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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I cannot imagine a more perfectly tailored safari experience than Karula. It's a wonderful combination of breath-taking setting, refined style, lovely service, and outstanding food. The views of the bush inspire a hushed awe that is matched with the thrill of the game drives. Karula is a true gem that exceeds the highest of expectations.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow- just a spectacular setting along a river. All rooms face the river with full wall windows to enjoy the view & wildlife. Superior design reflects nature and relaxation with elegance. Spacious lodgings and beautiful setting; truly top notch. Not to mention the infinity pool, and each cabin has it's own private plunge pool!

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The serenity of this place is unique. Waking up looking out onto the bush is priceless. Of course, only if you are not heading out to a morning Safari that leaves at 6:30 every day. This is before sunrise in winter, however. Everything is perfectly organized and the fact that everything is included means no hassle and ultimate simplicity. Service... More 

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The Hague
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the airport to our suite, we already had a good feeling.... Few hours after we were convinced that this place will the best one for our first safari and our new years eve..... And yes it was. Amazing safaris where we could see the big 5 and much more... Private reserve so you don't have cars full of tourists... More 

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Roslyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the lodge and suites are super luxurious- each suite has its own heated plunge pool/sitting area/ king bed and very large bathroom - the guides and trackers are excellent. The food is very good except for the night outdoor barbques where choices are recylcled from previous meals and no accomodation is made for special needs. despite requests. Staff is friendly... More 

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Agra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dear Bernard Roode & Carl Du Plessis I woke up this morning with a SMILE full of content and happiness. I am deeply honored and grateful to you for your support and hereby express my appreciation for extraordinary services, I received during my stay, for 2 Nights (21st June & 22nd June 2016) at Karula Lodge - Kruger National Park.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are nice but simple, the food is OK but the service and the safaris are amazing. You get 2 safaris per day in really cool 4x4s with a tracker and a driver, who basically take care of you from the time you wake up until you go to sleep. You see dozens of animals and the kindness, knowledge... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Our experience at Kapama Karula was absolutely fantastic. Every single detail was exquisitely considered. On arrival the staff met us with warm towels and drinks to refresh us after a long journey. From there they escorted us to the lounge overlooking the bush. The architecture and design of the common areas, including the lounge, the dining area, the boma, and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We just back from our safari that was from 5/27/16 to 5/30/16. In my opinion, that is more than enough time to see and do everything here. I was very impressed with this place. In summary, I cannot say enough things about this place. The food was amazing, the staff was professional, the accommodations were superb, the game drives were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The hotel team and game rangers were kind, professional, prompt, and knowledgeable. They made our stay a joy and we would come back again. The rooms were clean and spacious. The food was just amazing. You won't go hungry here. Thembas took care of us and made sure our meal was cooked to perfection and our wine cups were never... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kapama Karula

Address: R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,039 - $2,149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama Karula 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Kapama Karula Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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