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About Kapama River Lodge

The Northern Drakensberg Mountain range provides a majestic backdrop to the largest private game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park region. Kapama River Lodge is situated within Kapama Game Reserve, and presents the perfect blend between luxurious accommodation and with 44 bedrooms, generous bed capacity.

Each of the spacious rooms features a full en-suite bathroom and enjoys uninterrupted views of this game rich reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a tiered swimming pool, lounge, curio shop and boma. Meals are of a buffet style and offer a variety of pan African dishes.

Kapama River Lodge presents numerous package options allowing guests various choices in designing their safari experience. Packages range from a dinner, bed and breakfast option to a fully inclusive experience including dawn and evening safaris in open landrovers conducted by qualified rangers. Guided walks are also available.

The lodge has been created mindful of the need to accommodate large, private game lodge incentive groups, and provides numerous incentive activities including ‘the Amazing Race, hot air ballooning and team building activities.

Kapama Game Reserve is located in close proximity to Eastgate Airport with the lodge providing open vehicle transfers. Kapama's location in the central Lowveld region creates the perfect base from which to explore the numerous nearby attractions.

Safari: Across all of Kapama’s lodges, two daily game drives are offered and are included in the tariff. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species on game drives.

Spa: Surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld, our Wellness Centre takes safari spa treatments to new heights. Considered one of the finest safari spas in Africa, the six sumptuous treatment rooms are arranged around a generous central lap pool.

Conference Venues: The River Lodge Media Room has satellite television and a DVD player and can easily be transformed into an intimate conference room for 20 delegates. Guest Internet facilities are adjacent.

Romantic: The Kapama Romantic Sleep-out offers a million-star overnight experience. Sleeping in the open air on the reserve, elevated high above the ground under the night sky, is a uniquely romantic experience, guaranteed to take your breath away.

  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 132
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note that guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival. Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the sole discretion of the ranger.

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Reviews for Kapama River Lodge

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Kristie Plummer, United Kingdom
01 April 2011

We had such an amazing time at Kapama River Lodge. The staff are lovely, the rooms and lodge are beautiful and our sightings of all the Big 5 up close made it well worth the extra price of staying at a private game reserve! Our rangers, John and Stanley, showed us elephants, buffalo, rhino, lions and leopards, all super close to the game truck. We also saw zebra, impala, giraffe, warthog, nyala, waterbuck, kudu, wildebeest, monkeys and hippo. I would definitely recommend staying at the Kapama River Lodge!

Rachel Cargeeg, United Kingdom
26 August 2008

Beautiful setting and we really enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. Great to see the animals so close up.

Leonardo Martins
11 June 2008

The facility is great, very well decorated, spacious and clean rooms, friendly staff and good food. I had an amazing time!

Elain Breedt, South Africa
27 August 2007

We had an absolutely fabulous time. The overall service is top rate. The Ranger went beyond the call of duty and was very knowledgeable. All the staff are very helpful and friendly. The Lodge is beautifully situated, the rooms very clean and the beds really comfortable.The meals are exceptional and such a wide variety to choose from without repeating a dish.It was a fantastic few days and we will certainly recommend Kapama to our family and friends.

Janelle Bundas, United States of America
28 July 2007

Kapama River Lodge truly exceeded expectations. The lodge is beautiful, the rooms are stylish and very clean, the food is excellent and the game drives were exciting with plenty of sightings. I highly recommend a stay at Kapama.

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Kapama River Lodge Map

Kapama River Lodge is 6km from the centre of Kapama Reserve , the nearest airport 5.3km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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