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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge was clean , bright, with fantastic views. The food was excellent with a large choice of menu. Game drives were amazing seeing all the animals up close(Angie and Dennis were our guides). The SPA is the best and a must visit when you are there. I would also like to thank Brendan(food & beverage manager @ River Lodge)... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite lodge/hotel room we stayed at on our entire South Africa vacation. The rooms were big & clean. The bathrooms had a tub and a shower with great water pressure and fancy bathroom amenities. The walkway between lodges were beautiful and interesting as you never knew what you might see along the walkway. But best of all... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge was clean , bright, with fantastic view. The food was excellent with a large choice of menu. Game drives were amazing seeing all the animals up close. Definitely would go back. Highly recommend this lodge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are no words to comment people and location: the first hospitable and helpful, with a friendly smile; the place beautiful, very clean and with great care to details. Clive and Freddie are the best for the game drive! Thanks to everybody!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent rangers! amazing environment! paradise for photography! it says free wi fi but there is no way you can find it! why on earth anyway you need wi fi in a place like that?we went there in winter time, you need warm clothes!! the safaris take place early in the morning and late in the afternoon and it is really... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Kapama on the first leg of our African Adventure! The lodge is 15 minutes from the airport where you are transported in open safari vehicles. The service from check in to check out was outstanding. Every need that one may have is already anticipated ahead of time. Our guide, Harry, was outstanding. He was very... More

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is very well laid out with bends in the paths to get near potential animal viewing. My room's balcony also had an excellent view of the bush, where I saw vultures and other birds, nyalas and other animals; the nyalas wandered around the property close enough to touch every day. One day I took a video of a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kapama River Lodge is conveniently located on the main road, while you inside the private reserve you are greeted by friendly Staff,well trained and organised, Safiri drives are the best with well trained Staff, I had the luck of being being with Rogers and Stefan on our Game drives and they where exceptional, Saw The Big 5, Rogers tracked a... More

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Puerto Piramides, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 6 days in this magical place as part of our honey moon. The initial idea was to experience wild life in first person, what we were surprise by the whole stay. Just from the beginning we know that this will be "one in a lifetime" experience: From the plane, when we were landing, we saw rinhos , giraffes... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kapama River Lodge was 5 star in every way. The room was lovely, with a large, private balcony overlooking the bush. Everything was really well organized and ran extremely smoothly. The keep you well-fed during your stay with tons of food options that are for the most part delicious. Our game drives with JT and Matthew were incredible. They made... More

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Address: R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama River Lodge 5*
Also Known As:
Kapama River Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama River Lodge Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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 and 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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