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Kapama River Lodge

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R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I stayed at Kapama River Lodge and Kapama Karula lodge in August 2015. From the pick up at Hoespruit airport as soon as we walked out, to the drop off, we were treated wonderfully and were so sad to leave. The staff in both lodges were excellent. The guides and trackers were knowledgeable, fun and professional. We... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 unforgettable nights at Kapama River Lodge. The service was outstanding! When we arrived at the airport, our ranger Pieter immediately greeted us at the terminal gate. Pieter and Steven (our spotter) loaded our luggage and took us to the lodge. We learned that Pieter would be our guide for our entire stay, which was very nice. He... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were so friendly and helpful from the outset and made sure they did everything they could to make our stay amazing. The rooms were very clean and the family room was a great size! All came with great views of the game reserve with Impala and friends wandering free. The game drives were fabulous and we would highly reccomend... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is fantastic! I have been there twice and both times were wonderful experiences. The food is not wonderful, but it is OK! But anything else is very good. The rooms are beautiful and big, the staff is very friendly, and they offer a lot of different activities, as Interacting with Elephants, Baloon (when the weather is good), special... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a safari consultant in Kenya I wasnt sure what to expect at Kapama. Other than the rude and obnoxious Afrikaans guide we met at the airport (which was a huge setback to the safari) Kapama was amazing. Having been mixed with other travelers the game drives were truly amazing. A big shout out to the local driver guide Harry... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just left the Lodge after spending 5 days in, while I'm waiting for connecting flights wanted to take sometime and let everyone else who are looking for a place to stay in South Africa/Kruger National Park area know ... This is the place to choose to spend your time!! located in a private piece of land by Kruger National Park.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kapama River Lodge is a great place for 3 nights! 3 night will give you enough time to have 6 game rides, which will you to see the Big 5 and more. I wouldn't recommend more than 3 nights because there isn't that much to do otherwise. My wife and I did the elephant interaction one day, which I highly... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time taking a group to Kapama, first to the River Lodge. My group of 34 and I were not disappointed. From the minute we were met at the airport to our last safari, the service was outstanding. We stayed in the Spa Suites which were modern and comfortable. They are a bit of a walk from... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were booked at Kapama River Lodge, Spa Suites on a tour of South Africa. While we knew our accommodations would be nice, nothing could have prepared us for our experience at Kapama River Lodge. We were met at the airport by our Ranger and driver, Rassie, who was able to tempt us with several animal sightings on our transport... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best food, awesome service! All employees are zoomed in on making your stay as luxurious as possible with constant effort to small details. Like how you prefer you coffee and how you prefer you room arranged. The game rangers are more than well informed about their general environment, fauna, flora, latest general news, astronomy, and much more. The rangers continously... More 

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