Kapama River Lodge

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Kapama River Lodge, Deals in Kruger National Park

If you are looking for awesome five-star Kruger camps, then check out Kapama River Lodge, the largest luxury five-star accommodation venue in the auspicious Kapama Private Game Reserve. A social, vibey safari experience around the vast swimming pool, deck and spa awaits, and it is world-renowned for offering exceptional big five game viewing with superb accommodation and service! Kapama |River Lodge makes for an unforgettable safari experience.

We have the best group rates available for a Big 5 safari with a difference – meeting new friends and seeing as much wildlife as possible.No other safari lodge in the Kruger area has so many beds and choices of deluxe accommodation in the bushveld – River Lodge boasts 64 suites all spread out along the seasonal Kapama River on an enormous stretch of land with distant views of the magnificent Drakensberg mountains.

Couples like to escape to this river lodge to find time away from work, and to meet and socialise with their friends in a beautiful setting where they can still have delicious meals, entertainment and mesmerising wildlife viewing. The bushveld is relaxing, no matter what, and the fancy chalets at this large bush lodge have every mod con to make life easier and more indulgent. 

Guests choose from a variety of differing spacious lavish suites depending on their needs and personal preferences: 

  • 7 standard courtyard rooms feature extended views from private decks, mini bars, tea and coffee facilities, lavish bathrooms and old-style yet modern décor.   
  • 16 spa suites and 4 family spa suites are further away from the main lodge for extra privacy and to be closer to the spa, so these villas suit honeymoon couples or people who prefer the quieter side to a busy lodge when on holiday in Africa. Families meanwhile spread out on triple decks so that children have their own space and adults can relax in a quiet area with space enough for extra beds.  
  • 33 deluxe suites are roomy and airconditioned with wide angle views over Kapama Private Game Reserve, their elegant furniture reminding guests that this is indeed a luxury lodge in the Kruger Park.
  • 2 royal suites add more space into the lavish safari style chalets for those who want a separate lounge and bigger patio, recliner couches and dual shower. 

Lay back on the deck on a sun lounger beside one of the swimming pools to see game come and go and to relax mind and body.  The waterhole nearby is a drinking point for many wild animals providing instant photography opportunities for all who lay here with a beer or cuppa tea in hand. 

Later, guests come together in the traditional boma fire gathering and the new restaurant features plenty of room for personal dining experience in a such a large safari lodge – it is called Xitsumbeni which means ‘where meals are prepared and enjoyed’ reminding us of how family life is centred around the kitchen and good foods. 

People who travel the world will agree that the River Lodge Spa is a winner thanks to its fine treatment rooms and renowned beauty and skin treatments. African flavours permeate the oils, creams and methods used in the therapies for soothing and calming. 

Stroll around the vicinity of the extended Kapama River Lodge and see the wildlife feeding and drinking, see the wonderful African artefacts used to adorn the spaces to enhance the guest experience. The hues of nature permeate the decor and natural materials in this remarkable safari lodge – the ornate thatched roofs, polished tiled and wooden floors, hidden corners of decorative lights, and fireplace nooks and crannies, reading corners. 

Set off on thrilling game drives with expert game rangers and trackers to find not only the Big 5 but everything that make the wilderness what it is. Children will run wild here with all the space and swimming pools, the hands-on staff and amazing Bush Bumble drives, custom-made for these little nature lovers. 

The safari experience at this large yet warm and embracing Kapama River Lodge is an unforgettable one and we have the best family and couple package deals selling fast for you. Visit this largest luxury lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park at the auspicious Kapama Private Game Reserve and enjoy the social, vibey safari experience around swimming pool, deck and spa. Best group rates available. 



A wide choice of deluxe safari accommodation awaits the discerning visitor to this large and comfortable safari resort that focuses on seeing the Big 5 in open safari vehicles or on foot with trained game rangers and trackers. Some guests like to book the sensational night out under the stars on the Kapama Romantic Sleepout platform, taking them higher than the trees into a treehouse setting with never ending views over the impressive Kapama Private Game Reserve.

It shares a boundary with Kruger National Park so wildlife runs free here and game viewing is rich – there is always something new to learn and see. Birding is also popular in this amazing nature serve so pack those binoculars for close up viewing of raptors and water birds.

At Kapama River Lodge guests can choose from standard courtyard suites resembling deluxe safari hotel rooms with their comfy beds, aircon, patios, mini bars and African style décor; the royal suites are larger and more lavish with their simple seating areas, dual showers and views of the landscape; family spa suites have extra space for the kids including three balconies, neat floor space and tea and coffee and minibars. Spa suites are placed near the spa for guests who like the idea of regular treatments and massages, while the deluxe suites are popular suites with extensive patios and views into the divine bushveld, where privacy can be found. 

Kapama River Lodge is the largest safari destination in the Kapama Private Game Reserve and is known for its premier wildlife sightings beside the famous Greater Kruger National Park region. Luxury family-friendly, couple friendly and group friendly accommodation and superb facilities suit all who choose this large safari lodge. 

The largest luxury venue in the Greater Kruger National Park at the auspicious Kapama Private Game Reserve offers a social, vibey safari experience around swimming pool, deck and spa. Best group rates available. 


  • Large new swimming pool and cocktail bar with beautiful lights in the water for night swims and plenty of space for lounging
  • The new Xitsumbeni restaurant has its own bar with numerous lavish lounge areas and two large firepits
  • It’s large and vibey with 33 deluxe suites, 16 spa suites, 4 family spa suites, 2 royal suites and 7 standard courtyard suites
  • Book the Kapama Romantic Sleepout for a night of bliss, away from the madding crowds, overlooking 15 000 ha of incredible flat wilderness.
From $470



  • Dawn, afternoon & evening safaris in open vehicles
  • Bush walks
  • Spa treatments
  • Numerous incentive activities both within the reserve and within the surrounding area


  • Plush safari accommodation
  • All meals, teas and snacks
  • All local and select premium drinks
  • Two daily safari activities
  • Bush walks
  • Return transfers to/from Eastgate Airport (HDS) for scheduled flights only and VAT.

dining table set with cutlery and drinks in the wine cellar of Kapama River Lodge


  • 7 Standard Courtyard Suites, 33 Deluxe Suites, 16 Spa Suites, 4 Family Spa Suites, 2 Royal Suites
  • King size bed / twin beds, full en-suite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities, mini bar fridge, mini safe, climate control air-conditioning, decks
  • Spa 
  • Conference facilities
  • Several dining areas, Xitsumbeni restaurant
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Intimate lounges, large patio 
  • Curio shop
  • Media centre
  • Spa & Wellness centre

What do past clients say about this destination?


We found such exceptional hospitality and not five star but six star amenities and food at Kapama River Lodge, it was amazing. Never mind the Big 5, we saw so much more besides and the guides told us so much we never knew about the wildlife. Come and see this special place, the beautiful views and bush, the beautiful skies at night. It’s so exciting seeing game in the wild like this, very real. Thanks to all our guides, trackers, the chef and the lovely staff, we had a ball.

Teddy Bream

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