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Karula villa

A tribute to a majestic female leopard

Set along a drainage line that Karula would have favoured in her prime, the natural bush setting reflects her key qualities: tenacity and nurturing. Her hunting prowess saw her flourish, growing into a devoted mother. She secured her bloodline by rearing ten cubs in her lifetime - no mean feat in the African wilderness.

Karula villa

four luxurious PRIVATE guest suites

Each of the private guest suites accommodate a maximum of two guests per suite.

Karula villa

Impeccable shared spaces

Each villa essentially takes the same form, comprising two parts: A shared living space and private guest accommodation. Your shared space houses both a formal and entertainment lounge, living and dining room areas, swimming pool deck, outdoor boma for fireside dining, fine wine gallery and fully equipped chef’s kitchen. Each of the four private guest suites includes an open plan bedroom and lounge, walk-in dressing room and dual vanity, full bathroom, separate WC and deck.

Karula villa

stay Details & features

  • Formal lounge
  • Dining room
  • Wine gallery, tasting room and bar
  • Expansive swimming pool deck area with an outdoor lounge, shower, day beds and pool
  • Outdoor boma for fireside and starlight dining
  • Dedicated hospitality outfit: host, butler, culinary team, spa therapist, field guide and tracker
  • Indigenous gardens with views into the surrounding natural bushveld
  • Contemporary South African art collection and selected decor pieces by notable artisans
  • Fully-equipped chef’s kitchen
  • Guest WC
  • WiFi
  • Entertainment lounge (with flat screen TV and Netflix)
  • Child minding service
  • Laundry service
  • Baby cots available on request
  • Villa size: 640 sqm / 6900 sqft

The privilege of being alone in the Wild...

- Japie van Niekerk
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Make cheetah plains your private sanctuary

For a truly exclusive safari experience, the lodge can be booked for sole use.