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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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Woking
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We were looking forward to our stay at Kapama having booked it about 8 months ago. We were planning to stay at Kapama Karula but our luxury tent was washed away in the storms in January, so we were moved to the River Lodge. we were initially a little disappointed as we were looking forward to the intimacy of Karula... More 

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SANTOS
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Upscale experience with destination that gives the regular and experienced traveller the feeling that still exists right people doing the right thing. Proper decoration in every single place around the property, excellent rooms,friendly and corteous staff and the food couldn't be better.

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South Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Being our first visit to South Africa and our first game resort experience, Tripadvisor reviews, near location in relation to airport, and price were the main deciders for us to choose the River Lodge. We could easily have paid much more for other game park accommodation and experiences; however, our choice did not want for anything. Without exception everything during... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

I read reviews about Kapama River Lodge before I visited and from my observation, the reviews were pretty accurate. However, the photos online did not do justice to the actual setting. Kapama River Lodge is a beautiful hotel, located in the bush and offered the perfect balance of luxury & nature. The rooms were spacious, clean and warmly decorated, yet... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

In short, this is a five star lodge that misses some things in order to merit a fifth star: - The food is good, but not excellent, and buffee dinner was interesting but I expect more from a top class lodge. - a few more complimentary things, perhaps fruit or drinks at some point. - more comfortable chairs by pool.... More 

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

My wife and I spent four nights at Kapama and came to the conclusion that 4 star might be the correct rating. Usual 5 start touches were missing like bath robes, complimentary fruit basket etc. Room safe not fixed to anything so thief just has to lift the whole thing from the wardrobe and walk away. Main pool area has... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Very nice place. Rooms are great. Love the game drive with a very good ranger and tracker, and also very friendly. It was very interesting to be able to share with them. Spa is great also! We saw most of the big five, except the lepard. And was we saw was amasing!

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Peoria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We were a group of 10 and all of us loved the hotel. We had the spa rooms and they were extremely spacious with comfortable beds. The bath area was amazing, the bath tub was right in front of the glass wall with views of the jungle. The 2 safaris a day were perfect, we saw the Big 5, even... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

In South Africa reviewing lodges in the Kruger. Stayed one night at Kapama River Lodge. Here's the deal. Larger than your typical game lodge - at least the really good ones. But that's ok, because what they lose in intimacy they make up for in facilities. The spa is exceptional - worth spending a day, for sure. I stayed in... More 

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tzaneen, south africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

We decided to treat our 3 children aged 8,6 and 3 to a 'safari'!!!the older 2 were celebrating their birthday.The lodge is a mere 120 km away from our home and we'd passes by a few times.So we decided to book 3 weeks before our arrival date. The lodge: on arrival we were greeted with a cool litchi non alcoholic... More 

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