River Lodge Highlights
- Kapama Game Reserve
- Swimming pool
- Great value
- Rhino boma
- Game drives
Kapama River Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Kapama Reserve
- Lodge size; 64 Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation and interestingly is the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area with 64 suites in total.
An unforgettable African safari experience awaits an experience that will not break the bank.
Kapama offers up 13 000 hectares of wildlife and birdlife rich savannah and riverine forest were spotting Africas's 'Big 5' is within reach of guests who spend at least two nights on safari here. Kapama South Africa is the ideal getaway for romantics and families alike.
- Game reserve was established in 1986
- Comprises 13 000 hectares
- 'Big Five' on offer
- Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species
- Approximately 350 bird species
- Four lodges to choose from
- Close to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport
Rooms and Suites
River Lodge's 64 spacious suites (made up of Standard suites, Spa suites, Family suites and Royal suites) all offer uninterrupted views over the Kapama Big Five game reserve.
Lavish amenities, private verandahs, air-conditioned areas and en-suite bathrooms come as standard.
Each and every suite comes with a fully stocked mini bar, coffee and tea-making facilities, as well as a safe, hairdryer and international plugs.
Cuisine and Wine
Three completely different dining venues are on offer;
- The Romantic dining area with a difference positioned in a dry river bed under a canopy of African Stars.
- The Rhino Boma with its roaring fire offers up buffet pan-African dishes from a classic African Menu.
- The Siyatla Lounge is where one enjoys breakfasts and lunches, glass doors open up onto the surrounding bush and there are two large fireplaces for those cold winter days.
The lounge areas within River Lodge adorn African artefacts everywhere one looks.
A spectacular rim-flow pool with recliners is positioned in front of the lounge area overlooking a wildlife-rich waterhole. This is a great place to relax and unwind between your morning and afternoon game activities.
The magnificent wine cellar (with over 600 bottles) is home to some of South Africa's finest wines. With the exception of French champagne, all the wines and sparkling Méthode Cap Classiques are from choice South African vineyards.
Included in the rate when staying at any of the Kapama lodges are two daily game drives and a bushwalking experience. Both these activities are led by highly trained guides and trackers ensuring a safe yet knowledgeable safari experience.
Other optional activities (at additional costs) can be booked while in the reserve, including;
- Elephant interaction
- Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species
- Romantic sleep-out
- Photographic safaris
- Hot Air Ballooning
Spa and Wellness
Kapama is now taking the concept of the safari spa to new heights; two spa facilities are available for guests staying within the reserve, i.e., the Karula Spa or the River Lodge Spa.
Karula Spa offers four treatment rooms, a fitness centre, steam room, and a pool with built-in loungers and underwater jets.
River Lodge Spa offers six treatment rooms, mini gym, and pool all overlooking a waterhole.
Dermalogica and Matisse are used for all treatments and massages.
Either one of these spa options is must for all when visiting the Kapama Game Reserve.
Rates from R6 300.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Three meals per day.
- Tea, coffee, cakes, pastries and afternoon teatime snacks
- A selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages
- Two game drives daily in open safari vehicles
- Complimentary road transfers to Eastgate airport
- Twice daily housekeeping service
- Conservation Levy
- Telephone calls
- Shop purchases
- Spa treatments
- Personal bar account, room mini-bar consumables and sundowner drinks
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