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Kapama Private Game Reserve

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Current Specials

This property is currently running 1 special!

The Kapama Private Game Reserve in South Africa comprises of fourteen thousand hectares of the pristine African bushveld. The reserve is well known for its lodges and in particular the Kapama River Lodge. Occupying an enormous area on the edge of the mountain and the more massive Kruger Park.

A river flows through the Kapama Reserve and is much liked by the leopard. It is home to all the Big-Five with animals in abundance: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, White & Black Rhino. The reserves natural environment and vibrant veld ecosystem provide visitors with the unique opportunity of close encounters with Africans untamed wildlife.

River Lodge:

The lodge presents the perfect combination of deluxe African safari accommodation and a generous room capacity of 65 suites. A big the lodge that is chic and ideally located near the river, that it provides a fantastic safari getaway. Each large room features a full en-suite bathroom and terrace with uninterrupted views of the Big-5 reserve.

The central recreation spaces accommodate a large swimming lake with parasols and loungers for a slow afternoon. The extended L-shaped relaxation room and bar under thatch, curves around the pool and on either side is a substantial double-sided fireplace creating a fantastic open-plan yet cosy atmosphere.

Karula Lodge:

The lodge consists of two luxury air-conditioned tents which are the epitome of luxury, five luxury suites, and five superior suites. Each chalet features his and her basin, inside and outside showers and open views onto one of the most sought-after locations - the Klaserie river.

Set on the river which flows during the year, the name translates to the area of tranquillity, is unique. The river streams smoothly forming shimmering swimming pools that attract small buck and numerous birds. The lodge has a lobby, restaurant, swimming pool and sun deck.

Southern Camp:

The camp is the latest camp in the reserve. Offering ten regular rooms and 16 large suites, the camp provides upmarket safari accommodation, warm hospitality, and gracious assistance in a quiet setting. The lodge has accommodation has air-condition, insect screens. The public areas have a Boma for open-air dining, large comfortable lounge, swimming pool and fully stocked wine cellar.

Buffalo Camp:

Ten luxury canvas tents, each accommodating a maximum of two guests, nestled on stilts amongst the canopies of ancient trees. Each of the en-suite tents is interconnected by wooden walkways, which run high above the Buffalo bed. The entertainment facilities at the Camp, which include a lounge, dining room, and outdoor boma, are surrounded by an indigenous garden.

A quiet swimming pool lies tucked away and provides the perfect spot to while away idle moments between morning and evening safari drives. Bush walks, and exciting elephant-back safaris are also available to guests staying at the Camp. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, wardrobe, suitcase stand and tea & coffee facilities.

Additional activities:

  • Safari Drives, Bush, walks & bird watching
  • Visit Endangered-Species Center
  • Picnics in bush
  • Kapama Boat trips: birding and sundowner cruises
  • Panorama mountain tours
  • Romantic sleep-out in Kapama
  • Photographic safaris
  • Hot air ballooning

Family Safari

  • The Kapama Reserve welcomes families, and the staff goes out of their way to make sure children enjoy their unforgettable stay while the parents may participate in the safari experience.
  • The family Kapama safari suite has been specially designed to ensure that parents and children are in adjoining suites. This provides parents and children with their privacy within proximity to each other.
  • The Lodge has a large sand floor playground and jungle gym with walls brightly painted with animal murals creating a safe place for children to play.
  • Rangers can facilitate specialist activities like bark rubbings, footprint casting, and other exciting bush experiences.

Wellness Centre

The luxurious wellness centre exquisitely nestles in the African bush. It is a piece of paradise designed to uplift one's mind, body, and soul. Complete with a state of the art gym, equipped with cardio and weight training facilities, the Wellness Centre energises and uplifts in the healing presence of nature. Professional beauty technicians remain up to date with comprehensive treatments while ensuring the flow of African wisdom into the pampering experience. A lap pool welcomes guests at Kapama to lie back and relax under a breathtaking bushveld sky.


Southern Camp: Breakfast and lunches are usually served in the open dining room while dinner is at the traditional outside Boma. Nature forms the backdrop for all meals, and a starlit sky overhead creates the perfect setting. A fully equipped wine cellar stocks only the most beautiful wines from top South African vineyards.

Buffalo Camp: The African camp character is continued at dinner with buffet options offered in large dish over the fire. Breakfast and lunch choices are expanded out over the day while supper is served around an open fire in the boma.

River Lodge: The Rhino Boma is the most popular buffet dinner venue at the Lodge where a delicious variety of dishes are served under an open-sided thatch around a crackling fire. The Riverbed is a romantic place to dine, with a star-studded African night sky above and the sand of the dry riverbed beneath you.


Kapama Private Game Reserve Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

With this package receive a R1000.00 discount off the rack rate per night for accommodation at the Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town before or after your stay at the Kapama Private Game Reserve.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals per day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2 Daily game drives in open safari vehicle.  
  • All teas, coffees and pastries.
  • Return transfers between Eastgate Airport and the camps for scheduled flights only
  • Buffalo Camp: local and select premium drinks
  • Southern Camp: local and select premium drinks
  • River Lodge: Soft drinks and water during sundowners
  • Karula Lodge: local and select premium drinks
  • Kapama Conservation levy

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • subject to availability

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Kapama is a great lodge I recommend it to anyone who is a safari lover, I had the unique opportunity of close encounters with Africa's untamed wildlife.

I was blessed with the wildlife I saw & really enjoyed the Game Drives & cuisine.




I had a great stay at Kapama, lovely room & really enjoyed experiencing the bush.