WELCOME TO KAPAMA RIVER LODGE
The largest of the Kapama Private Game Reserve camps, River Lodge’s wide, open spaces and airy design are a constant reminder that you’re sleeping under the African sky. Besides the luxury five-star accommodation, River Lodge is more festive and social than our smaller, quieter camps, which is why young couples and groups of friends are often among our guests. Escape to a place away from time, and indulge in one of the finest safari lodges near the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Kapama Private Game Reserve is situated in the Limpopo Province, occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park, in the northeast of South Africa. It spans 15 000 hectares of the magnificent South African bushveld, teeming with wildlife, including the Big Five.
Relax beside a roaring fire in our African themed lounge or stroll over to River bar for a cocktail to sip alongside the sparkling rim-flow pool, all the while keeping an eye out for thirsty elephants taking a sedate stroll to the nearby watering hole.
For something more indulgent, make your way to the new 12m x 12m pool & cocktail bar. Whether it is a craft gin or classic cocktail in hand, relax on a poolside lounger, or escape the South African sun under a shaded alcove, as you take in the sounds of nature around you.
33 DELUXE SUITES
River Lodge’s spacious air-conditioned deluxe suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from any area of the room or private patio. The 60m2 suite is a perfect balance of rustic elegance, modern industrial and solid oak craftsmanship finish and up-to-date room technology. The full, en-suite bathroom comprises natural stone finishes, an open rain shower as well as a deep soaking bath with views of the Africa Bush and lavish amenities
16 SPA SUITES
Tucked away in the privacy of the russet bushwillow trees surrounding our African spa, these suites feature magnificent floor-to-ceiling glass doors and frameless windows that offer expansive views of the reserve – even from your bathroom. The spa suites come highly recommended, enjoy the privacy of your patio while overlooking the magnificence of the bush.
Each suite includes:
4 FAMILY SPA SUITES
Perfect for big family getaways or holidays, these rooms are wonderfully expansive, allowing for loads of extra space to spread out or to comfortably add extra beds for your little ones. With triple balconies, there is more than enough space and opportunity to bask in the quiet of the bush.
Each suite includes:
2 ROYAL SUITES
Relax and unwind in the lap of luxury when you choose one of our Royal Suites. Wake up in the opulence of your bedroom before wandering down to your private lounge to make a hot cup of tea or coffee to enjoy from a recliner couch on the spacious patio. You can continue to revel in your beautiful surroundings from the giant windows of the bathroom as you get ready for your day.
Each suite includes:
7 STANDARD COURTYARD SUITES
River Lodge’s air-conditioned courtyard facing suites feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.
A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS – ROMANTIC SLEEPOUT AT KAPAMA
You’ll arrive before sunset to watch the changing colours of evening and sip a sundowner. The African bush fairytale continues with a five-course dinner served to you by a personal chef at an intimate table for two on the platform.
Or you can enjoy dinner at the lodge and arrive at your romantic sleep-out venue afterwards. By night, it will be encircled by a ring of golden lantern light.
The platform and luxury bathroom underneath are both animal-proof, but both a two-way radio and cellular phone are supplied for additional peace of mind. With a flush toilet, shower and his and hers basins, the bathroom has all comforts catered for.
BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER
Explore and enjoy our authentic African cuisine around a roaring fire in the open-sided thatch Rhino Boma or the new dining experience Xitsumbeni. In this lavish and expansive dining area, guests can enjoy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Xitsumbeni has its own bar with numerous lounge areas and fireplaces. With two large firepits, guests can star gaze while enjoying pre-dinner cocktails. Floor to ceiling glass stack doors open the lounge up to the surrounding bushveld where the sounds of nature can be enjoyed. All dietary requirements are easily catered for.
Set in a dry riverbed in front of the lodge, dine under a star-studded African night sky.
On request, Kapama River Lodge can offer kosher meals.
Our illustrious wine cellar is stocked with over 600 of the finest South African wines.
EXPERIENCES & ACTIVITIES
RIVER LODGE SPA
Considered one of the finest safari spas in Africa, the River Lodge Spa is a firm favourite with all our guests. Lounge around a generous central lap pool before you hand yourself over to our highly trained and experienced beauty therapists for one of our distinctly African treatments, across five sumptuous treatment rooms, in a setting surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld.
RIVER LODGE FITNESS CENTRE
If you’d like to work up a sweat, River Lodge has a state-of-the-art mini-gym fully equipped with the latest machinery and technology from Technogym – the global experts of exercise, be it for fitness, health or sports. There is a treadmill, recumbent and upright bike for cardio and an extensive range of weight-lifting equipment so you can tone or build muscle.
Two game drives a day are offered to all our guests. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, you can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species. Since this is a Big Five reserve, encountering lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is possible over a two-day safari.
BUSH WALKS AT KAPAMA
Experience the African bush on foot under the guidance of a skilled ranger. Your guide will point out medicinal plants, insects and birdlife along the way, and share traditional tracking skills such as using animal footprints and scat to identify animals.
This truly memorable, authentic and intimate encounter with nature and our wildlife is included in the tariffs.
PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS AT KAPAMA (Capacity: 6 people)
Interested in a photographic safari? World-class photographic training by leading South African wildlife photographer Albie Venter is aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers.
Bringing together like-minded people who enjoy both nature and photography, the workshop covers everything from operating a camera to how to compose and spot evocative images. Whether you’ve never picked up a camera before or just want to learn to use the one you have better, the emphasis of the weekend is on learning both the technical and artistic sides of photography in a relaxing, natural environment.
All appropriate genres of photography will be discussed, and the theoretical aspects will be taught during the sessions hosted in the lodge conference room. Game drives, accompanied by Albie, allow you to put your knowledge into practice. Groups are kept small to ensure personal attention and to ensure all participants have ‘window’ seats. Private game viewing vehicles are allocated to host six photographers and one professional photographer guide per
Child Policy: Children under the age of 12 years are welcome at Kapama River Lodge. All children under the
age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives and bush walks. Children under 12
are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide. Children under the age of 6 are not
permitted on safari, and where possible, a kiddie’s safari will be arranged between normal safari times.
Babysitting can be arranged at the lodge at an additional charge.
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