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Kapama Karula

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R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been with my wife, 2 years old daughter and father/mother in law. Since we first arrived the experience was perfect: the pick up at the airport, the guides, the rooms are unbelievable! Food was always great, only some dinner like the barbecue were not so good but nothing that would make us think it was not very nice. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honeymoon location that will never be topped. The room was outstanding and the best I have ever stayed in. The staff where wonderful (Mark - Game driver, especially), and the grounds and communal areas where breathtaking. We didn't want to leave. Everything from the morning phonecall, the coffee, the game drives to the food was simply perfect and we will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a few night early this year and what an amazing experience. The room was fantastic in size, decor and layout. The staff very friendly and helpful and the service was great. Food was good and great selection of wine. Good food, very knowledgeable ranger and the game viewing was superb! One of the best safari experiences I've had.... More 

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Thank Adelle R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the big 5 on the first day...in herds of elephants, lions, rhinos, Cape buffalo, and a single leopard...room was amazing in size, decor,, pool and amenities, staff were courteous without being intrusive...wine selection included in rate was average...food and menus...local and delicious...recommend Kapama Karula..as the best of the the 3 sites Kapama offers...maybe not listed on the top ten... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 4 nights at Karula. Our 2 daily game drives were well planned and executed. We enjoyed the food menu for breakfast lunch and dinner. We saw amazing wildlife and also stayed in the private lions den which was a great experience.

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Thank Wayne S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

There are no words to describe the experience of staying at Kapama Karula. First, the staff is just amazing. They are very, very attentive and will do anything to make your stay unforgettable. They will even prepare your dinner outside, because you mentioned you would like to have dinner under the stars, and set a table inside the restaurant "just... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Kapama Karula is a stunning luxury private game reserve located next to Kruger National park and just north of Sabi Sands game farm. i was torn between trying to decide wether to spend huge $ in Sabi Sands or try and find more value for my dollar at a different game reserve, I am so glad that contacted several agents... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a spectacular 3 nights at Karula, suite was superb and the service excellent. Food was the best we've had in South Africa with plenty of choice each meal. Our game driver Thomas and tracker Nicholas were exceptional - not just enabling us to see lions, lion cubs, zebra, rhino, cheetah, elephants, giraffe, buffalo, and many more.., they were... More 

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Boston, Ma.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Spent our last 2 nights at Kapama here after 3 nights at Buffalo Camp. When we moved to Karula we were wondering what else we could possibly see to top our first 3 days, but we did ! Firstly, the accommodations are simply jaw-dropping ! I had assumed that somehow the on line pictures made the suites look bigger/brighter/better than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This place exceeded my expectations for a luxury vacation in every way but one, that is, the wifi was extremely slow. Other than that, I loved everything about our 3 nights/4 days. I would go back every year if I could. I might try another base camp next time but Karula was really special.

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