Kapama Southern Camp is situated on the southern most section of the 15,000 hectare Kapama Private Game Reserve, which is home to the Big 5 of the African bush - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - and offers guests an unforgettable safari adventure with all the big game as well as 42 other mammal species and over 350 bird species.
Rise with the sun, wake up with coffee and then head out into the crisp morning on your morning drive to track down the tallest, the biggest, the fastest, the smallest and the slowest on the reserve. The night safari starts off with high tea before climbing onto your 4x4 vehicle and heading out into the bush. Spot the game making their way to the waterholes and preparing for the approaching nightfall. After sundowner drinks watching the sun settle beyond the horizon, the game drive proceeds with a flash light to spot the nocturnal creatures who own the night.
In between game drives, cool off in the pool, just perfect for those hot summer days or to refresh you after an exciting safari through the bush. Alternatively relax in the lounge with a good book and cool refreshment from the bar.
The 15 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. There is also 7 villas, which each have their own private lap pool, inside and outside showers, and a romantic fireplace open to the bathroom and bedroom. The 3 Family Villas have a separate connected bedroom for children.
Breakfast and lunch are served in the elegant, open-sided dining room, which offers an enchanting dining experience. The wine cellar is a focal point in the room, with the fine South Africa estate collection showcased behind frameless glass. The traditional outdoor boma is the favoured setting for dinner, weather permitting. Illuminated by firelight and starry skies, diners will enjoy diverse and tasteful cuisine conjured by chefs right before them.
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 of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
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Safari and Beach Escape from Reality
Kapama Southern Camp
Kapama Game Reserve
Southern Sun Waterfront
Destination: South Africa and Mauritius.
Take the opportunity to escape from reality for 15 nights - relax and discover the wonderful wildlife of the African bush, explore the vibrant city of Cape Town and embrace the laid-back island life on the island of Mauritius.
This is a 14 night itinerary including Kapama Game Reserve, Cape Town and Mauritius.
*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.
Kapama Southern 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 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 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
All suites have full en-suite bathrooms with inside and outside showers, air conditioning, minibars, and tea/coffee stations. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time. The suites also have their own private lap pool.
The Family Villas have separate connected bedrooms for children with a bath, shower, double vanity and outside patio. They also have a lap pool.
The main lounge and pool deck are excellent vantage spots from which to spot game too. The friendly barman is on duty all day to entice you with tantalising cocktails.
Breakfast and lunch are served in the elegant, open-sided dining room. The traditional outdoor boma is the favoured setting for dinner, weather permitting.
Various activities are also available to book either before arrival (with a credit card to secure the booking) or upon arrival and 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.
All major credit cards are accepted. The lodge offers complimentary Wi-Fi.
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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