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Kapama Karula

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R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Kapama Karula
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rio Verde, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights in late October and had a truly memorable vacation. Every aspect of the venue was perfect; wonderful service from the moment you are greeted on arrival through every meal and service thereafter. Our superior suite was huge and spectacular with a private pool heated to 86 degrees on the deck above the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kapama Karula is a very special lodge and the Kapama game reserve does not disappoint! We saw the “big 5” in 24 hours – and saw 2 leopards, quite rare. The public areas and the rooms are all lovely and minimalistic/modern, the Kapama website showcases this. We spent one night in a tent and one night in a superior suite... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed four nights and absolutely loved every minute of it. Our superior suite was beautiful, extremely large and had its own pool. The food was very good and well prepared, our waiter Johan deserves a special mention for his kindness and attentiveness. Our rangers Christo and Vuzi were also great, always helpful and accommodating. They made our safari experience... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous! The rooms were magnificent and were serviced every time we left the room, even down to fluffing our duvet cover if we had sat on it. The meals were outstanding as well as the attentive service we received. All the small details didn't go unnoticed like mentioned above that housekeeping came into the room every time we left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family stayed there for 4 nights and we can't say enough about how much we loved our experience. The pick up at the Hoedspruit airport was seamless, checkin was flawless and the evening safari was perfectly executed... and this was only the first day! We pretty much saw the big 5 during the first safari and we were promptly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We do not have one negative or even average comment, everything was just perfect!!! One of the best experiences of our lives... Food, service, safari rides, spa wellness center, room, view, nature, comfort, luxury, everything!!!! Just perfect...

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Went for 2 days had a wonderful time & wish we stayed longer! Beautiful lodge with amazing suites. Food & service were great. Game drives were a lot of fun. Between our first 2 game drives saw the big 5 and many more. Well worth it!

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Sydney, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We just spent 4 days at Kapama Karula and it was amazing. The property is stunning, we had a superior suite and this would be up there with one of the nicest rooms we have stayed in. The room is one big room, with a lounge area, bathrooms, an additional outdoor shower, pool, and good view of the river and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

As soon as we were picked up from the airport I knew we were in for a treat. The jeep was fantastic and within 5 minutes of driving we were on the game reserve. For us 5* is a treat not the norm, so we giggled like school girls on arrival - it was incredible! I've never said 'this is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It is hard to imagine anything more luxurious than our stay at Kapama Karula. Our family of 4 stayed in the family suite, which is as big as a house - 170 square metres! Private pool, no less than 3 showers, the world's largest bathrooms, Wii console for the kids.... It was a perfect last stage of our holiday. I... More 

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