Those who enjoy the social side of safari – joining fellow travellers at the bar for a drink or making new friends around the boma fire – will be in their element at Kapama River Lodge near the Kruger National Park in South Africa. With 64 rooms in total, it is perfect for larger groups of safari lovers travelling together and provides contemporary accommodation on 16 000 hectares near the Blyde River Valley. The centre of the lodge is no doubt the rim-flow swimming pool, the cocktail bar and the Siyadla lounge, where guests gather to chat about sightings, while away the afternoon between game drives or share a nightcap after dinner in the Rhino Boma. Diners have access to 600 superb South African wines and Jewish guests can select from a varied kosher menu. Romantics can arrange to take supper out on a nearby dry riverbed, enjoying the night sounds of Africa before making their way to an equally romantic sleep-out. In addition to game drives to see the Big 5, you can also make arrangements to visit the Kapama anti-poaching dog unit, tour the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species and undertake sensitive elephant interactions. The Kapama series of lodges has been owner-managed since 1989 and sets a very high standard for lodge accommodation.
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- Large, convivial camp with 64 rooms
- Kosher menu and hundreds of South African wines to choose from
- Big 5, 40 mammal species and 350 birding tick list
- Spa, Wi-Fi and rim-flow swimming pool
- Kapama Air private flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town
- Elephant interactive experience
- Game drives
- Guided walks
- Hot air ballooning
- Specialist guides
- Day tours
- High tea on offer
- Star gazing
Perfectly located within a private Big 5 game reserve in the Kruger’s northern sector, this lodge offers something for everyone: affordable rooms to luxurious suites and a wonderful safari experience.
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The 16 Spa Suites are sheltered by bush willow trees and have floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. The patio is perfect for a private yoga or meditation session.
The four Family Suites have triple balconies, allowing you to really enjoy the great South African outdoors.
There are two Royal Suites, each with dual showers in the en suite bathrooms.
The Siyadla Lounge offers a friendly place to pass the time – in winter, snuggle down next to two fireplaces after getting a tipple from the cocktail bar. In summer, the rim-flow swimming pool is the place to the be. The spa offers a vast array of treatments using South African ingredients like the marula fruit and Pinotage wine, a local varietal engineered in 1925.
Kapama Air is a private airline that carries guests between Cape Town and Johannesburg to Eastgate Airport, where a courtesy vehicle transports them to Kapama River Lodge.
All meals at enjoyed at the lodge and, if the weather is clement, buffet dinners are enjoyed outdoors in the Rhino Boma or privately out on the dry riverbed. Select wine from one of 600 bottles in the cellar to accompany your meals. Jewish guests are fully catered for with a kosher menu.
- Curio or Gift shop
- Swimming Pool
- Beauty or wellness therapist
- Children's Club
- Wi-fi available
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|2021-01-05 — 2021-06-30||Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras)||$270|
|2021-07-01 — 2021-09-30||Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras)||$315|
|2021-10-01 — 2021-12-19||Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras)||$315|
|2021-12-20 — 2022-01-04||Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras)||$625|
|2022-01-05 — 2022-12-19||Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras)||$535|
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
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- Single supplements may apply.
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Kapama River Lodge
"'The Kapama River Lodge is an incredibly well-thought-out and cared-for structure which gives you pure luxury while perfectly respecting nature.'"
We had a wonderful trip. Everything about it was great. This was my sixth African safari and the best of all overall. That says a lot because each has been a fantastic experience. Both lodges were quite nice. Starting with the Kapama River Lodge
"The safari was beyond anything we ever could have imagined!"
I stayed at the Kapama River Lodge for several days in October 2013. The resort was a very cozy and comfortable place. The large lobby area has beautiful wooden furnishings, a fire place, a bar and comfortable couches and chairs to sit, relax and rea
"We really enjoyed the safari, Kapama staff were very helpful, and we managed to see the big five!! - the kids loved it."
"Hi Tanya, Everything was great for my stay in Kapama river hotel."
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Until now everything is perfect. Kapama River is really very comfortable and everyone is very professional and nice. The safaris have been exciting and we have seen lots of animals, including the big five (well the leopard was the most difficult).We
Anza, thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful trip for us. Our stay at the Kapama River Lodge was incredible. I would recommend it to anyone, and I would recommend that they book through you as well. It was so nice to have everythi
Hi Anza! We are not quite home yet! We are in Joburg -- just raced last night and then we will be going home tomorrow! We had the most WONDERFUL time on the safari. The Kapama river lodge was fabulous. We loved our ranger, Frikkie, and all
"Hi Anza, South Africa was excellent, our ranger (joe) was brilliant and we got to see the big 4 (we couldn't find the leopard). Many thanks. Mark"
Kapama was unbelievable! Thank you so so much for your recommendation there, it exceeded our expectations! We didn't want to leave! When we got there we were introduced to our game driver and tracker and they went out of their way to ensure we saw a
"Lianne, the trip was incredible. I was super impressed with the resort and the wild life experience. You were very flexible with your planning and I appreciate it! Thanks again."
The trip was fabulous! Everything went as planned without a single problem every step of the way. The lodge choices were great. I'm glad you saved the Sabi Sand area for last. The game viewing was great at Kapama River Lodge but it went to a new leve
The safari was good. The Kapama river lodge was amazing, the service was impeccable, great food. As you know, we did the over night experience and loved it. I was disappointed with dinner while we were on the overnight. The surprise worked out g
The lodge was very nice, the service was excellent and the drivers and spotters were excellent. I was very disappointed at the number of animals. The lodge is actually in a private reserve and not in Kruger. We would drive almost an hour and see not
"The food was fantastic and River Lodge accommodation was also great. We actually had bush right behind our room, seen from the patio - saw a few Nyalas and Kudus at the doorstep. It was very cool."
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