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Kapama River Lodge
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

On a recommendation i stayed here recently with my partner. We stayed in the buffallo camp which are luxury "tents". Our experience was first rate. The "tent" is a luxurious lodge with all amenities you would expect of a five star hotel. Food, atmosphere, staff, swimming pool, transport, service, safaris were out of this world. Ask for Collum and Foster for the drives if you are in buffalo. The best experience one could ask for. We saw all big 5 except for leopards.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

An amazing place where everything works to satisfy guests. Everything is perfect and the guides are very professional. Dinners are unforgettable. High quality wines. Before leaving for safaris there is a small breakfast. And after returning, 9am, The breakfast is served from truth: a delight

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Essex, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Was really looked after by FW and Given who found us the big five and more ...we were lucky that the tourists in our jeep stayed for the same duration as us so we could move on to different experiences....the spa was great....the only negative was there was no view from our room but we weren't in it for long! Food was good quality with lots of choice ...excellent stay and would definitely return to this lodge...if you want any other info ill be happy to advise!

Room Tip: We had spa room 101... Great room but limited in views
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Rio De Janeiro, Rj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

You're in a safari adjacent to Kruger Park, and yet there is nothing to complain about. Food and accomodation is just as good as in a 5-star US resort, and our safari guide really knows the place and takes us everywhere.
It's probably not the real thing, and it seems a little too easy to spot the animals, but nonetheless it is a thrilling experience to find oneself surrounded by elephants, to spot a couple of lions with cubs or follow the path of the cheetahs by the road.
Resort staff are very nice, food is excellent and rooms really comfortable.
Too bad I did not use the spa, next time will surely do it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I´ve recommended Kapama River Lodge to several friends who´ve asked me for tips on South Africa. I´ve been there in 2008 and still can´t forget my stay! The environment of the hotel is perfect for those who look for a safari experience, dinner outside was delicious and safari guides were knowlegeable and fun. The only drawback, that maybe extends to all private reserves, is occasionally being able to see the reserve´s fences, but that definitely has no significant impact on this wonderful experience!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

This was a magical place for us: a fabulous lodge with super rooms,great food and service and fantastic,knowledgeable rangers.The safaris were excellent and the animals tremendous.We were lucky enough to witness the "big five" sightings and what could better having a bath while watching the wild life pass by? Truly this is a "once in a lifetime" must!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Antigonish, Canada
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We were a small group of six visiting in early November 2012. From the moment we were picked up by Jakes in his Safari Landrover at the airport, we experienced first rate service. The food and accomodations were fantastic. The condition of the bush and health of the animals and the quantity of wildlife we saw was out of this world. One day we saw 13 lions,another day we counted 16 elephants. The trees, birds and insects were just as amazing. Our guide was very knowledgable and shared stories at every turn in the road. It is very nice to see people working at jobs they are passionate about. I took over 1000 pictures during our 4 days and have stories for a lifetime...like don't stand up in a jeep when taking a picture of the lion king.This is a MUST do trip of a lifetime.

Room Tip: rooms on the second storey offer the best view of animals playing and eating early each morning.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Kapama River Lodge
Address: R40 | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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, 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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