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Kapama River Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$544*
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon. The pros are: The staff are friendly. The rooms are spacious and clean - 4 star not 5 though. On the safaris you are guaranteed to see most of the 'big 5', it took us 7 drives to see the leopard though. Oscar and Jeff, our safari team were very informative. Cons:...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kapama is an outstanding game lodge. From the greeting and service at arrival to the farewell at the end of our stay we were treated as valued guests. The buffet meals are excellent and great value but the game drives are outstanding. The guide and tracker went above and beyond our expectations to ensure we were able to have the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a 3 day safari at Kapama at the beginning of April 17 as part if a large group of 16. As soon as we arrived we felt welcome, being offered an arrival drink before going to our rooms, which were all next to each other and on the same floor. When we went into our room we...

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Hotel and Structure! Very Friendly and Professional staff! Safaris were all great - with guaranteed Big Game Views!!! All meals and safari included! I recommend the optional activities - Elephant Experience was memorable!!! Thanks very much to Oscar and Jeff - our Rangers!

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was amazing! Great experience! The best game drive ever! Saw the big5 and much more. Very organized daily schedule Best staff ever! Our Ranger Lucia was the best! Very easygoing and prestative and preapred. Muxe the spotter was also a show! No complains

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Kapama River Lodge on our first safari in From April 8th 2017 for 3 nights and 4 days. As soon as we were picked up from the local airport we were on safari. The staff were some of the friendliest staff we have ever experience and all seemed genuinely interested in making sure our stay was the...

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Bangalore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place for Safari, if you are open to the budget then you should go to Kapama Thanks to the team to help us in getting the Basic indian food, Vegetarian can definitely be satisfied. Service 4/5 Safari experience 5/5. Apart from Leopard we could see all the Big 4 very closely. WE requested the Driver to take us...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot imagine a better place to stay for couples to stay at a game reserve. Each couple gets their own waiter for the stay, a private pool with a fantastically and elegantly decorated room. The obvious highlight is the safari itself which is led by professional knowledgeable and friendly tour/safari guides. You will see the big 5. An added...

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Healing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an evening here on a game drive and it was fabulous. Right from our arrival to our leaving we were treated as though we were really important to the staff and they could not do enough for us. We had a light meal before setting off for the drive and it was lovely food. Seeing everyone getting into the...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We enjoyed our 4 day stay at Kapama game reserve. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. Our Ranger and the staff were very warm and friendly. The meals were good, and the game drives were wonderful as well. We would have liked some variety in our game drives, especially since we stayed there for 4 days. Maybe take us to...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Although large, it is so stylish, roomy and beautifully positioned along a dry riverbed, that guests fall in love with it. 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. The Rhino Boma dining area with tables arranged under a low thatch in a horseshoe curve, has a central open space where a roaring outdoor fire gives a glow to evening meals. Buffet-style meals introduce African flavours with Pan African dishes using fresh local ingredients and specialist dishes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kapama River Lodge

Address: R40 | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range: RM2,437 - RM6,743 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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“All rooms will look to the jungle, cant go wrong”
josel819, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“I like the first floor. Nyala were grazing just outside the walkway. So cool to have critters so close.”
prquzit17, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Spa suites are the best”
katiad443, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Second floor does have better views, but even the views on the first floor are great.”
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“Take the rooms which are basic as they are closer to the reception, Safari and Dinning else you need to spend another 15 min extra.”
niran10483, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
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