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Kapama Buffalo Camp

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R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Kapama Buffalo Camp
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were impressed with the luxurious tents, delicious meals and outstanding service in this 10 room lodge. We stayed three nights and would recommend the same. During their winter months be prepared for the morning and evening game drives by bringing a warm jacket, hat, gloves and scarf. They do provide capes/blankets and hot water bottles but it can get... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tents are super lux, with a nice balcony, where we saw monkeys, antelope, mongoose. Saw the big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino) in 2 nights (4 game drives), but we were happy to be there 3 nights. Also saw the elusive cheetah. Of course it is not a zoo, so depends on the animals. Some drives were packed with... More 

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County Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and my wife stayed here in June 2014 on our honeymoon. We were here for 3 nights but wished we had stayed for more. The décor is amazing, the food was fantastic and the game drives were simply breathtaking. The sheer hospitality shown by everyone really bowled us over. It truly is an amazing set up. We saw all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The family and I have just returned from South Africa where we spent a very relaxing and pleasant time at Kapama Buffalo Camp which is part of the Kapama Private Game Reserve. This reserve is about 13,000 hectares of virgin country and holds untold numbers of wild life of all descriptions, Our Ranger/driver Joe and Tracker Foster were fabulous.We saw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being the smallest of all the accommodation in Kapama, it provides luxury tented accommodation with attention to small detail equivalent to few other lodges in SA. Decor and furnishings in the tents are of a high quality and speaks of elegance and sophistication. After game drives ( which tended to be quite cold In the evenings) hot water bottles are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were beautiful, but two out of our three rooms had serious bathroom issues with toilets that wouldn't flush. It was nice that the camp was small, but the food was very average and we didn't feel as welcome as we have at previous camps. The game reserve itself allows you to view many animals but it feels much... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Having spent two nights at Karula, Buffalo Camp is very different in concept in that it has a more traditional look and feel. That being said, it has all the modern-day amenities one would need and the tent itself is very cozy and comfortable. Love the balcony where I can relax with nyala grazing and mongeese (yes, that's the plural... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Truly an amazing experience! The driver and guide were superb not only taking us to observe the wild game but educating us on this precious place. You won't go hungry. As a matter of fact you will most likely go home with a few extra pounds but well worth it. The staff was friendly, fun and professional. Buffalo Lodge exceeded... More 

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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Thanks Kapama for the best safari ever! The "tents" are oh so gorgeous, the food is so delicious, the service is beyond good. Claire specifically you were amazing and I want to thank you. Tips for those going in cooler months - pack a very warm jacket, even beanie and gloves because the night safaris get very chilly. Binoculars are... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I went on safari with my parents this past May and stayed at Kapama Buffalo Camp for three nights. We had done a safari the previous year as a couple and stayed at Kapama Karula, a different lodge in the same reserve (which is incredibly romantic and beautiful! Also an amazing choice!!) and wanted to try somewhere... More 

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