Kapama Karula Lodge
Set on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River is the flagship five-star lodge of Kapama Game Reserve: Kapama Karula. Meaning “place of peace”, this ultra-luxurious and prestigious lodge exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of elegant safari accommodation, with wraparound views of the African bush enhancing the sense of tranquillity at this exclusive safari lodge.
Kapama Karula has ten Superior Villas, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. These suites measure at least 90 m² each, with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers washbasins, and a bath. Standard in each Superior Villa is a mini bar 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 Villas are wrapped by glass sliding doors, allowing seamless views over the Klaserie River. Each villa has its own outside deck area, full-sized heated swimming pool and sun loungers for relaxation.
There are two purpose-built Superior Villas for families. At 170 m², these Family Villas have an open-plan living room, replete with fireplace, which flows into the master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom leads off the living room and can be accessed through an inter-leading 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.
The multipurpose library is equipped with audio-visual equipment and two Internet stations with complimentary Wi-Fi for lodge guests wanting to connect to home. A romantic fireside dinner for two can be enjoyed in the library, with prior arrangement.
The luxury spa offers a range of health and beauty treatments in four deluxe treatment rooms. For a body workout, the fitness centre is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and weight-lifting equipment, or you can run or walk on the treadmill or cycle on the Wattbike. After working up a sweat, visit the steam room, or relax in the pool. You can also browse through the curio shop for those special gifts to take home. Then head out on an exciting game drive.
Why we like it here
Stunning views onto the Klaserie River from all main areas and villas.
On-site luxury wellness centre.
Exclusivity as there are only 12 villas.
Only 6 people per vehicle and the family villas come with their own private guide and vehicle.
Fly-in packages available.
Things to be aware of
Other camps have access to the spa so this is not exclusive to Karula guests.