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R40, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#1 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Kapama River Lodge is situated within Kapama Game Reserve and presents the perfect blend between luxurious safari accommodation and a generous bed capacity of 64 bedrooms. Each spacious room at Kapama River Lodge features a full en-suite bathroom and terrace with uninterrupted views into the leafy-green Big 5 game reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a large rim-flow swimming pool with sun umbrellas and recliners for lazy afternoons. The long L-shaped relaxation lounge and bar under a double-volume thatch, curves around the pool and on either side is a huge double-sided fireplace creating a wondrous open-plan yet cosy atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Fishing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Leisha B wrote a review Sep 2022
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa85 contributions28 helpful votes
Incredible stay - value for money. Each and every staff member goes over and above. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The rooms are amazing, the food is fresh and choice is excellent. The rangers have excellent knowledge and have been the best game drives I have been on
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Yvette Neuhoff wrote a review Jan 2021
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
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We enjoyed our stay at Kapama River Lodge - it was truly a luxury bush experience. The staff made us feel at home, our room was luxurious and private, the food and service was fantastic. We were also very impressed with the service and bush knowledge of the game rangers and assistant game rangers - we spotted amazing wild life, birds and plant life. Visiting Kapama River Lodge was truly a relaxing experience and we will return again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Britta Stoker wrote a review Sep 2022
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We recently visited Kapama River Lodge from Australia. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was incredible. We had Jordan and Bernard as our tracker / guides. We found the big 5 within the first two drives and they made sure we saw them again - very up close! The passion and knowledge behind these two men made the experience even better. The food, accomodation, service and all the different experiences were 5 star. We had the most amazing time and will definitely be recommending this lodge to everyone… don’t think twice - book book book!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kleber G wrote a review Sep 2022
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The rangers Never and Michael provided an exemplary, safe and fun Safari! I'll definitely come back with my family shortly. The hotel is wonderful and the staff is lovely. The location is perfect, there is a complimentary transfer from the Airport, you just need to send your flight details and the transfer will be arranged for you.
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Cynthia S wrote a review Sep 2022
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Kapama River Lodge was fantastic. Our guide Edwin and our tracker Sipho found the big 5 within 2 rides. Every turn we made there was another majestic animal. The facility was fabulous. The rooms were spacious and beautiful as well as the whole facility. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JMR wrote a review Sep 2022
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Fabulous trip with spectacular accommodations. Tremendous staff from servers, housekeeping, bartenders, guides and trackers. Everyone is committed to assuring you have a great experience. The safaris were above expectations. Rarely repeat trips but would do this again.
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Jaclyn C wrote a review Sep 2022
Ithaca, New York, United States12 contributions
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Kapama was magnificent. Specifically our guides, Thabo and Nevermind, went out of their way to make sure we had an unforgettable experience. They taught us so much about the animals and the area, and they were also incredibly kind, considerate, and so much fun. We saw each of the big five up-close multiple times, and they worked hard to track all of the animals so we had unique sightings each drive. We cannot give these two enough great praise! Our trip wouldn't have been the same without them. The accommodations at Kapama went above and beyond our expectations. Wonderful meals with menus changing every day and unlimited beverages (including alcohol), beautiful rooms and housekeeping services (rooms cleaned & beds made twice a day), snacks/drinks on the game drives, spa services if you so choose, and lovely pools at every turn. The experience was truly luxurious. I was so moved by the experience that I teared up on our last night - grateful for the time that we had, the friends we made, and sad that it was coming to an end. We can't wait to come back to Kapama!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Nick P wrote a review Sep 2022
Perth, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Kapama is a just an amazing place to visit and see the SA wildlife in their natural habitat. River Lodge is one of 5 places to stay within the boundaries of Kapama and by no means the most expensive but it has everything you could want and more. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, from ours we could see Giraffe and buck just below our window. It's pretty much all inclusive here, except if you want a 20y/o scotch or similar, food is delicious and plentiful as are the game-drive snacks. You have the same game-drivers each day so they get to know you, what you've seen and where you've been and they are very, very knowledgeable. On-site spa is fab with several pools and bars around the lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Erich H wrote a review Sep 2022
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Our visit to the Kapama River Lodge was the highlight of our bucket list journey to South Africa. The food, drink, and amenities were top notch. The game drives fulfilled our dreams and exceeded our expectations in every respect! We went on 3 morning and 3 afternoon (early evening) game drives. Those were the highlight of our trip to South Africa. Michael Mkanse (Guide) and Brian Ndimande (Asst Guide/Tracker) took very good care of us. They showed us all of the "Top 5" animals and many more (including bird species). Michael imparted to us his expert knowledge of the land, its many species, and history of the area which enriched our experience. We always felt safe and spoiled at the same time. Aside from observing so many animals at close range, I particularly enjoyed the sundowners in the bush. In short, our time at Kapama was a perfect fushion of luxury and an authentic bush experience. We learned so much about the magnificent species of South Africa while being pampered like kings and queens!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LiftingAna wrote a review Sep 2022
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I would definitely come back with my husband next year. I told everybody at Kapama that I’m coming back. I’m already making plans for such a trip. Can’t wait! It’s just not the place and the experience, it’s the people. Thank you!!
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$624 - $862 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkKapama Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kapama River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Kapama River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kapama River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kapama River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kapama River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kapama River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Kapama River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Kapama River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Kapama River Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Kapama Private Game Reserve.
Are pets allowed at Kapama River Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kapama River Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kapama River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Kapama River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.