The Kapama Private Game Reserve is the largest single-owner reserve in Africa. It is located on a vast area of land, over 1,300 hectares, and the unspoiled wildlife of the area can be seen in abundance on safari. The big 5 are ever present in the region, along with over 300 bird species and over 40 mammal species in total.
Kapama Safari Lodges
It isn’t all about the safari at Kapama either. With four huge and luxurious lodges, this game reserve, located between the Greater Kruger National Park and the northern Drakensberg mountain range, stands proudly as one of the biggest attractions in the country. There is no proverbial “roughing it” in this jungle; Kapama’s lodges offer unparalleled luxury and beauty that cannot be described with a writer’s fluffy adjectives.
Kapama Private Game Reserve
Perfect safari destination, offering a vast expanse of unblemished land to traverse while observing wild game. Four large, unique and well constructed lodges to choose from, each better than the last and featuring modern amenities which provide perfect contrast to the old-world craftsmanship and décor of the buildings.
Two daily game drives—one in the morning hours and one in the afternoon—take guests around on a hunt for the big 5 African animals: leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant.
One of a kind walking trips, balloon rides, elephant rides, and other Kapama-specific features to keep everyone on the safari active and happy for the duration of their stay.
Kapama Wellness Center
Situated in wild African bush, the Kapama Wellness Center was designed to be an uplifting destination for visitors who need their bodies relaxed and their minds reinvigorated. Spa treatments include facials, massages, mud bath, hot stones, exercise, and a wide array of beauty treatments. All spa technicians are highly trained and well adept at their chosen craft
Located on the curve of the river, this lodge features a master en suite bathroom with perfect views of the entire reserve; a large swimming pool; a pool deck with recliners and other furnishings; a separate relaxation lounge with bar and large thatch; a large dining area; buffet-style meals served; and much more.
This tranquil lodge is adorned from floor to ceiling in light-colored local wood and stone, creating a stunning, relaxing setting. Southern Camp features a large, open lounge area; a bar/refreshment area; natural wildlife right outside the doors; a large pool; a wine cellar; and 10 separate rooms with showers and other amenities
This lodge is more of a traditional safari camp – it is quintessential African luxury. Buffalo Camp features a wide array of amenities, including canvas tents for outside camping; giant wooden decks overlooking a river bank; wooden walkways into the different rooms; en suite bathrooms; open wardrobes; climate control settings; a mini bar; and a communal area that can hold up to 20 guests in total
This expansive area features 7 large tents, 5 lavish suites, and 2 luxurious family suites. The river branches off to create separate sparking pools in the camp, and the entire wooded area has a true natural look and feel. Karula includes an open lounge and bar; en suite bathrooms; outside showers; mini bars; air conditioning; wireless internet access; overhead fans; telephones; and more
Kapama is easy to find due to its location along the border of the Eastgate Airport. From the airport, guides will transfer guests via Land Rovers to the lodge of their choice. South African Express Airways runs two flights per day between Eastgate and Johannesburg International. Each flight can carry 50 passengers, and all flights must be booked in advance.