Kapama Karula is situated within Kapama Private Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s privately owned game reserves in the Limpopo Province renowned for its high density of big game animals. Of the four styles of safari accommodations within Kapama, Kapama Karula is the most exclusive and most ideal for the discerning traveler.

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Set on the banks of the Klaserie River, Kapama Karula is the Kapama Private Game Reserve’s most secluded and prestigious accommodation. Meaning “place of peace,” this small, intimate safari lodge offers just seven luxury tents on wooden platforms and five private chalets. The individually-named units are nestled discretely under a canopy of trees in the natural bush and entwined with the languid riverbank to ensure solitude and privacy.

Each tent has its own opulent en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, his and hers washbasins, and soaking bathtub, while sliding glass doors and private deck areas furnished with sun loungers and full-size swimming pools offer seamless views over the Klaserie River. Additional creature comforts come in the form of fully stocked minibars, Nespresso coffee machines, wireless Internet access, iPod docking stations, air conditioning, and gas heated fireplaces for those cool winter nights. Two superior suites at Kapama Karula are specifically designed for families with open-plan living rooms and inter-leading children’s rooms featuring a flat screen television, an extensive movie library, and a Wii game console.

The central lodge of Kapama Karula has a distinctly contemporary African feel, with glass, whitewashed woods, and neutral colors creating a cozy place to lounge and relax. Skylights draw in the natural daylight, while wooden decks soak in the African sunshine. This communal area is home to sumptuous food, award-winning wines, traditional boma dinners, tree-house cocktails, and dining experiences known for their visiting wildlife guests. The multipurpose library is the newest addition to Kapama Karula, offering a space for both connectivity and privacy, should a romantic fireside dinner for two be of interest.

Kapama Karula’s position along the Kapama River makes it an ideal base from which to explore the wildlife of the reserve. With the mighty Drakensberg mountains in the distance and iconic Kruger National Park to the east, Kapama is a slice of wilderness paradise far from the crowds, full of vast herds of buffalo, elephant, and antelope, as well as the iconic Big Five. With over 40 other mammal species and 350 different types of birds, game drives and bush walks promise fascinating encounters. Other unique opportunities include hot air ballooning, and guided elephant interactions that can get guests incredibly close to the peaceful animals. Romantic sleep-outs on the reserve and decadent African spa treatments at the Wellness Center round out the Kapama Karula experience and work their magic to infuse each stay with an air of timeless wonder.

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