Set on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River is the flagship five-star lodge of Kapama Game Reserve: Kapama Karula. Meaning “place of peace”, this ultra-luxurious and prestigious lodge exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of elegant safari accommodation, with wraparound views of the African bush enhancing the sense of tranquillity at this exclusive safari lodge.

Kapama Karula has ten Superior Villas, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. These suites measure at least 90m² each, with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins, and a bath. Standard in each Superior Villa is a minibar stocked with a selection of fine wines and champagne, a Nespresso coffee machine, a lock-up safe, an international adaptor, a Wi-Fi connection and an iPod docking station. For guest comfort and convenience, each suite has a telephone, overhead fan and air conditioning, as well as a gas-heated fireplace for cool winter nights. The Superior Villas are wrapped by glass sliding doors, allowing seamless views over the Klaserie River. Each Villa has its own outside deck area, full-sized heated swimming pool and sun loungers for relaxation.

There are two purpose-built Superior Villas for families. At 170m², these Family Villas have an open-plan living room, replete with fireplace, which flows into the master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom leads off the living room and can be accessed through an interleading door or its own entrance. This children’s bedroom is also en-suite and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, selection of movies and a Wii game console. All other amenities are included – from well-stocked minibars including a selection of wines and champagne, to Nespresso coffee machines, air conditioning, overhead fans, telephones, Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. Each Family Villa has a private outside deck and a large heated swimming pool for year-round swimming.

Modern whitewashed wood and vast sections of glass, complemented by a neutral colour palette, give Kapama Karula a contemporary African feel. The open-plan lounge and bar are spacious yet cosy, with skylights drawing in natural daylight and moonshine. Alternatively, enjoy the African sunshine on the outside wooden deck, with views over the Klaserie River. Spotting leopard from the Kapama Karula dining room is not uncommon.

The multipurpose library is equipped with audio-visual equipment and two Internet stations with complimentary Wi-Fi for lodge guests wanting to connect to home. A romantic fireside dinner for two can be enjoyed in the library, with prior arrangement.

The luxury 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.

Kiddies at Karula have an abundance of games and educational activities to keep them entertained. Children receive a kiddies welcome pack with fun colouring in books, a teddy, educational books of the bush and delicious snacks and juice. There is an array of activities for children to partake in such as cupcake decorating, pizza evenings where children are provided chef uniforms and create their own amazing pizzas under the supervision of our chefs, elephant dung paper making which allows them to create beautiful cards, spoor casting, educational bush bumbles and walks which focus on the smaller things of the bush. Children can also look forward to fishing, picnics and a movie night with popcorn as roasted marshmallows.

Valid from 01 December 2017 to 19 December 2018

Room Type Peak Season
(20 Dec 2017 – 05 Jan 2018)
Year Rate excl. Peak Season
01 Dec 2017 – 19 Dec  2017  & 06 Jan 2018 – 19 Dec 2018
10 Superior Villas  R 18 000  R 14 500
2 Family Superior Villas (2 adults &
2 children or 3 adults)
 R 54 000  R 43 500

*All rates are per person per night sharing, except the Family Superior Suites which are charged per suite per night.

At a Glance

Rooms – 10 Superior Villas and 2 Family Villas
Child Policy – All ages accepted
Spa – Yes
Malaria Area – Low Risk
Conference – Not on site, located at Kapama River Lodge
Big 5 Area – Yes
Location – Kapama Private Game Reserve – Hoedspruit – Limpopo
Drive Time – 5.5 hour drive from OR Tambo

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