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Kapama Karula

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Kapama Karula

Superior Family Suite

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

Kapama Karula

Superior Suite

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

5 star
South Africa
Kapama Game Reserve
Kapama Private Game Reserve
+27 (0) 21 200 5960
13:00 hours
08:00 - 11:00 hours
1 nights
30 %
  • I am not sure how many superlatives I could get in here. From the moment we were met at Hoedspruit airport and the wonderful reception we received to the time we left 5 days later nothing was too much trouble and the personal attention to detail was superb.

  • Honeymoon location that will never be topped. The room was outstanding and the best I have ever stayed in. The staff where wonderful (Mark - Game driver, especially), and the grounds and communal areas where breathtaking. We didn't want to leave. - The rangers are awesome, fun and full of knowledge. - The grounds are relaxing, nicely designed and well kept. - We were made to feel at home and welcome. From being collected at Hoedspruit airport (in a safari vehicle, very cool) we felt at ease.

  • Saw the big 5 on the first herds of elephants, lions, rhinos, Cape buffalo, and a single was amazing in size, decor,, pool and amenities, staff were courteous without being selection included in rate was and menus...local and delicious...recommend Kapama Karula..Hope to visit again!


Kapama Karula

Part of the Greater National Kruger Park, Kapama Karula is situated in the expansive Kapama Game Reserve. Kapama Kaula arranges game drives in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced rangers. For relaxation, guests can read a book in the lounge or unwind in the pool overlooking the perennial Klaserie River.

The 12 superior suites at Kapama Karula are each luxuriously decorated and feature a full private bathroom as well an outdoor shower. There is a stocked minibar in each room. Each suite comes with a seating area and fireplace. Extras include bath robes and a hair dryer.

Kapama Karula also features an outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, and special diet menus are available upon request.

Hoedspruit is 17 km from Kapama Karula. The property offers a free airport shuttle service from this airport.

Lodge: 12 rooms

Policies of Kapama Karula

13:00 hours
08:00 - 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.
All children are welcome. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
All major banks and cash
Pets are not allowed.

Amenities of Kapama Karula

The superior suites are wrapped by glass sliding doors, which enable seamless views over the Klaserie River. Each suite also has its own outside deck area, with a full-size heated swimming pool and sun loungers for relaxation.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Bar
  • Daily maid service
  • Designated smoking area
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Terrace
  • WiFi

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Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a list of answers to questions that guests often ask to better help you with your planning. Take a look at these frequently asked questions below and feel free to contact us if you have other queries.

It isn't an African word with a specific meaning like many other lodges; it's the name of a Shangaan chief who used to live in the area.

Kapama is a privately owned reserve on the outskirts of the Greater Kruger-area and therefore falls outside of the governmentally owned Kruger National Park.

It does! We also have a vast array of other animals, plants and birds, some of which are endangered. Kapama's guides do their best to show you as many as possible.

Kapama has been a wildlife reserve for 27 years and the first camp, Buffalo Camp, opened its doors to the public 19 years ago.

No. We strive to have as little contact as possible with our wild animals so that they continue to behave as wild animals should. Many have become accustomed to the game viewing vehicles and are comfortable with the shape of the vehicle with seated guests. This is why guides request guests stay seated in the vehicles at all times. Wild animals that have had too much direct contact with humans become dangerous, as was the case with the hand-reared lion that attacked a woman in a lion park near Lanseria earlier this year.

It is the Northern Drakensberg Mountain Range, which includes Mariepskop Peak (6378 ft above sea level), that is visible from Kapama.

It is left to break down naturally and fertilise plant life when the rainy season starts. It also is a valuable food source for birds, such as hornbills, starlings and rollers, and part of the reproductive cycle of many insects, such as the dung beetle. It is a natural part of the Kapama ecosystem.

Yes, we do. Many of our staff live with their families in the local community.

No, Kapama does not allow self-drive guests. All guests must be accompanied by a guide when game viewing. Only the clearly marked roads leading to Kapama's camps are safe to travel on without a guide, and these are regularly maintained for guest vehicles. Some guests have seen some great sightings on these roads in and out of the reserve.

Eat 7 times a day! You'll never want to miss out on what we serve up! Trust your guide. They know every nook, cranny and hiding place like the back of their hands, giving you the best chance to find all the animals your dying to see. Do at least one activity. You might not have time for them all, but make time for at least one. Chat to the staff. They are curious about you too!

Most importantly, leave all your troubles at home and place yourself in our hands. A visit to Kapama is an experience of a lifetime and a memory you will carry for the rest of your life.


Kapama Private Game Reserve and surrounds offers a host of uniquely African experiences. From memorable sightings of wildlife on game drives to close encounters with elephant and rare species, sleeping out in the bushveld in luxury al fresco style to pampering spa treatments at the Wellness Centre, you will be spoilt for choice at Kapama. The answer to what to do is to try everything at least once.

Game drives

Game Drive (Included in Tariff)

Across all of Kapama’s lodges, two daily game drives are offered and are included in the tariff. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species on game drives. Since this is a Big Five reserve, seeing lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is

Bush walks

Bush Walks (Included in Tariff)

Feel Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk with a highly trained game ranger. The experience offers an intimate encounter with nature and wildlife, and medicinal and other plants are identified en route. Rangers also teach walkers to track wildlife in the traditional way, using animal footprints and scat. Expert trackers are able to tell

Romantic sleep-out on Kapama Private Game Reserve

Romantic Sleep-Out on Kapama Private Game Reserve

The Kapama Romantic Sleep-out offers a million-star overnight experience. Sleeping in the open air on the reserve, elevated high above the ground under the African night sky, is a uniquely romantic experience. A raised platform is evocatively furnished with an oversized bed festooned in white linen and billowing mosquito netting. It’s completely safe, while being

Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species

Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species

To see rare wildlife up close, take a late morning trip – after the game drive and breakfast – to the nearby Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species. Here cheetah, wild dog, serval, caracal and various other species are rehabilitated and can be safely viewed from close range. Rare king cheetah can also be seen here.

Elephant interaction

Elephant Interaction

Many guests purport the elephant interaction opportunity offered at Kapama to be life-changing. This activity takes place between the morning and afternoon game drives and is scheduled after breakfast. After the experience, you will be returned to your lodge in time for lunch and a little relaxation, before high tea and the afternoon game drive.

Elephant-back safaris

Elephant-Back Safaris

A closer encounter with an African elephant is not possible. Riding high on the back of an African elephant is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. A video of your unique outing can be recorded as a keepsake, for an additional fee. Instead of going on the early morning game drive, you will

wellness centre and spa

Wellness Centre

Surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld, the Kapama Wellness Centre takes safari spa treatments to new heights. Considered one of the finest safari spas in Africa, the six sumptuous treatment rooms are arranged around a generous central lap pool that evokes a sense of calm. While Dermalogica and Matisse products are used in the spa,

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

The giant candy-striped balloons lift off at first light and drift at the mercy of the wind for about an hour. The hot air balloon landing can be bumpy, so hold on tight then celebrate with a glass of bubbly. This memorable experience is highly recommended. R3,249.00 per person (Adult) .


Photographic Workshops

Kapama Private Game Reserve is delighted to host world-class photographic training by a leading South African wildlife photographer – hands-on in the African bush. Kapama Private Game Reserve is offering this three-night photographic workshop package at its four diverse luxurious safari lodges. Hosted by professional wildlife photographer Albie Venter, the workshop is aimed at beginner


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