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River Lodge in the Kapama

Kapama River Lodge

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  • - 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. 64 luxurious suites overlook the pristine African bushveld and the northern Drakensberg mountains in the distance.

An unforgettable African safari experience awaits.

Rooms & 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, hair dryer and international plugs.

Food & Wine:

Three completely different dining venues are on offer; - The Romantic dining are 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 surround bush and there is two 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 you morning and afternoon game activities.

The magnificent wine cellar (with over 600 bottles) at Kapama River Lodge is home to some of South Africa's finest wines. With the exception of French champagne, all the wines and sparkling M├ęthode Cap Classiques are from choice South African vineyards.


Twice daily game drives are on offer through the Kapama Private Game Reserve with skilled and professional guides and trackers. Walking safaris are also on offer in the morning should you feel like stretching those legs and getting up close and personal with Africa's fauna and flora.

  • Rates from: R 3250.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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