Kapama River Lodge | Game Reserve in South Africa

The African bush is a bucket list adventure for those who want to venture to a world away.  The idea of you and your partner escaping reality for a few days on a romantic getaway is an enticing prospect. A romantic sleepout perhaps?

There are two ways of experiencing tranquility. The adventurous types can rough it by staying in a bush camp and living amongst the animals. Then there is the option for those who want the experience of being in nature but would prefer to do so with all the comforts and luxuries of modern living.

Kapama Lodge offers you the opportunity to live out both of these experiences with 5-star treatment and activities across four different lodges on the Kapama game reserve.

baby springbok in the bush

Kapama Lodge

This lodge is the largest family-owned reserve in the area spanning over 13 000 hectares of beautiful African bush. It’s a sanctuary for the wildlife, among which are the Big 5, who call this place home. If you are wondering if you could outrun any of the Big 5, check out how fast an elephant can run, and see if you can spot them while here.

Kapama Private game reserve is a luxurious 5-star getaway for those who crave adventure by day but love to be pampered by night. Kapama boasts four gorgeous lodges to put you in the lap of luxury, with each having their own unique charm and aesthetic:

  • Karula
  • River lodge
  • Buffalo camp
  • Southern camp

For those who want to arrive in style and make an entrance, Kapama has its own private airplane and airstrip to receive their guests from either Cape Town or Johannesburg. They also offer a courtesy transfer service from Eastgate airport.

Offering experiences such as safari adventures and a wellness center with spa and other facilities, the royal treatment seems to never end.

male lion resting close up

Kapama Karula

The Kapama Karula lodge is the pride of the Kapama game reserve offering light open spaces with views from all angles. This effortless and elegant lodge is located near the Kruger National Park and offers two types of villas to suit both couples and families alike.

  • Superior villa
  • Superior family villa

Both villas have access to a shared lounge, bar, library and dining area. There is even a media center for you to chat to your family around the world.

Prices are dependent on time of year and start from:

  • $378 USD per person sharing for a superior villa
  • $1269 USD per villa for a superior family villa

Superior Villa

These villas feature wrap-around glass sliding doors that open onto a stunning deck with views of the Klaserie River. Each villa comes with its own private heated pool and an outdoor shower for you to cool off in on a hot summer’s evening under the stars.

There are extra creature comforts to keep you connected with WiFi, an iPod docking station and international plug adapters. These will ensure your devices are charged and ready to capture all your photos to show your friends when you are back home.

Superior Family Villa

At almost double the size of the superior villa, the family villa provides expansive open-plan living rooms with an additional bedroom for the little ones that may accompany you.

This villa features all the same benefits and amenities of the superior villa but with all bedrooms being ensuite. The second bedroom also has a selection of movies and games to occupy your children for some quality time with your partner to debate just how long giraffes sleep. You can click the answer once you feel you have lost the upper hand and need to prove the other wrong.

spa hot stone treatment on woman

River Lodge

River lodge resort is the largest camp in the Kapama game reserve. This lodge offers wide open spaces to be a constant reminder that you are staying under the African sky. The more festive and sociable lodge on the reserve, this is a popular choice for groups of friends or young couples.

This lodge offers a variety of suites to suit all budgets and requirements:

  • Standard suite
  • Spa suite
  • Family Suite
  • Royal Suite

All suites have access to a shared lounge, pool, and cocktail bar with access to the dining and wine cellar. The spa is also available to all with a range of treatments available.

Prices depend on the time of the year and start from $172 USD per person sharing for a spa suite

Spa Suites

Located in a private area surrounded by willow trees, these suites offer floor-to-ceiling glass doors and frameless windows for stunning views of the reserve. For all the yogis, this is the perfect suite to find your zen and do some yoga right on your patio overlooking the beauty of the bush.

Royal Suite

If you want to be treated like royalty, this is the suite for you. With your own private lounge, you can relax in bliss while appreciating the views from the comfort of your chair.

elephants on safari next to car

Buffalo Treehouse

For the more adventurous among you, the Buffalo camp is located high in the treetops and is only accessible by elevated wooden walkways. This luxury tented camp is the closest you will get to living like Tarzan and Jane amongst the wildlife.

These ultra-luxurious tents are all built among the tall trees with the tranquil sounds of a river flowing below. For a real nostalgic atmosphere, oil lanterns illuminate the wooden walkways at night, creating an almost unmatched romantic setting.

When not relaxing in your tented splendor, there is a lounge and pool for you to relax at. There are two different venues for breakfast/lunch and dinner to provide you with all the delicate delights you could wish for.

Prices depend on the time of the year and start from $237 per person sharing

sunset over the African plains

Kapama Southern Camp

The Southern camp is Kapama’s family-friendly lodge for families who want a relaxed atmosphere to escape to with 5-star luxury and treatment.

With access to a shared lounge, pool, and dining area this is the perfect destination. It offers a warm and inviting place for those who want the best experience in the Kruger National Park area.

Offering a combination of suites and villas, this lodge has plenty of options for couples and large families alike with:

  • Suites
  • Luxury villas
  • Family luxury villas

All suites and villas come prepared for the African climate with air conditioning. There are also large windows for expansive views to make sure that you never forget where you are.

Prices depend on the time of the year and start from $213 USD per person sharing for a standard suite.

Kapama Game Reserve – When Will You Book?

This glamorous escape into the African wilderness is something that should be on everyone’s to-do list, especially those who want to experience the luxury and comfort that comes with 5-star treatment.

The chance to view the beauty of all that Kapama has to offer from the comfort of your patio. With its prime location, Kapama is a truly unforgettable experience for those who stay there providing you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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