Kapama Southern Camp
is the proud new addition to the Kapama Private Game Reserve family, and is situated in the south of the Big Five game reserve. It offers luxury game lodge accommodation, warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting that will be savoured by even the most discerning nature lover.
Lounge and pool
An ideal place to relax with a good book or soak up the surrounding scenery, the lounge and pool deck are excellent vantage spots from which to game view too. Alternatively, go for a swim in the pool to cool off. The friendly barman is on duty all day to entice you with tantalising cocktails.
Breakfast and lunch are served in the elegant, open-sided dining room, which offers an enchanting dining experience. Décor is contemporary, understated and inspired by surrounding nature. The wine cellar is a focal point in the room, with the fine South Africa estate collection showcased behind frameless glass.
The traditional outdoor boma is the favoured setting for dinner, weather permitting. Illuminated by firelight and starry skies, diners will enjoy diverse and tasteful cuisine conjured by chefs right before them. Open fires are often used for cooking too, in true African style.
Kapama Southern Camp accommodation: Suites
All 15 suites at Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife. Air conditioning, minibars and tea and coffee stations are standard in all suites of this five-star safari accommodation. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time.
Kapama Southern Camp has 7 luxury villas. These 95 ㎡ luxury villas have their own private lap pool, inside and outside showers, large minibar, espresso machine and a romantic fireplace open to the bath and bedroom.
Family Luxury Villas
To accommodate families Southern Camp offers 3 family villas which includes a luxury villa with a lap pool complete with a separate connected bedroom for children with its own bath, shower, double vanity and outside patio.
- Children of all ages are welcome at Kapama River Lodge, Southern Camp and Karula.
- The family unit rate is for a maximum 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.
- Children under the age of 12 years, sharing with two adults, will pay 50% of the per person rate.
- No children under the age of 12 can be accommodated at Buffalo Camp.
- All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives and bush walks.
- Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the discretion of the ranger.
- No children under the age of 6 are allowed on game drives. Game drives
(included in the tariff)
Across all of Kapama’s lodges, two daily game drives are offered and are included in the tariff. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species on game drives. Since this is a Big Five reserve, seeing lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is possible over a two-day safari in Kapama Private Game Reserve.
The day starts with an early wake-up call between 5am and 5:30am. Tea, coffee and rusks are enjoyed together before heading out at first light. While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the approximately 350 species of birds recorded on the reserve. Halfway through the game drive, there’s a stop for hot drinks and snacks, before returning to the lodge at around 9am for a full breakfast. Throughout the day, it’s likely you will see wildlife around the lodge - nyala antelope and vervet monkeys are frequent visitors, though seeing some of the Big Five is also not uncommon.
At around 3:30pm, everyone gathers for a decadent high tea, before heading out with your ranger and tracker for the afternoon game drive through the reserve. En route, you’ll stop for a sundowner drink and will have a chance to stretch your legs as you watch the sun set over the distant peaks of the Drakensberg mountains.
As darkness falls, the nocturnal animals of the bush come out. The skilled tracker will scan the landscape using a spotlight, which illuminates animals’ eyes. A variety of completely different species can be seen on the night drive back to the lodge. Arrival is at the lodge is usually around 7pm, allowing time to freshen up before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.
Private Game vehicle are available on request.
- Game drives (included in the tariff)
- Bush walks (included in the tariff)
- Kapama Karula Spa
- River Lodge Spa
- Elephant interaction
- Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species
- Romantic sleep-out in Kapama Game Reserve
- Photographic safaris
- Hot Air Ballooning