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Kapama Buffalo Camp

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$768*
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing place. Feel incredibly pampered. Lovely decoration, (vast amounts of) good food and drink. Our safari guide, Collen, while apparently very experienced in finding his way around the reserve, was a bit of a difficult character - monopolized conversation at dinner, made comments that were somewhat rude, etc. That detracted from all the rest of the staff, who were really...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

First this is the best place to stay while going on safari, with only 10 tents you have a very intimate setting. The tents are not your average tent, these would be a 5 star hotel to shame. Taking a bath after the evening drive looking out on the savannah and hearing the animals there is nothing like it. The...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The level of praise I have for the Kapama Buffalo Camp far exceeds any of the words I have! From the moment you arrive you become part of their family! The Camp is something out of a story book! It is so beautiful you have to pinch yourself just to remind yourself that it is real! The rooms are beautiful...

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a guest in 4 high end bush camps during May. Kapama Buffalo Camp was my favorite. Our guide and tracker, Chris and Ian, are top notch. Not only can they find the animals but their knowledge of the animals as well as the land, birds, plants, culture is endless. Service is excellent, especially from Rowan and Shake. Rooms are...

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Lima, Peru
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This was the most amazing experience, animals aside the accommodation at Kapama Buffalo Camp was second to none. The tents were spacious, clean and well appointed. The staff was absolutely doting, the management made sure we were all safe and happy after every safari. Our guide was amazing, he taught us so much and the tracker (Foster) found us our...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Kapama Buffalo Camp was superb! I was there with a group of friends and the staff went over and above to ensure we had an amazing experience. Our knowledgeable ranger/guide Brent and gifted tracker Foster were a terrific team, searching out the big 5, the ugly 5 and the tiny 5, showing us the wide range of wildlife in the...

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Corby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This place is great, service was amazing. Drives were awesome, tracker and driver were very informative and really made the trip for us. We saw loads of animals including the big 5, literally can't fault the place.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about the Buffalo lodge at Kapama! With only 10 'tents' there are never more than 20 guests and the personal service the staff provide all day every day is just lovely. I was there with friends (a group of 12) for 5 days and it was there perfect amount of time. We did 4...

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Fantastic place, with very nice people. We enjoyed every minuts of our stay! Familiar lodge with very interesting guest from all over the world! And the game drives was magnitic!!! We will never forgat.! Thanks the staff of Kapama Buffalo camp!!!

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Westport, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We just loved our time at Kapama Buffalo Camp! We spent three idyllic nights there and because of our brilliant guide, Jeffrey and tracker , Ian, managed to see the ' Big Five' . We leaned so much about the bush, the ' little five' and so much more. Dinners around the fire ( boma) were incredible with real homemade...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game Africa in true safari tented style without compromising on comfort.Ten luxury build canvas tents, each sleeping two, are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank. Wooden walkways interconnect the rooms, which are all in the upper reaches of tall riverine trees. The river below rarely flows and antelopes are seen daily walking along the sandy riverbed. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, wardrobe, low impact climate control, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities. The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are on the riverbank, where gardens of succulent aloes and euphorbia are tended around the thatched bar, dining room, pool terrace and campfire. But the thick African bush is just a glance away, inhabited by animals like lion, hyena and jackal whose calls can be heard in the dead of night. Lanterns, rather than electric lights, glow at night under the trees, creating a special intimate ambience particular to Buffalo Camp.With a maximum of 20 guests at Buffalo Camp, special attention is paid to personal service and the staff become like friends. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a truly authentic way to experience the African bush. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kapama Buffalo Camp

Address: R40 Kapama Private | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range: R7 398 - R14 228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama Buffalo Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“There are no bad rooms”
Terrilala, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All 'tents' are similar, but a few are farther away from the pool/bar area”
Mary859, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book early, Rooms are tough to get”
asiahand1, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Each tent looks out over the bush and the wild animals regularly came to the base our tent which is on stilts.”
Wicklowfoodie, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book well in advance, as it is very popular”
MarkD1, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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