Kapama River Lodge

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River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It’s the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

NEAREST AIRPORT Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit)
TRAVEL TIME 20 Minutes
INCLUDED
Meals 2  Game Drives per day
Road Transfers – Eastgate Airport A selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages
NOT INCLUDED
Personal expenses, Conservation Levy of R114 per person per night, Personal Bar account
Gratuities, travel insurance, Telephone calls, Spa Treatments, Laundry

Suites
River Lodge’s 64 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting.

Spa suites
The 20 spa suites are positioned a little way from the lodge to ensure additional privacy and proximity to the spa for unique African spa treatments. Expansive glass doors and frameless windows allow unobstructed bush views, including from the bathroom.

Family rooms
Located with the spa suites, the family rooms have triple balconies, along with spacious bedrooms that can accommodate an additional two beds for children sharing with their parents. The rooms – measuring over 70 ㎡ with the balconies – are also ideal for couples wanting the additional comfort of an oversized bedroom.

Royal suites
Taking luxury game lodge accommodation a step further, River Lodge has two royal suites that offer substantial space and include a separate lounge and extended balcony, furnished with recliner couches. The en-suite bathroom has a bath and a dual shower overlooking the surrounding bush and resident wildlife, while the bedroom is spacious and opulently appointed.

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Accommodation:

Suites

River Lodge’s 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

Spa suites

The 20 spa suites are positioned a little way from the lodge to ensure additional privacy and proximity to the spa for unique African spa treatments. Expansive glass doors and frameless windows allow unobstructed bush views, including from the bathroom. Each suite is equipped with a minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities, as well as a safe, hairdryer and international plugs.

Family rooms

Located with the spa suites, the family rooms have triple balconies, along with spacious bedrooms that can accommodate an additional two beds for children sharing with their parents. The rooms – measuring over 70 ㎡ with the balconies – are also ideal for couples wanting the additional comfort of an oversized bedroom.

Royal suites

Taking luxury game lodge accommodation a step further, River Lodge has two royal suites that offer substantial space and include a separate lounge and extended balcony, furnished with recliner couches. The en-suite bathroom has a bath and a dual shower overlooking the surrounding bush and resident wildlife, while the bedroom is spacious and opulently appointed.

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Lounges

African artefacts adorn the lounges of River Lodge, and a palate of red and gold reflects the colours of Africa’s earth. Glass stack doors open onto the rim-flow pool to create an al fresco experience. The long, L-shaped lounge and bar, under double-volume thatch, follow the line of the pool to create an airy but cosy atmosphere. In winter, a double-sided fireplace provides additional warmth.
Recliners under umbrellas beckon guests to enjoy shady relaxation around the pool, which is also a prime vantage point for game viewing. A small, permanent waterhole lies just beyond the perimeter of River Lodge and attracts various antelope species, elephant and buffalo, so viewing the Big Five – cocktail in hand – is quite usual from here.

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Dining

In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.
As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.
Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.
The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.
All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.

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Wine cellar

Kapama River Lodge boasts a magnificent wine cellar, stocked with the finest South African wines. Over 600 bottles are on hand, stored in a carefully temperature-controlled and humidified environment. With the exception of French champagne, all the wines and sparkling Méthode Cap Classiques are from choice South African vineyards.

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Terms and Conditions

All rates above are based on a per person sharing per night basis.
River Lodge Suites, Spa Suites, Southern Camp Suites, Luxury Suites and Buffalo Camp Tents are charged at a 50% single supplement.
Karula Superior Suites are charged at a 100% single supplement.
Children under the age of 12 years old sharing with two adults are charged less 50% of the per person sharing rate.
No children under the age of 12 years old allowed at Buffalo Camp.

Tariff Includes

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 at an extra cost).
Tea, coffee, cakes, pastries and afternoon teatime snacks.
Beverages:
Kapama River Lodge
A selection of soft drinks and water is included on the evening game drive sundowner stop
Kapama Southern Camp
A selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages are included during your entire stay (valid from 01-12-2017). A selection of drinks including alcoholic beverages are included on the evening game drive sundowner stop.
Kapama Buffalo Camp
A selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages are included during your entire stay.
Kapama Karula
A selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages are included during your entire stay.
Two game drives daily in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced rangers and expert Shangaan trackers. Private game vehicle are available on request.
Complimentary road transfers between your Kapama accommodation and Eastgate Airport.
Rates applicable to FIT and GROUP bookings, all rates are subject to change.
Twice daily housekeeping service

Tariff Excludes

Conservation Levy of R114 per person per night. This contribution will go towards the conservation efforts and the work of the Anti-Poaching Unit in their on-going wildlife protection efforts
Telephone calls
Shop purchases
Spa treatments
Personal bar account, room mini-bar consumables and sundowner drinks
Laundry
Kapama Policy
All rates are in South African Rands and include VAT.
The child rate applies to children under the age of 12 years when sharing with two adults.
Whilst every effort is made to accommodate children, Kapama lodges reserve the right to provide alternative meal arrangements for children.
Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on game drives, except on a specially arranged “bush bumble” safari.
Children between the age of 6 and 12 years are permitted on game drives at the sole discretion of the ranger.
All guests are required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.

Deposits and Settlements

To secure your booking, the following deposit is required*:

Deposits
Cancellation fees
Days to Confirm Booking
Deposits <30 Days Prior
100%
75%
2 days
30-90 Days Prior
25%
25%
7 days
90-365 Days Prior
10%
10%
14 days
>365 Days Prior
5%
5%
30 days

* Please note:
All deposits made are non-refundable.
In the event that the reservation is cancelled, a cancellation fee will be levied equal to the required deposit payments.
All cancellations must be sent to Kapama via confirmed telefax or electronic mail.

General

All terms and conditions, whether general or special, shall be interpreted and take effect according to the laws of South Africa. The Courts of South Africa shall have sole jurisdiction in respect of any claims which may arise between the client and Kapama Private Game Reserve.
Payments to Kapama Game Reserve shall be at rates specified in the Rate Schedule, or as agreed in writing from time to time.
Credit arrangements are on application only. Where no credit facility exists, all reservations shall be settled on a pre-payment basis.
Kapama Private Game Reserve shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of any property whether belonging to the client or any of the guests, nor shall Kapama Private Game Reserve be responsible for any personal injury which may be sustained by any guests or by any directors, servants or agents of the client, whether such damage or personal injury be caused by, or arise from the negligence of Kapama Private Game Reserve or its employees or otherwise. The client hereby indemnifies Kapama Private Game Reserve and all its directors, servants or agents of the client in respect of such personal injury, loss or damage.
All guests will be required to settle their accounts for extras, telephone calls, beverages, laundry, etc. on departure. This can be done by credit card or local currency notes.
Check in time 14h00, check out time 11h00.
Insurance: We recommend that all guests have sufficient travel insurance to cover injury, medical costs, emergency evacuation, repatriation, loss or damage to personal belongings and cancellation.
Guests are required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.
No pets are allowed.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Kapama River Lodge, Southern Camp and Karula.
The family unit rate is for a maximum 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.
Children under the age of 12 years, sharing with two adults, will pay 50% of the per person rate.
No children under the age of 12 can be accommodated at Buffalo Camp.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives and bush walks.
Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the discretion of the ranger.
No children under the age of 6 are allowed on game drives.

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