• Kapama Karula

Kapama Karula

Set on the banks oftheperennial Klaserie River is the reserve’s most secluded and prestigious lodge: Kapama Karula. Meaning ‘place of peace’ in the local language, Kapama Karula exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of luxury five-star safari accommodation. The meandering river running through the camp enhances the sense of tranquility at this elegant and luxurious safari lodge.

Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

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Five spacious suites are offered at Kapama Karula. An ample 85 m² in size, these suites have indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins and a bath in the en-suite bathrooms. Standard in each suite are minibars with an extensive selection of wines and champagne, Nespresso coffee machines, safes and wall-mounted international adaptors. There are also telephones, overhead fans, air conditioners and gas-heated fireplaces in the suites. For connectivity and entertainment, there is Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. Huge glass sliding doors open out onto the Klaserie River and magnificent bushveld views beyond.

Superior Suites

Kapama Karula has five superior suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. These suites measure 130 m² each, with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins, and a bath. Standard in each superior suite 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 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.

Family Suites

Two of the superior suites, each measuring 170 m², are purpose-built for families. These family suites have an open-plan living room, replete with fireplace, which flows into the master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also 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 standard to the superior suites 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 suite also has a private outside deck and a large swimming pool, which is heated in the chillier months for year-round swimming.

Kapama Karula Tents

For an experience that’s closer to nature and authentically African, Kapama Karula offers guests the opportunity to sleep in one of two traditional Meru tents. Secluded and with panoramic bush views, sleeping under canvas is an evocative experience. There’s no compromise to comfort though, and the tents have all the amenities of a luxury game lodge. En suite with his and hers basins, a bath and private outdoor shower, the tents both have air conditioning, telephones and Wi-Fi, fully stocked minibars, Nespresso coffee machines and lock-up safes. Relaxing on the private wooden deck gives a sense of a closer connection with nature and the magnificent surrounding environment.

Lounge and Bar

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 meandering Klaserie River. Spotting leopard from the Kapama Karula dining room is not uncommon.


A new addition to Kapama Karula, the multipurpose library is equipped with audiovisual equipment. Two Internet stations with complimentary Wi-Fi are available to lodge guests wanting to connect to home. A romantic fireside dinner for two can be enjoyed in the library, with prior arrangement.

Single supplement – 100% of the per person sharing rate.

Children under the age of 12 years – 50% of the per person sharing rate when sharing with two adults in the Family Superior Suite only.

Rate inclusions:  Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, two daily safari activities, local and premium drinks and return transfers from Eastgate Airport (HDS) on scheduled flights only.

Rate exclusions: Conservation levy of R135.00 per person per day, laundry and items of a personal nature.

Whilst guests are welcome to arrive in time for lunch, room check in will only be after 13h00 and checkout before 11h00 on day of departure. The child rate applies to children under the age of 12 years when sharing with two adults. Children
between the age of 6 and 12 years are permitted on game drives at the sole discretion of the ranger – No children under  6 year allowed on game drives.

Lodge Features

  • Buffalo Camp: 10 luxury tents – 20 guests
  • Kapama Karula: 10 superior suites & 2 family superior suites – 28 guests
  • River Lodge: 64 suites – 128 guests
  • Southern Camp: 15 suites & 7 luxury suites & 3 family luxury suites – 56 guests

SUPERIOR SUITES: Of the 12 superior suites, 2 have a second bedroom which can accommodate two children under 12 years of age or one additional adult, through a common unit entrance.

CHILDREN; All children under the age of sixteen years must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives and bush walks.
Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide. Children under the age of 6 are not
permitted on safari.


Full payment of the balance is due 30 days prior to guests arrival, unless the booking is made within 30 days, in which case full payment will be required to confirm the reservation.

A deposit is required to confirm a booking of:

  • 365 + days prior to arrival – 5% deposit is required within 30 days.
  • 364 and 90 days prior to arrival – 10% deposit is required within 14 days.
  • 89 and 30 days prior to arrival – 25% deposit is required within 7 days.
  • 30 and 0 days prior to arrival – 100% deposit is required within 2 days.

The following cancellation terms and conditions will apply to reservations which are cancelled in part or in full as follows;

  • 365 + days prior to arrival – 5% of the total amount will be due.
  • 364 and 90 days prior to arrival – 10% of the total amount will be due.
  • 89 and 30 days prior to arrival – 25% of the total amount will be due.
  • 30 and 0 days prior to arrival – 75% of the total amount will be due.

  The Lodge reserves the right to restrict one night weekend or peak period bookings.


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