Kapama Private Safari Lodges and Camps
Situated within the greater Kapama Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park of South Africa.
Kapama Private Safari Lodges and Camps
Ideal for weddings, small conferences and and incentive travel programmes
Kapama Private Safari Lodges and Camps
Has all the big game of South Africa with 42 mammal species and about 350 bird species
Kapama Safari Lodges

Kapama Private Safari Lodges and Camps are situated within the greater Kapama Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park of South Africa.
The Kapama Private Game and Safari Reserve occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the greater Kruger National Park. Kapama Private Safari Reserve is the largest single owner game reserve in the region and is perfectly situated to receive guests flying into the Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit).
The Eastgate Airport is just minutes from the Kapama Reserve and most of the safari lodges within the game reserve includes FREE airport transfers in open 4x4 safari vehicles.

The Lodges

There are 6 safari lodges in the Greater Kapama Game Reserve:

More about Kapama Safari Lodges

These safari lodges and camps in the Kapama Reserve can accommodate in access of 220 guests between them.
This makes the Kapama Safari Lodges and Camps ideal for weddings, small conferences and even team building and incentive travel programmes.
The Kapama Game and Safari Reserve is situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa – an area renowned for superb safari holidays and getaways.
Kapama’s 13 000ha safari reserve has all the big game of South Africa with 42 mammal species and about 350 bird species.
This equates to huge natural diversity and includes the Big 5 game of South Africa.
The 4x4 safari game drives at Kapama Safari Lodges are conducted through rolling savannah grasslands and riverine forests that make up this very appealing South African game reserve.
The Kapama Safari Reserve spreads from the R40 in the west to the Thornybush boundary in the east.
Kapama also spreads from the Eastgate Airport road to the north to the Klaserie Dam in the south of the reserve.
The Klaserie River flows through the game reserve and offers ideal prowling grounds for leopard. The Kapama Game and Safari Reserve has all the Big 5 South African animals in abundance as you would expect from a safari experience to the Kruger National Park.
Kapama’s natural environment and sweetveld ecosystem offers guests the opportunity to have close encounters with all the African animals that traditionally roam this area.

Who started the Big 5 Kapama Game and Safari Reserve in South Africa?

Kapama Game Reserve has its origin in 1986 when the late Johann Roode purchased his first property in Hoedspruit called Moria Farm.
The name Kapama originated from a small railway station across the road and it is believed that Kapama was the name of a chief of a local tribe that lived in the area of Thulumahashe.
The Moria portion of Kapama is where the Kapama Buffalo Camp lodge is positioned today.
Johann decided to graze Bonsmara cattle on the newly acquired property but soon required more land for the increasing herd.
Another portion of land known as Drakensig was bought and this is where the Kapama River Safari Lodge is now situated.

What was in this area before Safari?

Cattle farming proved to be uneconomical; the environment was harsh and predators and tics took their toll on the cattle.
In 1987 Johann realised that eco-tourism was the only way to sustain this large property.
So, in 1989, Kapama Lodge was constructed and this was the beginning of what would in time become one of the leading eco-tourism destinations in the world.
To complete the full range of accommodation on Kapama Private Game Reserve another lodge was built in 2005.
This is the acclaimed and exquisitely designed Kapama River Lodge on the edge of the Kapama River. The owners of Kapama realised that there was just one thing missing for the real romantics who come to Kapama on their honeymoon or special occasion.
In 2007 they built a romantic “sleep-out” platform far away from any of their other safari accommodation.
They set it up so that a couple could sleep at treetop level under the stars on a four poster bed lit by lanterns.
This is proving to be the Coup de Grace of Kapama and a romantic safari experience like no other.

Kapama Safari Wellness Centre

Surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld, the Kapama Wellness Centre takes safari spa treatments to new heights.
Considered one of the finest safari spa’s in Africa, the six sumptuous treatment rooms at Kapama are arranged around a generous central lap pool that evokes a sense of calm.
While Dermalogica and Matisse products are used in the Kapama Spa, five uniquely created African-inspired treatments are also on the menu to provide rejuvenation and complete relaxation.
Soak up the signature 4-hour Marula Miracle Moments – which includes a body wrap, facial, massage and more.
You may also opt for other enticingly named spa treatments such as the Kapama Pinotage Bliss which uses vine-infused products, or the Marula Sensual Steam Treatment.
Various treatments are also available to couples.
The luxury Kapama safari spa treatments menu includes a full range of body and beauty treatments.
Highly trained and experienced beauty therapists remain abreast of global treatment trends, while giving them a uniquely African twist of Kapama’s Wellness Centre.
After your treatment, take a swim in the lap pool or relax under bushveld skies before heading back to your luxury safari accommodation at Kapama.
Kapama Safari Lodges offers you everything that you might expect from a luxury South African safari experience and we look forward to welcome you soon.
The luxurious Camp Jabulani and Zindoga Villa also has their own private spa for guests staying at their lodge.

What do you bring to Kapama Safari 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.