Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp from a bygone era, Buffalo Camp offers the ultimate luxurious tented accommodation experience. Built from natural stone and wood, the luxury game lodge has an olde worlde atmosphere while being completely contemporary. All comforts are catered for in the plush tented suites and throughout this carefully appointed luxury safari lodge, with décor accent colours of burnt red and gold.
The 10 spacious suites that comprise Buffalo Camp are set on stilted wooden decks built on an elevated riverbank. Wooden walkways connect the suites to each other and the main lodge area. Buffalo Camp is set among tall shady trees, with a seasonal river below. In the dry season, antelope use the river course as a natural pathway to search for grazing.
Buffalo Camp’s suites are ultra-luxurious tents that evoke the feeling of old Africa. Each en-suite tent can accommodate two people, in either a double or twin beds dressed in white cotton linen and African design throws. There’s air conditioning for summer and heated underblankets to keep the cold at bay on winter nights. Everything and more than you’d expect in a luxury safari lodge is here - including a well-stocked minibar, Nespresso coffee machine and lock-up safe. Wooden floors, leather and dark wood finishes give the tents a nostalgic air.
At night, oil lanterns illuminate the walkways to create subtle light and ambience. Just 20 guests can be accommodated at Buffalo Camp, and the focus is on personal attention, superb service and complete comfort.
The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are also built on the riverbank, and are surrounded by wild gardens of aloe and euphorbia. An intimate lounge nestles under a vaulted thatched roof with ceiling fans, which create a welcome breeze in summer. It’s the perfect place to sink into a comfortable sofa and bird watch, while enjoying refreshments from the Buffalo Bar.
The olde worlde-Africa atmosphere is carried through to meals, which are à la carte. Breakfast and lunch are served under a canopy of thatch, while dinner is usually enjoyed in the rustic outdoor boma, around a roaring open fire (depending on the weather, dinner may also be served indoors). This is true African-style dining in a luxury safari lodge setting, with the roar of lions and the calls of jackals and hyenas as natural background music.
To cool off at Buffalo Camp, slip into the sleek, elevated rim-flow pool with views directly into the forest canopy. Then sun-dry on the loungers before taking a lazy nap in the shade under a wide canvas umbrella.
TERMS & CONDITIONS;
Full payment of the balance is due 30 days prior to guests arrival, unless the booking is made within 30 days, in which case full payment will be required to confirm the reservation.
A deposit is required to confirm a booking of:
365 + days prior to arrival – 5% deposit is required within 30 days.
364 and 90 days prior to arrival – 10% deposit is required within 14 days.
89 and 30 days prior to arrival – 25% deposit is required within 7 days.
30 and 0 days prior to arrival – 100% deposit is required within 2 days.
The following cancellation terms and conditions will apply to reservations which are cancelled in part or in full as follows;
365 + days prior to arrival – 5% of the total amount will be due.
364 and 90 days prior to arrival – 10% of the total amount will be due.
89 and 30 days prior to arrival – 25% of the total amount will be due.
30 and 0 days prior to arrival – 75% of the total amount will be due.
CHILDREN; No children under the age of 12 years can be accommodated at Buffalo Camp.
The Lodge reserves the right to restrict one night weekend or peak period bookings.
Single supplement – 50% of the per person sharing rate.
Rate inclusions: Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, local and premium drinks, two daily safari activities and return transfers from Eastgate Airport (HDS) on scheduled flights only.
Rate exclusions: Conservation levy of (2018) R135.00 (2019) R150 per person per day, laundry and items of a personal nature.
Whilst guests are welcome to arrive in time for lunch, room check in will only be after 13h00 and checkout before 11h00 on day of departure. The child rate applies to children under the age of 12 years when sharing with two adults. Children between the age of 6 and 12 years are permitted on game drives at the sole discretion of the ranger – No children under 6 year allowed on game drives.
Buffalo Camp: 10 luxury tents – 20 guests
Kapama Karula: 10 superior suites & 2 family superior suites – 28 guests
River Lodge: 64 suites – 128 guests
Southern Camp: 15 suites & 7 luxury suites & 3 family luxury suites – 56 guests
The African camp atmosphere is perpetuated at mealtimes with serve-yourself choices presented in heavy African cooking pots over a gentle flame. Hot and cold breakfast and lunch options are spread out across the servery, while dinner is prepared in the kitchen or cooked on the grill and served around an open fire in the circular traditional outdoor boma.
Buffalo Camp has a cosy lounge on the edge of the riverbank under a vaulted thatch with ceiling fans to help the air flow. The Buffalo Bar serves drinks all day and into the night until the last guest turns in. Upholstered chairs and sofas offer a restful place to sit and listen to birds in the surrounding trees.
Buffalo Camp’s pool terrace is small and intimate like the rest of the lodge. Big enough for a dip rather than a swim, this is the best place to cool off and rest under sun umbrellas on a hot African afternoon.
Kapama Game Reserve is so well positioned, not too far from habitation but still deep in the bush, enabling us to offer a truly superior range of activities. Two game drives per day and an optional bush walk is included in the all-inclusive Kapama safari package. All other activities are not included and will charged as extras.
Here’s a quick guide to what’s on offer, then read on for all the exciting details of each option:
Game Drives and Bush Walks
Kapama Body & Skin Treatments
Hot Air Ballooning
Elephant Back Safari
Kapama Thulumahashe Children’s Home
Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species
Golf at Hans Merenski Championship Course
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