- Safari accommodation at this flagship lodge
- Big Five and birdlife of the Kapama Reserve
- Swimming pool and sun loungers
- Private heated swimming pool
- Wine selection and exceptional cuisine
- Family suites and superior suites
- Numerous accommodation options
- Spa and wellness options
- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Lodge
- Location; Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge size; 12 Luxury Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Karula Luxury Lodge Offers An Unforgettable African Safari In the Kapama Game Reserve
Kapama Karula is the pinnacle of luxury five-star luxury safari accommodation in the Kapama Private Game Reserve. One of South Africa's and the Kruger National Park best-kept secrets
Boasting stunning views out over the surrounding bushveld and the Kapama river bed, Karula is ideal for couples, families, and wildlife enthusiasts.
Karula offers a range of activities for its guests, with the main attraction being the "Big 5" safaris in open 4x4 vehicles, where you can get up close and personal with Africa's most iconic wildlife species.
The perfect destination to escape the madness and find some peace; Karula means "place of peace".
Established in 1986, it has grown to encompass 13 000 hectares of untouched African bushveld.
Kapama Game Reserve is located close to Hoedspruit's Eastgate Airport; the reserve offers a stunningly diverse landscape of savannah and riverine forest, with abundant wildlife and birdlife.
Kapama is renowned for its diversity of species, offering the 'Big Five' and the opportunity to spot approximately 350 bird species.
The Kapama Reserve is also home to the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species, a facility dedicated to the conservation of rare and endangered species.
Rooms And Suites
Kapama Karula offers 12 suites with an unforgettable experience surrounded by nature and wildlife.
The 10 Superior Suites feature spacious bedrooms with a gas-heated fireplace, en-suite bathrooms with heated towel rails, air conditioning, a minibar, telephone and Nespresso machine, and private verandas overlooking the Klaserie River. The two Family Suites also have an additional living area and twin beds to accommodate extra guests.
The highlight of each suite at Kapama Karula is the private heated plunge pool which can be used all year round, making it the perfect spot to relax and take in the incredible African wilderness views.
Cuisine And Wine
Karula provides guests with a truly exquisite dining experience in the country's Greater Kruger National Park region.
The chef and their kitchen team create delectable dishes inspired by local African flavours and ingredients, as well as global cuisine options.
Dishes include succulent pan-seared steaks, freshly caught seafood, authentic African curries, vegetarian specialities, and more.
The wine list is just as impressive, featuring an extensive selection of local South African wines that pair perfectly with your meal.
Kapama Karula is one of the premier safari lodges in South Africa, offering luxury accommodations set within the heart of the African bush.
The main lounge area boasts breathtaking views across the Kapama savannah, with comfortable lounge suites arranged around a welcoming log fire. For an authentic taste of the African bush, guests can dine in the al fresco dining room, which overlooks the wildlife-filled plains. The onsite bar serves a selection of refreshing beverages and light snacks.
The swimming pool is surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas, providing guests with an idyllic space for relaxation and indulgence.
The team strives to offer an unparalleled experience in luxury safari lodges.
At Kapama Karula, visitors can enjoy two daily game drives and a bushwalking experience included in the rate when staying at any of the lodges.
Expert guides and experienced trackers provide an unforgettable experience, allowing one to get up close to nature and see some of Africa's most iconic wildlife in their natural habitat.
On offer are several optional activities that are available at additional costs. Come face-to-face with African elephants as they wander through the reserve, or learn about endangered species at the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species. Experience a romantic sleep-out under the stars, take stunning photographs of your safari adventures with a professional photographer, or float above it all with an incredible hot air balloon ride.
Spa And Wellness
Karula provides a luxurious spa and wellness experience for its guests.
With two separate spa facilities on the reserve, guests can choose from either the Karula Spa or the River Lodge Spa. Both offer abundant features and amenities and top-of-the-line products from Dermalogica and Matisse.
The Karula Spa offers four treatment rooms, a fitness centre, a steam room, and a pool with built-in loungers and underwater jets. Meanwhile, the River Lodge Spa provides six treatment rooms, a mini gym, and a pool, all overlooking a waterhole.
All these features allow guests to unwind while enjoying their stay at Kapama Karula truly.
Kapama Karula is an unparalleled experience when it comes to safari luxury lodges. From the exquisite cuisine and extensive selection of wines to the serene spa facilities, every aspect has been designed with guests' relaxation in mind.
The two daily game drives and bushwalking experiences provide a unique opportunity to get up close with nature while taking in some of Africa's most iconic wildlife in their natural habitat.
With all that Karula offers, you can be sure your stay will be truly unforgettable!
Rates from R24 500.00 per person
- Kapama Karula Rates
- 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