Overview

If you want to enjoy an unforgettable safari adventure in the South African bush while simultaneously being treated to world-class accommodation, facilities and services, then Kapama Private Game Reserve is the destination for you. With Kruger National Park on one side, and the majestic peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains looming in the distance on the other, Kapama is a game reserve blessed with breathtaking natural beauty and an abundance of wildlife. As well as large herds of antelope and hundreds of bird species, the park is also home to the Big Five, so you are guaranteed to have awe-inspiring wildlife encounters during your visit.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

Accommodation at Kapama Private Game Reserve comes in the form of four luxury safari lodges, each one boasting a stunning location and equipped with an array of modern conveniences.
  • Kapama River Lodge

    Situated on a scenic bend of the Kapama River, this expansive luxury lodge is home to 64 40 sumptuously furnished suites and 20 spa suites, as well as family rooms and 2 opulent Royal Suites. The suites come with private patios and fully equipped en-suite bathrooms, while the delightfully secluded spa suites afford you with uninterrupted bush views. Each of the 70sqm family rooms comes with triple balconies and they can accommodate two extra beds for children if required. Last but not least the Royal Suites consist of a lavish bedroom, a gleaming modern bathroom, separate lounge and extended balcony.
  • Kapama Southern Camp

    This remarkable new lodge is named for its location in a tranquil southern corner of the park. Southern Camp boasts 15 suites with private patios and full en-suite bathrooms, as well as Luxury Suites that come with romantic fireplaces, private lap pools and indoor and outdoor showers. There are also 3 Family Luxury Suites with a lap pool, patio and separate connected bedroom for children, complete with bathroom.
  • Kapama Buffalo Camp

    Modeled on the traditional camps of the past, but with an array of modern luxuries, the reserve’s Buffalo Camp provides luxury tented accommodation for guests keen to connect with the beauty and wildness of the bush. There are 10 tented suites to choose from in total, connected by wooden walkways and featuring wooden floors and charming leather and dark wood accents. Each one boasts an en-suite bathroom, double or twin beds and such luxury amenities as Nespresso coffee machines and well-stocked mini bars.
  • Kapama Karula

    The most opulent form of accommodation in the reserve is this spectacular lodge, which is located on the banks of picturesque Klaserie River. There are 12 superior suites awaiting guests here, each one boasting a spacious outside deck with sun loungers and heated swimming pool, while indoors you benefit from a lavish en-suite bathroom, gas-heated fireplace, well-stocked mini bar and Nespresso coffee machine. Two of the suites are geared up for families, with two bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms, an open-plan lounge and private outside deck with large swimming pool.

Facilities

Kapama River Lodge: the facilities at this majestic game lodge include a swimming pool with umbrella-shaded recliners, and a thoughtfully designed L-shaped lounge and bar with its two big fireplaces and glass stack doors. The lodge is also home to a well-stocked wine cellar and a media room with DVD player and satellite TV.

Kapama Southern Camp: guests staying at this lodge will benefit from a pristine outdoor pool and pool deck, as well as a tastefully furnished lounge, a wine cellar, open-sided dining room and a boma.

Kapama Buffalo Camp: in between game drives and bush walks, guests can unwind around the rim-flow swimming pool with its comfortable loungers or head to the cosy lounge to curl up with a good book or indulge in some bird watching.

Kapama Karula: there is a stylish open-plan lounge and bar at Karula, where guests can mingle and unwind in cosy comfort. The camp also features a dining room and charming library with two internet stations.

As well as the impressive facilities provided for guests by the reserve’s luxury lodges, Kapama is also home to a breathtaking wellness centre, one of the best of its kind in Africa. Boasting 6 lavish treatment suites, a state-of-the-art mini gym and a central lap pool, the spa is perfectly equipped to provide you with all of your health and beauty requirements. The enticing menu of treatments includes a 4hr African Sunrise package, the Kapama Marula Sensual Steam Treatment for two, soothing massages, ear candling, and nurturing body wraps.

During your stay at the reserve you can also go on twice-daily game drives and bush walks, and savour a unique elephant interaction experience you will never forget. Romantic sleep-outs, hot air ballooning and photographic safaris are also available, and if you wish you can take a late-morning trip to the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species, where you can view some of the animals being rehabilitated and learn more about the centre’s various ongoing projects.

Restaurants

Kapama River Lodge: 3 delightful dining options can be enjoyed here. Savour authentic pan-African meals by firelight in the open-sided thatched roof Rhino Boma, opt for intimate romantic dining in the dry riverbed, and indulge in hearty breakfasts and lunches in the cosy but refined environs of Siyatla Lounge.
  • Kapama Southern Camp:

    There are two main dining options at this luxury game lodge; its sophisticated open-sided dining room, where mouthwatering breakfasts and lunches are served, and the outdoor boma, which is perfect for fire-lit dinners (weather permitting).
  • Kapama Buffalo Camp

    Mealtimes at this camp are a delightfully al fresco affair, with breakfast and lunch being served under thatch and dinner mostly enjoyed around a blazing fire in the boma.
  • Kapama Karula

    At Karula, guests can dine in the elegantly furnished dining room – where spotting leopard is not unknown – or opt for a romantic meal for two in the library.

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