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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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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The best place we were in South Africa. We enjoyed the Safari experience and saw the Big5 and many more animals. Our ranger (Nelson) is a fantastic person. The food was simply great, and the room were so cool in such an African style. We really hope to go back there in the near future.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

From the very moment we were greeted at the airport by our drivers, with the open top Landcruiser, to the moment they dropped us off, this was an excellent safari destination. Practically as soon as we entered the game reserve we saw a zebra. That was just the tip of the iceberg. We were lucky enough to see the "Big... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Kapama river lodge was a beautiful resort. From the moment we arrived, we were totally moved. We were collected from the airport by our rangers in the Safari jeeps. Driving into the resort was fantastic. The staff were wonderful, helpful and,friendly. The spa was brilliant, relaxing and peaceful. The Meals were authentic and delicious. A fabulous experience, one I... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I visited Kapama for our very first safari. We had such a fantastic experience, and both hope to stay at the River Lodge again. The camp totally takes care of its guests by providing everything from wake-up calls to scheduled tea time and meals. Apart from beverages, spa, and a few optional items the lodge is all-inclusive... More 

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Wokingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the River Lodge for 3 nights. From the moment we were collected at the airport by Kim in a safari jeep, until returned there 3 days later, we had nothing but fantastic experiences. The accommodation was first rate with A/C a must as outside temps were topping 36C. In the 6 safaris we managed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed at Kapama river lodge in September. This is a good time to go before the rains come and the grass gets to high. River lodge is excellent for families and the food is both abundant and excellent. We found the staff to be very friendly and very attentive. All the housekeeping staff took the time to get to... More 

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Ferndown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This place is a joy. we were warmly welcomed to this beautifully designed lodge. The public areas are well furnished and comfortable as are the rooms. Everywhere is spotless and all the staff greet you with a smile. The room maid is even remembers your first name. Those in charge seem to have adopted the MBWA principle (Management by Walking... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I'm working in Jo'burg so work commitments meant I had to drive rather than fly to the resort so needed it to be special to justify 6 hours of winding roads. I was travelling alone so the large size of the Lodge made it easier to blend in...normally I prefer a smaller style hotel but this is so well designed... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

It took me 2 days to get to South Africa from Stoney Creek, Ontario.......let me tell you it was worth it!! It was an unbelievable experience, I will never forget it. Karula Lodge is a small piece of heaven!! From the experience of the 2 daily Safaris, accommodations, service driven staff and gourmet meals it was perfection. It has shifted... More 

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Farmington Hills
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is a beautiful setting, great game drives with excellent ranger and tracker. We had massages and manicures at the Wellness Center and loved the experience. The room was gorgeous and maintained very well. The food could not have been better and we loved the wait staff. HOWEVER there was a huge drawback: Upon arrival, we received a cursory overview... More 

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