Spent 2 nights in Buffalo Camp and 1 night in Southern Camp in Dec 2012
Overall, the key difference between the two was that the former is more for couples (also more pricey, because of more fancy accommodation and more fancy food) while the latter caters more to families.
What I really liked about Buffalo Camp was our accommodation. We stayed in a "tent" but it was really a fully equipped hotel room, except that the walls and the roof are made of canvas instead of concrete. You feel like you're outdoors when the wind hits the canvas, but at the same time these are extremely luxurious and comfortable settings.
Food was also amazing, both in terms of quantity and quality -- we were fed multiple times a day, and our waistlines suffered.
But what you travel to Kruger for is the safari experience. In that respect, we were not disappointed. Top marks to Collen our ranger and Foster our tracker for their dedication to helping us have as many experiences with the animals as possible, often heading out for more than our designated 3-hour game drive. We appreciated Collen's company and sharing at dinner as well.
All in all, an unforgettable experience with Kapama =)
- 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