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Kapama River Lodge

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#2 of 3 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
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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. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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PJaeschke wrote a review Yesterday
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Kapama River lodge is a must do from the pickup at airport till the drop off at airport we were treated amazing. 2 game drives a day relax by the pool have a massage. We stayed 4 nights which was a perfect time. At first glance it my look expensive but for what is included , no crowds and the food is amazing you won’t be disappointed
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Kevin C wrote a review Nov 2022
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This is the best overall experience. The hotel is top-notch, the food was great, the service impeccable, and the animals amazing. We had a three-part safari plan, each was great but this was the best and the culmination of the entire trip. I highly recommend anyone at least include this as part of safari plans, if not make this the entire trip. It is comfortable and authentic.
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dhenzi wrote a review 18 Apr
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fantastic facilities and staff, safari driver/spotter very professional and knowledgeable, great experience
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X5683KVdan wrote a review 1 Apr
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
This place is paradise. The service was some of the best we have ever experienced. Food was fantastic, the inclusive drinks were generous and the staff were amazing. Everyone is very friendly here and the animals are everywhere! I've done a safari before in Tanzania and this was much better, easier and superior value. It's a no brainer!
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CodyShive wrote a review Mar 2024
Chapel Hill, North Carolina46 contributions27 helpful votes
This review could become a book, so I'll keep it short. First, if you haven't visited South Africa and seen the BIG FIVE (up-front and personally), this is the place to go. From top-shelf hospitality, to gourmet dinners, to game drives that begin and end your day, you will have a fun-packed time at Kapama River Lodge. The grounds of the lodge are expansive, with a Boma (used during the colder months), spa, workout facility, and more. The common area, located with the luxury suites, is to die for - complete with a bar, pool, plenty of comfortable seating around roaring fireplaces, this is like a dream. Dining at the Xitsumbeni restaurant is an experience you don’t want to miss. With a smash-up of modern and lodge ambience, the restaurant is brimming with excitement when you enter. The food is excellent, with choices including Springbok, Ostrich, Kudu, and other game fare along with standards like tender beef fillets and free-range chicken. For those who lean vegetarian, there is a smattering of choices including fruits and vegetables from South Africa. You won’t be disappointed. And, with a full bar, stocked with some of the best South African wines, you’ll find yourself wondering how to extend your stay for another week, so you have time to sample everything. And the game drives are the highlight. You’ll experience trained spotters and drivers who will find everything from Leopards lying in wait, to the smallest chameleon on a nearby bush,. To get even closer, Kapama offers a nature walk, where guides take you through a trail and get you close to the wildlife in a way you could never have imagined. If Kapama River Lodge isn't on your bucket list, you need to add a line for it!
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nataliehagan3 wrote a review Mar 2024
Denver, Colorado1 contribution1 helpful vote
Kapama River Lodge is truly a little slice of heaven. We had the most amazing stay - game viewing was incredible, the lodge was luxurious, and the food was delicious. Our guide and tracker were truly so knowledgeable and taught us so much! Thank you Kapama for a wonderful stay
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danpjaaronson wrote a review Mar 2024
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Going to Kapama River Lodge is truly a luxury experience! Not only are the people that work there incredibly friendly, but the whole experience is catered to what you want! From the safaris and game drives with knowledgeable and attentive drivers and spotters to the management checking in on you, Kapama's staff always makes you feel so welcome. The pools and spa are also divine, as you can treat yourself to a relaxing day doing whatever you please. This is an all-inclusive resort, so get ready to be delighted with the amazing foods (which you will get to eat so much!) and drink. The only problem I had was leaving. Would highly recommend Kapama for anyone looking for a great Safari and a trip of a lifetime!
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danbarclay wrote a review Mar 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom139 contributions67 helpful votes
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This place did not disappoint. An amazing experience. The unexpected highlight was how good and varied the food and drinks were. Huge choice of wines included and cocktails. Changing menus every day and all incredible. The pools were lovley to relax around. Game drives were, as expected, very very good. Its a bit harder to see the animals compared to other safaris I've done in other parts of Africa due to the thick Bush. But the quality once you do is very good. We saw the big 5 and had some incredible sightings. Donavon was our tracker and he was excellent. Very friendly, genuine, helpful, informative and great fun on the drive. We also did the spa treatments which were top level and the romantic sleep out is very recommended! Thanks for a once in a lifetime stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Natasha M wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Our experience at Kapama was exceptional. Everything is so well organised. The game drives were amazing and we saw the big 5 and lots more. Thabo and Mr Q were extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and went out of their way to show and find us animals we said we’d like to see. The food, facilities and hospitality also were over and beyond what we expected. I would not hesitate to recommend kapama to anyone - it was the highlight of our trip!
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janetlewis2024 wrote a review Mar 2024
Oxford, United Kingdom1 contribution
Stayed for 2 nights at this wonderful luxury lodge. Staff very friendly and attentive. Game Viewing was incredible with great trackers, spa was amazing and very reasonably priced. Food was incredible. You will not be disappointed with a stay here! Plus near to the airport so not a long transfer with game viewing en-route!
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PRICE RANGE
$1,265 - $1,738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kapama River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kapama River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Siyafunda Wildlife & Conservation (0.5 km), High Tea With Elephants (0.2 km), and Warren Cary Wildlife Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kapama River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kapama River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kapama River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kapama River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kapama River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit, Sleepers Restaurant, and The Fig and Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kapama River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Kapama River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Kapama River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kapama River Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kapama River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Kapama River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.