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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great staying good views and see almost big 5. Being very close to lions at night elephants rhinos is relaxing place for weekend enjoying pool and the spa is beautiful but need book advance so can also have to use the amazing pool there. Bad point no enough sits for sundeck and pool and children too noise while better can...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at the lodge, it was a life changing. 6am and 5pm safaris for 3 hours with our ranger Brian and tracker Ian, both were very informative on all animals, plants, birds, as well as making our time out so enjoyable. We saw so many amazing things. The lodge was well located from the airport, clean and...

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Thank Travelsnowy
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the staff were amazing and the property is beautiful. We had a great time meeting new friends and enjoying delicious food in between the exciting game drives. The lodge's location to the airport was ideal for us because we could only stay a few nights. I hope to return someday soon and bring my entire family.

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Thank Amanda H
Summerville, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a few days with friends during a study abroad trip. Our guide was excellent and we saw all of the big 5 animals. The food, service, and grounds were wonderful. Any chance to go back I would take!

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Thank SLProven
Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From being picked up at the airport- you feel special. Everybody greets you and go that extra mile to make your visit. Game rangers was special- even going that extra mile to get the Big 5.4 days was really special. Spa service was also excellent.

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Thank WILDEHOND007
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from a 3 night stay at Kapama River Lodge. Our safaris were excellent and we were lucky to see all of the Big Five, including the elusive Leopard.Our ranger and tracker were excellent and it was fun having dinner with our ranger every night. We were able to discuss the day's game drives in detail with him...

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Thalwil, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The resort is nice, the rooms are clean and absolutely convenient. We first thougt it's a bit expensive but in the price included are the Safaris trips with professional rangers (two per car). We had Edward and Jeffrey as ranger and they did a very good job! There are two 3 hours (total 6hours) Safaris a day. Compare those prices...

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1Thank Silvan N
Tytherington, Nr Macclesfield, England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights at Kapama, and have no hesitation in recommending. River Lodge is excellent - spacious and well decorated rooms, with very good buffet style meals, with plenty of variety. Drinks are reasonably priced and are charged in addition. River Lodge has a beautiful swimming pool overlooking a watering hole which has resident hippos and another pool in the...

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1Thank IRCM
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 days of a dream, spendid guides with deep knoledge of the florest and animals. We ssaw the Big Five, and our Ranger Joas teach a lot about the animals but more and most important teach Respect about the nature and the animals , really one of the best experience in our lives.

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Thank Marcelo F
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit and stay. I didn't like the food, I stayed for two days and I think all the foods have the same taste....I I oberved that the servants ate tehe food desperately!! Making dishes for them and eating with the guest !!! all meals this happened.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Kapama River Lodge

Address: R40, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $582 - $1,623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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Kapama River Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama River Lodge Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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“Some bedrooms are in the lodge. others are a 2 minute walk near to the spa, equally both are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelsnowy, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you bring along a good camara”
 of 5 bubbles WILDEHOND007, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“select a spa suite.”
 of 5 bubbles SuzyW2008, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dont think that there is a bad room in the place!”
 of 5 bubbles panamamike2016, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I'd suggest asking for a room on the top floor as other guests stomping on their floor until midnight kept us awake”
 of 5 bubbles ABee82, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
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