Kapama Southern Camp is located is located meticulously in the southern most edge of the Wildlife Sanctuary, stretching across 13 000 ha. Kapama Southern Camp provides a large range of stunning and stylish accommodation across the 4 Sophisticated lodges and bush camps.
Kapama Southern Camp provides guests with luxury thatched suites, discreetly hidden among the surrounding forest. There are also luxury suites that are perfect for families. Kapama Southern Camp has a spa with 4 deluxe treatment rooms and also has a range of health and beauty treatments.
The wildlife that surrounds the Camp is quite diverse, with guests experiencing unique sightings. With wildlife so diverse, guests will have an increased chance of encountering the legendary Big 5 while taking part in a daily game drive.
Kapama has 15 Standard suites that are all equipped with full en-suite bathrooms. Each room has unique picture windows that allow guests to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the birdlife. Rooms come equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, tea and coffee, and a private patio for guests to enjoy some game watching throughout the day.
Kapama has 7 Luxury villas that are the epitome of comfort living. Each of the 7 villas are 95 m² that come equipped with their own lap pool, inside and outside shower, larger minibar, romantic fireplace, and an espresso machine. Each of the villas are quite spacious and totally private from other villas.
Families can enjoy complete luxury with the Luxury Family Villas. Kapama Southern Camp has 3 Family Villas to cater to family groups looking to get away. Each villa comes equipped with a lap pool and a separate connected bedroom for the kids, with its own bath patio, bath and shower. Family Villas follow the same rates as the Luxury Villas.
Kapama has two daily game drives that are included in the tariff. Each Game Drive is accompanied by a skilled tracker and ranger, so guests can expect some unique and diverse animal and bird sightings. Guests have a good chance to encounter the Big 5 across the double daily drives.
The day starts off quite early at around 5:00 am where guests have the chance to enjoy some coffee and tea and risks before heading out on the morning safari. Guests will have fun spotting all kinds of different species on their safari and at halfway through, guests will be able to enjoy some hot drinks and snacks before continuing on with the drive. Guests will be returned to the camp at 9 am so they can enjoy a full and hearty breakfast before they enjoy the rest of their day.
At 3:30 pm, guests will enjoy decadent high tea before departing for the afternoon game drive. Guests will now have the chance of encountering some nocturnal animals while traveling through the reserve. The guide will make a stop en-route to give guests some time to stretch their legs and enjoy a sundowner drink and the sunset across the distant Drakensberg mountains.
Nights are also full of life as the nocturnal animals come out to play. Guests can have some fun spotting animals from their accommodation while enjoying dinner or relaxing in the pool.
Kapama offers a truly unique Million Star experience. Guests can sleep out in the open air on the reserve, elevated high up on a platform only surrounded by the night sky. The platform contains an oversized bed that is covered in pristine white linen and a canopy of mosquito netting.
Guests will arrive just before the sun sets so they can enjoy the changing colours of the afternoon sky. The romantic evening gets even better as the guests are treated to a 5 star dinner, served at a table on the platform. When night falls and it is time toe sleep, the platform will be encircled by a ring of lanterns.
The platform has a flush toilet and shower underneath it and both the bed area and bathroom are completely animal proof. There is a Cellphone and two-way radio available for peace of mind. After the night is done, guests can call the game ranger to come and collect you and transport you back to the lodge.
Bush Walks are a great way to get up close to nature and experience it first hand. Guests will be accompanied by a very experienced guide, providing unique insight into different plants and animals typically not known by people. The guides will also teach guests how to track the old fashioned way, using footprints and scat. Experienced trackers can identify the gender of an animal by looking at its footprint.
Guides avoid larger and dangerous animals but will take guests close to most of the other animals during their walk
While staying at Kapama, guests can take part in a memorable and exciting experience as they get to interact closely with the largest land mammal in the world. This memorable experience starts early in the morning, at around 6:20 am, as guests will be taken via a game vehicle to a designated location. It is best for guests to bring a hat, sun cream and closed shoes as guests will be spending a long time in the wild and will need to be safe.
A short story of Jabulani and the herd is told before guests interact with these majestic animals. The experience gets even better as guests learn the stories of each of the elephants and the life they have lived. Guests will have a chance to closely observe these animals in the wild. Guests get to learn the habits of these large mammals as well as their routines, experiencing something that other safari going guests never get to experience.
After closely observing these animals in the wild, guests will then be introduced to Jabulani and have the chance to feed and interact with him. Guests can touch the elephant and take pictures with the giant. Over the years, the herd has grown by 5 babies. One of the members of the herd – Mambo – is truly unique as he charges through the bush when called and loves the interaction with guests.
Kapama is located very far from any busy road, busy towns, and other loud noises. This prime location is perfect for the Kapama Wellness Centre, a very relaxing and special spa that takes Lowveld luxury and treatment to a new level. The Kapama Wellness Centre has 5 wonderful African treatments to provide rejuvenation and complete relaxation.
All the treatments used at the Wellness Centre use the best and most natural ingredients in their body wraps, facials, massages and more. The Wellness Centre also has a very relaxing and refreshing steam room. The highly experienced masseuses and therapists stay on top of global treatment techniques and can improve on existing treatments.
Guests can also build up a sweat at the state of the art gym that is fully equipped. Guests can use cardio and weight lifting equipment or take a dip in the swimming pool to cool off after a great exercising session.
Throughout the years many animals’ numbers have dwindled and have become endangered through various means including poaching, habitat endangerment and black market trading. Because of the dwindled numbers, an animal sanctuary was created in Hoedspruit to house some of these endangered animals.
Some of the animals that can be found in the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre include the Wild Dog, Cheetah, Serval, Caracal and other rehabilitated animals. One of the most iconic and unique animals in the Centre is the very rare King Cheetah. There are educational videos shown during the tour that shows all the projects that are planned and have been done. Guests will be accompanied by a Kapama Lodge Ranger during the tour of the centre.
For guests who have a knack for photos can celebrate as Kapama Private Game Reserve hosts world-class photography courses. Kapama offers a 3-night Photography workshop that is hosted by professional wildlife photographer Albie Venter. The course is aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers and is a great place for like-minded people to come together and enjoy the beauty of nature and better their photography.
Guests will be able to put their newly acquired skills to the test on the private game drive through the Kruger Park. Whether you are a complete beginner that just picked up the camera or a more experienced photographer, there is a lot you can learn during the course, while also being surrounded by the relaxing and beautiful landscape.