Kapama Private Game Reserve is an African Eden. Sweeping across 13 000 hectares of savannah and riverine forest. The reserve represents a piece of Africa as it used to be. With the mighty Drakensberg Mountains in the distance and the iconic Kruger National Park to the east, Kapama has the finest wildlife safari offerings for the enjoyment of guests.
As part of the greater Kruger area, vast herds of buffalo, elephant, antelope and plenty of predators call Kapama home. The reserve is a slice of paradise, far removed from the madding crowd. It is a place of renewal as you connect with the natural world.
Rise and shine as your day starts very early with tea, coffee and rusks.
Situated in Limpopo Province, an area renowned for its wildlife and superb safari destinations, Kapama occupies a vast area between South Africa’s northern Drakensberg Mountains and the greater Kruger National Park. Adjacent to Kapama, Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport is ideally located to receive guests flying to Kapama on scheduled flights from both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Kapama offers courtesy transfers in open game viewing vehicles from Eastgate Airport, 10 minutes away. Apex Shark Expeditions will assist you with flight reservations.
Kapama River Lodge
The majestic northern Drakensberg Mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite Kapama River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. Glass stack doors open onto the rim-flow pool to create an al fresco experience. The pool is also a prime vantage point for game viewing. A small, permanent waterhole lies just beyond the perimeter of River Lodge spotting some of the Big 5, cocktail in hand, is quite common. In winter, a double-sided fireplace makes for a cosy spotting site.
Kapama Buffalo Camp
Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp from a bygone era, Buffalo Camp offers the ultimate luxurious tented accommodation experience. Built from natural stone and wood, the luxury game lodge matches the traditional with the contemporary.
The 10 spacious suites are set on stilted wooden decks built on an elevated riverbank. Wooden walkways connect the suites to each other and the main lodge area. Buffalo Camp is set in the shade of tall trees and a seasonal river flows below.
Kapama Southern Camp
Southern Camp is situated in the south of the reserve. It offers luxury game lodge accommodation, warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting. All 15 suites at Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife – an ideal place to relax with a good book or soak up the surrounding scenery. The lounge and pool deck are excellent vantage spots from which to view game. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time.
Two daily game drives are offered across all of Kapama’s lodges at no additional cost. Guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species as professional trackers guide each game drive. Seeing lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is certainly a possibility over a two-day safari in Kapama Private Game Reserve
Feel Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk with a highly trained game ranger. The experience offers an intimate encounter with nature. The rangers will teach guests to track wildlife in the traditional way, using animal footprints and scat. Large and dangerous animals are avoided on walks. There is no extra charge to do this activity.
All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) give you a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for. All meals are included in the cost.
|River Lodge||From R 6 350.00 per person per night sharing|
|Southern Camp||From R 8 000.00 per person per night sharing|
|Buffalo Camp||From R 8 800.00 per person per night sharing|