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R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Kapama Buffalo Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This camp is ridiculously nice! The rooms you stay in are technically tents but they're small buildings on stilts...think the huts in the ocean in Bali, etc. These tents have the most comfortable beds in Africa (but Americans still will find it a long way from a Denver Mattress) and a soaking tub in the room to get rid of... More

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Grafton, WI
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I was traveling with a group of 20 people from Wisconsin, USA, and we had no idea what to expect when arriving in South Africa. Kapama Buffalo Camp took our breath away. We were only there for a total of three nights, but I wish we had spent our entire trip there! The service and food were both excellent. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We're a couple from Sydney Australia who honeymooned at Buffalo Camp for three nights in late January 2014. This place is terrific and was much more than we had expected! The 'tents' don't feel like tents at all - just beautiful inside. Only downside (unavoidable) is monkeys on the roof making noise at night. The food is very impressive and... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This luxury safari camp was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. Fantastic tent accommodation, great service, wonderful food, and twice daily game drives with terrific ranger and tracker (Big Al and Benson) who made sure we had the ultimate safari experience. We loved this place and everything about it. Highly recommended.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We decided to travel to Kapama Buffalo Camp to celebrate a special occasion. We had the most amazing weekend there and cannot fault them on anything. The service was friendly, courteous and still very professional. The staff were simply brilliant. The game experience was among the best I have experienced and we have been visiting various game parks for over... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Words cannnot even begin to explain how wonderful the 4 nights at Kapama Buffalo Camp were. I was there in late November. Everything was fantastic - the 'tent', the staff, the food - everything. I learned so much from Joe and Foster on the game drives. They did everything possible to make sure each one was memorable and we were... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed at Kapama Buffalo camp for 3 nights just before Christmas. There's nothing i can say about this place that hasn't already been said - fantastic accommodation, staff, service and food. Our ranger and tracker (Joe & Foster) were excellent and really went out of their way to accommodate us and share their knowledge. It was nice to be... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were at Kapama Buffalo camp for six days at the beginning of November. The place is as good as everybody says it is. And most importantly , all the staff are friendly while still being courteous. Jeffrey and David took us out on the all-important game drives.They were brilliant. Of course they showed us the elephants, crocodiles, and rhino... More

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Marbella, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

everything was fantastic and I can rate 5 stars, comparing to other 8 Lodges, where I also have been. The Buffalo Lodge for me had been THE BEST !!!! The ranger(s) and trekker(s) had a lot of knowledge and were willing to share their knowledge. They also stopped for an interesting tree, bird, reptile or bug - it was not... More

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Rustenburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We visit the Buffalo camp at kapama for 3 nights. From arriving we were treated like royalty by an awesome team!!! Welcomed by a drink and warm South African hospitality!!! Our host Claire went out of her way to take good care of us and make sure we are comfortable and at all times happy! Our first gamedrive by Ranger... More

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Kapama Buffalo Camp Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama Buffalo Camp Hotel
Kapama Buffalo Camp Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Address: R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game Africa in true safari tented style without compromising on comfort.Ten luxury newly build canvas tents, each sleeping two, are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank. Wooden walkways interconnect the rooms, which are all in the upper reaches of tall riverine trees. The river below rarely flows and antelopes are seen daily walking along the sandy riverbed. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, wardrobe, low impact climate control, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities.The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are on the riverbank, where gardens of succulent aloes and euphorbia are tended around the thatched bar, dining room, pool terrace and campfire. But the thick African bush is just a glance away, inhabited by animals like lion, hyena and jackal whose calls can be heard in the dead of night. Lanterns, rather than electric lights, glow at night under the trees, creating a special intimate ambience particular to Buffalo Camp.With a maximum of 20 guests at Buffalo Camp, special attention is paid to personal service and the staff become like friends. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a truly authentic way to experience the African bush. ... more   less 

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