South African Lodges
Address
Kapama Game Reserve
Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area
Limpopo
South Africa
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Lodge Type

The three-star lodge enjoys a place within the game rich reserve near the Kruger. Featuring a total of 66 bedrooms, this lodge at Kapama nestles on a bend of the river. Being the big lodge within the reserve, it is stylishly furnished to ensure comfort and relaxation combined with a most memorable African safari experience.

The lodge climate controlled suites offer prevailing scenes over the reserve from their terraces. En-suite bathrooms with exclusive amenities are available. Furnished to reflect old African, refreshment stations for early morning coffee & tea are available as well as minibars for sundowners on the secluded terrace.

Room types:

  • Spa Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Royal Suites.

The 125 beds are available in 65 well furnished, spacious suites which provide all the features and amenities to ensure a most comfortable stay.

42 Standard Suite features:

  • Twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom and outside shower
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Mini safes
  • Climate control air-conditioning system
  • Private deck.

4 Family Spa Suite features:

  • All inclusions of the Standard Suites and
  • Lounge area with two sleeper couches to accommodate two children.

2 Royal Suites features:

  • All inclusions of the Standard Suites and
  • The bar area is flows onto decks.

Facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Lounges flow onto outdoor patio
  • Two outdoor dining areas boma
  • Curio / gift shop
  • Conference venue (170 guests in banquet seating)
  • Media centre
  • Bush dinner venue
  • Wine cellar
  • Spa and wellness centre.

Activities

Thrilling activities await guests staying at this private safari lodge in South Africa. Two games drive a day to allow guests to get up close to the magnificent wildlife while trekking safaris, hot air balloon safaris, as well as elephant-back safaris, are also on offer.

Activities:

  • Dawn and afternoon/evening safaris in open vehicles
  • Bush walks & walking safaris
  • Numerous activities including hot air ballooning and elephant back safaris
  • Various incentive activities both within the reserve and within the surrounding area.

Lounges

River Lodge has African decor the welcoming and comfortable rooms with red & gold reflecting the bright colours of Africa’s earth. Modern glass stack doors open onto the outdoor, rim-flow swimming pool creating an al fresco experience. The lounge and bar set under double-volume thatch follow the line of the swimming pool to establish an open and cosy atmosphere. During the colder winter months, the double-sided fireplace offers warmth.

Wine Cellar

The Lodge features an excellent wine cellar which has the most exquisite South African wines. Well over 600 wine bottles are available to choose from which is in a temperature-controlled and humidified environment.   The exception of French champagne, all the wines, and sparkling Méthode Cap Classiques found in this wine cellar are from excellent South African vineyards.

Media Room

For travellers who wish to stay connected with the outside world, the Media Room provides a satellite television as well as a DVD player. The lodge's Media Room can also be changed into a private conference venue. Guest Internet facilities are available adjacent, for convenience.

Children

Children of all ages are welcome however a responsible adult must accompany children under the age of sixteen during game drives and bush walks. Children can go on game drives and walks at the sole discretion of the ranger.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck
  • WIFI

Restaurants

Dining at the Kapama River Lodge

Evening meals will be around a roaring fire in the lodge's intimate boma.  Lodge buffet meals served under open-sided thatch showcase African dishes which from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes are also available in this unique bushveld, dining setting. Furthermore, the romantic at heart may dine in the dry riverbed located in front of the lodge under the bright, star-studded African sky.  The lodge's lounge is an enclosed dining venue where breakfasts and lunches are available.

Spa Facilities

The exclusive spa and wellness centre at Kapama features various treatment rooms for both individual guests as well as couples.  A lap swimming pool, as well as a fully equipped gym, are also amongst the spa's facilities. Relaxing beauty and well-being treatments are available to guests who may be enjoyed in the natural surroundings of the bushveld, making for a most suitable and tranquil setting.

Body treatments:

  •  royal Rasul treatment 45min or 60min
  •  Calabash massage 60min
  •  hot stone therapy 60min or 90min
  •  Reflexology 45min
  •  Mum-To-Be nurturing massage 60min
  •  Full body exfoliation 30min.

Skincare treatments:

  •  specialized treatment 75min
  •  multivitamin / anti-ageing facial 75min
  •  Deep cleansing 60min
  •  Men’s clean shave facial 60min.
  •  Classic moor facial 60min
  •  vitamin C glow facial 60min.

Natural body wraps:

  •  Mineral wrap 60min
  •  hydrating wrap 60min
  •  Cellu-Eliminate wrap 60min
  •  Detox wrap 60min.

Hand and foot care:

  •  Kapama manicure 60min
  •  Kapama pedicure 60min
  •  Heel peel 30min.

Extra beauty treatments:

  •  African make-up 20min
  •  waxing
  •  tinting.

Spa therapy packages:

  •  Kapama marula sensual steam treatment 2hrs
  •  Kapama pinotage bliss 2hrs 15min.

Swimming Pool

Lounge chairs under umbrellas await guests to enjoy shady relaxation around the lodge's outdoor swimming pool, which also provides a prime vantage point for game viewing.

Game Viewing

Being home to the 'Big 5', namely Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant and Rhinoceros, game viewing in the Kapama Game Reserve is a unique and rewarding adventure experience.

There are two game drives a day available at the lodge; one safari is available early in the mornings while the other one is available in the late afternoons/evenings.  The rangers point out interesting animals and plants, explain the ecosystem and interdependence of species.  General game species which can also be found within the reserve are Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Warthog and various Antelope species.

An exciting day at the Kapama River Lodge begins with an early morning game drive through the untamed wilderness.  End your adventurous day around the blazing fire in the lodge's boma where delicious African cuisine is served under the star-studded sky.

Day itinerary:

  •  Early morning tea/coffee overlooking the river on the deck
  •  Game drive (approx 3 hours) including a coffee/tea stop in the bush
  •  Mid morning breakfast/brunch on the dining deck
  •  Time at leisure (use of the swimming pool, books and board games on offer, relax in the lounge area and use the free Wi-Fi, cocktails on the deck or take a look around our well-stocked curio shop)
  •  Afternoon high tea (combination of high tea & Lunch) on the dining deck
  •  Afternoon/evening game drive (approx 3+ hours). With sundowners stop in the bush.
  •  Dinner on the deck or around the fire in the open air boma (weather permitting).
Bird watching

The bird life in this region of South Africa is prolific, with more than 350 species represented, ranging from the tiny, colourful finches to the aerobatic Bateleur Eagles and the spectacular Lappet-faced Vultures.

Nearby Attractions
  • Kruger National Park
  • Swadini Reptile Park
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Panorama Route
  • God's Window
  • Waterfalls
  • Sabi & Hazyview
  • Pilgrim's Rest.
Nearby Activities
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Elephant-back Safari
  • Elephant Interaction
  • Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species
  • Specialist Photographic Safaris
  • Romantic Sleep-out.

River Lodge Media Room

The Media Room can be changed in a formal meeting room to accommodate up to 20 delegates for business meetings or small meetings. Standard conference equipment is available and the professional staff at Kapama assists in making  any event memorable and successful.

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Open Air Boma
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Waterhole for wildlife
  • Wine cellar
Day Itinerary

An exciting day at the Kapama River Lodge begins with an early morning game drive through the untamed wilderness.  

End your adventurous day around the blazing fire in the lodge's boma where delicious African cuisine is served under the star-studded sky.

Day itinerary:

  • Early morning tea/coffee overlooking the river on the deck
  • Game drive (approx 3 hours) including a coffee/tea stop in the bush
  • Mid morning breakfast/brunch on the dining deck
  • Time at leisure (use of the swimming pool, books and board games on offer, relax in the lounge area and use the free Wi-Fi, cocktails on the deck or take a look around our well-stocked curio shop)
  • Afternoon high tea (combination of high tea & Lunch) on the dining deck
  • Afternoon/evening game drive (approx 3+ hours). With sundowners stop in the bush.
  • Dinner on the deck or around the fire in the open air boma (weather permitting).

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
  • Dentist and Doctor on call
  • Game drive safaris
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Malaria Status and Animals
  • Kapama River Lodge is in Malaria area and precautions should be taken.

Children Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcome at the Kapama River Lodge. Kids under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives and bush walks. Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the sole discretion of the ranger.

Available Rooms

Standard Suite

# Rooms:
42
The Kapama River Lodge is home to a total of 42 Standard Suites. This room type offers guests a private deck from where one can enjoy magnificent views over the Kapama Game Reserve.
 

Standard Suite features:

  • Twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Outside shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Mini safes
  • Climate control / air-conditioning system
  • Private deck.

Family Spa Suite

# Rooms:
4
Situated amongst the lodge's Spa Suites, the Family Rooms at the Kapama River Lodge provide triple balconies, together with spacious bedrooms that can accommodate an additional two beds for children who wish to share the room with their parents.
 
Measuring over 70 m² with the balconies, the Family Rooms are also ideal for couples wanting the additional comfort of an oversized bedroom.
 

 Family Room features:

  • Two other beds for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct bushveld views
  • Triple balconies
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Exclusive bathroom amenities
  • Minibar
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • International plugs.

Spa Suite

# Rooms:
20

Kapama's 20 Spa Suites are situated a bit way from the main lodge to ensure privacy.  This room type is close to the health and beauty spa where unique African spa treatments await.  Large glass doors and frameless windows afford scenic views over the surrounding bushveld, even from the bathroom.

Each Spa Suite at the Kapama River Lodge features a minibar,  tea and coffee making facilities, a safe, hairdryer as well as international plugs.

 Spa Suite features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Direct bushveld views
  • Private patios
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Exclusive bathroom amenities
  • Minibar
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • International plugs.

Royal Suite

# Rooms:
2
The Kapama River Lodge features two Royal Suites which provide luxurious space and a separate lounge with an extended balcony where recliner couches for perfect relaxation. The en-suite bathroom offers guests a bath as well as a dual shower overlooking the bush and wildlife while the bedroom of the Royal Suites is spacious and well appointed.
 

 Royal Suite features:

  • Separate lounge
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct bushveld views
  • Balcony
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Exclusive bathroom amenities
  • Minibar
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • International plugs

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.427434

Longitude: 31.027260

Directions

The Kapama Game Reserve is located approximately 5,5 hours from Johannesburg and routes through Dullstroom.

Daily flights are available to the Eastgate Airport (HDS), transfers are provided in open landrovers directly from the airport to any of the game lodges in the Kapama Game Reserve.

Directions to the Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa:

Johannesburg
N12 or N4
Witbank
Belfast
Dullsroom
Lydenburg
R36 to Ohrigstad
Strijdom Tunnel
Hoedspruit
R 40 to Klaserie
Kapama Game Reserve.


Take either the N12 or the N4 from Johannesburg to Witbank and Middelburg. Turn onto the R540 towards Belfast, Dullstroom and Lydenburg. Dullstroom is set on the highveld and is an ideal point for exploring the region. The village has a quaint old-world atmosphere and is famous for its trout fishing. This is an ideal halfway stop on the way to Kapama Private Game Reserve. From Lydenburg proceed on the R36 to Orighstad, through the Strydom Tunnel to Hoedspruit.

This scenic drive through Mpumalanga has awesome landscapes and unforgettable views. Drive up the mountain passes onto the escarpment and look down onto the wonders of the lowveld. At the Strydom Tunnel there are a number of stalls selling ethnic curios from the area.

At Hoedspruit, take the R40 to Klaserie.

For Kapama Lodge, continue on the R40 and turn left at the Eastgate Airport turn-off and continue for 15 km. Turn right at the Guernsey turn-off and continue on the gravel road for another 10 km. The Kapama Lodge entrance will be on your left-hand side.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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