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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Kapama Karula
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Seychelles
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for three nights in late April and our children are still sighing about "Kapama Karula". We stayed in the superior suite; the architecture and interior design is beautifully considered, the best I have experienced in a hotel. We felt like celebrities. The early morning and evening safaris were spectacular, lions eating their prey, monkeys, elephants with their... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had a superior suite and it was certainly superior, we loved it. The interior design was great and the suite was extremely spacious. The staff were very warm, welcoming and friendly. Cliff, our butler, was great and he organized afternoon tea one day in the bush and another day organized a day drive with lunch in the bush too... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a very good experience here. We were two families with several kids and the place was just amazing. The feeling of being in africa at her Best. The Hotel also provided a "safari" and it was amazing see the animals in the wild.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Put it on your must do list. I thought I would be bored but the game drives take care of that. The driver we had was fabulous. This was one of the best experiences. The service was very good, there is nothing not to like.

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25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We are about to leave Kapama Karula after a 2 nights stay at one of the family suites. If it is within your reach then do not hesitate as it will bring you and your family great joy! The restaurant had 2 nights of surprise dinners for us with fantastisc food. The risotto and due of porc earning the place... More

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Hilton Head Is SC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My family and I couldn't have asked for a better place. Coming off a three day whirl wind tour of Cape Town, Karula was just what we needed. They do a early morning and late afternoon game drive, which gives you from 10:00-4:00 to relax and enjoy the beautiful property or your own amazing suite. The service was excellent. Andreis,... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I can't think of one thing that was not perfect about our stay at Kapama Karula. We were two, for 3 days, in may. The weather was super cold in the morning and at night and very nice during the day. The lodge was almost empty we were the only one in the car. The rooms are perfect (luxury tent).... More

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New York
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8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Karula as a beautiful lodge - the room's decor is very modern which was a bit of a surprise but a pleasant one - The outside veranda overlooks the river, monkeys playfully bounded about (but make sure doors are locked and leave nothing of value outside or unattended) and the room was spacious and contemporary. The staff is very attentive.... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Private game reserve experience but tailored to super luxuriousness. Staff will do anything and everything for you. Had a few mutual friends with Trevor our guide, who has a FGASA level 3 and is very qualified in the bush world. No tagged animals in the reserve.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I just came home from a 5 day holiday at the Kapama Karula Camp and now as I sit on my veranda and the memories fill my heart I might as well put them in to words immediately... On the way from the airport to the Camp it took us approximately 3 minutes until we were curiously welcomed by a... More

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Address: R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama Karula 5*
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Kapama Karula Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama Karula Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Kapama KarulaSet on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River is one of Kapama’s most secluded and prestigious safari camps named Karula. Karula means "place of peace" in the native tongue, and soon after your arrival you will know exactly why this name is just so perfect for this magnificent luxury safari camp. Peace is but one of the many emotions that will encompass your soul as you look at the serene waterway meandering gently past your doorstep and the age old saying "water is life" will begin to have a whole new meaning for you.Karula Lounge and BarThe open plan lounge and bar area, with floor to ceiling glass doors illustrates the perfect balance with elegant light colors. This modern building with its whitewashed wooden structure, skylights and open air bar, creates a cozy feel to the lounge and makes it a day time favorite to enjoy a drink or just sit back and enjoy the sights Karula has to offer. The contemporary yet African feel to the camp will satisfy and exceed the expectations of even the most discerning connoisseurs. The outside wooden deck overlooking the Klaserie river gives you the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and magnificent vistas the camp has to offer.Karula Library & Media RoomA brilliant new addition and multi-purpose room that was built after the floods in January 2012. The library and media room boasts some of the best audio visual equipment but doubles as a library where you can read a good book in a breathtaking environment, or just take in nature’s views through the massive sliding windows. Keep in touch with family and loved ones at one of the two dedicated guest internet stations with WiFi on tap and free of charge. A private, romantic fireplace dinner can also be arranged with the camp personnel, and in a modern romantic setting like this, the answer can only be "Yes". ... more   less 
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