Kapama Karula



From ZAR 21250 per person sharing per night

Kapama Karula, meaning “place of peace”, exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of elegant safari accommodation, with wraparound views of the African bush enhancing the sense of tranquility. The flagship Kapama Karula, with its 10 luxury superior villas and 2 family villas are positioned along the Klaserie River or tucked into the surrounding riverine bushveld, each in its own private paradise with a heated plunge pool and viewing deck.

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Kapama Karula Villa

Luxurious suite with inside and outside showers, his and hers basins, bath, full bar and fridge, coffee machine, air conditioning, Wi-Fi. Private lap pool with unrestricted views onto the Klaserie River.

Kapama Karula Family Villa

170 square meter luxury suite, inside and outside showers, his and hers basins, bath, full bar and fridge, coffee machine, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, 2nd en-suite room, Wii console, lap pool, unrestricted views onto the Klaserie River.

Lounge, Bar, Library & Dining

Sip a refreshing cocktail as you search for game between the trees.

The perfect place to get lost in a book, connect with the family back home via our media centre or even arrange a romantic firelit dinner for two.

On request, Kapama Karula can offer kosher meals.

Spa & Wellness Centre 

After a day out in the wild, there’s nothing more welcome than a pampering treatment in our award-winning luxurious spa. But if you’re in need of something more energetic, our state-of-the-art fitness centre may be just for you. 

Game Drives

Two game drives a day are offered to all our guests. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, you can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species. Since this is a Big 5 reserve, encountering Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo is possible over a 2 day safari.

Bush Walks

Experience the African bush on foot under the guidance of a skilled ranger. 

Photographic Workshops

Whether you’ve never picked up a camera before or just want to learn to use the one you have better, the emphasis of the weekend is on learning both the technical and artistic sides of photography in a relaxing, natural environment.

Romantic Sleep out 

A fairytale experience awaits you with the Kapama Romantic Sleepout. Sleep in the open air on a private platform high above the ground, illuminated by a golden ring of lantern light. 

Typical Summer Morning Schedule:

  • 05:00 wake-up call
  • 05:30 tea, coffee and rusks
  • 06:00 depart
  • 07:30 stop for hot drinks and snacks
  • 09:00 return to lodge for a full breakfast

Typical Summer Afternoon Schedule:

  • 16:00 gather for tea/coffe/beverages 
  • 16:30 depart
  • 19:30 arrive back at the lodge with time to freshen up before dinner
  • 20:00 dinner is served

Typical Winter Morning Schedule:

  • 05:30 wake-up call
  • 06:00 tea, coffee and rusks in the dining room
  • 06:30 depart
  • 07:30 stop for hot drinks and snacks
  • 09:00 return to the lodge for a full breakfast

Typical Winter Afternoon Schedule:

  • 15:30 gather for tea/coffe/beverages 
  • 16:00 depart
  • 19:00 arrive back at the lodge with time to freshen up before dinner
  • 19:30 dinner is served

Rate Inclusions:

  • 3 meals per day
  • Tea, coffee
  • A selection of local alcoholic and selected premium beverages are included during your entire stay.
  • During special promotions, the beverages included may differ from the above and the T&C’s relating to special promotional rates will need to be consulted
  • 2 game drives daily in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced rangers and expert Shangaan trackers. 
  • Twice daily housekeeping service

Rate Exclusions:

  • Conservation Levy of R150 per person per night. (Levy payable prior to arrival). This contribution will go towards the conservation efforts and the work of the Anti-Poaching Unit in their ongoing protection efforts
  • Telephone calls
  • Shop purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Personal bar account for drinks not included
  • Laundry


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