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Kapama Karula

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Set 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. The 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 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". Kapama Karula has twelve superior suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. Two of the superior suites are purpose-built for families. Each suite also has a private outside deck and a large swimming pool, which is heated in the chillier months for year-round swimming. The luxury Karula spa offers a range of health and beauty treatments in four deluxe treatment rooms. For a body workout, the fitness centre is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and weight-lifting equipment, or you can run or walk on the treadmill or cycle on the Wattbike. After working up a sweat, visit the steam room, or relax in the pool. You can also browse through the curio shop for those special gifts to take home. Then head out on an exciting game drive.
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Heated pool
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R40 Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Hoedspruit Airport12 mi
Ngala Airfield15 mi
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This is my second time staying with Kapama in the past 3 years and it most certainly won't be my last! What I love most is their attention to detail and first class hospitality. Every member of the staff knows your name from the time you arrive and are happy to help with your
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We had a memorable adventure stay at the Kapama Karula Private Game Reserve . In addition to the safari experience, we had the pleasure of staying at the 5 star Karula lodge. We regularly vacation at luxury 5 star resorts and Kapama Karula tips the list. To begin our perfect
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Go- you wont be disapointed!! This place is fantastic, not only for the lodge iteself, the staff, the rooms, the food, but we had a fantastic safari experience. We wanted to do a safari prior to taking a Seabourn cruise out of Cape Town, but there are so many options and we were
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We have stayed for three nights at the Kapama Karula in November and where overwhelmed by the greatness of this Lodge. The extremely spacious suites were state-of-the-art in terms of luxury, equipment and design. The private deck with its bush views and the private swimming pool
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We had such an amazing stay. The entire staff were incredibly wonderful and accommodating. The rangers were well informed and provided a top notch experience. The food and wine was great. We would highly recommend anyone who is seeking a luxury, private experience.
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It was all inclusive. Everything from Breakfast, lunch, and dinner to high tea and alcohol. The mini bars in the rom were well stocked and all free!
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Not that I am aware. You need to discuss this directly with the Lodge. There are 4 lodges on the reserve with different levels of service etc. It may pay to check with them as well so that you can have the most amazing experience!!!
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All included and they are fabulous. 2 each day
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Should we bring cash for tipping staff? Trackers, maids wait staff etc?
Yes. You can tip people individually (rangers and guides) and you can also contribute to a general fund. Enjoy!
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Dear Kacie, Thank you kindly for your interest in Kapama Karula. Yes, guests booking accommodation at Kapama enjoys a variety of offerings included in the tariff. Every lodge situated in the Kapama Private Game reserve offers unique beverage packages. Kapama Buffalo Camp and Kapama Karula offers a selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages included during the entire stay. A selection of soft drinks and water are included on the evening game drive sundowner stop at Kapama River Lodge and Kapama Southern Camp offers a selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages are included during your entire stay (valid from 01-12-2017). A selection of drinks including alcoholic beverages are included on the evening game drive sundowner stop. Below we have listed what is included in the tariff: Complimentary road transfers between your Kapama accommodation and Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. Two game drives daily in open safari vehicles and bush walks, accompanied by experienced rangers and expert Shangaan trackers. Three meals per day are also included in the tariff: full English breakfast, light luncheon and dinner in the open-air boma or thatched dining room) as well as tea, coffee, cakes, pastries and afternoon teatime snacks. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further inquiries. Kind regards The Kapama Team
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"All Suites are simply perfect"
"Take time to chat with the staff...they are friendly, informative really want you to have a good time."
"We saw antelopes all over the place on the grounds. Be quiet and they will come up to you."
"The rooms are all very private and exclusive."
"All rooms are superb. Number 3 slightly larger."
$1,924 - $4,048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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