We were looking for a place that felt "outdoorsie" but was still comfortable and this hit the spot in a major way. It is tented luxury. Granted the only thing that makes this a tent is the canvas walls and ceilings it does a good job of making you feel like your not in a standard hotel. The hardwood floors and beautiful bathtub and glass wall shower are only the beginning. The tent is beautiful and really meshes luxury and the outdoors well. Food was great and they bent over backwards to make sure all our needs were met (we keep kosher). Nothing was too much for them and we ate better then we have anywhere else. The service is great, the people are great and everything in between.
We went for 2 nights here and 1 night in Karula (should have done 2 and 2) and I am glad we did both, each of them are so unique it was great to be at both.
Words can't describe how awesome the safari was, August is a great time to go, much easier to see the animals as there is less greenery for them to hide behind. Not only did we see the big 5 but we got close enough to touch everyone of them (obviously we didn't) but it was amazing!!! I will say this, if you can try and get Jeffery and David (email before you go) they were unreal! The other ranger and trackers we had just could not compare to them. I didn't realize how much of a difference the ranger and tracker make to the trip but it would not have been the same without them. If you are reading this and are on the fence just do yourself a favor and go, it's amazing you will remember it forever! (try doing 2 nights and 2 nights, you might start to get bored if you do more)
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kapama Buffalo Camp Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
- Kapama Buffalo Camp Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa