The World’s Best Hotels, Resorts, Destinations, Spas, Trains, Car Rentals, Luggage, Airlines, Airports, and Cruises Ranked by Travellers

Condé Nast Traveller unveiled the winners of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports, and cruise lines in the world. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.

Condé Nast Traveller has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with Kapama Karula recognised in the following category:

  • #13 in South Africa Resorts: Kapama Karula (Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa)

More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveller readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they can’t wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here.

We are extremely proud of our Kapama Karula team. In a year of countless challenges within the tourism industry, our team continued to deliver exceptional service, going over and above to ensure our guests had a unique and memorable stay. It is a wonderful honor to receive this prestigious award, as voted for by our guests. It re instills our passion and commitment in ensuring our guests leave Kapama Karula inspired by a changed travel expectation, through emotional experiences, extraordinary luxury and exceptional service

– says Kapama Private Game Reserve GM: Tourism, Christiaan Basson.

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.

The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveller’s website at and celebrated in the November issue.


Kapama Karula bar area evening