3-Day Kapama Karula Lodge Safari

This popular safari tour takes you to Kapama Private Nature Reserve which is 13 000 hectares of prime bushveld in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park.

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  • Duration: 3 Days
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  • Pickup available
  • Wifi available
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What’s included

  • Transfer to/from Kapama Private Game Reserve in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kapama Karula Lodge
  • 4 x 3-hour game drives in Kapama Private Game Reserve 
  • Kapama entrance and conservation fees
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Local beverages

Description

Enjoy an intimate Big 5 safari experience staying in stunning villas at the exclusive Kapama Karula Lodge. It’s the ultimate Big 5 destination with a distinctly modern safari experience. 

The private game reserves that make up the Greater Kruger are unfenced, and the wildlife region shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. You’re guaranteed outstanding wildlife sightings while enjoying the peace and tranquility of one of the most popular Big 5 safari destinations in South Africa.

Highlights

  • Kapama Karula Lodge ǀ Kapama Private Game Reserve ǀ Greater Kruger National Park
  • Panorama Route

Accommodation

KAPAMA KARULA LODGE ǀ KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

12 villas and 2 family villas, sleeping up to 32 guests

Kapama Karula Lodge lies nestled in a grove of indigenous trees on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River. It’s a luxury family-friendly safari destination in Kapama Private Game Reserve which spans some 13 000 hectares and falls within the Greater Kruger National Park.

What makes Kapama Karula Lodge special is its stylish fusion of neutral colours and wood offset by contemporary décor and subtle lighting. The ensuite villas and luxury safari tents are furnished with luxurious fittings and fully-equipped for comfort and convenience, including a Nespresso coffee machine, iPod docking station and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The wooden outdoor deck at the main lodge overlooks the Klaserie River with a parade of animals and birds passing by. A large heated swimming pool and sun loungers provide the perfect viewpoint for sofa game viewing. A stunning new spa treatment centre has been built at Kapama Karula Lodge, which includes a hydro pool with an unbelievable view. Guests dine under the stars at a rustic boma or indoors in the trendy lodge restaurant.

Children of all ages welcome at Kapama Karula Lodge, although children 6 years and younger are not permitted on game drives.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE (approx 454 kilometres)

Guests are collected from OR Tambo International Airport or a pre-arranged hotel/guest lodge within the city precinct of Johannesburg or Pretoria. The route to the Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga Province takes you from the wide-open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld region. 

Arrive at Kapama Private Game Reserve mid-day, in time for a light lunch. Freshen up and relax before it’s time to depart on a late-afternoon game drive in Kapama Private Game Reserve. 

Overnight at Kapama Karula Lodge. Guests dine in the lodge restaurant or at the outdoor boma.

Includes: Lunch and dinner

DAY 2: KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Wake up early (5h30-6h00) for hot beverages and rusks before departing for a 3-hour sunrise game drive in Kapama Private Game Reserve. Return to your lodge for a late breakfast and spend the rest of the day relaxing at the pool or treating yourself to a spa session. Depart late afternoon after High Tea for a 3-hour sunset game drive in the private reserve, with a pitstop for sundowners in the bush.

Overnight at Kapama Karula Lodge. Guests dine in the lodge restaurant or at the outdoor boma.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 3: KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE - JOHANNESBURG

Head out as the sun is rising to enjoy your last game drive in Kapama Private Game Reserve. Return to your lodge for breakfast and be ready to depart mid-morning for the return trip to Johannesburg. The journey home takes you via the historic towns of Graskop and Sabie on the famous Panorama Route.

Arrive back in Johannesburg late afternoon; drop off at OR Tambo International Airport or a hotel/guest house in Johannesburg or Pretoria by special arrangement. Please confirm exact timings with your MoAfrika representative before booking a connecting domestic or international flight.

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled flights to/from OR Tambo International Airport
  • All purchases of a personal nature
  • Imported alcoholic beverages
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Any other activity not specified in the itinerary
  • Visa fees if required

Important information

Guests are collected and dropped off at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. By special request, guests can be collected from their accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria for an additional cost. No cost for collection from hotels or guest lodges within the city precinct.

Collection time: From 06h30

Drop-off time: Between 16h30 and 18h00

Please note

If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the safari tour, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00.

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