Kapama Buffalo Camp

The Luxury Tents at Kapama Buffalo Camp

The 10 x spacious suites that comprise Kapama Buffalo Camp are set on stilted wooden decks built on an elevated riverbank.
Wooden walkways connect the suites to each other and the main lodge area.
Kapama Buffalo Camp is set among tall shady trees with a seasonal river below.
In the dry season, antelope use the river course as a natural pathway to search grazing.
Kapama Buffalo Camp’s suites are ultra-luxurious tents that evoke the feeling of old, colonial Africa.
There is air-conditioning for summer and heated blankets to keep the cold at bay on winter nights.
Everything and more than you’d expect in a luxury safari lodge is here – including well-stocked mini bar, Nespresso coffee machine and lock-up safe. Wooden floors, leather and dark wood finishes give the tents a nostalgic air.
At night, oil lanterns illuminate the walkways to create subtle light and ambience.
Only 20 guests can be accommodated at Kapama Buffalo Camp and the focus is on personal attention, superb service and complete comfort.
The 10 x spacious suites that comprise Kapama Buffalo Camp are set on stilted wooden decks built on an elevated riverbank.
Wooden walkways connect the suites to each other and the main lodge area.
Kapama Buffalo Camp is set among tall shady trees with a seasonal river below.
In the dry season, antelope use the river course as a natural pathway to search grazing.
Kapama Buffalo Camp’s suites are ultra-luxurious tents that evoke the feeling of old, colonial Africa.
Each en-suite tent can accommodate two guests in either a double or twin bed dressed in white cotton linen and African design throws.
There is air-conditioning for summer and heated blankets to keep the cold at bay on winter nights.
Everything and more than you’d expect in a luxury safari lodge is here – including well-stocked mini bar, Nespresso coffee machine and lock-up safe.
Wooden floors, leather and dark wood finishes give the tents a nostalgic air.
At night, oil lanterns illuminate the walkways to create subtle light and ambience.
Only 20 guests can be accommodated at Kapama Buffalo Camp and the focus is on personal attention, superb service and complete comfort.

The Swimming Pool at Kapama Buffalo Camp

To cool off at Buffalo Camp, slip into the sleek, elevated rim-flow pool with views directly into the forest canopy.
Then sun-dry on the loungers before taking a lazy nap in the shade under a wide canvas umbrella.
The pool at Buffalo Camp is an extraordinary place to relax and unwind.

The Lounge at Kapama Buffalo Camp

The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are also built on the riverbank and are surrounded by wild gardens of aloe and euphorbia.
An intimate lounge nestles under a vaulted thatched roof with ceiling fans which creates a welcome breeze during the hot summer months.
It’s the perfect place to sink into a comfortable sofa and watch the prolific bird life of the area.
At the lounge we also have the Buffalo Bar where you are most welcome to enjoy a drink or other cold refreshments.

Dining at Kapama Buffalo Camp

The old world Africa atmosphere is carried through to meals, which are a la carte.
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).
This is true Africa-style dining in a luxury safari lodge setting with the roar of lions and calls of jackals and hyenas as natural background music.

Weddings at Kapama Buffalo Camp

An intimate bush wedding at Buffalo Camp might be the ideal way to start your new life together.
Given the personal nature of a wedding, each event is tailored to suit the bridal couple’s wishes, so please contact us on info@central-reservation.net to assist you in making your dream bush wedding come true.

What to bring to Kapama Lodges

When coming on safari to South Africa, what to pack and what to leave behind may be slightly different to conventional holidays abroad.
To ensure you are well prepared, we have compiled a list of useful tips and items to bring along on your South African safari.

During the Summer Months
The summer months extend from September to April, with the hottest period between October to February each year – which is also the time of year when rain is possible.
Rainfall generally takes the form of thunderstorms, which last just for an hour or so, after which the weather clears up again.
Kapama provides rain ponchos for guests use on game drive vehicles and umbrellas for use at all the lodges.
Summers are generally warm to extremely hot, but may still be cool in the early mornings.
Packing a light jacket and warm cap (especially for game drives) is advised.
However, by noon, temperatures in summer are often very hot and suited to cool, short-sleeved shirts and shorts – light cotton fabric is best.
Also pack bathing suits so that you can cool off from the heat with a dip in the pool.
Swimming pool towels are available for your use at the lodge.
African heat can be intense and the sun is very harsh, so always wear a high protection factor sunblock along with a lip balm and sunglasses.
Insect repellent will come in handy, although game drive vehicles do carry repellent on board should you mislay yours.

During the Winter Months
Winter in the Lowveld area of South Africa where Kapama Safari Lodges are based is from May to August with the coldest period being from the end of June and throughout July.
During this time, fleece blankets are provided on vehicles for your use on game drives.
Early mornings and evenings may be very cold, so it is recommended to pack a thick jacket, scarf and cap along with closed shoes and socks.
A pair of warm gloves will be useful, especially on game drives.

Other Considerations
Keep clothing colours as neutral and as light as possible so that you can blend in with nature.
Remember to bring malaria prophylaxis medication with you as Kapama Safari Lodges are situated in a malaria area.
Bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes.
Meals are informal, so smart attire is not required.
Electricity at Kapama is 220 volt alternating current system – wall plug units take a round two-prong European plug.
Remember to pack your camera and lenses.
We do have WI-FI at the camps.

Kapama Game Reserve includes the following lodges: Kapama River Lodge, Kapama Buffalo Camp, Kapama Southern Camp & Kapama Karula

Main Gate GPS:24°25’45.5”S   31°00’50.1”E

Detailed Directions to Kapama Main Gate from Johannesburg

Take either the N12 or the N4 from Johannesburg to eMalahleni and Middelburg.
Turn onto the R540 towards eMakhazeni, Emnotweni and Mashishing.
From Mashishing, proceed on the R36 to Ohrigstad and through the Strydom Tunnel to Hoedspruit.
From Hoedspruit, take the R40 to Klaserie and continue until you reach the Kapama Game Reserve entrance on the left.

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Kapama Buffalo Camp is part of the Kapama Luxury Collection of safari lodges in South Africa.

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp from a bygone era, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers the ultimate luxurious tented safari experience in South Africa. Built from natural stone and wood.

The Buffalo Camp has an old world atmosphere while completely contemporary. All comforts are catered for in the plush tented suites and throughout this carefully appointed luxury safari lodge with decor accent colours of burnt red and gold.

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