Kapama Private Game Reserve

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

Virgin rating

The hotel

Among the 'Big Five' that roam this private 16,000 hectare reserve, you'll find a collection of unique safari retreats. You could stay in a glass-wrapped pool villa at Karula; in a luxury treetop tent at intimate Buffalo Camp; or in the welcoming suites and pool villas of Southern Camp, where picture windows and private patios ensure you're never far from unfolding safari scenes. The camps' boma dining, swimming pools and Karula’s Spa and Wellness centre make Kapama the perfect African safari destination. But it's the 'Big Five' experiences that make Kapama Private Game Reserve unforgettable, with twice daily game-drives, bush walks and lantern-lit romantic sleepouts on a raised platform.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Situated in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa.

Hotel information

Choice of 3 bush camps and lodges. Southern Camp is situated on the southern most section of the Kapama Game Reserve and caters for families with 15 standard Suites, 7 Luxury Villas and 3 Family Luxury Villas. Each luxury-thatched suite has air-conditioning, personal bar, tea facilities, Lavazza coffee machines and safe. Suites have a private patio and good views, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Villas and Family Villas offer more space and have a private pool and outdoor shower.

All Inclusive of: 3 meals a day, tea/coffee, local alcoholic and premium beverages. Two game-drives daily.

Accessible by elevated wooden walkways, Buffalo Camp offers a traditional old African safari camp experience and has 10 tents on stilts. Each tent sleeps 2 adults and has an en-suite bathroom with standalone bath and shower.

Karula offers 10 Superior Villas and 2 Superior Family Villas, either located along the Klaserie River or hidden among the surrounding riverine bushveld. Both villas offer a private lap pool and views of Klaserie River. Superior Villas sleep maximum 2 adults and the Family Villas sleep 2 adults and 2 children.

Choice of camps and lodges, each with swimming pool, bar, boma, thatched dining room, lounge, reception and curio shop. Special bush dinners*. Karula Spa* with fitness centre, steam room and spa pool. Game-drives, bush walks. Photographic workshops*. Romantic Sleepout*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Venue, Professional and Friendly Staff

May 14, 2022 kuben2022 Durban, South Africa

It was the best experience I had in a long time. The venue was excellent, well kept, the staff are amazing. Would definitely do this trip again with a longer stay. You should make the time to check it out.
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May 4, 2022 twanette2022 Gauteng, South Africa

This must be the best Lodge that South Africa has to offer. With Meals that were great and very good service right around the resort. They have pretty much thought of everything that you could want or need around this resort. The room was beautiful and staff was friendly. The Game drive was great and there was not one trip that we didn't see more… Read more
This must be the best Lodge that South Africa has to offer. With Meals that were great and very good service right around the resort. They have pretty much thought of everything that you could want or need around this resort. The room was beautiful and staff was friendly. The Game drive was great and there was not one trip that we didn't see more than 4/5 animals. The full on experience was a 10/10 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place!

May 4, 2022 eswardt

Great accommodation. Wonderful and friendly staff. Best atmosphere. Situated near the airport. Highlights were the game drives with rangers who know what they are talking about and enjoy sharing that information.
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May 1, 2022 God M

Visiting South Africa for the first time, the game drive is highly recommended. The lodge is beautiful. Morning drive is at 6am so there is not too much to do after that or in the evenings except sleep. You either have fun drinking or watching animals, I prefer the latter. I recommend it for no more than 3 nights.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best place to stay in South Africa for Game Drives!

Apr 25, 2022 christywhite750 London, United Kingdom

We had the best time here. %The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was clean, cosy and the bed really gave us a good night sleep before the early morning game drives. The rangers were extremely knowledgeable and had a wealth of information the share. We saw the Big Five within the first three drives. The food was great, they feed you… Read more
We had the best time here. %The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was clean, cosy and the bed really gave us a good night sleep before the early morning game drives. The rangers were extremely knowledgeable and had a wealth of information the share. We saw the Big Five within the first three drives. The food was great, they feed you every two hours, so you are never hungry. The whole ploace offers tranquil moments of zen and relaxation. We will definitely be going again in the future. Read less