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Kapama Southern Camp

Kapama Game Reserve R40 Klaserie River #2, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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Situated​ on the southernmost section of Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Southern Camp is one of four luxury lodges within Kapama offering one of the most spectacular Big Five game viewing experiences the Greater Kruger Area has to offer.​ Besides its​ luxury safari accommodation, you will find warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting which will satisfy even the most discerning nature lovers' taste. All 15 standard suites at Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time. Kapama Southern Camp offers 7 luxury villas each with their own private lap pool, inside and outside showers, en-suite bathroom with ​​double vanity. In additional Southern Camp offers 3 luxury Family villas each with a lap pool and a separate connected bedroom for children with its own bath, shower, double vanity and outside patio.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Fishing
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
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Safe
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Kapama Game Reserve R40 Klaserie River #2, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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Lizzy G wrote a review Mar 2024
Swindon, United Kingdom91 contributions43 helpful votes
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I cannot rave about this place enough! 110% recommend to anyone! We stayed for 4 nights and it was such an incredible experience. The staff were incredible, from our safari guide (Sivan), tracker (Orrice), caterer (Sam) and everyone in between! Every single person had a welcoming smile and asked us how we were doing / if there was anything they could do for us. On the safari we saw so many animals and managed to tick off the big five within the first two days. We took some incredible photos and our guide (Sivan) was very knowledgable about the different animals. The early starts were definitely worth it! On the morning hame drive we stopped for 20 mins or so to have a tea/coffee/hot-chocolate break, which was great to stretch your legs. For the afternoon game drive, we did the same thing but with beer/wine/spirits, which was even better! There was soooo much food and all of it was great! With the early mornings before the game drives, we were given tea/coffee/hot chocolate and some pastries/breads. Then after the game drive we had a HUGE breakfast, starting with cold foods (scones, breads, cheeses, fruit, muffins, etc.) and followed by hot foods (choice of full English, pankcakes, french toast, omelettes, and more!). Lunch was equally impressive, consisting of two courses (different menu every day) usually a soup of the day, followed by a tasty meal (e.g battered fish, chicken skewers). For dinner we had a different menu every day and we were able to choose between two or three different starters, mains and desserts (e.g, lamb shank, chicken curry, beef ribs, ostrich steak). All of it was really nice, good food and great portions! On top of all of that, they also did a “high tea” every day between lunch and dinner, which included scones, muffins, etc. Our room was really lovely. It was very spacious and decorated beautifully. The bed was super comfy and the bath/shower was sublime. A really beautiful hotel all round!
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Dennis M wrote a review Oct 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania147 contributions90 helpful votes
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My wife and I just returned from a fabulous four night stay at this wonderful lodge. Upon arrival at Hoedspruit Airport we were met by Priscilla who was to our ranger for the length of our stay. She was very courteous and professional and made us feel at home right away. Our drive to the lodge took about half and hour during which time we saw numerous wildlife. Once at the lodge we were met with a cool towel and a drink and shown to our room which consisted of a large bedroom and a separate large bath. We were told that our first drive would be at 4:30pm and to meet at the bar for high tea which consisted of appetizers and any type of drink you would care for. After tea we went out for our first drive along with our tracker, Kenneth which was very memorable as we spotted two male lions and a female with her pride which consisted of about 8 cubs. We also were able to see a leopard guarding its kill in a tree. That evening we also saw various giraffe, zebra, impala, kudu, warthogs, buffalo, nyala and waterbuck. We stopped while in the bush and Pricilla and Kenneth set up a table and the offered us a drink and various snacks. We returned that night and they had a boma ( barbeque) under the stars during which time the staff performed traditional African songs and dances. The food provided was very good and plentiful. The next morning we received a wake up call at 5:00am and we met in the dinning area where coffee, tea, fruit and a light breakfast was provided. At 6:00am we went out again on safari. That morning we were fortunate again to have another leopard walk out of the bush in front of our vehicle. We again saw lions, giraffes, dazzle of zebras, Rhino, elephants, water buffalo, African buffalo along with many of the animals listed above and then some so in the first two drives we had seen the BIG FIVE. Over the course of our remaining time we had the opportunity to see Hippos, crocodiles, Jackals, mongoose and many of the other animals listed above. I must say that our ranger, Priscilla and our tracker were great and we were thankful that we had such compassionate professionals as they got us up close to the animals but respected their place. They met and exceeded our expectations. I would be remiss if I did not mention our waitress, Precious who could never do enough for us and was concerned that we could not eat at all the meals provided as it was just too much. The bartender, Respect and his waiter friend, Sam were great and we enjoyed speaking with them. All of the staff we encountered were very nice. Also of note one of the days we were there was my wife birthday and they surprised her with a cake and also performed a song ands dance routine in her honor and ended with them all singing happy birthday to my wife which made her day very special. In closing I would recommend Kapama to anyone as it is truly a great experience.
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pbrod9 wrote a review Mar 2024
White Plains, New York29 contributions23 helpful votes
My wife, our daughter and I spent 3 days at Kapama and had an amazing time. The transfers to and from the camp were easy. Reception was great and the rooms were luxurious. All the meals were delicious and they had a gluten free options for my wife. We had the same safari guide and racket for all four rides. They ere very knowledgeable about the animals and their habits. We were able to see the big 5 in the first 2 rides plus many others. Overall it was an amazing experience.
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Joti D wrote a review Mar 2024
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We had a few nights at Kapama and had a very wonderful stay. The staff was very welcoming and attentive and our game drives were amazing. The food was very delicious, comparable to a 5 star restaurant. Our room was clean and stocked with all the necessary things.
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Extraordinary65363 wrote a review Mar 2024
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What a great safari experience. Terrific accommodations and food. Saw plenty of game and the guides were fantastic. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The outdoor dining experience was a delight. Overall very professional.
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roseshill wrote a review Mar 2024
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The excellent guides and trackers were extremely knowledgeable, educating us about the flora and fauna while maneuvering us up close to the many fabulous animals roaming Kapama. Between game drives we enjoyed family-style dining with delicious meals multiple times per day. And our luxurious accommodations were relaxing, contemporary and spacious (double sinks in the bathroom were especially appreciated). Overall, we were very well taken care of!
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gjulius681 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Kapama Southern Camp far exceeded my wildest expectation . From arrival until departure it was an experience I will rave about for years to come . The hospitality food staff attention to detail deserve a 6 star review . My Villa was an absolute designers delight and the deep bath and choice of both indoor and outdoor showers ..a treat .. Alvonia was amazing on service and F&B while Adolph The Ranger and Oris ( the tracker) where a formidable team . We saw all big 5 Game
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FernandaBahia wrote a review Feb 2024
Salvador, BA44 contributions64 helpful votes
A wonderful and unforgettable place. Perfect to visit with family, friends or couple. Dinner, wines, breakfast… everything is perfect. All the employees are very Polite and interested in our well-being. I will be back!
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923meloel wrote a review Feb 2024
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We are absolutely in love with Kapama, the game drives, the lodges, the rooms and also the food were outstanding and worth the money. The game driver guides are very experienced and try their best to show you all the animals and give you a lot of information on each animal. We learned a lot and can recommend Kapama 100%
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Alison A wrote a review Jan 2024
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Kapama was amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get an amazing safari experience, while also having great accommodations and a wonderful staff!! Our driver Kenneth and tracker Rashie were so knowledgable and answered all our questions. They were patient and let us have time with everything we saw! We loved Kapama, thank you so much for everything!!
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$1,363 - $1,897 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kapama southern camp hotel kapama private game reserve
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hongonyi Private Game Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kapama Southern Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Kapama Southern Camp?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (7.5 km) and Nyani Cultural Village (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kapama Southern Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kapama Southern Camp?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kapama Southern Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kapama Southern Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kapama Southern Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Kapama Southern Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kapama Southern Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kapama Southern Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Kapama Southern Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kapama Southern Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Kapama Southern Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Kapama Southern Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.