We were there for 4 nights and the experience was incredible. Our ranger was very helpful and knowledgeable. He patiently answered all our questions, and was very friendly. He made sure that we saw the Big Five before we left the place (though we missed the leopard).
The rooms were huge and the view was incredible. We could see the giraffes, impalas, and other animals from our balcony. In the morning, we would take a break for tea and rusks and in the evening, we would break for drinks while we watch the sunset.
For dinner, we would have our ranger and the safari group dine and mingle. Overall, an excellent experience for a private game reserve.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Kapama River Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
- Kapama River Lodge Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa