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    Kapama Karula Lodge

    Kapama Karula is the pride of fleet at Kapama Game Reserve. Karula also known as Kapama’s flagship lodge is simply mind-blowing, with sweeping views from every angle. Kapama Karula houses ten luxury open 1-bedroom villas and two 2-bedroom family villas which are out of this world, all featuring private decks and heated swimming pools. The Lodge boasts an elegant and stylish decor with bright open spaces and a creative design. Karula lodge features an ultra stylish bar and lounge area with a wrap-around deck, swimming pool, wellness SPA, steam room and state of the art fitness centre.

    Kapama is a Big 5 private game reserve in the Kruger National Park offering exceptional 4×4 game drives, unique activities, and romantic treehouse sleep-outs under the stars. Located in the Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Southern Camp promises to provide every guest with an unforgettable Big 5 African safari experience. Warm hospitality and breath-taking views complement luxurious suites for an extraordinary safari retreat. Kapama Game Reserve is home to another three luxury lodges located around the reserve namely; River Lodge, Southern Camp and Buffalo Camp.

    With bushveld views from the lodge’s expansive deck and two game drives daily, guests can discover over 40 mammal species and more than 330 bird species. Expert rangers and trackers at Kapama Private Game Reserve endeavour to find the best wildlife sightings for you and optimize your experience to take great photographic images. Guests can book a photographic workshop with one of South Africa’s leading wildlife photographers, suited to both beginner and intermediate levels. Learn about the technical and artistic sides of wildlife photography. For romantics, Kapama offers an exclusive experience in an open treehouse sleep-out. The timber platform above the ground hosts 2 guests for a night secluded in the bushveld. With the treehouse illuminated by lanterns, a five-course dinner is served by a personal chef after which you can enjoy the tranquillity of nature’s sounds and glimmering African skies. Your home for the night is equipped with a bathroom which has a flush toilet, shower, and his and hers basins.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Wellness Centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Photographic workshop
    • Swimming pool


    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
    • Private heated pools
    • Flagship lodge

    Closest airport

    • Hoedspruit (HDS)

    Children policy

    Children of all ages. More Details Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari, and where possible, a kiddie’s safari will be arranged between normal safari times.

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    2 x Game drives per day, guided bushwalks, all meals, soft drinks, and selected alcoholic beverages.


    Premium brand drinks, gate fees, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers


    Peak: 20 December – 04 January

    High: 01 July  December – 19 December

    Low: 05 January – 30 June

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 05 January 2025

    Accommodation Options

    Superior Villa

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    Ten Superior Villas at Kapama Karula offer private decks with heated swimming pool overlooking the Klaserie River. Each spacious suite features wrap-around glass sliding doors, en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers. Suites are equipped with Read more , air-conditioning, minibar, iPod docking station and international adapters. Less

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    Peak season £ 1,360 per per person, per night
    High season £ 1,126 per per person, per night
    Low Season £ 1,041 per person, per night

    Superior Family Villa

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    Two Superior family Villas offer expansive open plan living rooms and two luxury ensuite bedrooms. Floor to ceiling glass doors open up onto private decks with sun loungers and your own heated swimming pool and outdoor shower. Read more Suites are equipped with air-conditioning, minibar, a movies selection for the kids and international adapters. Less

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    Peak season £ 4,675 per villa, per night
    High season £ 3,825 per per person, per night
    Low Season £ 3,400 per villa, per night

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    By Road

    A road transfer from Johannesburg is a 6-hour journey along the N12 highway. Traveling to the reserve from Hoedspruit Airport is a short 15-minute road transfer.



    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
    • Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes
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