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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kapama Private Game Reserve | Hoedspruit, R40, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa (Formerly Hongonyi Private Game Lodge)
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Kapama Southern Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kapama was the last portion of our trip and the staff there ensured that the ending to our honeymoon was nothing but perfect! Our suite was very comfortable and spacious. Hazel and the other duty managers assisted me with a special task and were so helpful and kind! The ranger and tracker on our assigned safari were both extremely knowledgeable... More

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Waco, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I loved staying in the luxury suite at the southern camp. This experience was incredible. The accommodations were excellent. The food was great. The game drives were awesome - we saw a lion hunt and kill a wildebeest. It was crazy. The animals are so close. Our guides did a great job searching for animals. I would... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Spent five amazing days late March early April at this reserve and every day was absolutely breathtaking. Two game drives a day and a stop for high tea. Reserve surrounded by an electrical fence and at night you can hear lions roar. Our tracker Mose was very knowlegeable about the area. Accomodations were great and the food was delicioius. The... More

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Elgin, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family of 5 just returned from our incredible South African Safari. This was our first time to South Africa and we truly had an amazing and highly memorable vacation due mostly to Kapama Southern Camp. We stayed at Kapama Southern Camp for 4 days and 3 nights and this was truly our most favorite part of our entire 11... More

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Glenview, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great place, beautiful Lodge, very attentive to details, our Range Adolf was great, very knowledgeable about the area and animals. The suites are little villas with your own swimming pool, jacuzzi, sometimes animals visit you in your area. Food is above average, sometimes fair, and sometimes great. I give this place 5 stars overall

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This Safari camp is truly superb. Private lodges with air conditioning, a complex with a beautiful pool.....and yet only minutes away from the big 5. The staff are just amazing and the food on site as good as any top quality hotel. If you want to safari in 5* style, this is the place to be!

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Southern Camp with safari drives twice a day in the morning then evening and the stay was splendid! The villa rooms we had was huge with indoor and outdoor baths and an outdoor pool where you sometimes get a glimpse of the friendly impala or wildboar family. Our guide Jeffrey and seeker Justin took... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

No words can describe what it´s to be in this luxuxy and wonderful hotel inside the Kapama reserve. The room (maybe I should say bungaloo) is amazing!!!!! Including a private pool with a view of the savannah, gas fireplace and na outside shower! All the crew is wonderfully well-trained and the safaris are always astonishing! If you want to see... More

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed at Kapama for a total of five nights in December, the first three at the Buffalo Camp, and our last two at the Southern Camp. We enjoyed the Southern Camp's amenities and luxury, but it was the staff that really set this camp apart. The staff at the Southern Camp was very accommodating in all of our requests.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our stay at Kapama was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. My husband and I stayed at Kapama Southern Camp with another couple, and we stayed in the luxury villas. Oh MY! They were absolutely stunning. In choosing where to stay for our safari (as there is a plethora of options), we decided to stay at one of... More

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Address: Kapama Private Game Reserve | Hoedspruit, R40, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa (Formerly Hongonyi Private Game Lodge)
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama Southern Camp 5*
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Kapama Southern Camp Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama Southern Camp Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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Kapama Southern Camp is the proud new addition to our Kapama Game Reserve family and is situated on the southern most section of the Kapama Private Game Reserve. It offers luxury safari accommodation, warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting which will satisfy even the most discerning nature lovers' taste.Lounge & PoolRelax in the lounge with a good book or just sit back and indulge in the breathtaking beauty of mother nature in all her splendour. Alternatively you can lazily lounge around our magnificent pool and deck area and stare into the vast African yonder, hopefully spotting some of the many animals that often pass in close proximity. If the African sun becomes too much to endure, a dip in the refreshing swimming pool will bring immediate relief, and the friendly barman will be on hand to spoil you with a tantalising cocktail.DiningBreakfast and lunches are normally served in the dining room with open sides, so you will always have nature just a few meters away while enjoying tasteful culinary creations from our qualified chefs . Dinner is served in the traditional outside Boma, again with nature as the backdrop and a starlit sky overhead creating the perfect setting.Southern Camp also boasts a fully equipped wine cellar where we stock only the finest wines from top South African vineyards in a perfectly humidified environment.Southern Camp Standard RoomsSouthern Camp offers 10 standard rooms. These include 4 family rooms catering for a maximum of two children under 12 per family room. All our standard rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower only. Safe boxes and Coffee & Tea making facilities are standard in all rooms. The insect screens and air-conditioning will make the balmy summer evenings just so much more enjoyable.Southern Camp Suites (pictured below)Southern Camp also offers 15 Luxury Suites. En-suite and fully equipped with shower and baths, air-conditioning and a mini-bar fridge as a standard commodity. Take a relaxing bath and stare out the big wooden frame window, keeping an eye on the magnificently coloured birds just outside your suite or sit on your patio wile having your early morning coffee and feel the excitement build as you prepare for an exhilarating safari. ... more   less 
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