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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Truly an amazing experience! The driver and guide were superb not only taking us to observe the wild game but educating us on this precious place. You won't go hungry. As a matter of fact you will most likely go home with a few extra pounds but well worth it. The staff was friendly, fun and professional. Buffalo Lodge exceeded...

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Southport, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Thanks Kapama for the best safari ever! The "tents" are oh so gorgeous, the food is so delicious, the service is beyond good. Claire specifically you were amazing and I want to thank you. Tips for those going in cooler months - pack a very warm jacket, even beanie and gloves because the night safaris get very chilly. Binoculars are...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 June 2015

My husband and I went on safari with my parents this past May and stayed at Kapama Buffalo Camp for three nights. We had done a safari the previous year as a couple and stayed at Kapama Karula, a different lodge in the same reserve (which is incredibly romantic and beautiful! Also an amazing choice!!) and wanted to try somewhere...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We spent three nights at Kapama Buffalo Camp. The "tent" is really a luxurious hotel room, literally overlooking the bush. On the first afternoon we saw a group of Nyala (small antelope) right under the balcony. This is a foodie's choice for safari. There is a lot of food, and it is all extremely good. Melani, the camp manager, was...

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

We just spent 5 days at Kapama Buffalo Camp and I don't have the words to express how wonderful this was. The camp is beautiful, the accommodations are luxurious. The food is superb and the staff is warm and welcoming. Then there's the safari drives. Twice a day we went out with our fantastic trackers and drivers; first Foster and...

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Jordan
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The tents were beautiful and big. Very private with a stunning shower that looks out over bush. Same with bath. Very nice communal areas and pool. Food was smart but it did not make us swoon. The game trips were nice- saw Rhinos close by, saw a great Cheetah sighting thanks to guide. The reserve is fenced in - so...

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Sherwood Park, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This place was amazing, we were lost and called. We were greeted over the phone by one of the Managers, she said they were waiting for us and we would make it in time for our afternoon safari and gave us directions to the gate we needed for entry into the Park. From the moment we arrived we had exceptional...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed three nights here in November 2014 to start off our 10 day holiday in South Africa and it could not have been a better start to the holiday. Upon arrival at the airport we were picked up by our guide, Jeffrey, and it was great getting to know him on the drive back. We saw...

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Reviewed 7 April 2015

We stayed at Kapama Buffalo Camp for the first few days of our honeymoon and could not have been more pleased with our experience. Our safari guide Jeffrey was amazing and extremely knowledgable. We saw all of the ''big 5'' (including watching a lion hunt/kill) and had a great time doing it. The 'tents' are extremely spacious and private with...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I went her with my Girlfriend on a last minute trip and we loved it and would love to return. I run my own tour company so I end up at a lot of Lodges and there was something I just loved about our stay here. Its the best Value for money luxury lodge we have stayed at together. We...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Kapama Buffalo Camp

Address: R40 Kapama Private | Kruger Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $982 - $1,376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama Buffalo Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Kapama Buffalo Camp Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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“There are no bad rooms”
Terrilala, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All 'tents' are similar, but a few are farther away from the pool/bar area”
Mary859, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book early, Rooms are tough to get”
asiahand1, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Each tent looks out over the bush and the wild animals regularly came to the base our tent which is on stilts.”
Wicklowfoodie, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book well in advance, as it is very popular”
MarkD1, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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