie. Kapama Karula has a wonderful and well trained staff. The cuisine is top quality and modernist yet using the best of local ingredients. The adrenaline is always present since one can just walk into a Nyala (kind of deer) going to the room,... More 

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Thank Walter R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every January I arrange a Motorbike weekend and we always go to Karula Hotel. The staff and management/owners are always there to help out and service is just great . Nothing is too much for them. Rooms are clean . I try to go back as often as possible . Thank you and see you soon .

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Thank Paul6701
Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family stayed at Karula over a weekend in December 2015. We arrived late in the evening and were pleasantly greeted & showed to the restaurant as soon as we arrived where our dinner was waiting for us. No need to go looking for food in White River! Our family has a few dietary requirements which we confirmed ahead of... More 

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Thank Tania_Worrall
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We were a group of 6 adults and 1 infant and enjoyed our stay at Karula Hotel. We have been to Karula Hotel before and although the hotel has been in existence for numerous years the hotel owners are involved and present at all times. This means that the service is good and everything is neat and clean. The rooms... More 

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Thank ForTheLoveOfTravel89
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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Thank Warwick H
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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Thank Diane D
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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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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Thank 582jacquiec
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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Thank Carol M
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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