Lying at the edge of South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park in Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a glimpse into the exclusive safari romance of yesteryear with traditional tented suites and Big 5 expeditions hosted by skilled and knowledgeable guides.

The camp is situated on an expansive private reserve that is home to 40 mammal species and a vast array of birdlife. Here, you can encounter the Big 5 from a 4x4 safari vehicle or witness the intricacies of the savannah on a guided walk. Expect attentive service in complete tranquillity, with only 10 luxury tented suites making up the entire camp. Optional extras such as hot-air ballooning, elephant-back safaris and close-up interactions as well as a romantic star bed experience make this wildlife destination one to remember. The intimate setting and old-world charm of the suites make Kapama Buffalo Camp perfect for honeymooners, with luxurious couples’ treatments available at the state-of-the-art spa.


  • Exclusive & personalised service
  • Private reserve in the greater Kruger region
  • Night drives & hot-air ballooning
  • Star beds & state-of-the-art spa
  • Gym & lap pool

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Under a canopy of trees, wooden walkways connect the suites to the main lodge – an interconnected and intimate area that also has plenty of space and private sitting areas. Enjoy a hearty meal at in the dining room, curl up at the fireplace with a book, or exchange tales of Africa with other guests at the Buffalo Bar. The swimming pool area is protected by lush foliage and completed with sun loungers and umbrellas on the wooden deck. Other facilities include a gift shop and an elegant wellness centre equipped with a gym, lap pool and six treatment rooms.  

General Facilities

    Curio or Gift shop
    Swimming Pool
    Children's Club
    Wi-fi available


Meals are served in an open-air setting with breakfast, lunch and dinner having multiple courses and options to suit every palate. There are local dished to try including various venison dishes, and between hearty meals there are snacks, refreshments and afternoon high tea to look forward to. Attentive service stall will see to your needs, and weather permitting, you can enjoy candlelit dinner outdoors around a roaring fire in the traditional boma.

Luxury Tent

Guests are accommodated in 10 tented suites set on wooden decks overlooking the riverbed. Leather and dark wood furnishings create a classic but chic safari feel, complemented by contemporary comforts like white cotton linen, plush throws, climate control and a Nespresso coffee machine. Each open-plan suite has a king-sized bed, a bathtub with a view as well as a shower, double vanities and a large deck with outdoor seating. 



  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • High tea on offer
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Picnics
  • Specialist guides
  • Star gazing
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $485 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 $600 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 06 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $485 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Standard Tent Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We just returned from our trip. We loved it! The camp was just what we like and the staff were all real professional and made everything work well.I thank you for your great option and look forward to returning again on a game reserve.

    Margaret EINHORN, April 2014
  • the 4 days at Kapama Game Reserve was very enjoyable with lots of down time for reading, napping and relationship enhancing opportunities. The guides were very pleasant and accommodating and the chef was very good; I ate too much. The wildlife was a little harder to find at Kapama, a much larger reserve, but we were able to see eveything except the leopard, which rarely is seen. I don't think they have a leopard in residence but sometimes one passes through.

    Leon Claywell, September 2009
  • Lovely accommodation, great food, friendly staff, great game drives. We did feel that it was a bit tough on the guides having to serve us at meal times, we would have preferred them to sit and eat with us as they did at N'Kaya and N'Korho.

    Julie R, August 2009
  • The food in both Buffalo Camp and River Lodge were fantastic - we must have added 5 kgs each!! It was too cold in the night, would be good to have better heaters than was provided. My biggest disappointment was the rangers in buffalo camp - they seemed to have no respect for nature and the animals - treated them as pets rather than natural creatures in whose habitat we are guests in - they constantly tried to prod and disturb animals just so we can have a look at them. they tried to prod and disturb a unique rodent (pengalin) just so it will come out so people can take pictures - this was shocking for me as i am used to very considerate folks Kenya who treat the bush as a temple.

    Sridhar Krishnan, June 2009
  • I had a great time.

    Meredith Downey, October 2008
  • If there was one part of the trip that we were disappointed in it was the Kapama Buffalo Camp but we realize that our experience at Tanda Tula tainted our opinion of that camp.

    George Nolan, October 2008

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Anja Naude

Anja Naude

Africa Safari Expert

"What I really enjoyed about Kapama is that it's elevated over the plains; the wooden walkways are fantastic! Monkeys and other animals to visit and you feel totally part of the bush!"



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