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Kapama River Lodge

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R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Kapama River Lodge
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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many game parks and reserves in South Africa it was hard to pick just one for a visit and hard to know how it would compare to previous experiences in Botswana and Namibia on this trip and a safari in Kenya a few years ago. I did not have to worry and I was not disappointed! Our stay... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a privilege of staying in Kapama River Lodge in February 2015. The reserve was amazing experience for me. I had rare opportunity in my life to meet all BIG 5 of Africa. The room, meals, staffs, our game ranger all and all were excellent. I wish to be there again with my family soon and show my family... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On this trip, I visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. All countries and lodges were different and special in their own right. I had been to Sabi Sands 2 years ago and love South Africa so was anxious to visit Kapama. I was definitely not disappointed. The lodge was immaculate and the staff helpful and friendly. The food was... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide and tracker on our safari did not find as many animals as others did. We saw only one elephant. We did a lot of driving around but our tracker did not find many animals on his own. We had to rely on radio transmissions from others in the area. We would have preferred that they speak less in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

-Will suit young and old!! -Two 3 hour game drives a day -Buffet food several times a day -Even the standard(cheapest)room was luxurious,clean and tidy -Rangers are caretakers for the animals,.Nature is left to take its course,with some help! -If you can, stay a few days...more chances to see wildlife,and you won't want to leave after staying just one day!... More 

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends recommended Kapama Game Reserve and now we do know why: it was a magical experience. Not only the lodge itself looks amazing, also the staff and the food are excellent. They for sure contribute to the experience. But the highlight is the game driving: two times a day and they are really trying to pull it off to show... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a great place and the reserve is very beautiful. Food is good. The room and bathroom were excellent. Bed linens were new and extremely clean. It is a safe and calm place in direct contact with the nature!

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Salamis, Greece
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have just come back from a short safari trip in South Africa and especially in the wonderful Kapama game reserve in the greater Kruger area.My stay in the Kapama river lodge was an excellent experience and an unforgettable one! As far as the lodge itself is concerned,it is an oasis in the middle of a vast bushveld area full... More 

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Idyllwild, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This lodge (more like a luxury hotel!) offers everything anyone could want. We were picked up at the airport and upon arrival at the lodge, a staff member greeted us by name and got us set up in our beautiful room in no time. Just a few short hours later we were off on our afternoon game drive. Tracker and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We got to the Kapama River Lodge on a Sunday early afternoon through the local airport. A guide picked up us right there and took us literally across the street to the private game reserve. Without going into every detail, this place was simply amazing. The food, the accommodations, the spa, the pool.....the list is endless. I really can't come... More 

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