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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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Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This property stay was at the beginning of our month-long adventure in Africa and it set the bar quite high. From the room/property, to the customer service, to the food, and of course, the game drives.....we were blown away. Our room was very nice - the view didn't look like much, but we saw animals almost daily from our bedroom... More 

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Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is beautiful, comforting and nice. The atmosphere is special. The bush was a wonderful experience, made perfect by the ranger. They explain you a lot of things about the animals you get to see, or about plants and lots of another things. You drive in dirt roads looking for footprint of the big 5 to track them. Once... More 

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São Paulo
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Without any doubt one of the most beautiful hotels I've been around the world. Very pleasant and polite staff. Perfect service. Program to people seeking adventure. The hotel is very beautiful and is wallless, the rooms are of course closed (private) and from the balcony you can see already some wild animals around. The food quality is very very good... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights. Every game drive was a true adventure. We loved every minute of it. Friendly guide and very experienced spotter. We managed to see all the big fives in one game drive and leopard almost every day! Make sure you visit the cheetah center during your stay.

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Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no way to describe a safari to someone. It is absolutely something you must experience on your own. Our stay at the River Lodge is fantastic. Very well organized, clean facilities, food is good as well. That was a surprise because it is buffet, but honestly it was the best buffet I've ever had. That's as good as... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip of a lifetime! Our adventure started with welcome drinks. When we were brought to our rooms there were special treats for our kids which was a very nice touch. We did not have to wait long for our first game drive that evening with our fabulous driver Angie and our tracker lot. We saw plenty of animals on each... More 

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Staufen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But the food isn't up to the same standard. We were very pleased with the organisation in general of Kapama , nice welcome, lots of info, . The room was spacious if a little dated . The game drives were the highlight - after all that is what you come for - the ranger and tracker were 100% . and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough about the warmth and friendliness of the staff at this place. The property itself is very good. Excellent game drives twice a day, and our ranger and tracker (Freedom and Ringo) were excellent - Freedom in particular was not shy at all about taking us off road - we tracked a cheetah and a leopard for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

African Welcome Safaris, and Kathi in particular, made our adventures in Africa amazing. Her communication was immediate and attended to every detail. She sought to understand our goals and matched us with experiences and guides who exceeded our expectations. Our time at Kapama Game Lodge was incredible with many animal encounters, great service, and an outstanding guide, Stephan, and tracker,... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic game drives with friendly, knowable ranger and guide. Customer service sets Kapama apart. Everyone so friendly, and make you feel very welcome. Food is good and plentiful. We stayed in a spa room which was perfect for us. Everything you need for a wonderful holiday!

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