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Kapama Southern Camp
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51 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Love the room, the food, the service, the animals!! The family bungallow were more than I expected! A huge lovely room. A have to experience in south africa!! Just be aware you might get a few pounds.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Kapama Southern Camp for three nights. I cannot say enough good things about our game drives. Garry was our guide and Richard our tracker. The knowledge and respect they showed for the wildlife was amazing. We saw the Big Five....several times! And, we never tired of Garry's commentary. The lodge is very comfortable. The food good, and the entire staff is warm and friendly. When the new rooms are open along with the gym, library, and spa, it will truly be a luxury property.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

My party was booked at this hotel, due to our original location being under construction. I was totally and utterly amazed by this property. This was my first Safari, so I didn't know what to expect. My initial thought was that we would be staying in tents, but I couldn't have asked for more. My party and I were treated like royalty. With 3 full meals, morning tea and afternoon tea service, I could have stayed here for a month. The accommodations were modern and sleek.

The high light for the stay for me was the elephant ride that we took on the property. The only thing I would warn travelers about is the bugs. They get very activate during the early morning and at night time. Make sure to bring lots of bug spray an deet.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

This was our second trip to Kapama. The first being at the River Lodge a couple years ago. We requested Richard the ranger again and yet again he didn't disappoint at all. We saw the big on the 4 game drives we went on and loads more to boot.

Being from South Africa originally I wanted my fiancés parents to experience a little bit of South African wildlife and they were not disappointed at all. They said they would go back in a heart beat.

I cannot recommend Kapama highly enough no matter what lodge you are staying at. I will be visiting again the near future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Kapama Southern Camp for 3 nights so we did 6 safaries. The safaries we did with ranger Tim and tracker Muxi were super. They took all the time, and Tim educated us during the safaries with a lot of knowledge about the animals and the beautifull birds. Apart from that he had a good sense of humor!!

The staff were very kind. The only thing they should not do is to remove your plate as soon as you have finished yor plate but before everyone else at the same table has finished. I am sure they mean well though.

We had a suite (no. 15) which was verry luxurious. We did see the new suites with a private pool they were busy getting ready. Next time we will book one of those!!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Castricum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We had an excellent stay in kapama Southern camp! It is a very luxury accommodation. The design of the rooms and restaurant is amazing. And our game drives were perfect. Mike and Bryan (our rangers) did a very good job. We saw four of the big five during our 3 nights stay. And ofcourse a lot of other different species. All staff were friendly. Even though it cost a lot of money, It is really worth it

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed at Kapama for 3 nights in September and went on 6 game drives (approx 3 hours each). I think this was the perfect amount of time to spend here, one day less wouldn't have felt like enough. We saw lots of game on each drive, the only one of the Big Five that we missed was the leopard. Our driver Richard was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a wonderful experience. Everyone we met at Kapama was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend a visit here!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kapama Southern Camp
Address: Kapama Private | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa (Formerly Hongonyi Private Game Lodge)
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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 #3 of 4 Hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama Southern Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kapama Southern Camp is the proud new addition to our Kapama Game Reserve family and is situated on the southern most section of the Kapama Private Game Reserve. It offers luxury safari accommodation, warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting which will satisfy even the most discerning nature lovers' taste. Relax in the lounge with a good book or just sit back and indulge in the breathtaking beauty of mother nature in all her splendour. Alternatively you can lazily lounge around our magnificent pool and deck area and stare into the vast African yonder, hopefully spotting some of the many animals that often pass in close proximity. If the African sun becomes too much to endure, a dip in the refreshing swimming pool will bring immediate relief, and the friendly barman will be on hand to spoil you with a tantalising cocktail.DiningBreakfast and lunches are normally served in the dining room with open sides, so you will always have nature just a few meters away while enjoying tasteful culinary creations from our qualified chefs . Dinner is served in the traditional outside Boma, again with nature as the backdrop and a starlit sky overhead creating the perfect setting.Southern Camp also boasts a fully equipped wine cellar where we stock only the finest wines from top South African vineyards in a perfectly humidified environment. All 15 standard 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. Kapama Southern Camp also has 7 luxury suites. These 95 ㎡ luxury suites have their own private lap pool, inside and outside showers, large minibar, espresso machine and a romantic fireplace open to the bath and bedroom. Southern Camp offers 3 luxury Family Suites each with a lap pool and a separate connected bedroom for children with its own bath, shower, double vanity and outside patio. ... more   less 
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