Built on the theme of an East-African safari camp of bygone days, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers visitors to the African bush a unique and intimate experience. The camp is located within Kapama Game Reserve, a 15,000 hectare fenced reserve situated near the Kruger National Park. Characterised by rolling savannah grasslands and riverine forests, the reserve supports no less than 42 mammal species and approximately 350 bird species. Amongst the mammal species is the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
Guests can enjoy day and night game drives on open safari vehicles in search of Africa's wildlife, in the company of experienced rangers and trackers. Guests are also encouraged to join their ranger on a morning bush walk to explore the environment.
The camp's refreshing rim flow swimming pool offers respite from the heat of the African summer or the day's adventures may be shared in the open-air bar.
Ten luxury canvas tents, each sleeping 2 guests, are set on stilts in the upper reaches of tall trees. Each tent has air-conditioning and private bathroom facilities, interconnected to other tents by wooden walkways high above a sandy river bed.
Set in an indigenous garden, the accommodation facilities, thatched bar, dining-room and campfire area contribute to the intimate ambience of the camp. At night, lanterns, rather than electric lights, glow under the canopy of treetops.
The Kapama 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 unique 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.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Three meals per day; tea/coffee; afternoon teatime snacks; 2 daily shared game drives daily in open safari vehicles; bush walks; all local and select premium beverages; the Kapama Conservation Levy; and complimentary road transfers between the camp and Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport for scheduled flights are included.
Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Kapama Buffalo Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
Classic Safari and Seychelles
Kapama Buffalo Camp
Kapama Game Reserve
AP Melrose Arch
Destination: South Africa and Seychelles.
This itinerary keeps it simple and classic, combining a thrilling Big 5 Kruger safari with a tropical island stay on the white sands of the famous and picturesque Beau Vallon Beach.
This is a 9 night itinerary including Kapama Game Reserve, Johannesburg and Mahe.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 8 ratings
We had a fantastic time! Natasha organised the trip to the finest detail.
The safari at Kapama Buffalo Camp was the highlight of the trip by far. Thank you so much for our family holiday of a lifetime. I will most
definately recommend Travel Butlers to my friends and family.
We had such an awsome time. Kapama Buffalo Camp was great. Our room was excellent. The food was terrific. And the staff was outstanding. We saw everything we were hoping to see on safari and our driver and tracker were extremely educated about the whole area - animals, birds, trees, etc.
Thank you so much for all your help arranging this trip. It was very much appreciated.
Kapama Buffalo Camp Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Once past Klaserie, continue along this road until you see the main Kapama Reserve gate on your right hand side. Sign in at the gate and allow 10-20 minutes to drive through the reserve to reach the lodge.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport (ignore the gate that is immediately opposite the airport – this is not the main entrance gate) and then turn left onto the R40 towards Klaserie. Continue along this road until you see the main Kapama Reserve gate on your left hand side. Sign in at the gate and allow 10-20 minutes to drive through the reserve to reach the lodge.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.
Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road (go past the Eastgate Airport turn off, don’t turn left here) until you see the main Kapama Reserve gate on your left hand side. Follow the directions as above.
From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40, and continue along this road until you see the main Kapama Reserve gate on your right hand side.
PLEASE NOTE : On some signposts/maps, Belfast MAY also be referred to eMakhazeni.
General Information For Guests
The suites are set on stilted wooden decks built on an elevated riverbank. Wooden walkways connect the suites to each other and the main lodge area. At night, oil lanterns illuminate the walkways to create subtle light and ambience.
All suites are air conditioned and have a well-stocked minibar, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and lock-up safe..
Breakfast and lunch are served under a canopy of thatch, while dinner is usually enjoyed in the rustic outdoor boma, around a roaring open fire (depending on the weather, dinner may also be served indoors).
The lodge has a rim flow pool with sun loungers.
All major credit cards are accepted.
The Kapama Wellness Centre has 6 treatment rooms. This is situated at Kapama River Lodge and guests can be transferred here by arrangement. There is also a state-of-the-art mini gym here too.
A sleepout can be pre-booked. This is on a raised platform which is furnished with an oversized bed with mosquito netting. It’s completely safe, while being surrounded by only wilderness and wildlife. The platform and luxury bathroom underneath are both animalproof, 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. You’ll arrive before sunset to watch the changing colours of evening and sip a sundowner. The experience continues with a 5 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 the sleep-out venue afterwards. By night, it will be encircled by a ring of golden lantern light. Your private night in the African bush continues until after dawn, when you will call your ranger by radio to transfer you back to the lodge. An appointed pick-up time may also be arranged in advance.
Your rate includes a Conservation Levy which goes towards the conservation efforts and the work of the Anti-Poaching Unit in their on-going wildlife protection efforts in Kapama Game Reserve and the surrounding area.
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