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Kapama Southern Camp
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic 4 day safari. Francois our guide and Selby our tracker were excellent as well as a trainee starting out on their career. Just when you think you have seen it all, another great experience happens. On our last day we witnessed a rare event of 2 lions stalking and killing a zebra. Although it was very sad, it was amazing to see. Each Drive was different and we had a great time. All the staff were great. A special mention to Deon who was very attentive to your culinary needs. My wife is a vegetarian and he couldn’t do enough to make sure the right meals were available. The luxury rooms were fantastic and had everything in it that we ever needed. I would definitely recommend Southern Camp to anyone.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Kapama Game Preserve is a rustic place by design, so don’t expect a television and telephone. But, if you're ok without "luxury", you'll have a dream vacation.The beds are a bit hard and there’s a small cupboard for clothes, with a safe. But the rest of the amenities are in place. The air conditioning is very good. Sliding doors lead to a small patio off the room with chairs that face onto the “bush”. The bathroom is great, with a double sink, separate shower and a tub next to the window looking out into the bush. If you have a hip problem, be advised that the toiled is situated quite low. The lighting in the room is fairly poor. There’s coffee service, a refrigerator and hair dryer. There is plentiful food—they feed you about 7 times a day!—it’s served buffet style but it’s quite salty. You do eat outdoors and you will see a few flies. But, we just loved the place and saw every possible type of animal. We saw no mosquitos in October. There our some hours to relax between the morning and night drives and for that there’s a really nice pool and bar. I could've done without the night drives totally, since you can't see much and if you do, you can't get a photo. It's chilly in the morning and at night, so layer.

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The room is carefully designed and very beautiful!
Meals are good with lot of options, even glúten free meals and snacks.
The staff is always smiling and willing to help.
The safaris are awesome, the tracker and the ranger are very prepared to guaranttee very good times and the best views.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful hotel, impeccable and exclusive service. the safari was perfect and Lucia, the best of all the rangers.
the weather can change and it is better to be prepared for the cold, although the jeeps have blankets, poncho and make a stop for a hot chocolate

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I REALY REALLY did not like this hotel. The administrative staff was NOT friendly and they were greedy. The help staff seem unhappy and fearful. One evening I was trying to get email so I was in area near the bar. I tried to talk to the bartender who seemed genuinely afraid to have a conversation with me. When you are out on the safari trucks, they charge you for water! One day 9 of the people on my tour wanted to go to the town (as there was nothing to do from 10-4 in between safaris (pool was ice cold) which was only 10 minutes away and they charged us each $25.00. The entire common area of the hotel is open and so there is no AC. Since eating and serving areas are also in the open flies are on the food. The Only good thing I have to say about this hotel was my safari guide Harry was knowledgeable and friendly.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: | Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa (Formerly Hongonyi Private Game Lodge)
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Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range: R9 259 - R29 986 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama Southern Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kapama Southern Camp is the proud new addition to our Kapama Game Reserve family and is situated on the southern most section of the Kapama Private Game Reserve. It offers luxury safari accommodation, warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting which will satisfy even the most discerning nature lovers' taste. Relax in the lounge with a good book or just sit back and indulge in the breathtaking beauty of mother nature in all her splendour. Alternatively you can lazily lounge around our magnificent pool and deck area and stare into the vast African yonder, hopefully spotting some of the many animals that often pass in close proximity. If the African sun becomes too much to endure, a dip in the refreshing swimming pool will bring immediate relief, and the friendly barman will be on hand to spoil you with a tantalising cocktail.DiningBreakfast and lunches are normally served in the dining room with open sides, so you will always have nature just a few meters away while enjoying tasteful culinary creations from our qualified chefs . Dinner is served in the traditional outside Boma, again with nature as the backdrop and a starlit sky overhead creating the perfect setting.Southern Camp also boasts a fully equipped wine cellar where we stock only the finest wines from top South African vineyards in a perfectly humidified environment. All 15 standard suites at Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife. Air conditioning, minibars and tea and coffee stations are standard in all suites of this five-star safari accommodation. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time. Kapama Southern Camp also has 7 luxury suites. These 95 ㎡ luxury suites have their own private lap pool, inside and outside showers, large minibar, espresso machine and a romantic fireplace open to the bath and bedroom. Southern Camp offers 3 luxury Family Suites each with a lap pool and a separate connected bedroom for children with its own bath, shower, double vanity and outside patio. ... more   less 
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