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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were leaving Johannesburg late afternoon/early evening and needed a stopover on our way to Kruger Park that would serve a late supper. When we made enquiries we found that (those that responded) either supper was not offered or kitchen closed at 21h00. The team at Kurula however were only too happy to help and kept supper aside for us... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the rates the Karula Hotel charges do not expect 5 star amenities and idyllic views from your room. But you can expect a spacious clean room with air conditioning, a tranquil setting, a large swimming pool and tennis courts for the more energetic. The real attraction, however, is the attention that visitors receive from the management and their team.... More 

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Sausalito
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We stayed at the Karula for two nights before venturing into Kruger Park. Tom and the crew made sure we had a great time. From the moment we arrived, we felt like part of the family. The amount of pride that the owner takes in the guests' experience makes the stay unforgettable. The dinner is absolutely not to be missed!... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Friendly reception, traditional values, good food, comfortable room and the lowveld climate - what's not to enjoy? Closeness to Kruger Park and other Lowveld highlights makes it even more attractive. Will be back.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

A singular experience one should have if aiming for an African Safari with fine dining and hostellerie. Kapama Karula has a wonderful and well trained staff. The cuisine is top quality and modernist yet using the best of local ingredients. The adrenaline is always present since one can just walk into a Nyala (kind of deer) going to the room,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Every January I arrange a Motorbike weekend and we always go to Karula Hotel. The staff and management/owners are always there to help out and service is just great . Nothing is too much for them. Rooms are clean . I try to go back as often as possible . Thank you and see you soon .

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Our family stayed at Karula over a weekend in December 2015. We arrived late in the evening and were pleasantly greeted & showed to the restaurant as soon as we arrived where our dinner was waiting for us. No need to go looking for food in White River! Our family has a few dietary requirements which we confirmed ahead of... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We were a group of 6 adults and 1 infant and enjoyed our stay at Karula Hotel. We have been to Karula Hotel before and although the hotel has been in existence for numerous years the hotel owners are involved and present at all times. This means that the service is good and everything is neat and clean. The rooms... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our check in service was great and we were shown three different rooms from which we could choose the one we liked most, with differences being carpeted or non-carpeted or close to the main reception or further away. We found the room we chose to be clean and tidy although would have liked a curtain on the window that was... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by this Hotel. The staff were friendly, clean bedrooms, nice gardens, good home cooking. It is a good place to overnight when going into the parks. Our only problem was that they allowed smoking in the bar area - thought this was not allowed according to SA laws? So we had to sit in the long... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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Additional Information about Karula Hotel

Address: Old Plaston Rd, White River 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: $60 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
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