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Old Plaston Rd or R538, White River 1240, South Africa
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Karula Hotel
Ranked #10 of 31 White River B&B and Inns
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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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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here before over 20 yrs ago. The standard remains just as high now. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. The food is excellent and plentiful,both evening meal and breakfast. A great base for sight-seeing in the area and for Balule and Kruger park.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed here on our way back to Jo'burg from the Kruger, and having stayed in many hotels this felt comfortable straight away, then it was pointed out to me that this is a regular stop over for business travellers which is probably why. The greeting at reception is very friendly, the location is quiet, and the gardens voluminous and... More

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Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My family ie my two boys (16 and 9 years old) and myself have stayed at this hotel at least 15 times over the last 3 years, usually only for one night at a time. From the moment we put foot in the door we are made to feel at home. The owners and the staff all know us well... More

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

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