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 and villas have full en-suite bathrooms with inside and outside showers, air conditioning, minibar, room safe, hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee stations. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time. The villas also have their own private lap pool.
The Family Villas have two bedrooms.
The guest facilities at the main lodge include a swimming pool, library, bar and lounge, gift shop and a traditional African boma. Spa treatments can be booked at Kapama River Lodge (and you will be transferred there and back).
Breakfast and lunch are served in the elegant, open-sided dining room. The traditional outdoor boma is the favoured setting for dinner, weather permitting.
The lodge has a policy of only putting 6 guests per game viewing vehicle for game drives.
The Kapama Romantic Sleep-out (additional cost and pre-booking essential) offers an overnight experience sleeping in the open air on the reserve, elevated high above the ground under the African night sky. A raised platform is furnished with an oversized bed festooned in white linen and billowing mosquito netting. It’s completely safe, while being surrounded by only wilderness and wildlife. The experience is guaranteed to take your breath away. You’ll arrive before sunset to watch the changing colours of evening and sip a sundowner. The African bush fairytale continues with a five-course dinner served to you by a personal chef at an intimate table for two on the platform. Or you can enjoy dinner at the lodge and arrive at your romantic sleep-out venue afterwards. By night, it will be encircled by a ring of golden lantern light. The platform and luxury bathroom underneath are both animalproof, but both a two-way radio and cellular phone are supplied for additional peace of mind. With a flush toilet, shower and his and hers basins, the bathroom has all comforts catered for. Your private night in the African bush continues until after dawn, when you will call your ranger by radio to transfer you back to your lodge. An appointed pick-up time may also be arranged in advance.
All major credit cards are accepted.
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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