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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 July 2015

It is really difficult to describe in words how beautiful the place is. It has everything you will look for while booking your stay.Great architecture, close to nature, highly trained and warm staff, brilliant food and excelled game drives. Our Ranger Saun and Lodge where amazing. We are really thankful to them for having showed us all the Big 5....

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Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 30 June 2015

One of our best vacations ever. The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are large and very comfortable and the staff is friendly. We loved the safari rides, the mini-picnics both in the morning and afternoon among gorgeous settings. We saw 4 of "the big 5" (missed the leopard) but we still saw plenty of wildlife. We would definitely recommend it...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Just got home from this wonderful holiday. Couldnt wait to let everyone know how brilliant this safari camp is. We flew into Hoetspirt from Johannesburg (its a 5 hour drive otherwise). The transfer is 10 mins, we saw Impala and Giraffes in that time. Our welcome from Johane the resort manager was infornative and helpful and friendly. Our room was...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

First time in the bush for more than 24 hrs in 50 yrs Great experience, fantastic staff and wonderful game drives Saw the big five in two days Fantastic place to relax Food was good and plenty to eat Try the wellness centre great massage Game drives twice a day

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Food was disappointing. Chef should probably stick with African specialties. The Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and Italian food was a bit beyond reach. First room had hot water problem. We were upgraded but upgraded room had heating problem, which was solved after a lengthy repair, however. Bush drives were great for animals, but a bit short on information about them. This...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 June 2015

When we arrived at Kapama River Lodge, we were highly impressed by the beautiful hotel and rooms. On our first night, however, the power went out in the spa suites where we were supposed to stay. The power did not come back for the rest of our stay, and we ended up staying in the main lodge building instead. Despite...

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Cambridge
Reviewed 13 June 2015

I cannot speak highly enough of Kapama River Lodge and this 5 night luxury safari and Spa. It exceeded my expectations on all fronts, food including the amount, accommodation (spa suite), the Spa, the pool and the service was top top class. The ranger, Sello, and the tracker, Freddie, were superb and 10/10. Informative, passionate, respectful and very nice. I...

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Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Just came back for a business / pleasure trip to Capama Riverlodge. First time in 'the bush'. Yes I saw the big five too and that was an amazing experience. Guides make a big difference though; both guides and trackers at Kapama where very good and entertaining. Like in many private bushes, Jeeps go of track and often your jeep...

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Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

On our first trip to Kruger,we were able to c all Big 5 !!! It was our unplanned trip to Kapama,we did a booking from Jo,berg n the car picked us from there itself. It was a long journey to Kapama from Jo'berg n we were just praying for our gud luck for next 3 days which we were going...

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Vitoria, ES
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights with my family in Kapama River Lodge and we did 6 game rides. It was an awesome experience. Our guide Pieter and our tracker Steven were very welcoming and helpful. We were able to see the big five and other rare animals. The hotel team is great and are always available to help. We had lots of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Although large, it is so stylish, roomy and beautifully positioned along a dry riverbed, that guests fall in love with it. 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. The Rhino Boma dining area with tables arranged under a low thatch in a horseshoe curve, has a central open space where a roaring outdoor fire gives a glow to evening meals. Buffet-style meals introduce African flavours with Pan African dishes using fresh local ingredients and specialist dishes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kapama River Lodge

Address: R40, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range: €421 - €890 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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