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Estero, Florida
Reviewed 20 November 2014

I have been asked how I would rate this experience. The only way to discribe it is better than the best one can imagine. The game drives, the accomodations, the personnel, the food, the level of service are all 5 star +++++. I can not imagine any trip that would be more enjoyable or a resort that provides a level...

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Torrey, Utah
Reviewed 20 November 2014

It is always a treat to be in a comfortable Safari Lodge in an exotic African location with a wonderful staff! The food was excellent, the rooms comfortable and the animals exciting; but it was the friendly and personable staff that stood out for me at this private game reserve. It was a surprise to not only have the workers...

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1Thank Twinder
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2014

If an African Safari is on your bucket list, you should definietly consider this lodge. Only 10 minutes from Hoedspruit Airport and 5 minutes from being delayed by two rinos on the road! Lots of wild animals including all of the big 5 - bring lots of memory for your camera - you will run out. The Lodge has 4...

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1Thank OakvilleGolfer
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This is by far the biggest game lodge we have been to. It is more of a hotel than a lodge. The experience is still very good and personalised. The food was good considering that it is mostly buffet style due to the large numbers of people who have to be served. The bush experience was also excellent and you...

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2Thank MES196
Abilene, Texas
Reviewed 2 November 2014

A great experience! Saw the BIG FIVE plus much more thanks to Ranger Clive. Super nice rooms, attentive staff and good food! Everyone should go on a safari like this. Rooms close to the front desk are very convenient. Thanks!

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2Thank WorldTraveler529
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 28 October 2014

From the time we were picked up until we were dropped back, the experience was just fantastic. By far the best game viewing experience ever. If you are thinking South Africa and Safari, look no further. So folks who made this trip wonderful - Angie, Nadheepa, Kevin, Michael, Thomas, Erasmus and Amos. Look out for them :)

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2Thank Geogeneric
South Africa
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I was a bit hesitant about Kapama River Lodge, given the large no of rooms, but I was pleasantly surprised. The lodge has large spacious areas, and it never feels like you are in a big crowd. The spa and gym area is To Die For. The staff are incredibly polite and willing to assist. Extra plus for the chef,...

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1Thank Kat_Mancama
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

We have a spacious and well appointed room looking out onto the bush. The facilities and in particular the excellent spa are top class. The food is wonderful and generous and the staff welcoming and helpful. The game ranger is well informed and knowledgeable and we have seen lion close to their kill, buffalo and rhino (plus many others) on...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 21 October 2014

This is a very nice resort which is all-inclusive except for the drinks (even pop or water- If you want a glass of water you can ask for tap water and not be charged). The food is plentiful, the rooms are nice. The wifi is undependable. I think they should provide robes and have more hooks to hang gear, etc....

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1Thank Lee G
Reviewed 19 October 2014

we spent part of out South African experience at the Kapama River Lodge. The staff were always very polite and efficient. Loved the large rooms and the bathrooms are fabulous. You can sit at thespian pool and watch the wild animals come down to the watering hole and interact. I even saw two lions there. This lodge is a pleasant...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kapama River Lodge is situated within Kapama Game Reserve, and presents the perfect blend between luxurious safari accommodation and a generous bed capacity of 64 bedrooms. Although large, it is so stylish, roomy and beautifully positioned along a dry riverbed, that guests fall in love with it. Each spacious room at Kapama River Lodge features a full en-suite bathroom and terrace with uninterrupted views into the leafy-green Big 5 game reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a large rim-flow swimming pool with sun umbrellas and recliners for lazy afternoons. The long L-shaped relaxation lounge and bar under a double-volume thatch, curves around the pool and on either side is a huge double-sided fireplace creating a wondrous open-plan yet cosy atmosphere. The Rhino Boma dining area with tables arranged under a low thatch in a horseshoe curve, has a central open space where a roaring outdoor fire gives a glow to evening meals. Buffet-style meals introduce African flavours with Pan African dishes using fresh local ingredients and specialist dishes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kapama River Lodge

Address: R40, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Kapama Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $682 - $1,497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kapama River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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Kapama River Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
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