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Kapama Karula

Mountain lodge in Hoedspruit with spa and safari

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free parking

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R40 Kapama Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo, South Africa
  • Luxurious, tranquil surroundings, excellent food, outstanding game viewing, top notch spa…

    May 27, 2021

  • Your car been washed for free before departure was exceptional . The villas were…

    May 20, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool and lazy river
  • Free supervised kid's activities

Feel at home

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Private pool
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate bedroom

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 1-minute walk
  • Nyani Cultural Village - 4.6 mi / 7.5 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 10.3 mi / 16.6 km
  • Mafunyani Cultural Village - 12.6 mi / 20.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Villa
  • Family Villa

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 1-minute walk
  • Nyani Cultural Village - 4.6 mi / 7.5 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 10.3 mi / 16.6 km
  • Mafunyani Cultural Village - 12.6 mi / 20.3 km
  • Klaserie Nature Reserve - 14.5 mi / 23.3 km
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • Andover Nature Reserve - 17.4 mi / 27.9 km
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - 18.2 mi / 29.2 km
  • Manyeleti Game Reserve - 21 mi / 33.8 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) 47-min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
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R40 Kapama Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo, South Africa

At a glance


  • 12 cabins


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


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


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: Afrikaans, English

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Private plunge pool
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Kapama Wellness Centre has 5 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Babysitting/childcare 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 sanitiser.

Contactless checkout is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club and cash.

Also known as

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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Kapama Karula does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine.
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM on request.
  • On-site 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 fitness centre, as well as spa services.
  • 10.0.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, Sep 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.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, Feb 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.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, Aug 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lodge exceptionnel plus belle endroit au monde que nous avons visite wow

    Louise, 3 night trip, Oct 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nada a desejar comparado aos melhores hotéis do mundo!!

    2 night trip, Dec 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Os 4 dias que passamos no Kapama foram surpreendentes! A estrutura do hotel, a comida, os safaris, o atendimento muito atencioso e educado de cada um dos funcionários nos deixou ótimas lembranças das quais guardaremos com saudades até a próxima oportunidade. Super recomendamos!

    Vivianne, 4 night trip, Nov 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Richard, 4 night trip, May 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Maya, 3 night family trip, Nov 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    3 night trip, Oct 21, 2019

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