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Kapama Buffalo Camp

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R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Bristol U.K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place, selfishly it needs to remain a secret so that it's as peaceful when we return one day! Buffalo camp is a special place run by special,dedicated people. Special mention to Claire who is so welcoming and calm,nothing is too much trouble for her to sort. Rowan in the restaurant whose smiling face and lovely manner looked after my... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been in Kapama Buffalo Camp for 3days which was the first accommodation of holidays in Africa. and it didn't take a long time to know that i had a right choice. The rooms were clean & fancy, dinings were not very very good for my taste, but all foods were well-prepared. The programs of game drives were so... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 25, 2015

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 July 23, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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 July 14, 2015

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 July 12, 2015

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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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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