We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Kapama Buffalo Camp
Write a Review

238 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    206
    26
    3
    2
    1
See reviews for
18
145
9
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (238)
  • Mar-May only
    (60)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (56)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (64)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (58)
All months
There are newer reviews for Kapama Buffalo Camp
See the most recent reviews
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We spent three nights at Kapama Buffalo Camp. The "tent" is really a luxurious hotel room, literally overlooking the bush. On the first afternoon we saw a group of Nyala (small antelope) right under the balcony. This is a foodie's choice for safari. There is a lot of food, and it is all extremely good. Melani, the camp manager, was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We just spent 5 days at Kapama Buffalo Camp and I don't have the words to express how wonderful this was. The camp is beautiful, the accommodations are luxurious. The food is superb and the staff is warm and welcoming. Then there's the safari drives. Twice a day we went out with our fantastic trackers and drivers; first Foster and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jordan
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The tents were beautiful and big. Very private with a stunning shower that looks out over bush. Same with bath. Very nice communal areas and pool. Food was smart but it did not make us swoon. The game trips were nice- saw Rhinos close by, saw a great Cheetah sighting thanks to guide. The reserve is fenced in - so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sherwood Park, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place was amazing, we were lost and called. We were greeted over the phone by one of the Managers, she said they were waiting for us and we would make it in time for our afternoon safari and gave us directions to the gate we needed for entry into the Park. From the moment we arrived we had exceptional... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed three nights here in November 2014 to start off our 10 day holiday in South Africa and it could not have been a better start to the holiday. Upon arrival at the airport we were picked up by our guide, Jeffrey, and it was great getting to know him on the drive back. We saw... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed at Kapama Buffalo Camp for the first few days of our honeymoon and could not have been more pleased with our experience. Our safari guide Jeffrey was amazing and extremely knowledgable. We saw all of the ''big 5'' (including watching a lion hunt/kill) and had a great time doing it. The 'tents' are extremely spacious and private with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I went her with my Girlfriend on a last minute trip and we loved it and would love to return. I run my own tour company so I end up at a lot of Lodges and there was something I just loved about our stay here. Its the best Value for money luxury lodge we have stayed at together. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful 5 night stay at this amazing place  5 star luxury in a tent on stilts The staff were all so friendly and welcoming and the food and service was superb Our Ranger ( Jeffrey) and spotter (Remeko) were the best. They took us everywhere and found us everything from 2 leopard spottings one defending his... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Orleans, LA
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We loved our recent trip to Kapama Buffalo Camp! I cannot recommend this place enough. From the moment we arrived to cold water and cold towels, we were treated so well by the entire staff. They were completely professional and did everything they could to make each guest feel welcome. Kapama is literally across the street from Hoedspruit Airport so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

All I can say is Wow!! We had such an incredible time at Kapama. They really pay attention to detail, and go above and beyond to ensure you have an authentic experience. The lodging was beautiful and well maintained. The food was incredible! And their service was impeccable. My Ranger and Spotter (Joe and Foster) were a dynamic duo. They... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

358 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (344)
Viewed
Dining (31)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (28)
Viewed
Room/suite (26)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (15)
Viewed
View from room (10)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Other (223)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kapama Private Game Reserve
3.1 mi away
Kapama River Lodge
Kapama River Lodge
#2 of 2 in Kapama Private Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 882 reviews
0.0 mi away
Imbali Safari Lodge
Imbali Safari Lodge
#7 of 13 in Kruger National Park
4.5 of 5 stars 222 reviews
20.8 mi away
Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp
Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Cam...
#1 of 13 in Balule Private Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 774 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.2 mi away
Pondoro Game Lodge
Pondoro Game Lodge
#3 of 13 in Balule Private Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 494 reviews
10.3 mi away
Monwana Game Lodge
Monwana Game Lodge
#2 of 11 in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 163 reviews
15.2 mi away
Kambaku Safari Lodge
Kambaku Safari Lodge
#2 of 16 in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 375 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities