What a wonderful place ! Beautiful South Africa !
We were traveling in South Africa with my husband for our honeymoon in May.
The Kapama River Lodge was nearly the end of the trip, and it was amazing !
When we arrived, 4 people came to us to give us a warm welcom with fresh and warm towels to wash our hand and a delicious fruit juice. They took care of our luggage and then as we arrived just on time for the afternoon/night safari, we directly were introduiced to our ranger Freedom and the tracker Ringo and to the 2 other couples which were going to be our team for our stay at Kapama River Lodge.
At Kapama River Lodge :
You get the chance to go on safaris twice a day : morning (from 6AM to 9AM and afternoon/evening from 5PM to 7PM).
We said to Freedom we wished we could see the Big Five and of course as much wildlife as we could and he did his best with Ringo to show us the best of the reserve.
We got introduice to several prides of lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, giraffes, beautiful birds, warthogs, zebras, a leopard, a hippo, wildbeest and so on. The best (even if really sad was the lion eating a baby giraffe)
Sometimes we stoped in the middle of the savannah to get a tea of a drink and some snacks.
You always have your meals with your team including your ranger and tracker which is really interesting as we can ask many questions about the african wildlife.
The food is delicious, you eat a lot of specialities such as warthog, ostriches ..
There is also a nice bar to drink good cocktails.
The rooms are really clean,spacious and nicely decorated.
In the morning we got the chance to brush our teeth while looking at a pride of giraffes eating just in front of our windows.
Be careful of the vervet monkeys, they are really cute but try to steal your food ;-)
We also went to one of the free activies : the walk safari which is really interesting. You learn how to recognise foot prints, animals behaviors and it's a bit frightening to walk alone in their place and you have to respect it.
We also got one massage of 1H, it was so relaxing.
I could write much more about our stay at Kapama but I should stop .
All the staff were really nice. Thanks again for this life experience !!!
- 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