Welcome to Kapama Buffalo Camp, a popular luxury safari lodge in Kruger, oozing old world safari charm and blending in with the contemporary fittings and facilities that world travellers expect on trips to the Kruger National Park.
We recommend the luxury tented lodge at Kapama Buffalo Camp where guests settle into only 10 tented safari suites elevated on stilts with timber decks under the tree canopy. So much attention to detail, guests can look forward to an exceptional safari experience in Kapama Private Game Reserve, traversing miles of superb wilderness on exhilarating game viewing outings.
The tented villas are so plush that guests never want to leave this paradise – canvas and timber structures melting into the earthy environment with their whites, creams wooden supports and tasteful ethnic décor, harking back to those long-ago days of colonial safaris.
At Kamapa Buffalo the accent is on the guest’s comfort, so mke the most of the stand-alone white bathtub in the bedroom, the open plan bedroom and cupboards, the bathroom and seating areas all merging in their whites and browns. It feels warm and tranquil – soft colourful throws, aircon in summer and electric blankets in winter, the mini bars, Nespresso coffee machine and pampering toiletries.
Honeymoon packages at Kapama Buffalo Camp are a winning combination of solitude and absolute immersion in wildlife viewing and star gazing. Later, wander down to the main lounge where a garden of indigenous plants adds colour to the views of the undulating bushveld. This intimate room and its ornate vaulted, cool, aromatic thatched roof reminds you of an old family home, warmly decorated with the same colours as the aloes on the boundary.
On the deck, delightful rattan chairs with soft seats face the wilderness and invite you to sit awhile, dreaming of a safari in Africa 100 years ago, as you peer through binoculars seeking lions or buffalo. Grab a cocktail at Buffalo Bar then do a few laps in the rim flow pool that seems to disappear into the shimmering horizon.
Game drives win first prize at Kapama Buffalo Camp as guest venture out into the Greater Kruger National Park to find the Big 5, hippos, crocs, zebra, giraffe, antelope galore and of course there are some 350 species of birds to ogle. Birding is a hit in the Kapama Private Game Reserve and game rangers really know their eagles from their rollers!
The best way to dive into a wilderness experience is to take a bush walk with the guide and tracker and to really find out how biodiversity works in this healthy natural ecosystem.
When the day is done and you feel dusty and content, head on down to the amazing Kapama Wellness Centre at River Lodge for a massage or a facial. Take your partner for a special treat to the sleep out on the elevated platform high above the landscape for the sunset dinner then the sunrise surprise. How much closer to nature can you get and still feel swamped in luxury and care?
Kapama Buffalo Camp is a Big 5 destination with an old safari feel to it, with a modern twist and a dedication to the old safari camps of yore. The added attraction to the 10 bedded luxury tented camp in the sensational Kruger National Park is the shady location in the tree tops – all tents are raised on stilts like tree houses and become part of the landscape.
Follow the timber boardwalks to the main areas and dive into the large blue swimming pool. Swim a few laps while the staff bring you a cuppa coffee and then you can meet other guests at the Buffalo Bar. Later, lanterns are lit and the boma fire comes alive where you can share stores about the game drives that day and the extraordinary sightings you experienced.
Most visitors choose Buffalo Camp for the wildlife and the authentic approach to game viewing. Visit the spa at River Lodge, considered one of the finest safari spas in Africa, where 6 treatment rooms and a dazzling lap pool offer respite from stress. This high-tech wellness centre also features a mini gym fully equipped for your workout every day.
Sleep out for a night under the skies at the Kapama Romantic Sleep out with your partner and enjoy the serenity of being alone in nature. Watch the sun set on an oversized bed and enjoy world class food and drinks on the deck and a hot shower too.
Kapama Private Game Reserve is a true safari destination where you can experience excellent and consistent game viewing on 13 000 ha of premium conservation land. There are no fences between Kapama and Kruger so the chance of seeing predators on the prowl is high.
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Don’t go anywhere except to Kapama Buffalo Camp in the private game reserve of the same name near Kruger. We loved our safari holiday here, it was a dream come true for sure. Yes, we saw plenty of buffalo and so much other game our eyes were on stalks most of the time. It was so peaceful here away from hotels and people. Everything was top class from the lovely staff to the delicious food and wow game drives. We loved the 5-star spa treatments too in between all the outside fun. Thanks, Kapama!
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