We stayed two nights at this fabulous lodge in August 2012. Staff was great, guides, trackers got us our big five! Very close looks at lions cheetah and leopard. The elephants are so much fun! Very clean and organized rooms with a back porch that looks out on the reserve. Wish we could have stayed longer. Buffet was good, my 17 yr old niece had no complaints. No bugs this time of year. Vehicles were good on the dirt roads and off road looking for the leopard. We saw lions eating a kill. A couple of our group did the elephant ride which was fun because the babies come along, one was chasing a warthog! Extra$$$ but niece wanted to do it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kapama River Lodge is situated within Kapama Game Reserve, and presents the perfect blend between luxurious safari accommodation and a generous bed capacity of 64 bedrooms. Although large, it is so stylish and roomy and beautifully positioned along a dry riverbed, that guests fall in love with it.Each spacious room at Kapama River Lodge features a full en-suite bathroom and terrace with uninterrupted views into the leafy-green Big 5 game reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a large rim-flow swimming pool with sun umbrellas and recliners for lazy afternoons. The long L-shaped relaxation lounge and bar under a double-volume thatch, curves around the pool and on either side is a huge double-sided fireplace creating a wondrous open-plan yet cosy atmosphere. The Rhino Boma dining area with tables arranged under a low thatch in a horseshoe curve, has a central open space where a roaring outdoor fire gives a glow to evening meals. Buffet-style meals introduce African flavours with Pan African dishes using fresh local ingredients and specialist dishes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kapama River Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
- Kapama River Lodge Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa