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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 Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an absolutely amazing place. All the rooms are suites, and each is it's own building. The food is very good, and plentiful. Finally, and most importantly, the rangers and trackers are excellent and you will see so many animals.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very, very pleasant stay. From the pick up on the airport to the check out everything was absolutely lovely. The room was always so cozy, clean and curtains were opened during the day to leave the sun in. At night, when we got at the room the heating was already on and bedroom was cozy and warm.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a mind blowing safari trip. Kapama Kalura exceeded my expectations in all aspects! Our superior suite was superb, very luxurious modern style. The staff was so nice and attentive, it really made us feel taken care of. The food was surprisingly fresh, tasty and with a good variety. The most important part of the experience of course were... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly one of the very best safari game lodges in Africa. A little unknown and best keep like this. The service , the food - the food and rooms and so much more. The game and the tracking and sighting was like nothing we have ever had before. It was a perfect as you can get it. If... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A gorgeous gorgeous modern rustic luxury lodge that far exceeded expectations. Good location facing the river, so open facing with a breeze blowing through. The superior suite was huge and stylish yet was exceedingly functional. Pity we didn't use the pool as it was a bit too cold. Service was very attentive. Special shout out to our tracker, Roy (who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

In our previous trip to South Africa, we did a few day trips for the game rides. But not a stay in the natural reserve. Hence staying in a natural reserve is a first for us from 29 May to 1 June 2015. Upon entering the Kamapa Karula private reserve (2 minute ride from the airport), we were greeted by... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The location, accommodation, dining, service, and overall attention to detail exceeded our expectations. Easily accessed by air (the reserve entrance is next to Hoedspruit airport, from where you are collected). We had a superior suite with heated private pool - large and luxurious, it was even better than the pictures - there was nothing we could fault. The room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We heard about Kapama Karula via word of mouth and decided to make a booking for our anniversary. I will split the holiday into the main components and review it critically: Game drives: Amazing and can't be faltered at all!! Great guides, great experience... one area of improvement is probably the fact that work vehicles should not be allowed to... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The first destination on our 15 day South African adventure set the tone & raised the bar for the rest of the trip. This beautiful Private Game Reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park did not disappoint! On arrival at Hoedspruit airport, we were greeted by our ranger, Christo, who was assigned to us for our entire stay. This was typical... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This lodge is really as good as the reviews say. The safari experience was my first but I cannot imagine it getting any better elsewhere. We had seen the big 5 after 2 sessions but went on to see some stunning animals and have some very intimate encounters with them over the further 6 sessions we had. The day revolves... More 

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