Comfortable Country Hotel - Family Accommodation in White River
Call: +27 13 751 2277/8/9

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"In my youth, I remember being taken to hotels like this for family holidays. They simply don’t exist anymore."

"Easily the best in its class, well managed by the owners, and with warm and efficient staff."

"...looking forward to being back in this very special place next month!"

"The attention to detail and the smiling happy staff was just so special. Please don't change anything, including the chef."

"We have stayed here before, over 20 yrs ago. The standard remains just as high now."

 "Our stay at Karula is always a highlight of our many trips to the Kruger National Park."

"Hard to beat as a 'value-for-money' stay anywhere."

"Stayed here on a business trip but will return every time I need a place near White River - for business or personal travel."

"It’s the kind of accommodation and food that warms your soul!"

"Have been going for about 16 years, food great, service and staff great, but best of all the management is fantastic."

"A wonderful stopover if you need a place to stay for the night."

"Not your average hotel. Well done Tom, Chandy and all staff! Its hard to recommend Karula too highly. "

Call: +27 13 751 2277/8/9
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Four times winner 
of the prestigious 
AA Award for 
"Best Country Hotel"


Nestled in the picturesque town of White River (approximately 20km north of Nelspruit, the provincial capital of South Africa’s beautiful, sub tropical Mpumalanga Province) Karula Hotel is the most affordable full-service hotel in the Lowveld. Karula offers comfortable accommodation as a base to explore the surrounding areas, as a retreat to take time out, or as a stop-over for the travelling businessman. The hotel’s excellent facilities and attention to detail also make Karula the ideal conference venue.

Karula is a mere 32 km from the Kruger National Park, 12 km from Nelspruit / Kruger International Airport and 8km from the White River Golf Club. We are also within easy reach of many places of historic interest such as the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window, Mac Mac Waterfalls and the quaint old mining town of Pilgrim's Rest.

Sporting facilities on the premises include swimming, tennis and a billiard room. Bowls, golf, squash, fishing and other leisure activities are available nearby. The White River area boasts numerous opportunities for both leisurely sightseeing and more active adventures. You can relax on a game drive or experience the thrill of water rafting, abseiling, micro lighting or even hot air ballooning. Casterbridge country shopping complex is close by, which houses a motor museum, many boutique and specialty shops as well as an art movie house. (See our Activities page for comprehensive details of what to do in the area.)

The Karula Hotel has been under the personal management of the Richardson family for over 36 years. Tom & Chandy, and their team of warm, caring staff are ready to welcome you.

Karula Special - Xmas in Winter

Once again, we will, be hosting our famous fun-filled weekend packages.

14 & 15 July 2017
21 & 22 July 2017
28 & 29 July 2017
04 & 05 August 2017

Our weekend package includes:
Two nights accommodation
Two full English Breakfasts p/p
Two magnificent five-course Dinners p/p

Friday night:
“Black & White — with a Touch of Red!”

Saturday night:
Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings!

All this for the magical price of R2650.00
per couple for the weekend!
Children 3 - 8yrs: R400.00
(sharing with parents x 2 nights) Children 9 - 15yrs: R600.00
(sharing with parents x 2 nights)

Book now! Call 013 751 2277/8/9