Accommodation at Kapama Southern Camp
All 15 Suites at Kapama Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife.
Air-conditioning, minibars and tea / coffee stations are standard in all suites of this five-star safari lodge.
Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time.
There are also 7 Luxury Suites on offer at Kapama Southern Camp.
These 95sqm luxury suites have their own private lap pool, inside and outside showers, large minibar, espresso machine and a romantic fireplace open to the bath and bedroom.
The Lounge and Pool at Kapama Southern Camp
An ideal place to relax with a good book or great bottle of wine or just to soak up the surrounding scenery, the lounge and pool deck are excellent vantage spots from which to view the ample game too.
Alternatively you can go for a swim in the pool to cool off.
The friendly barman at Southern Camp is on duty all day to entice you with tantalising cocktails. This area truly is the best place to just relax and rid yourself of all the city stresses.
Dining at Kapama Southern Camp
Breakfast and lunch are served in the elegant, open-sided dining room, which offers an enchanting dining experience.
Décor is contemporary, understated and inspired by the surrounding nature.
The wine cellar is a focal point in the room, with the fine South African 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.
Open fires are often used for cooking too – in true African style.
Weddings at Kapama Southern Camp
An intimate bush wedding at Southern 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 to assist you in making your dream bush wedding come true. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 Southern Camp is a proud new addition to the Kapama Game Reserve family of luxury safari lodges and camps.
The beautiful Southern Camp is situated in the south of the Big 5 Kapama Private Game Reserve.
If offers luxury game lodge accommodation, warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting that will be savoured by even the most discerning nature lover.
We have vast expertise and personal experience with the top South African destinations.
Taking the time to really get to know you and your wish list means we will tailor your perfect holiday.
If you find lower rates than our website, we will match the rate.