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Accommodation in Kapama Private Game Reserve

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game Africa in true safari tented style without compromising on comfort.

Eight luxury canvas tents, each sleeping two, are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank. Wooden walkways interconnect the rooms, which are all in the upper reaches of tall riverine trees. The river below rarely flows and antelopes are seen daily walking along the sandy riverbed. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, wardrobe, suitcase stand and tea/coffee facilities.

The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are on the riverbank, where gardens of succulent aloes and euphorbia are tended around the thatched bar, dining room, pool terrace and campfire. But the thick African bush is just a glance away, inhabited by animals like lion, hyena and jackal whose calls can be heard in the dead of night. Lanterns, rather than electric lights, glow at night under the trees, creating a special intimate ambience particular to Buffalo Camp.

With a maximum of 16 guests at Buffalo Camp, special attention is paid to personal service and the staff become like friends. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a truly authentic way to experience the African bush.

Room Description

Kapama Buffalo Camp has eight safari tents, upholding the best traditions of a luxury safari camp. They are set on stilts high amongst the treetops overlooking a seasonal riverbed. The branches of bush willows and leadwood trees crowd towards your balcony, and as you scan the treetops, you might well look straight into the face of a vervet monkey staring right back at you. Raised wooden walkways connect the tented safari rooms and lead to the main lodge on the riverbank.

The wooden-floored tented rooms feature twin beds with white linen and African design bedspreads. Fleecy throws and heated under blankets keep out the cold on winter nights. Like any other luxury bedroom, Buffalo Camp suites have an en-suite bathroom with shower and a dressing room with wardrobe and suitcase stand. Leather finishes and a stand-alone fan give the decor an old African touch.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Tariff includes:

  • All rates are based per person sharing basis. A 50% supplement is charged for a single room.
  • Three meals per day – full English breakfast, light luncheon and dinner in the open-air boma or thatched dining room.  (Special bush dinners can be arranged).
  • Teas, coffees, cakes, pastries and afternoon teatime snacks.
  • Two game drives daily (including night drive by spotlight) in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced rangers and expert Shangaan trackers.
  • Complimentary road transfers between your Kapama accommodation and Eastgate Airport.

Tariff excludes:

  • Telephone calls
  • Shop purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Personal bar account, room mini-bar consumables and sundowner drinks
  • Other incidental charges

Extra information

Elephant back safari: This is exclusive to Kapama guests and offers a truly unforgettable wildlife experience. There are 12 fully trained elephants, which were relocated from Zimbabwe where their safety was in jeopardy. Guests are seated on comfortable canvass-covered saddles positioned behind an experienced elephant handler.

Game Drives and Bush Walks: Two game drives per day and an optional bush walk are included in the safari package price.

Kapama Body & Skin Treatments: 17-metre lap pool, gym, steam room and four luxurious treatment rooms. For now a full range of Matisse body and skin treatments are offered.

Transfers:  Complimentary road transfers between Kapama and Hoedspruit Airport

Children's Policy: No children are allowed in Buffalo camp but are welcome at River Lodge and Kapama main Lodge..