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Kapama River Lodge

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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Kapama River Lodge is situated within Kapama Game Reserve and presents the perfect blend between luxurious safari accommodation and a generous bed capacity of 64 bedrooms. Each spacious room at Kapama River Lodge features a full en-suite bathroom and terrace with uninterrupted views into the leafy-green Big 5 game reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a large rim-flow swimming pool with sun umbrellas and recliners for lazy afternoons. The long L-shaped relaxation lounge and bar under a double-volume thatch, curves around the pool and on either side is a huge double-sided fireplace creating a wondrous open-plan yet cosy atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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VPonthemove wrote a review 26 Feb
Northport, New York103 contributions59 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed there for 3 nights and it was a great experience. They provided the safaris in the morning and evening and there were other activities to do in between. They have a great spa very well priced. I will return bringing our kids in the near future.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kevin C wrote a review Nov 2022
7 contributions5 helpful votes
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This is the best overall experience. The hotel is top-notch, the food was great, the service impeccable, and the animals amazing. We had a three-part safari plan, each was great but this was the best and the culmination of the entire trip. I highly recommend anyone at least include this as part of safari plans, if not make this the entire trip. It is comfortable and authentic.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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vickyesterhuizen wrote a review 25 Feb
Tzaneen, South Africa1 contribution
I would highly recommend this to all family and friends. A Place that makes you feel at home. staff are friendly and have a lot of knowledge in their certain fields. We were well looked after and treated very well.
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Deborah P wrote a review 24 Feb
Louisville, Kentucky28 contributions4 helpful votes
Everyone should experience this safari. Our driver and spotter were terrific. Saw and learned a lot. So glad we chose Kapama River Lodge for our trip. Everyone was friendly. Food was plentiful. Loved the 2 safaris everyday. Saw the big five plus more, all very close to us.
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Grace C wrote a review 22 Feb
Bentonville, Arkansas3 contributions1 helpful vote
Kapama is my favorite travel experience I’ve had thus far. The accommodation and the drives were amazing but the people are truly what made our stay so wonderful. Abednico took amazing care of us for our meals and Greyton/Colin ensured every drive was new, exciting, and educational! I can’t say for enough good things about the staff and lodge. This is a must do if you want the best safari experience!
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miltonassumpcao wrote a review 21 Feb
Sao Paulo, SP367 contributions142 helpful votes
The objective of the trip was to see the wild animals, maily the Big 5. We took 6 safaris and we could see the Big 5, including the leopard, that is not easy to meet. The Capama River Lodge is a perfect place to stay.
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BamaTraveler2024 wrote a review 20 Feb
Huntsville, Alabama1 contribution
The accommodations were amazing. Our safari guide Noel and tracker Eric were the best. The all inclusive meals and drinks were high quality and plentiful! The spa… oh the spa! Glamorous, affordable, and downright luxurious. This is a must do.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Becca R wrote a review 20 Feb
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The property is well kept and beautiful. The staff is incrediblely friendly and accommodating. The food was fantastic. Our ranger and tracker (Melton & Pardon) went above and beyond and made every moment feel so special. We have learned so much & are hoping to come back and have them again! Can’t recommend enough.
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Sukhesh R wrote a review 18 Feb
Mangalore, India24 contributions31 helpful votes
One of the best game reserve tours we have done . The lodge is excellent be it location , ambience, friendly staff, trained guides, well managed game drives. The best parts1) the efforts taken by staff for sighting of big five(Mr Grayton an Mr Solomon)2) we being from India and vegetarian still they were able to take care of of our food requirements ( ms sibongile). Overall worth it .
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Date of stay: February 2024
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carlasZ2527TP wrote a review 11 Feb
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A fantastic stay in the bush. Service is excellent and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Accommodation and game viewing were exceptional. I would highly recommend Kaparma to local and international guests.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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PRICE RANGE
R 15,287 - R 20,524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kapama river hotel kapama private game reserve
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Kapama Private Game Reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkKapama Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
62
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kapama River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kapama River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Siyafunda Wildlife & Conservation (0.5 km), High Tea With Elephants (0.2 km), and iNyoka Art Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kapama River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kapama River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kapama River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kapama River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kapama River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit, Sleepers Restaurant, and The Fig and Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kapama River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Kapama River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Kapama River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kapama River Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kapama River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Kapama River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.