Karula Hotel - Mpumalanga Hotel Accommodation in White River
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  • Property TypeHotel
  • Guests106
  • Rooms/Units46

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Karula Hotel is a highly recommended White River hotel providing accommodation in 46 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Lowveld Legogote region.

About Karula Hotel

Nestled in the picturesque town of White River, the Karula Hotel is an AA award winning hotel and is one of the most affordable full-service hotels 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. Step inside the Karula and you are greeted with “Olde Worlde Charm” where you are as comfortable as you would be at home.

Perfectly situated in the heart of the beautiful sub tropical Mpumalanga Lowveld, Karula is 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. The majestic scenic drives confirm what we have always known about the Mpumalanga province, a piece of heaven. Karula is a mere 32 km from the Kruger National Park. We are 12 km from Nelspruit / Kruger International Airport and 8km from the White River Golf Club.

The Karula Hotel has been under the personal management of the Richardson Family for the past 30 years, and our team of warm caring staff are ready to welcome you, since Hospitality is our Specialty.


This truly “Home from Home” style hotel offers comfortable accommodation for both the holiday maker and businessman alike. All 47 bedrooms are situated in magnificent garden surroundings, each with its own private bathroom, telephone and TV with limited DSTV and tea and coffee making facilities. Air conditioning/heating is available in the Deluxe category, while Standard rooms all have overhead fans.

Breakfast and Dining

Your day begins with a full English breakfast in our cosy restaurant. To round off the day, our chef will delight and surprise you with a delicious dinner in the table d’hôte tradition.

Sundowners are served on the terrace during summer or in front of a roaring log fire in the pub during winter. Our pub has a friendly atmosphere where you can meet your charming hosts and enjoy cocktails with friends.

Recreational Facilities

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.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (garage)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Air-conditioning
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Swazi
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Standard Rooms

Double bedded and twin bedded rooms. Both room types have its own private bathroom, telephone 16 TV channels, tea and coffee making facilities. All the rooms have overhead fans and heaters.

Qty: 12
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Deluxe Rooms

Double bedded and twin bedded Rooms. Both room types have its own private bathroom, telephone and 16 TV channels, tea and coffee making facilities. Air conditioning/heating is available in the Deluxe Rooms.

Qty: 29
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

I just got back from a misson trip that I and 45 others from Alabama took to Mpumalanga, South Africa. The trip overall was amazing but The Karula Hotel staff went BEYOND normal. If you are thinking about staying at The Karula, then DO IT!!!! And then do it again! It will be the best stay that you have ever experienced. The staff knew that we were from the United States and they actually bought hashbrowns special for us. The hospitality is unreal. Breakfast is stacked with three different sorts of cereal to choose from, hot toast right out of the toaster with strawberry jelly, crispy or soft bacon, (YOUR CHOICE), scrambled or sunny-side up eggs, and Mango juice, Orange juice, or water to drink. Dinner is an 8 course meal that will change your food life as you know it. OH, and TRY THE ROOIBOS TEA!!!! THE BEST EVER!

June 2011

Rob Driggers (New Brockton)

Verified reviewvery good

You just dont get hotels like this anymore. Quality personable service from Chandy and her staff. True country hospitality in every way.

February 2011

Natalie Vos (Port Elizabeth)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 12km
OR Tambo International - 330km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since October 2009

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