Kapama Southern Camp

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Kapama Southern Camp

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The charm and hospitality of Kapama Southern Camp, inside Kapama Private Game Reserve, makes it a warm and inviting place for families looking for the best safari lodge in the Kruger National Park area. It’s a relaxed atmosphere where even the tiniest tots are a priority and the memories made will be with you and your family forever. Offering luxury five-star accommodation, it is the perfect safari destination in South Africa.


  • All suites are discreetly hidden in the surrounding indigenous forest that’s alive with birdsong.
  • Families are also catered for at Southern Camp, with three luxury suites specially created for this purpose.

You should know

  • Children under the age of 12 years are welcome at Kapama Southern Camp.
  • Children under 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide. 
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari, and where possible, a kiddie’s safari will be arranged between normal safari times. 

The details

Southern Camp boasts 15 opulent Suites with full en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, minibars, tea and coffee making stations, and private patios.

Kapama Southern Camp has 7 luxury Villas. These 95 ㎡ luxury villas have their own private swimming pool, inside and outside showers, large minibar, espresso machine and a romantic fireplace that opens up to the bathroom and bedroom.

To accommodate families Southern Camp offers 3 Family Villas which feature a private swimming pool complete and a separate connected bedroom for children with its own bath, shower, double vanity and outside patio. 

The lodge facilities include a lounge area, bar, boma, dining area, boutique shop, wine cellar, swimming pool, wellness center, business center, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Kapama Southern Camp is ideal for solo explorers, couples, and families looking to experience the African bush.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, teas and snacks, all local and select premium drinks, two daily safari activities, bush walks, return transfers to/from Eastgate Airport (HDS) for scheduled flights only and VAT.
  • Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our Agents for the best, most current rates available.
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Rates & Pricing

$ 530 USD
$ 270 USD
$ 530 USD
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kapama was the last portion of our trip and the staff there ensured that the ending to our honeymoon was nothing but perfect! Our suite was very comfortable and spacious. Hazel and the other duty managers assisted me with a special task and were so helpful and kind! The ranger and tracker on our assigned safari were both extremely knowledgeable about the animals. They were able to provide use with all types of information about the animals such as their mating rituals, habits, and so forth! On our last night there we were upgraded to the luxury suite, provided with champagne, and set up with a private dinner! It was absolutely amazing! The luxury suite is gorgeous and worth the money. My husband and I experienced many unforgettable sunrises and sunsets on this trip!
From the first hospitable greeting to the last sad farewell, we just fell in love with this wonderful Lodge. As a single Father travelling with his 2 sons (11 and 13), I was very grateful to the caring and terrific Staff who made us all feel very comfortable and welcome. At no stage did I feel that this was a not a child friendly Lodge. Sure - there were a few quiet hours during the day but I wanted that so my boys could 'detox' from iPads etc and just learn to have some quiet time in their lives (another unique experience that they actually didn't mind experiencing).The highlight of our stay was being in the wonderful company of Aneen and Muxe our Ranger and Guide. They obviously knew the bush and animals well, (saw nearly all we wanted to) but it was more than that - they became like friends and we had many a wonderful drive, full of humour, banter and discussion. Our vehicle always seemed to have very happy and excited bunch of tourists. A great thanks to Aneen and Muxe for being the highlight of our African experience. Your interaction with the guests and each other was outstanding. Matt and Joe are still raving about you two!! We were in the family suite and I must say it was absolutely magnificent. We have stayed at 5 other Lodges over the years and this blew us away. It was super comfortable, spotless, luxurious and spacious. The private pool tipped it over the edge for us. A real WOW factor The food was delicious, plentiful and regular. We seemed to be constantly eating (by choice). The buildings and suites blend in well with the surroundings. Service in the dining room was a tad slow on occasions but that was dependent on the volume of diners. Otherwise the service was outstanding. Thank you to all at Kapama Southern for the most memorable stay. I would serious consider including this Lodge on your next African schedule.
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..
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
Kapama Southern Camp favours super-modern decor and luxury in an African wilderness. The rooms were well appointed and very new/ clean. We had a family suite which had adjoining rooms and a pool. Our guide, Garry and tracker, Richard totally made this experience for us - the game drives were awesome and as usual you never knew what was gong to happen next ! The food was always buffet style which helps with a family as everyone can easily choose what they want and graze through the meal. There is a lot of down time between drives and not much to do if it isn't swimming weather - especially for kids. This camp could really do with a tennis court or games room. From Kapama we went to the Endangered Species center which is worthwhile and also hot air ballooning which was an amazing experience ( be prepared to get up at 4:45 !)
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!
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!
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
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Feb 1, 2023
The person helping me was great
The person who was helping me with the booking, Carien, was exceptionally helpful and she made it very easy to get information and to get my booking sorted. The website was very easy to navigate and receive good information about which spots offer which amenities
Wynand De Villiers
Jan 27, 2023
I cant say much but safari is the best…
I cant say much but safari is the best when it comes to book coz they know client are always right and they help me very quicky.God bless u
Phathu Matshintshisa
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with Safari.com. We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The Safari.com team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks Safari.com, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
Apr 21, 2022
The best company
I have booked several trips with Safari.com and they are the best. They are personal and professional and always pay attention to the details to make your trip special. Casper is the best agent I have worked with. We are looking forward to booking another trip!!
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