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Reviewed 24 August 2016

You simply have to go! My husband and I took our 14 year old daughter and 16 year old son to Southern Camp, where we felt totally spoilt and well looked after. We all looked forward to the wonderful safari trips with Albert and Ischmel - they made the safaris fun and informative - we felt safe at all times too.
The accommodation was spacious and clean and the food was first class. Our waitress, Innocence, always greeted us with a smile.
There really was nothing to fault and we can't wait to visit again.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank jdjhclark
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place to see the wild animals. Really great guides and friendly staff. The meals are really delicious. At the breakfast you get all the American and European meals. The dinner is served at the campfire. You eat with your guide. So you have the chance to get the know about the animals, camp or South Africa! We had a family suite and it was really nice. A lot of space and a great bed and bath. I will come back again!

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank theexplorerTom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Every staff member of the Kapama Southern Camp provides excellent service in whichever role they have to ensure one has a memorable safari experience. From the ranger who takes you on the safari to the waiter who looks after you at meal times~ there is a warm and energetic passion towards their work.We spotted four of the big five during our two day stay along with other animals and birds.There were lovely bonfire dinners and afternoon teas.Rooms were lovely,large and extremely comfortable. An unforgettable experience!

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank trikhas
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed here for my wife's birthday.

The jeep:
The land cruiser was the perfect ride. No roof, no windows, can travel rough roads, high seats for the perfect view!

The driver and the tracker:
Both the driver and the tracker were both experienced. The driver was very informative and the tracker did his job really well (spotting animals before anyone could!). The driver also didn't even blink when a hyena approached us while we were having snack in the middle of the game drive! He was so brave!

The food:
It's a hit and miss. Do not expect the best tasting food here, but you definitely will get to fill up your stomach because it's buffet style.

The service:
Since my wife had her birthday in Kapama the staff had a nice traditional African song and dance surprise performance (and birthday cake) by the bonfire. This is one of the best experiences we had. Thanks to the team and especially Preciant!

The African safari experience:
One needs to pinch him/herself to make sure it's not a dream. It's an experience so breathtaking that it's like playing a first person shooter game on virtual reality gear, but it's the real thing! The experience of being in this environment and seeing wild animals was one of the most memorable things that happened to me, and I would tell anyone to experience this at least once in their life. The highlight was this hyena who approached us while we were on foot having alcohol and snack in the middle of the reserve. I thought it was dangerous and that we should run back to the jeep. But our driver knew exactly what to do. He let the hyena walk closer (he was still on foot!) to allow us take better pictures, and then he chased the animal away once we're done taking photos like the king of the jungle!

The room:
We got the suite and we were happy with it. Bathroom was huge and we had a tub! There was an international electricity outlet as well.

The lodge:
Staying in Kapama Southern Camp felt like it was a real luxury private game lodge as it should be. The feeling of exclusivity is there (not crowded, courteous staff knows your name). I just wish the pool was heated so it wouldn't be too chilly to swim.

Room tip: get the back-most seat during game drives, it has the best view!
Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We spent three nights in the Kapama Southern Camp as part of our Planes, Trains and Safarimobiles booking.

This "camp" was an amazing place with luxurious accommodations, excellent guides and trackers, and a wide variety of foods that were available all too often.

But, the highlight of the entire three days was the ANIMALS and birds. We were able to get so up close to so many amazing experiences that it is rather unbelievable even after experiencing it.

One afternoon, we had three giraffes visible from our accommodation and the next afternoon, there were five nyalas having a late "lunch" just outside our lovely accommodation.

The only disappointment was not being able to track down either of the leopards that are on the Kapama Reserve........but then, that's just another reason to return, right? We really couldn't have asked for anything more!

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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