Kapama Karula

5.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Kapama Game Reserve with spa and safari

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Kapama Karula

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Hot tub, body treatments, hot stone massages, body wraps, body scrubs
Hot tub, body treatments, hot stone massages, body wraps, body scrubs
1 bedroom, premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Kapama Karula

9,8 out of 10 Exceptional
9,8/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
R40 Kapama Private Game Reserve, National Kruger Park Area, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool and lazy river
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Private pool
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate bedroom
  • Living room

Room options

Superior Villa

  • 90 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Villa

  • 170 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Kruger National Park - 61 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 47 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Boma - 7 min walk

About this property

Kapama Karula

A great choice for a stay in Kapama Game Reserve, Kapama Karula offers a free airport shuttle (available on request). You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with hot stone massages, body wraps, or mani/pedis. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include an outdoor pool, a lazy river, and a poolside bar.


This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All meals, snacks, and select beverages included
Basic alcoholic beverages included


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Free supervised childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Lazy river
  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • Safari

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Lazy river
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • No plastic drinking straws


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Furnished patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Special features


Kapama Wellness Centre has 5 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. The spa is open daily.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have elevators.
This property uses solar energy, plus a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kapama Karula Hoedspruit
Kapama Karula Lodge Hoedspruit
Kapama Karula Lodge
Kapama Karula Hoedspruit
Kapama Karula Lodge Hoedspruit

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kapama Karula?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kapama Karula?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Kapama Karula?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kapama Karula?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Kapama Karula?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kapama Karula?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Kapama Karula and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Kapama Karula includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Kapama Karula also has a lazy river and a sauna, as well as a fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kapama Karula?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine.
Does Kapama Karula have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Kapama Karula have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private pool, a private plunge pool, and a furnished patio.
What's the area around Kapama Karula like?
Kapama Karula is located by the river, a short 1-minute walk from Greater Kruger National Park.







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10/10 Exceptional

Luxurious, tranquil surroundings, excellent food, outstanding game viewing, top notch spa facilities, well trained, attentive and knowledgeable staff all round.
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Your car been washed for free before departure was exceptional . The villas were exceptionally beautiful.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We'd Definitely Come Back!
Exceptional modern/contemporary Villas (a welcome relief from the traditional!) with great space, views and amenities. Fantastic game viewing! Staff were generally very attentive and polite, and the game-drive ranger & tracker were exceptional! Contemporary “high-quality” meals & interesting menu options, from a knowledgeable chef, with generally particularly good quality of produce and preparation, and with high regard by the staff on any individual food requests. An exception was the traditional 'boma' night, when compared to other similar or even lower rated/priced lodges, with tough "over-sauced/marinated" lamb chops, and an inconsistency in the Eland loin (pieces were either tender (just right), or inedible, tough and chewy). We were also surprised by the absence of traditional stews we have become accustomed to on such evenings, e.g. oxtail, lamb & beef stew, etc. Also, the prawns offered on one of the evenings were pasty & soft. Last observation we'd like to share, was the lack/inconsistency of the “little things” of such an up-market lodge; specifically: Morning game drives - the absence of, [1] food selection (not even fruit or some porridge, muffins, etc) before the early-morning game drives, [2] napkins and cutlery with which to cut the croissants (the only item offered 3 days in a row) in order to fill with the offered grated cheese, and [3] the absence juices or water, other than coffee. Game drive snacks were also boring and repetitive.
Stefanos, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maya, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The villa
The villa
The villa
The airport transfer
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding in every way
One of the finest resorts I have stayed at in Africa. Luxury factor was a ten on ten. The service was impeccable, spa services outstanding. The food was high end and gourmet qaulity, albeit a little limited choice wise. There are 12 individual bungalow style residences, each beautifully decorated and with every possible luxury amenity. Plan on spending a lot of time in your own individual space. Each and every person on the property provided outstanding service, so much so that I felt like rewarding every individual for service above and beyond what was expected. Safety and security was excellent, organisation as well as execution of all activities spot on. Highly recommended for a couple looking for luxury and impeccable service
hina, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional safari experience!
Kapama Karula exceeded our expectations in a significant way! The photos online do not do justice to the beautiful rooms, common areas and safari experience. My husband and I stayed there last week for our honeymoon and were truly amazed at the quality of service, the cleanliness and especially the food. The food quality was 5 star + and we were very impressed with the range of choices for the meals. Aside from the accommodations, the safari drives were fantastic. We always had the same ranger and spotter (always the two of them) and they did an excellent job at explaining the different animals and their behaviors. We saw lions, zebras, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, nyalas, buffalo, elephants and birds. Overall, it was a dream come true and I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an exciting and luxurious safari getaway.
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10/10 Exceptional

Muito além das expectativas
Simplesmente incrível !!! Melhor experiência de hotel na vida! Tudo muito acima das expectativas ! Compramos sistema all inclusive mas nem imaginamos os pratos serem escolhidos e parecia feito por chefs, o menu mudava todo dia porém podia pedir o que quisesse que faziam, sobre instalações tudo perfeito, limpo, organizado e pessoal super cordial, simpáticos e prestativos !!! Nota 11 para o Safari e os 2 que dirigia e acompanhava pois fizeram tudo para que tivéssemos a melhor experiência e tivemos !!!!
Brayan, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lodge exceptionnel plus belle endroit au monde que nous avons visite wow
Louise, 3-night trip
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