We booked a regular suite for 3 nights. The rooms and common areas are luxuriously- and tastefully-appointed, they look just as nice as all the photos from the website. We had considered getting the Superior Suites, but kind of glad we didn't because with all the activities and meals, we hardly had time to enjoy our room, plus the common pool area was very pleasant and uncrowded. Staff are all friendly and accommodating. Highlight was the game drives. They limit the number of people per vehicle to six (and most had fewer); we saw other vehicles from other lodges and a lot of them were filled to capacity. Your game sightings are of course dictated by nature, but we saw game within a few minutes of being picked up at the airport, but we wound up seeing all the big 5 except the leopard. The variety of wildlife big and small is stunning, and the vistas you encounter are breathtaking; it's perfectly pleasant to just be driven around, even if you don't see any big game. There were times when we thought the drive would end without a "big" sighting but somehow our tracker and ranger (you get the same ones for your entire stay) always managed a grand reveal. In addition to three large meals a day (you pick from a set menu for breakfast and lunch, and dinners are always different) you also get a continental breakfast before the first game drive, coffee during the first drive, high tea with snacks and cakes before the afternoon drive, and drinks during the afternoon drive. I almost wish they didn't offer lunch because I would have liked to have had more time to lay around by the pool or enjoy the common areas (skipping a meal is never an option for me!). They will drive you to the wellness centre if you want. There is wifi throughout. Rooms are well-stocked with toiletries and even insect repellant. The price is actually a good value considering everything you get; wine is very inexpensive. Let all your cares go and you will have a most amazing experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kapama Karula Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
- Kapama Karula Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa