South African Lodges
Kapama Game Reserve
Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area
South Africa
Lodge Type
Spa, Big Five

The Southern Camp stretches over a vast area of the southern part of the reserve. The reserve forms part of the extended Kruger area covering over Thirty-Three Thousand Acres of African bushveld which is home to a great bounty of wildlife. The local Airport in Hoedspruit gives tourists direct access to the reserve from which the camp gives free shuttles in open safari vehicles to the camp. 

Guests may pick their preferred accommodation option from three different room types which consist of the Standard Suites, the Deluxe Suites and the spacious Family Suites.

Southern Camp has 15 suites feature en-suite bathrooms which are complete with picture windows from where the natural bushveld surrounding and bird life can be admired. Air conditioning, minibars as well as tea and coffee stations are available in all suites while the private patios provide the opportunity to enjoy sundowners while watching the game.

Suite features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibars
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Private patios.
  • En-suite bathrooms.


  • Swimming pool
  • Bar and dining area
  • Lounge
  • Wine cellar
  • Open air boma
  • Curio & gift shop
  • Parking.


The exciting Kapama game drives which are guided by professional game rangers provide travellers with the unique opportunity to encounter South Africa's wildlife up close in its natural habitat. During the adventurous bush walks, the smaller creatures of the bushveld can be discovered while getting familiar with the area's unique flora and fauna.


  • Early morning and afternoon/evening safaris in open vehicles
  • Bush Walks
  • Swimming
  • Hot air ballooning


Set in South Africa's Limpopo province, which is a district known for its wildlife and fantastic safari destinations, the Kapama Southern Camp is home to all the Big Five animals of Africa, namely lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant and leopard. With over 46 mammal species as well as 338 bird species, this equates to an enormous natural diversity. 

Twice a day, thrilling game drives through the Kapama Game Reserve are available to guests who are guided by professional rangers and trackers. Guests may experience close wildlife encounters in the rolling savannah grasslands as well as the riverine forests which make up most of this South African game reserve.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck



Delicious breakfast and lunch are available for guests in the lodge's elegant, open-sided dining room, which provides an enchanting and unforgettable dining experience. The decor is contemporary, inspired by the lodge's unspoilt, surrounding nature. The wine cellar at the Kapama Southern Camp, which is a central feature of the dining venue, offers an excellent South African wine estate collection which is showcased behind frameless glass. The traditional outdoor boma of the lodge is the most attractive location for the dinners. Firelight and starry skies combined with diverse and exquisite cuisine make for a classic dining experience.

Game drives

The sunset and sunrise game drives are accompanied by a professional game ranger and tracker during which guests can expect to encounter great variety of animal and bird species.  As the Kapama Private Game Reserve is home to the "Big Five",  the chances of seeing leopards, lions, elephants, rhinos as well as buffaloes over a two-day safari are very likely.

Bush walks

On the guided bush walk with game rangers, guests experience the thrill of amazing encounters with nature and wildlife.  The rangers also teach participants to track wildlife by making use of animal footprints.  A walking safari through the untamed Kapama Private Game Reserve is a truly authentic and memorable nature experience.

Spa treatments

The Kapama Wellness Centre is considered as one of the finest safari spas on the African continent.  Its six exclusive treatment rooms are located around the lap pool.  The treatment menu includes a full range of body and beauty treatments.  Unique African-inspired treatments are available on the menu to offer rejuvenation and relaxation. 

Visitors may enjoy the signature four-hour Marula Miracle Moments treatment which includes a body wrap, facial, massage and more.  As an alternative, the Kapama Pinotage Bliss uses vine-infused products while the Marula Sensual Steam Treatment is also a great recommendation. 

Elephant back safari

Riding on the back of an African elephant during a stay at the Kapama Southern Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be forgotten.  Instead of participating in the early morning game drive, are taken to the Kapama elephant herd.

Before the ride, trained elephant handlers show guests how to get onto the saddle on the elephant’s back as well as how to follow the rhythmic strides while moving through the bushveld. Each of the elephants has a handler who guides his charge during the walk.  After about an hour’s ride, the elephant herd returns back to the boma.

Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species

In order to see rare wildlife from a close distance, guests are encouraged to take a late morning trip, after the game drive and breakfast, to the nearby Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species.  It is here where wild dog, cheetah, serval and caracal as well as various other wildlife species are rehabilitated. 

The rare king cheetah can also be seen here.  An educational video is presented as part of the tour at the Centre which showcases the different projects undertaken. It is followed by a guided tour to view cheetah and other fascinating wildlife. Guests are accompanied by a ranger of the Kapama Lodge.

  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Gym
  • Nearby Spa
  • Open Air Boma
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Waterhole for wildlife
  • Wine cellar
Day Itinerary

A day at the Kapama Southern Camp begins with an early wake-up call between 5 and 5:30 am. Coffee, tea and rusks are provided just before departing on the early morning game drive.

During the game drive, guests enjoy hot drinks and snacks during a quick stop, before returning to the Southern Camp at around 9 am where a most delicious and scrumptious breakfast awaits.

In the afternoon, at around 3:30 pm, guests gathers for a delightful high tea experience before heading out with the lodge's  ranger and tracker for the afternoon game drive. En route, safari enthusiasts stop for a sundowner drink and may watch the setting sun over the distant peaks of the Drakensberg mountains.

With the beginning of the night, the game reserves nocturnal animals come out of the bush. The skilled tracker makes use of a spotlight, illuminating animals’ eyes. 

Many different animal species can be seen during the night game drive. Arrival back at the Southern Camp Lodge is usually around 7 pm.  After freshening up, guests may enjoy an excellent bush dinner.

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Family Villa

# Rooms:

Southern Camp's three 3 Family Suites include a Luxury Suite with lap swimming pool which is complete with a separately connected bedroom for the children featuring its bath, shower, double vanity as well as outside patio.

Family Luxury Suite features:

  • Lap pool
  • Seperate connected bedroom for kids
  • Kids bedroom with own bath, shower, doubles vanity
  • Outside patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bars
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Private patios.
  • En-suite bathrooms.

Standard Suite

# Rooms:
The Suites at the Kapama Southern Camp offer the most exclusive finishings and amenities to ensure a most comfortable safari getaway in a five-star luxury setting.

Standard Suite features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bars
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Private patios.
  • En-suite bathrooms.


The 85 square meter Luxury Suites feature their private lap swimming pool. Further benefits by staying in this room type include the use of the inside and outside showers, the large minibar, the espresso machine as well as the romantic fireplace which is open to the bath and bedroom.

Luxury Suite features:

  • Private lap pool
  • Inside and outside showers
  • Air conditioning
  • Large mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Espresso machine
  • Fireplace open to bath and bedroom
  • Private patios.
  • En-suite bathrooms.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.454736

Longitude: 31.083168


Travel on either the N12 or the N4 from Johannesburg to eMalahleni and Middelburg.
Turn onto the R540 towards eMakhazeni, Emnotweni and Mashishing. Emnotweni is on the Highveld and is an ideal point for exploring the region.
The village has a quaint atmosphere and is famous for its trout fishing, and is a good halfway or lunch stops on the way to the Lodge.
From Mashishing, head for the R36 to Ohrigstad, and pass through the Strydom Tunnel to Hoedspruit.
This scenic drive through Mpumalanga takes in magnificent mountain landscapes and panoramic views.
From Hoedspruit, take the R40 to Klaserie and continue until you reach the Game Reserve entrance on the left.

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