Spent 2 nights at the Kapama Buffalo Camp in Oct 2012. The "tent" was gorgeous although be warned a few creepy crawlers will get inside (I don't think this is avoidable with canvas).
Game drives were wonderful, they pair you up with the same group for all the drives and they you have the option to eat as a group as well. This was nice as it appeared that some effort had been made to match people up others of a similar age and adds a social element to the experience.
They use the following schedule:
5am: wake up and light snack
530- 830 - morning game drive
830 - breakfast (a la carte)
100 - lunch (a la carte) (spend your afternoon by the pool, taking a nap, can do some other optional activities - I highly recommend the Cheetah sancutary)
430- high tea
5-800 - afternoon game drive
800 - dinner (buffet)
I was surprised how cold it is in the mornings make sure to bring a warm sweater. Also bring some closed toe shoes they have a bit of an ant issue on their pathways.
Overall I would recommend the Kapama Buffalo Camp!
- 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 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
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- Also Known As:
- Kapama Buffalo Camp Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
- Kapama Buffalo Camp Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa