Greater Kruger National Park » Kapama Game Reserve » Kapama Buffalo Camp


LOCATIONKapama Private Game ReservePOOLYes - at the main area only
CHILD POLICYNo Children under 12MALARIAYes (Low Risk Area)

  •   Kapama Buffalo Camp is ideally suited to those who wish to discover the bush without compromising on comfort.
  •    Transfers from Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport to the Lodge return at no charge for scheduled flights.
  •   Just 20 guests can be accommodated at Buffalo Camp, and the focus is on personal attention, superb service and complete comfort.

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01 October - 19 December 2018 Luxury Stilted Canvas Tents R 6,557 pppn sharing normal rate for advance bookings
20 December 2018 - 04 January 2019 Luxury Stilted Canvas Tents R 9,600 pppn sharing normal rate for advance bookings
05 January - 19 December 2019 Luxury Stilted Canvas Tents R 8,350 pppn sharing normal rate for advance bookings
FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES PLEASE CONTACT BUSHBREAKS & MORE ON  0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476  (International) or email

*Surcharges & a minimum 3 night stay may apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends.

• Luxury tented accommodation
• All meals
• Selected local & premium drinks
• Teas & snacks
• Two daily safari activities (safari game drives/bush walks)
• 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.
• No children under the age of 12yrs can be accommodated at Kapama Buffalo Camp.
• Hot air ballooning
• Elephant back safari
• Romantic sleep out
• Family safari
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• A Conservation Levy applies and will be added to the invoice for the accommodation at the time of booking. (Subject to change)
R 115 per person per day valid until 19 December 2018
R 126 per person per day valid from 20 December 2018 to 19 December 2019.
• 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 scheduled flights.
10 Luxury stilted canvas tents. 

Reminiscent of an East African safari camp of old, Buffalo Camp offers visitors a unique and intimate experience of the African bush. It is ideally suited to those who wish to discover the bush without compromising on comfort.

Eight luxury canvas tents, each accommodating two guests, are set on stilts amongst the canopies of ancient trees which line a seasonal river. Each of the en suite tents are inter connected with wooden walkways, which run high above the riverbed. Landscaped by mother nature herself, the entertainment facilities which include lounge, dinning room and boma are surrounded by an indigenous garden.
A tranquil swimming pool lies tucked away and provides the perfect spot to while away idle moments between dawn and evening safaris, for the more adventurous join your ranger on a bush walk. An elephant back safari is also available to Buffalo Camp guests.
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.
  • Boma
  • Bush Dinner venue
  • Swimming pool
  • Curio shop
  • Spa & Fitness centre - in the reserve
  • Twin beds
  • En Suit shower & toilet
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • Mini Safe

R 8,575 per couple per night, in addition to the lodge accommodation rate, (including a private dinner and a bottle of 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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