Kapama Karula is honoured to be named Best Small & Exclusive Property  – Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean & Middle East, at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023 this past week.

Condé Nast Johansens is the leading reference guide for luxury hotels, spas and venues around the world. With over 40 years of inspecting and recommending properties all around the world, we are pleased that Kapama Karula has once again been named a winner.

“We are incredibly proud of this 3rd win for Karula. This prestigious recognition is deserving of the Karula team’s focus and dedication. We appreciate our guests recognising the team’s efforts in delivering exceptional service and sending their vote our way.” Christiaan Basson, General Manager: Tourism – Kapama Private Game Reserve

Kapama Karula would like to thank all its guests for their valued support and for casting their votes.

Тhе аwаrdѕ аrе thе rеѕult оf а full уеаr оf feedback from guests, online vоtеѕ as well as rероrtѕ bу thе Lосаl Ехреrtѕ оf Соndé Nаѕt Јоhаnѕеnѕ, rеgаrdіng thе hоtеlѕ thаt арреаr not only оn thе wеbѕіtе but оn thе рrіntеd guіdеѕ.

Created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across CondéNaste Johansens recommended properties, the world-renowned Awards for Excellence have been a trusted mark of quality recognised by seasoned travellers and travel professionals alike.

The Finalists and Winners were determined by responses from online guest voting and reviews, as well as Local Expert nominations.  This year, the competition was as tough as ever, so BIG congratulations to all our truly inspirational, deserving properties who won and made the Shortlist! – Charlotte Evans, Condé Nast Johansens Group Publishing Director

Condé Nast Johansens is a luxury reference guide for travellers and is associated with Condé Nast Traveller magazine.

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Offering an authentic African safari experience and stretching across more than 15 000 hectares, towards the Kruger area, Kapama Private Game Reserve is known for its diverse wildlife experiences and is home to the Big 5. With two daily game drives, fascinating encounters with prolific wildlife is ensured. Kapama embodies a range of stylish accommodation across four diverse luxurious bush camps and lodges
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Kapama game drive

Kapama Karula, meaning “place of peace”, exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of elegant safari accommodation, with wraparound views of the African bush. The flagship Kapama Karula, has 12 luxury superior villas positioned along the Klaserie River, tucked into the surrounding riverine bushveld, each in its own private paradise with a heated plunge pool and viewing deck.  With an award-winning on-site Wellness Centre, a pampering for body and mind is close at hand.

For more information on Kapama Karula or to check availability, contact our reservations team at

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