Greater Kruger National Park » Kapama Game Reserve » Kapama River Lodge


LOCATIONKapama Private Game ReservePOOLYes - at the main area only
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIAYes (Low Risk Area)

  •   The sophisticated spa and wellness centre includes multiple treatment rooms for both individuals and couples, a lap pool, and an equipped gym amongst other facilities.
  •   The lodge also features multiple dining areas including, the boma, the river bed and a state-of-the-art multi-functional venue, ideal for events such as bush conferences and african safari weddings
  •   It’s the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.
  •   Transfers from Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport to the Lodge return are included in the rate free of charge for scheduled flights.

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01 March - 31 March 2018 Standard Suite R 3,720 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Spa Suite R 4,320 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Royal Suite R 5,199 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Family Spa Suite R 12,960 per suite per night special rate for advance bookings
01 April - 19 December 2018 Standard Suite R 3,753 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Spa Suite R 4,358 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Royal Suite R 5,245 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Family Spa Suite R 13,074 per suite per night special rate for advance bookings
Accommodates 2 adults & 2 children.
Located with the Kapama River Spa Suites, the family spa suites boast triple balconies, along with spacious luxury bedrooms that can accommodate an additional two beds for children sharing with their parents. These suites measuring over 70 m2 including balconies, are also ideal for couples wanting additional comfort of a luxury over-sized bedroom.

* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

• Luxury accommodation
• All meals
• Teas & Snacks
• Two daily Safari activities (safari game drives/bush walks) with soft drinks and waters.
• Return transfers from/to Hoedspruit Airport (Eastgate) for scheduled flights only
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation
• When sharing with 2 adults, children aged 2-11 years will pay 50% of the adult per person sharing rate
• Children under 2 years of age will stay free of charge
• Generally, and except where children are accommodated on safari by means of a 'bush bumble', children under the age of 6 years will not be permitted on game drives
• Children between the age of 6 & 12 years are permitted on drives at the discretion of the game ranger
• Game drives
• Bush walk
• Hot air balloon
• Elephant Back Safari
• Endangered Species Centre
• Golfing
• Romantic sleep out
• Body and skin treatments
• Discounted special rates offered above are based on a minimum 2 nights stay.
• A Conservation Levy of R 115.00 per person per night applies and will be added to the invoice for the accommodation at the time of booking. (Subject to change)
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
5.5 hour drive from Johannesburg or scheduled flight from Johannesburg/Cape Town into Hoedspruit Airport. Transfers from Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport to the Lodge return are free of charge for schedlued flights.
40 Standard Suites
16 Spa Suites
  2 Royal Suites
  4 Family Spa Suites 

Kapama Game Reserve is within the Greater Kruger National Park wilderness area just 4½ hours drive northeast of Johannesburg.

The northern Drakensberg mountain range provides a majestic backdrop to the largest private game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park region. 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 and 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, curved 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 featuring venison like kudu and impala.
Kapama Private Game Reserve is situated in the Limpopo Province and was proclaimed a private nature reserve in December 1993. Covering approximately 13 000 hectares of prime big game territory, Kapama Private Game Reserve has succeeded in combining the wilderness of the bush with the comforts of five-star hospitality and facilities.
The name comes from Kapama, a Swazi king, whose tribe inhabited and hunted the northern Drakensberg mountain region around Mariepskop back in the 1880s. A game relocation programme was introduced and the reserve now supports a wide variety of game including elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, and large populations of giraffe, impala, blue wildebeest and kudu. Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and many smaller species.
  • Air conditioning
  • Private Balcony
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and Coffee facilities
  • En-suite
  • Wine cellar
  • Dining
  • Lounge
  • Siyatla Lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Media room
  • Wellness Centre

R 8,900.00 per couple per night, in addition to the lodge accommodation rate, (including a private dinner and a bottle of wine or sparkiling wine)

The Kapama Romantic Sleep-out offers a million-star overnight experience. Sleeping in the open air on the reserve, elevated high above the ground under the African night sky is a uniquely romantic experience. A raised platform is evocatively furnished with an oversized bed festooned in white linen and billowing mosquito netting. It’s completely safe, while being surrounded by only wilderness and wildlife. The experience is guaranteed to take your breath away.

You’ll arrive before sunset to watch the changing colours of evening and sip a sundowner. The African bush fairy-tale continues with a five-course dinner served to you by a personal chef at an intimate table for two on the platform. Or you can enjoy dinner at the lodge and arrive at your romantic sleep-out venue afterwards. By night, it will be encircled by a ring of golden lantern light.

The platform and luxury bathroom underneath are both animal proof, but both a two-way radio and cellular phone are supplied for additional peace of mind. With a flush toilet, shower and his and hers basins, the bathroom has all comforts catered for.

Your private night in the African bush continues until after dawn, when you will call your ranger by radio to transfer you back to your lodge. An appointed pick-up time may also be arranged in advance.


Directions from Johannesburg
  • Take either the N12 or the N4 from Johannesburg to Witbank and Middelburg. Turn onto the R540 towards Belfast, Dullstroom and Lydenburg. Dullstroom is set on the highveld and is an ideal point for exploring the region. The village has a quaint old-world atmosphere and is famous for its trout fishing. This is an ideal halfway stop on the way to Kapama Private Game Reserve. From Lydenburg proceed on the R36 to Orighstad, through the Strydom Tunnel to Hoedspruit.
  • This scenic drive through Mpumalanga has awesome landscapes and unforgettable views. Drive up the mountain passes onto the escarpment and look down onto the wonders of the lowveld. At the Strydom Tunnel there are a number of stalls selling ethnic curios from the area.
  • At Hoedspruit, take the R40 to Klaserie.
  • For Kapama Southern Camp, continue on the R40 and turn left at the Eastgate Airport turn-off and continue for 15 km. Turn right at the Guernsey turn-off and continue on the gravel road for another 10 km. The Kapama Southern Camp entrance will be on your left-hand side.
  • For Kapama River Lodge, Buffalo Camp and Kapama Karula, continue on the R40 until you reach the entrance on your left-hand side.


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