We spent 3 days here in November and had a fabulous time. 2 game drives a day -early morning and late afternoon and we saw many, many animals- many close sightings of 4 of the Big 5 and countless other animals. We had the great luck to have Big Al as our ranger and Benson as our tracker. They were wonderful. Al obviously had a real interest in the land and the animals and this made for great explanations and interesting detail on all the animals and birds that we saw! Benson seemed supernatural at finding animals. They fed us 5 times a day and the food was generally excellent, and the accomodation was lovely cottages/tents on stilts jutting out over the game preserve. We sat on our decks and watched animals wander below us. We went on to Mala Mala game preserve for 2 days after this and did not see a tenth of the animals, though we did see the elusive leopard there. Can't say enough about how pleased we were with Kapama Buffalo Camp. Claire was great as well for helping out with any needs whatsoever. Would highly recommend it.
- Also Known As:
- Kapama Buffalo Camp Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
- Kapama Buffalo Camp Hotel
- Kapama Buffalo Camp Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game Africa in true safari tented style without compromising on comfort.Ten luxury newly build canvas tents, each sleeping two, are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank. Wooden walkways interconnect the rooms, which are all in the upper reaches of tall riverine trees. The river below rarely flows and antelopes are seen daily walking along the sandy riverbed. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, wardrobe, low impact climate control, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities.The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are on the riverbank, where gardens of succulent aloes and euphorbia are tended around the thatched bar, dining room, pool terrace and campfire. But the thick African bush is just a glance away, inhabited by animals like lion, hyena and jackal whose calls can be heard in the dead of night. Lanterns, rather than electric lights, glow at night under the trees, creating a special intimate ambience particular to Buffalo Camp.With a maximum of 20 guests at Buffalo Camp, special attention is paid to personal service and the staff become like friends. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a truly authentic way to experience the African bush. ... more less