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 13,000 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 cool open-air bar with its spectacular view over the river bed.
Ten luxury canvas tents, each sleeping 2 guests, are set on stilts in the upper reaches of tall trees, overlooking a seasonal river. 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.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Kapama Conservation Fee (pppn)
1 January 2021 to 19 December 2021
GBP 8 USD 11 ZAR 150 EUR 9
per person per night
20 December 2021 to 19 December 2022
GBP 11 USD 15 ZAR 200 EUR 12
per person per night
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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.
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, Nespresso coffee machine and lock-up safe.andnbsp;
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.
Free Wi-Fi is available. 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.
Various activities are also available to book either before arrival (with a credit card to secure the booking) or upon arrival.andnbsp; These include elephant interactions, a visit to the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species, a romantic sleep out in the Reserve, and hot air ballooning. More details/rates available on request.
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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