- Kapama Reserve
- Big 5
- Heated plunge pools
- Wine and cuisine
- Family suites
- Guides and staff
- Spa and wellness options
Kapama Karula Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Kapama Reserve
- Lodge size; 12 Luxury Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Kapama Karula, the pinnacle of luxury five-star luxury safari accommodation in the Kapama Game Reserve. One of South Africa's best kept secrets
Boasting stunning views out over the surrounding bushveld and the Kapama river bed, Karula is ideal for couples, families as well as wildlife enthusiasts.
The perfect destination to escape the madness and find some peace; Karula means "place of peace".
Kapama offers up 13 000 hectares of wildlife and birdlife rich savannah and riverine forest were spotting Africas's 'Big 5' is within reach of guest who spend at least two nights on safari here. Kapama South Africa is the ideal getaway for romantics and families alike.
- Game reserve was established in 1986
- Comprises 13 000 hectares
- 'Big Five' on offer
- Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species
- Approximately 350 bird species
- Four lodges to choose from
- Close to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate
Rooms and Suites
This extraordinary camp is one of the finest Camps in many respects, with 12 luxury suites on offer (10x Superior Suites and 2x Family Suites). All suites have massive glass sliding doors that open up onto private verandahs with vistas over Klaserie River and magnificent wildlife-rich bushveld.
Suite amenities include; telephones, overhead fans, air conditioners, gas-heated fireplaces, minibars, Nespresso coffee machines, safes and wall-mounted international adaptors.
The highlight of each suite is those heated private plunge pool that can be used year round.
Cuisine and Wine
Karula offers up world-class food and wine that ranks up there with the best in the Greater Kruger National Park region.
Safari connoisseurs will most certainly be impressed by the facilities available including the lounge, dining room, bar, pool and pool deck as well as other guest entertainment areas.
Included in the rate when staying at any of the Kapama lodges are two daily game drives and a bushwalking experience. Both these activities are led by highly trained guides and trackers ensuring a safe yet knowledgeable safari experience.
Other optional activities (at additional costs) can be booked while in the reserve, including;
- Elephant interaction
- Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species
- Romantic sleep-out
- Photographic safaris
- Hot Air Ballooning
Spa and Wellness
Kapama is now taking the concept of the safari spa to new heights; two spa facilities are available for guests staying within the reserve, i.e., the Karula Spa or the River Lodge Spa.
Karula Spa offers four treatment rooms, a fitness centre, steam room, and a pool with built-in loungers and underwater jets.
River Lodge Spa offers six treatment rooms, mini gym, and pool all overlooking a waterhole.
Dermalogica and Matisse are used for all treatments and massages.
Either one of these spa options is must for all when visiting the Kapama Game Reserve.
Rates from R18 500.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Three meals per day.
- Tea, coffee, cakes, pastries and afternoon teatime snacks
- A selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages
- Two game drives daily in open safari vehicles
- Complimentary road transfers to Eastgate airport
- Twice daily housekeeping service
- Conservation Levy
- Telephone calls
- Shop purchases
- Spa treatments
- Personal bar account, room mini-bar consumables and sundowner drinks
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