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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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Spent 2 nights at the Kapama Buffalo Camp in Oct 2012. The "tent" was gorgeous although be warned a few creepy crawlers will get inside (I don't think this is avoidable with canvas). Game drives were wonderful, they pair you up with the same group for all the drives and they you have the option to eat as a group... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

A really special place, but you spend most of the time with the ranger and the tracker. We weren't so lucky 'cause our ranger wasn't só kind and part of the time he drove as crazy. Besides that, it's a big five country, the rooms are beautiful and there others ranger options so I recommend it anyway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Don't be fooled by the name "camp." Think 'Out of Africa" and that was more like our accomodations and experience! The "tent" was on stilts, had hard wood floors, a claw foot tub, travertine glass shower and a king size bed. Every night while we were at dinner housekeeping would come in and turn down the bed and put a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Kapama Buffalo Camp for 4 nights and wished we had stayed there much longer! The whole experience was so breathtakingly beautiful that I don't know where to begin my review. For starters, Claire, the camp manager, made us feel so at home when we arrived, along with all other staff in the camp...it was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the Buffalo Camp in the Kapama game reserve. We had an absolute wonderful time while we were there. The canvas “tents” we stayed in we amazing. The tents were very clean and had all the amenities of a luxury hotel room. My wife and I enjoyed the fact that there were no clocks... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I recently spent a month in Africa and visited 4 countries and had various game viewing experiences. My trip started at Vic Falls then Kapama Buffalo Camp in South Africa then continued onto Manyara National Park, Ngorogoro Crater, Serengeti, Masai Mara and Amboseli National Park. This was the trip of a lifetime and I absolutely adored every part of it... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We spent the first three days of our six days in Kruger here and loved it! It's the smallest of several lodges in Kapama, maximum twenty guests--we were there in their winter and there were five of us. Very nice cabins (covered with canvas to pretend they are tents) with verandahs looking into the reserve itself. Excellent service both in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Spent 3 nights here (wish it had been more!) at the beginning of August with my wife and had a brilliant time. Could not fault anything. The staff are so welcoming from the first minute to the last and the overall experience was way beyond expectation! The game drives were great and we saw all the big 5 including 2... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Spent 5 nights here in July 2012 as part of our honeymoon. That is longer than most people stay (2-3 nights), but we wanted to see as many animals as possible and we weren't disappointed! Game drives were fantastic, and we saw all of the big 5 on a single drive. Saw leopard cubs, a lion eating a zebra, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We spent four nights at the Buffalo Camp in July 2012 as one of three safari lodges we visited in South Africa. Kapama was the least expensive of our destinations but definitely didn't compromise on quality as far as we were concerned. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the staff until the moment we left, we felt... More 

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