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Overview

Situated in the south of the Big Five game reserve. Kapama Southern Camp 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.

Enjoy the splendid vistas over the natural waterhole frequented by animals throughout the day, as you sip your favourite cocktail from the wooden deck around the welcoming rim-flow swimming pool or in the elegantly decorated lounge.
Superb gourmet meals are served in the main dining room or in the outside boma under a star-studded sky.

Renowned for its prolific and diverse wildlife, Kapama Private Game Reserve is home to over 40 different mammal species, including the most dangerous Big Five of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros. Approximately 350 bird species and a myriad smaller species can also be seen here in their natural environment. Twice-daily game drives through the reserve, accompanied by expert guides and trackers, ensure unforgettable wildlife encounters in the African bush.

Accommodation

All 15 suites at Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife. Air conditioning, minibars and tea and coffee stations are standard in all suites of this five-star safari accommodation. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time.

To accommodate families 3 Family suites which includes a luxury suite with lap pool complete with a separate connected bedroom for children with its own bath, shower, double vanity and outside patio.

Wildlife

Stretching over 13 000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, towards the renowned Kruger National Park, lies an abundant sanctuary of beauty and wildlife magnificence. Kapama Private Game Reserve, one of the most prestigious wildlife destinations in South Africa, is home to the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) and numerous other animal and bird species.

Extra Info

Rate Excludes

Conservation Levy per person per night, additional beverages, laundry, and all other items of a personal nature.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge. 

The family unit rate is for a maximum 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

Children under the age of 12 years, sharing with two adults, will pay 50% of the per person rate.

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives and bush walks.

Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the discretion of the ranger.

No children under the age of 6 are allowed on game drives.



Directions

Self-dive instructions: 

Travel by road from Johannesburg to Kapama Game Reserve takes about 6 hours on good national roads.
From Johannesburg to Kapama Game Reserve
Drive on either the N12 or the N4 from Johannesburg to Witbank and Middelburg
Then take the R540 towards Belfast, Dullstroom, and Lydenburg. Dullstroom is a quaint highveld town with an appealing atmosphere. It’s a good base for exploring this scenic area and makes a great halfway stopover
From Lydenburg continue on the R36 to Ohrigstad and then through the Strydom Tunnel to Hoedspruit. This drive takes in scenic Mpumalanga views and landscapes. At the Strydom Tunnel, you will find stalls selling ethnic local crafts
When you get to Hoedspruit, turn onto the R40 to Klaserie. Continue on the R40 until you reach the Kapama Private Game Reserve entrance on the left

Reviews


Our trip to Kapama Southern Camp was all we could have hoped for. Our guide and tracker, Jeffrey and Carlos, deserve most of the credit, but we'd be remiss not to mention our stunning accommodations (we watched waterbuck and elephant out our back door!) and the hardworking staff who made us feel so welcome. An advantage for us - since we only had 48 hours for safari - was the proximity of Kapama to the Hoedspruit airport, but I could see how some might prefer a more remote location. It's also admittedly expensive, but for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it was definitely worth the investment. All the amenities at Kapama Southern Camp made for an unmatched experience. Jeffrey and Carlos went the extra mile to ensure we saw the Big 5 in our 48 hours, and at last, on the final morning, the elusive leopard! Truly unforgettable.

Christy

My family of 5 just returned from our incredible South African Safari. This was our first time to South Africa and we truly had an amazing and highly memorable vacation due mostly to Kapama Southern Camp. We stayed at Kapama Southern Camp for 4 days and 3 nights and this was truly our most favorite part of our entire 11 day trip. The facility is stunningly chic and very progressive yet unobtrusive and blends well into the environment. The staff could not be nicer. Everyone catered to all our needs and checked with us throughout the day to see if they could do anything to make our stay with them even better! The facility is small, friendly, and exclusive (only a maximum of around 40 people can stay at a time). One can sense an immediate genuineness and warmth as soon as you enter the camp. It is easy to see that the management and staff all care about being as welcoming and accommodating as possible. Our ranger/guide Doctor was incredible at tracking along with our tracker Brian. We were able to see the "big 5" within the first two bush drives! We were inches away from lions and leopards and have the most amazing photographs and stories to tell. As for the rooms itself, my husband and I had a private villa and our 3 children were in the family villa next door. The rooms were incredibly modern and tastefully done. Aside from our private jacuzzis, each villa had its very own private pool that looked out to the savanna and that we could see while lying in our bed. The food was delicious and the best we had at all of our 5 star lodges. Also, the gift shop on site was wonderful. Their prices were less than some of the villages. We were delighted and surprised by the extensive variety of items and did the majority of our gift shopping her. I can not speak highly enough of Kapama Southern Camp. We loved this facility so much that no one in my family wanted to leave for our next leg of our vacation. My family and I have not been able to stop talking about this majestic place and we hope to vacation here again in the near future!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS LODGE!

Cathy.

If you are interested in Africa's animals and want to learn even more then I recommend a stay at Kapama Southern Camp. We stayed in room 11 for 3 nights in July and were taken on two game drives of 3 hours each per day in open vehicles holding 9, with our guide and a spotter at the front.. Our guide Garry was passionate and very informative, and we all left feeling very satisfied with the experience. The room was spacious with a lovely private courtyard, the bed great, and the bath was nice and hot. The staff was friendly and helpful and there was food galore. Harmless animals roamed freely within the hotel area, which was protected by an electric fence. We were shown almost all South Africa's animals and also birdlife up close and personal and we learned a lot. Wi Fi reception was free but only fair, and the floor was cold..

Don

Stayed here for a night and totally loved it! There are 25 individual chalets which makes this camp private and quaint if you want private getaway. Each room has nice view facing the wild and if you're lucky you may just get a few wild animals roaming around outside your chalet. Recommend to bring a torch light with you as it may get quite dark at night as you walk back to you're expecting chalet.

Msyen

We traveled to South Africa at short notice but were totally blown away with its brilliance. Kapama Private Game Reserve Southern Camp was excellent.From the moment we were greeted to the very end was marvelous. Every staff member was totally focused on service and they were all extremely friendly and helpful. Eugene runs a beautiful Camp and could not have been more helpful .He seemed to greet us every day and engage in conversation, a admiral quality from a busy General Manager.The game drives were exceptional,seeing all the animals and wildlife. Thank you all for a wonderful experience.Would totally recommend

Joanne

Great place, beautiful Lodge, very attentive to details, our Range Adolf was great, very knowledgeable about the area and animals. The suites are little villas with your own swimming pool, jacuzzi, sometimes animals visit you in your area. Food is above average, sometimes fair, and sometimes great. I give this place 5 stars overall

Crista

Everything, from the first minute you get to this place, is thought of to the last detail. From the personal approach - the place is informed by the gate that you are there and everyone is presented by name upon reception, to the culinary part to the FABULOUS room. The service is nothing less than spoiling. We were there at the end of winter, after a dry season and the surrounding had the look of real bush area, but this only made the place look more special. There are wild (safe...) animals wandering around, some are even friendly. The safari was great, with Lawrence, who was knowledgeable and pleasant, and Justice, our perfect tracker who spotted a group of no less than 3 tigers for us, as well as a cheetah having supper. We were there for only one night, and we were sorry to leave. Would definitely stay here again if opportunity shows.

Tehila

Nice camp, offering comfortable clean rooms and wonderful game drives. Staff is extremely careful to your needs (a bit too careful to sell you something to drink regularly). but the multiple 3 hours game were wonderful. Not only we could see many animals, but we had seen magnify scenes as the ranger was eager to share her passion. A small minus for the 31/12 everything was closing a 22:30, we just celebrate the new year in our rooms. Please note Kapama Camp is not part of the Kruger Park.

Soisick

We stood at Kapama for two nights, though it would have been perfect to stay for 3. Service, attention, safari excursions and acommodations where superlative. We were at Southern Camp, and they made us feel like royalty. I would highly recommend it. I would also like to congratulate Bjorn, from kruger, who helped us not only With reservation but With everything related to our trip.

Daiana

This Safari camp is truly superb. Private lodges with air conditioning, a complex with a beautiful pool.....and yet only minutes away from the big 5. The staff are just amazing and the food on site as good as any top quality hotel. If you want to safari in 5* style, this is the place to be!

Ron

Situated in the south of the Big Five game reserve. Kapama Southern Camp 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.

Enjoy the splendid vistas over the natural waterhole frequented by animals throughout the day, as you sip your favourite cocktail from the wooden deck around the welcoming rim-flow swimming pool or in the elegantly decorated lounge.
Superb gourmet meals are served in the main dining room or in the outside boma under a star-studded sky.

Renowned for its prolific and diverse wildlife, Kapama Private Game Reserve is home to over 40 different mammal species, including the most dangerous Big Five of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros. Approximately 350 bird species and a myriad smaller species can also be seen here in their natural environment. Twice-daily game drives through the reserve, accompanied by expert guides and trackers, ensure unforgettable wildlife encounters in the African bush.

All 15 suites at Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife. Air conditioning, minibars and tea and coffee stations are standard in all suites of this five-star safari accommodation. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time.

To accommodate families 3 Family suites which includes a luxury suite with lap pool complete with a separate connected bedroom for children with its own bath, shower, double vanity and outside patio.

Stretching over 13 000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, towards the renowned Kruger National Park, lies an abundant sanctuary of beauty and wildlife magnificence. Kapama Private Game Reserve, one of the most prestigious wildlife destinations in South Africa, is home to the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) and numerous other animal and bird species.

Rate Excludes

Conservation Levy per person per night, additional beverages, laundry, and all other items of a personal nature.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge. 

The family unit rate is for a maximum 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

Children under the age of 12 years, sharing with two adults, will pay 50% of the per person rate.

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives and bush walks.

Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the discretion of the ranger.

No children under the age of 6 are allowed on game drives.



Self-dive instructions: 

Travel by road from Johannesburg to Kapama Game Reserve takes about 6 hours on good national roads.
From Johannesburg to Kapama Game Reserve
Drive on either the N12 or the N4 from Johannesburg to Witbank and Middelburg
Then take the R540 towards Belfast, Dullstroom, and Lydenburg. Dullstroom is a quaint highveld town with an appealing atmosphere. It’s a good base for exploring this scenic area and makes a great halfway stopover
From Lydenburg continue on the R36 to Ohrigstad and then through the Strydom Tunnel to Hoedspruit. This drive takes in scenic Mpumalanga views and landscapes. At the Strydom Tunnel, you will find stalls selling ethnic local crafts
When you get to Hoedspruit, turn onto the R40 to Klaserie. Continue on the R40 until you reach the Kapama Private Game Reserve entrance on the left

Our trip to Kapama Southern Camp was all we could have hoped for. Our guide and tracker, Jeffrey and Carlos, deserve most of the credit, but we'd be remiss not to mention our stunning accommodations (we watched waterbuck and elephant out our back door!) and the hardworking staff who made us feel so welcome. An advantage for us - since we only had 48 hours for safari - was the proximity of Kapama to the Hoedspruit airport, but I could see how some might prefer a more remote location. It's also admittedly expensive, but for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it was definitely worth the investment. All the amenities at Kapama Southern Camp made for an unmatched experience. Jeffrey and Carlos went the extra mile to ensure we saw the Big 5 in our 48 hours, and at last, on the final morning, the elusive leopard! Truly unforgettable.

Christy

My family of 5 just returned from our incredible South African Safari. This was our first time to South Africa and we truly had an amazing and highly memorable vacation due mostly to Kapama Southern Camp. We stayed at Kapama Southern Camp for 4 days and 3 nights and this was truly our most favorite part of our entire 11 day trip. The facility is stunningly chic and very progressive yet unobtrusive and blends well into the environment. The staff could not be nicer. Everyone catered to all our needs and checked with us throughout the day to see if they could do anything to make our stay with them even better! The facility is small, friendly, and exclusive (only a maximum of around 40 people can stay at a time). One can sense an immediate genuineness and warmth as soon as you enter the camp. It is easy to see that the management and staff all care about being as welcoming and accommodating as possible. Our ranger/guide Doctor was incredible at tracking along with our tracker Brian. We were able to see the "big 5" within the first two bush drives! We were inches away from lions and leopards and have the most amazing photographs and stories to tell. As for the rooms itself, my husband and I had a private villa and our 3 children were in the family villa next door. The rooms were incredibly modern and tastefully done. Aside from our private jacuzzis, each villa had its very own private pool that looked out to the savanna and that we could see while lying in our bed. The food was delicious and the best we had at all of our 5 star lodges. Also, the gift shop on site was wonderful. Their prices were less than some of the villages. We were delighted and surprised by the extensive variety of items and did the majority of our gift shopping her. I can not speak highly enough of Kapama Southern Camp. We loved this facility so much that no one in my family wanted to leave for our next leg of our vacation. My family and I have not been able to stop talking about this majestic place and we hope to vacation here again in the near future!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS LODGE!

Cathy.

If you are interested in Africa's animals and want to learn even more then I recommend a stay at Kapama Southern Camp. We stayed in room 11 for 3 nights in July and were taken on two game drives of 3 hours each per day in open vehicles holding 9, with our guide and a spotter at the front.. Our guide Garry was passionate and very informative, and we all left feeling very satisfied with the experience. The room was spacious with a lovely private courtyard, the bed great, and the bath was nice and hot. The staff was friendly and helpful and there was food galore. Harmless animals roamed freely within the hotel area, which was protected by an electric fence. We were shown almost all South Africa's animals and also birdlife up close and personal and we learned a lot. Wi Fi reception was free but only fair, and the floor was cold..

Don

Stayed here for a night and totally loved it! There are 25 individual chalets which makes this camp private and quaint if you want private getaway. Each room has nice view facing the wild and if you're lucky you may just get a few wild animals roaming around outside your chalet. Recommend to bring a torch light with you as it may get quite dark at night as you walk back to you're expecting chalet.

Msyen

We traveled to South Africa at short notice but were totally blown away with its brilliance. Kapama Private Game Reserve Southern Camp was excellent.From the moment we were greeted to the very end was marvelous. Every staff member was totally focused on service and they were all extremely friendly and helpful. Eugene runs a beautiful Camp and could not have been more helpful .He seemed to greet us every day and engage in conversation, a admiral quality from a busy General Manager.The game drives were exceptional,seeing all the animals and wildlife. Thank you all for a wonderful experience.Would totally recommend

Joanne

Great place, beautiful Lodge, very attentive to details, our Range Adolf was great, very knowledgeable about the area and animals. The suites are little villas with your own swimming pool, jacuzzi, sometimes animals visit you in your area. Food is above average, sometimes fair, and sometimes great. I give this place 5 stars overall

Crista

Everything, from the first minute you get to this place, is thought of to the last detail. From the personal approach - the place is informed by the gate that you are there and everyone is presented by name upon reception, to the culinary part to the FABULOUS room. The service is nothing less than spoiling. We were there at the end of winter, after a dry season and the surrounding had the look of real bush area, but this only made the place look more special. There are wild (safe...) animals wandering around, some are even friendly. The safari was great, with Lawrence, who was knowledgeable and pleasant, and Justice, our perfect tracker who spotted a group of no less than 3 tigers for us, as well as a cheetah having supper. We were there for only one night, and we were sorry to leave. Would definitely stay here again if opportunity shows.

Tehila

Nice camp, offering comfortable clean rooms and wonderful game drives. Staff is extremely careful to your needs (a bit too careful to sell you something to drink regularly). but the multiple 3 hours game were wonderful. Not only we could see many animals, but we had seen magnify scenes as the ranger was eager to share her passion. A small minus for the 31/12 everything was closing a 22:30, we just celebrate the new year in our rooms. Please note Kapama Camp is not part of the Kruger Park.

Soisick

We stood at Kapama for two nights, though it would have been perfect to stay for 3. Service, attention, safari excursions and acommodations where superlative. We were at Southern Camp, and they made us feel like royalty. I would highly recommend it. I would also like to congratulate Bjorn, from kruger, who helped us not only With reservation but With everything related to our trip.

Daiana

This Safari camp is truly superb. Private lodges with air conditioning, a complex with a beautiful pool.....and yet only minutes away from the big 5. The staff are just amazing and the food on site as good as any top quality hotel. If you want to safari in 5* style, this is the place to be!

Ron

Accommodation options

Suite

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
05 Jan 2019 — 19 Dec 2019 $ 859 $ 1,289 2 people
20 Dec 2019 — 04 Jan 2020 $ 1,023 $ 1,535 2 people
05 Jan 2020 — 19 Dec 2020 $ 873 $ 1,310 2 people
From $ 859

Per Person Sharing

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Includes :  Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, two daily safari activities with soft drinks, local drinks and waters on these activities and return transfers from Eastgate Airport (HDS) on scheduled flights only.


Family Villas

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
05 Jan 2019 — 19 Dec 2019 $ 859 $ 1,289 2 people
From $ 859

Per Person Sharing

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Includes :  Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, two daily safari activities with soft drinks, local drinks and waters on these activities and return transfers from Eastgate Airport (HDS) on scheduled flights only.

Family Villas

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
05 Jan 2019 — 19 Dec 2019 $ 2,579 - - 4 people
20 Dec 2019 — 04 Jan 2020 $ 3,070 - - 4 people
05 Jan 2020 — 19 Dec 2020 $ 2,620 - - 4 people
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For 4 people

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Includes :  Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, two daily safari activities with soft drinks, local drinks and waters on these activities and return transfers from Eastgate Airport (HDS) on scheduled flights only.