The Accommodation at Kapama Karula Lodge
The Accommodation at Kapama Karula Lodge
Kapama Karula has 12 x Superior Suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space.
These suites measure at least 90m2 each with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins and a large bath.
Standard in each superior suite at Kapama Karula 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 at Karula Lodge 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-sized heated swimming pool and sun loungers for relaxation.
Two of the superior suites, each measuring 170m2, are purpose-built as Family Suites.
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 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.
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 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.
The Lounge and Bar at Kapama Karula Lodge
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.
The Library at Kapama Karula Lodge
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 family and friends back home.
A romantic fireside dinner for two can be enjoyed in the library, with prior arrangement.
Weddings at Kapama Karula Lodge
An intimate bush wedding at Karula Lodge might be the ideal way to start your new life together.
Given the personal nature of a wedding, each event is tailored to suit the bridal couple’s wishes, so please contact us to assist you in making your dream bush wedding come true. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring to Kapama Lodges
When coming on safari to South Africa, what to pack and what to leave behind may be slightly different to conventional holidays abroad.
To ensure you are well prepared, we have compiled a list of useful tips and items to bring along on your South African safari.
During the Summer Months
The summer months extend from September to April, with the hottest period between October to February each year – which is also the time of year when rain is possible.
Rainfall generally takes the form of thunderstorms, which last just for an hour or so, after which the weather clears up again.
Kapama provides rain ponchos for guests use on game drive vehicles and umbrellas for use at all the lodges.
Summers are generally warm to extremely hot, but may still be cool in the early mornings.
Packing a light jacket and warm cap (especially for game drives) is advised.
However, by noon, temperatures in summer are often very hot and suited to cool, short-sleeved shirts and shorts – light cotton fabric is best.
Also pack bathing suits so that you can cool off from the heat with a dip in the pool.
Swimming pool towels are available for your use at the lodge.
African heat can be intense and the sun is very harsh, so always wear a high protection factor sunblock along with a lip balm and sunglasses.
Insect repellent will come in handy, although game drive vehicles do carry repellent on board should you mislay yours.
During the Winter Months
Winter in the Lowveld area of South Africa where Kapama Safari Lodges are based is from May to August with the coldest period being from the end of June and throughout July.
During this time, fleece blankets are provided on vehicles for your use on game drives.
Early mornings and evenings may be very cold, so it is recommended to pack a thick jacket, scarf and cap along with closed shoes and socks.
A pair of warm gloves will be useful, especially on game drives.
Keep clothing colours as neutral and as light as possible so that you can blend in with nature.
Remember to bring malaria prophylaxis medication with you as Kapama Safari Lodges are situated in a malaria area.
Bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes.
Meals are informal, so smart attire is not required.
Electricity at Kapama is 220 volt alternating current system – wall plug units take a round two-prong European plug.
Remember to pack your camera and lenses.
We do have WI-FI at the camps.
Kapama Game Reserve includes the following lodges: Kapama River Lodge, Kapama Buffalo Camp, Kapama Southern Camp & Kapama Karula
Main Gate GPS: 24°25’45.5”S 31°00’50.1"E
Detailed Directions to Kapama Main Gate from Johannesburg
Take either the N12 or the N4 from Johannesburg to eMalahleni and Middelburg.
Turn onto the R540 towards eMakhazeni, Emnotweni and Mashishing.
From Mashishing, proceed on the R36 to Ohrigstad and through the Strydom Tunnel to Hoedspruit.
From Hoedspruit, take the R40 to Klaserie and continue until you reach the Kapama Game Reserve entrance on the left.
Kapama Karula Camp is situated on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River within the greater Kapama Game Reserve which in turn forms part of the Kruger National Park of South Africa.
Karula Lodge is Kapama’s most secluded and prestigious lodge.
Meaning “place of peace” in the local language, Kapama Karula Lodge exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of luxury five-star safari accommodation.
The meandering river running through the camp enhances the sense of tranquillity at this elegant and luxurious safari lodge.
We have vast expertise and personal experience with the top South African destinations.
Taking the time to really get to know you and your wish list means we will tailor your perfect holiday.
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