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Kapama River Lodge
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Craiova, Dolj, Romania
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“Exceptional”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

One of the most beautiful hotels I've ever been. Everything was at superlativ starting from rooms ending with the staff. The safari trips were incredible. And the prices for spa and other accesories were resonably balanced.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I stayed at Kapama River Lodge in March 2012 with a group of colleagues/friends. Rooms are fabulous, extremely roomy with a very tasteful bathroom and comfortable beds. Safe in the room with room for laptop etc which is great.
The spa facilities are amazing and very reasonably priced. Make sure you allow for a morning or afternoon off from safari activities to indulge yourself - I can guarantee you will enjoy it.
Meals are buffet and of a very good standard. This is a larger lodge but still has a fantastic atomosphere.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

Really an amazing hotel! Beautiful room - clean and secluded - the air-conditioning saved our lives ;)
The food and service was also wonderful - very friendly staff. The spa was so beautiful, lovely setup over-looking the hippo dam. Also saw a LOT of animals - our guide on the game drives was very clued up, friendly and funny. Everything was great - I would definitely visit again!

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

My wife and I were on a Globus organized tour of South Africa and one of the stops was 4 days at Kapama River Lodge.
We truly imressed with the location and the services provided to us during our stay.
The Manager Tom was available at all times to assist us in any way. Our Safari tour guide Piet and the Spotter Las were most professional and went out of their way to assure a maximum sighting of all animals,birds and Flora that the park could offer to us. The hotel was extremely clean and affordable. Food on site was delicious. A dinner performance by the staff was very moving.No negative comments can be put forward

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

It was our first visit to the Krugger park, I do not have other reference to benchmark, but the standard of the hotel is excellent. Room service very professionnal, food is very nice with wide an varied selection for all meals. The breakfast was our favorite! But hotel features aside which were superb in the middle of the pampa, the services around the safaris were EXCELLENT!! Our ranger, Maggy, along with the tracker Casual did a very nice job to introduce us to the wildlife. Thanks to their perseverant an effective searches, we managed to see the Bid 5, with luck to see the lion the last day! It was raining, but it built on the experience. Riding along in the 4x4 with pouring rain & waterproof ponchos was something! One recommandation is definately to go to the bush walk, where only a few guests are going, it is actually a good opportunity to see other little things which are very interesting, I will not reveal the details to keep the thrill up!

The hotel staff is very friendly and helpfull. We spent 2 nights there, and reckon 1 more might be good to enjoy the spa which we did not have time to experiment, but we did not come for this;

We hired a car from Avis at the Airport to drive back to Joburg, a very nice drive through the moutains, nice stop in Dullstroom for lunch where there are some tipical restaurants. The road is a bip bumpy until there but after that is is lovelly. Being from São Paulo, the reads in South Africa were mint!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Really enjoyed our 3 nights here. The hospitality was fabulous; the accomodation very well appointed; the staff extremely friendly and the safari-ing superb. Jancko and Emmanuel were a terrific pair; between the two of them, they didn't miss anything. We saw the big five plus many other highlights not even the rain could stop. We particularly loved the 5 day old giraffe and newly born elephant - awwwww, so cute. Take plenty of memory cards for your camera and enjoy being spoilt and pampered in the spa. Thanks a mill guys and girls.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

On a recommendation i stayed here recently with my partner. We stayed in the buffallo camp which are luxury "tents". Our experience was first rate. The "tent" is a luxurious lodge with all amenities you would expect of a five star hotel. Food, atmosphere, staff, swimming pool, transport, service, safaris were out of this world. Ask for Collum and Foster for the drives if you are in buffalo. The best experience one could ask for. We saw all big 5 except for leopards.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kapama River Lodge
Address: R40 | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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 
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