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Kapama Southern Camp

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Kapama Private Game Reserve | Hoedspruit, R40, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa (Formerly Hongonyi Private Game Lodge)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a piece of heaven the luxury family suite is a must for a family well worth the money own pool and totally private 👌ranger was -Francois he was very knowledgable and we got to see lots of lions and there Cubs plus a mating pair enjoyed the evening dinner especially when ELVIS the porcupine pop in 😀

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at kapama southern camp for four nights and the service from the minute we arrived until our departure was fantastic! The camp was not full so we were upgraded to a luxurious suite with our own private pool. The suite was beautiful and the bed was very comfortable. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our guide (Beth) and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in a group of 22 travellers and were made welcome on our arrival.A luxurious camp in the hoedspruit area.Our accommodation was just great and walking to and from camp amenities with warthog porcupines and other game was amazing.we did 6 game drives, morning and night seeing all animals,giraffe,hippo monkeys,elephants rhino buffalo zebra lions birds,crocks,impala etc. wow.we also did... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You have to fly into Hoedspruit airport which is a former military airport and now private. The camp is just outside the airport and covers a very large area next to Kruger National Park. The South Camp was truly luxurious and everyone was extremely friendly, from the first greeting, the staff, the rangers, the trackers and the manager. The "drives"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a must stay experience. The rooms were outstanding. The beds were huge and lush and the free standing bath was big! The staff were so attentive and the food was amazing. We stayed 3 nights and it included 2x3 hour game drives every day and a walking tour daily.The rangers were so knowledgable and nothing was to much... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

From the moment that we arrived at Kapama Southern Camp the staff made us feel welcomed and like we were personally extended an invitation to stay. It was a the best of both worlds with access to wildlife via daily safaris and staying in beautiful accommodations. Not being a outdoor camper this gave me the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After 3 days in Cape Town we flew to Hoedspruit. At the Airport our Ranger, Dennis, picked us up. The transfer started as a kind of mini game drive. We - a family of 4, 2 children aged 10 and 12, were received very friendly and warmhearted at the Kapama Southern Camp. Dropped the luggage, and our first game drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hazel of the hotel staff greated us with a warm, vanilla scented handtowel and a glass of juice! We stayed in the cottages which I can HIGHLY recommend. They have early morning before the safari drives of coffee/tea and snacks. We only went one time, but it was nice. We usually waited to eat after the morning drive. The breakfast... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have not one negative word to say about our experience at Kapama Southern Camp. The positives? Numerous! Very comfortable, clean accommodations. Attentive, happy, efficient staff. Remarkable meals. Variety, presentation, and service beyond compare. Beautifully maintained grounds. Gorgeous pool. Game drives that were exciting, fun, educational. Jefrey and Freeman. Would I recommend? Yes! Would I go back? Yes! If you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The Southern Camp has amazing amenities, the service is personal and attentive, and the camp has a small number of rooms, so it truly feels private. A morning and evening safari are bracketed by wonderful food, and a very relaxing environment. I highly recommend this Camp

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