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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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Zürich, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Kapama River Lodge for 3 nights and wished we would have stayed longer. The staff went out of their way to make sure we had an excellent stay. We stayed in the Spa suites and our room was very nice. The bathroom looked out to the bush. The meals were buffet style and... More

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Cagliari, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

Elegant and sophisticated lodge, but with a cozy and warm appearance. The rooms are big, tastefully furnished and provided with a very nice terrace facing the bush, where the sweet nyalas graze day and night long. The bathroom is amazing! Huge, one of a kind, with a big shower and an incredible panoramic bathtub. Classy restaurant, tasty and abundant buffet,... More

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Rome, Italy
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

We stayed in a normal room for one night and at a spa suite for 2 nights and found both solutions extremely agreeable. Obviously the suite was splendid with a unique view over the park. The service was great. The food was ordinary and could easily be improved if the chef were to focus on quantity rather than quality. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

We stayed here two nights to enjoy the safari possibilities. At night between midnight and one o' clock other guests came from the bar and made noise during at least one hour in their room, close to ours.Sound isolation is very bad. And we heared that some guests come to celebrate certain events...But other guests, like we, came to enjoy... More

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BernardSouthAfrica, Manager at Kapama River Lodge, responded to this review

Kapama take note of the concerns and would leave no stone unturned to adress these issues raised in the review. Kapama do have three other lodges nl Kapama Karula, Kapama Buffalo Camp and Kapama Main lodge which all offers a more exclusive and private accomodation option to guests. Different lodges appeal to different people and it is important to understand... More

Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

We had the opportunity to stay 3 days at Kapama and we just have to say that everything was really perfect, the staff, the amenities and the food. I was impressed on how they organize the safaris with all the guests and there is no delay. The rangers and the trackers know very well how to deal with the people... More

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Prato, Italy
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

as said game safaris are very good,really good. as kapama is fenced and there are many trackers the possibilities to see the big 5 are very high.we saw lions,leopards,big bull elephant,rhinos, buffalos and so on.really exiting when we found a leopard eating a warthog.... also the hotel is really new and clean but you cannot feel to be in africa!... More

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Borgomanero, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

Well, all six of us were so pleased about our stay, in only one word: EXCELLENT! My wife and I have been in SA every year since 2007, we visit many places in Kruger NP and also a lot of PGRs, (last year we spent some days in Buffalo Camp) so we have some experience about this kind of vacation.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

Having come from a small, family-run safari camp to the Kapama river lodge, we were a little overwhelmed by the scale of the operation. It's a huge luxury camp, but that means it's a little impersonal at times. The accomodation is stunning, though the buffet food was a little cold at times, and the clientele could be a bit snobby.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

Kapama River Lodge was the exact opposite of most people's concept of a safari bush camp. This was NOT rustic, or roughing-it by any means. This is a sophisticated, luxurious, extravagent resort. This resort can probably accomodate well over 100 people but it never felt crowded though. The common areas include open fireplaces with large sofas to relax. Between game... More

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Espoo, Finland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

We spent 3 nights in Kapama River Lodge and really loved it. The rooms were luxurious and African style furnished. The whole lodge area was also same style and really nice. The staff was friendly and helpfull all the time. The game drives were fantastic, it was best time of the day when the game drive was about to start,... 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*
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Kapama River Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama River Lodge Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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