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About Kapama Karula

Set on the banks of the Klaserie River, which flows throughout the year, the seven luxury tents and five exclusive suites that make up Kapama Karula – "the place of peace" – are in every way true to their name. The river glides smoothly forming sparkling pools that attract smaller riverine animals and a myriad of birds in every season.

This extraordinary camp, based on the recently acquired Gwalagwala Camp, has now been rebuilt into one of the finest camps in many respects. Consisting of seven luxury air-conditioned tents and five large exclusive suites that are the epitome of luxury, each with a his and hers basin, inside and outside shower and sliding glass doors that will wrap around the suite to offer the guest the opportunity to have unrestricted views onto one of the most sought after locations – the Klaserie River.

Safari: 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.

Spa: Surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld, our 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.

Romantic: 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 night sky, is a uniquely romantic experience, guaranteed to take your breath away.

  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Kapama Karula

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Adélle Swart, South Africa
15 February 2016

Kapama Karula a truly AMAZING place! Absolutely Stunning! Most Friendly staff! Up close and personal with big 5 just an Amazing experience! I'll give them 6/5 stars!! Ideal Romatic gettaway!!

Gabrielle Looman, South Africa
01 December 2008

Hi there, Gwalagwala is an absolute fabulous stay especially if you like to experience the bush to its fullest. We were welcomed by Roxy and Nardia who spoilt us rotten with their drinks and chats. Nardia especially a thumbs up. Collen was a great companion with regards to the bush. The first game drive in the car was fantastic and we could ask questions and received loads of information. The bush walk the next day was a bit long for my parents who joined us, but nevertheless, wonderful to experience. The game drive in the morning was the best with the spotting of the cheetah, lions and herd...
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Pierre Poitras, Canada
28 September 2008

Accommodations are most comfortable and convenient; meals( food and atmosphere) were excellent; big 5 were there (4/5 on day one in pm,and 5/5 on day 2 in am); owners and personnel are fantastic. We have superb souvenirs from our trip to SA, but GwalaGwala is the best!

Håkan Eriksson, Sweden
24 February 2008

Excellent! Great food , perfect accommodation, really nice hosts and staff!

Gordon White, South Africa
08 October 2007

We had an excellent time with the people at GwalaGwala. The service was superb and exceeded our expectations. We are planning on returning.Thanks to everyone at GwalaGwala for making Anna's first experience in South Africa one that she will never forget.

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Kapama Karula Map

Kapama Karula is 6.3km from the centre of Kapama Reserve , the nearest airport 10.5km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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