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Kapama Private Game Reserve,R40, Kruger Park Lodges, Mpumalanga, 1380, South Africa

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Set on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River is the reserve’s most secluded and prestigious lodge: Kapama Karula. Meaning ‘place of peace’ in the local language, Kapama Karula exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of luxury five-star safari accommodation. The meandering river running through the camp enhances the sense of tranquillity at this elegant and luxurious safari lodge.

Kapama Private Game Reserve, with its portfolio of luxury game lodges, occupies a vast area between South Africa’s northern Drakensberg mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park. Adjacent to Kapama, Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport is ideally located to receive guests flying to Kapama on scheduled flights from both Johannesburg and Cape Town, and on private charters. Kapama offers courtesy transfers in open game viewing vehicles from Eastgate Airport to our four luxurious safari lodges: River Lodge, Buffalo Camp, Kapama Karula and Southern Camp.

Situated in South Africa’s northernmost province of Limpopo, renowned for its prolific and diverse wildlife, Kapama Private Game Reserve is home to over 40 different mammal species, including the most dangerous Big Five of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros. Approximately 350 bird species and a myriad smaller species can also be seen here in their natural environment. Twice-daily game drives through the reserve, accompanied by expert guides and trackers, ensure unforgettable wildlife encounters in the African bush. 

The reserve

Kapama Private Game Reserve comprises 13 000 hectares of sweeping wilderness. Extending from the R40 road in the west to the boundary with Thornybush Reserve in the east, and from the Eastgate Airport road in the north to Klaserie Dam in the south, the reserve hosts teeming wildlife and an enormous variety of African wildlife species that roam the area. Along with the Kapama River, the languid Klaserie River also flows through the reserve. These serve as natural water sources for the resident wildlife, which are regularly seen on guided game drives.

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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:

Children of all ages are welcome at Kapama Karula. All children under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives and bush walks.

Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari. The lodge reserves the right to restrict one night weekend and peak period bookings.

Kapama activities

Game drives (included in the tarrif)

Bush walks (included in the tarriff)

Kapama Wellness Centre

Elephant-back safari

Elephant interaction Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species Romantic sleep-out in Kapama Game Reserve

Photographic safaris

Hot Air Ballooning

Information

Single supplement – 100% of the per person sharing rate.

Children under the age of 12 years – 50% of the per person sharing rate when sharing with two adults in the Family Superior Suite only.

SUPERIOR SUITES: Of the 12 superior suites, 2 have a second bedroom which can accommodate two children under 12 years of age or one additional adult, through a common unit entrance.

Rate inclusions:

Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, two daily safari activities, local drinks and return transfers from Eastgate Airport (HDS) on scheduled flights only.

Family Villa inclusions: In addition to the above the Family Villas include a private vehicle from 20 December 2018

Rate exclusions: All premium brand drinks and items of a personal nature.  Conservation levy of (2018) R135.00 (2019) R150.00 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.

LODGE FEATURES

 Buffalo Camp: 10 luxury tents – 20 guests 

• Kapama Karula: 10 superior suites & 2 family superior suites – 28 guests 

• Southern Camp: 15 suites & 7 luxury suites & 3 family luxury suites – 56 guests

Closest Airport: Eastgate Airport – Transfers are complimentary and are provided in open vehicles, transfer time is approx 30 minutes.

By road Kapama is approximately 5 hours from Johannesburg.

Hotel Facilities

Superior Suites

Kapama Karula has twelve superior suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. These suites measure at least 90m² each, with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins, and a bath. Standard in each superior suite is a minibar stocked with a selection of fine wines and champagne, a Nespresso coffee machine, a lock-up safe, an international adaptor, a Wi-Fi connection and an iPod docking station. For guest comfort and convenience, each suite has a telephone, overhead fan and air conditioning, as well as a gas-heated fireplace for cool winter nights. The superior suites are wrapped by glass sliding doors, which enable seamless views over the Klaserie River. Each suite also has its own outside deck area, with a full-size heated swimming pool and sun loungers for relaxation.

Family suites

Two of the superior suites, each measuring 170 m², are purpose-built for families. These family suites have an open-plan living room, replete with fireplace, which flows into the master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also leads off the living room and can be accessed through an interleading door or its own entrance. This children’s bedroom is also en suite and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, selection of movies and a Wii game console. All other amenities standard to the superior suites are included - from well-stocked minibars including a selection of wines and champagne, to Nespresso coffee machines, air conditioning, overhead fans, telephones, Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. Each family suite also has a private outside deck and a large swimming pool, which is heated in the chillier months for year-round swimming.

Lounge and Bar

Modern whitewashed wood and vast sections of glass, complemented by a neutral colour palette, give Kapama Karula a contemporary African feel. The open-plan lounge and bar are spacious yet cosy, with skylights drawing in natural daylight and moonshine. Alternatively, enjoy the African sunshine on the outside wooden deck, with views over the meandering Klaserie River. Spotting leopard from the Kapama Karula dining room is not uncommon.

Library

A new addition to Kapama Karula, the multipurpose library is equipped with audiovisual equipment. Two Internet stations with complimentary Wi-Fi are available to lodge guests wanting to connect to home. A romantic fireside dinner for two can be enjoyed in the library, with prior arrangement. Kapama Wellness Centre

Kapama Wellness Centre

Surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld, the Kapama Wellness Centre takes safari spa treatments to new heights. Considered one of the finest safari spas in Africa, the six sumptuous treatment rooms are arranged around a generous central lap pool that evokes a sense of calm.

While Dermalogica and Matisse products are used in the spa, five uniquely created African-inspired treatments are also on the menu to provide rejuvenation and complete relaxation. Soak up the signature four-hour Marula Miracle Moments - which includes a body wrap, facial, massage and more - or opt for other enticingly named treatments such as the Kapama Pinotage Bliss, which uses vine-infused products, or the Marula Sensual Steam Treatment. Various treatments are also available to couples. The luxury safari spa treatment menu includes a full range of body and beauty treatments.

Highly trained and experienced beauty therapists remain abreast of global treatment trends, while giving them a uniquely African twist for Kapama’s Wellness Centre. After your treatment, take a swim in the lap pool or relax under bushveld skies before heading back to your luxury game lodge accommodation.

Alternatively, if you’d like to work up a sweat, the state-of-the-art mini gym is fully equipped. There is both cardio and weight-lifting equipment, depending on if you want to tone or build muscle. What is guaranteed is that a visit to the Wellness Centre will energise and uplift you for the day.

Airports

Closest Airport: Eastgate Airport – Transfers are complimentary and are provided in open vehicles, transfer time is approx 30 minutes.

By road Kapama is approximately 5 hours from Johannesburg.

Conference facilities at River Lodge

River Lodge offers a world-class conference facility, decorated and furnished to reflect vibrant African style. Natural light streams into the conference venue through expansive glass stack doors, with the African bushveld directly outside. Should a darkened room be required, large blinds cut sunlight effectively.

This attractive safari conference venue offers seating for up to 130 delegates in classroom style, or 200 delegates in cinema style.

Kapama weddings

A wedding in the wilds of Africa is a completely unique way to embark on married life. Each safari wedding at Kapama is a meticulously planned and coordinated event, further enhanced by dedication to creating an unforgettable day for the bridal couple.

Given the personal nature of a wedding, each event is tailored to suit the bridal couple’s personal wishes. A variety of venues and accommodation styles means Kapama is an ideal choice for both large and small wedding celebrations.

Late afternoon wedding ceremonies in a bush setting are the most popular and allow enough time for atmospheric photographs before sunset. Whilst the photo session is in progress, guests can enjoy a relaxed game drive as part of their African wedding safari, before returning to the lodge to freshen up for the reception dinner.

Numerous optional extras can also be included in the wedding day celebrations, such as a local African choir singing at the wedding ceremony. Wedding venue d�cor, entertainment, a wedding cake and flowers can also be arranged, along with hairdressers and make-up artists for the bridal party.

While the standard wedding package includes two daily game drives, accommodation and all lodge meals, anything additional - including exclusive use of the lodge and all its facilities, game drive vehicles and staff - can also be arranged.

Paperwork

Often a cause of concern and confusion is the legality of a safari wedding. While an ordained minister may perform the ceremony in the bush, the signing of the register needs to take place under a permanent structure to legalise the marriage. There may also be other legal requirements, depending on the couple’s religion and country of origin. Should specialist attention be required for this administration, a wedding coordinator will be subcontracted to ensure everything runs smoothly, and additional information regarding legalities can be supplied on request.

Kapama’s event planners will be delighted to discuss your particular and personal requirements, and provide a quote for your consideration.

 

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Superior Suites Single - Kapama Karula has twelve superior suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. These suites measure at least 90m² each, with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins, and a bath. Standard in each superior suite is a minibar stocked with a selection of fine wines and champagne, a Nespresso coffee machine, a lock-up safe, an international adaptor, a Wi-Fi connection and an iPod docking station.
Max people: 10
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Superior Suites Single - Kapama Karula has twelve superior suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. These suites measure at least 90m² each, with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins, and a bath. Standard in each superior suite is a minibar stocked with a selection of fine wines and champagne, a Nespresso coffee machine, a lock-up safe, an international adaptor, a Wi-Fi connection and an iPod docking station.
Max people: 10
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Superior Suites Per Person Per Night Sharing - Kapama Karula has twelve superior suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. These suites measure at least 90m² each, with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins, and a bath. Standard in each superior suite is a minibar stocked with a selection of fine wines and champagne, a Nespresso coffee machine, a lock-up safe, an international adaptor, a Wi-Fi connection and an iPod docking station.
Max people: 10
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Superior Suites Per Person Per Night Sharing - Kapama Karula has twelve superior suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. These suites measure at least 90m² each, with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins, and a bath. Standard in each superior suite is a minibar stocked with a selection of fine wines and champagne, a Nespresso coffee machine, a lock-up safe, an international adaptor, a Wi-Fi connection and an iPod docking station.
Max people: 10
Floor:
Superior Suites Per Person Per Night Sharing - Kapama Karula has twelve superior suites, each exquisitely decorated and with generous private space. These suites measure at least 90m² each, with an opulent en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers, his and hers basins, and a bath. Standard in each superior suite is a minibar stocked with a selection of fine wines and champagne, a Nespresso coffee machine, a lock-up safe, an international adaptor, a Wi-Fi connection and an iPod docking station.
Max people: 10
Floor:
Family Superior Suites - Two of the superior suites, each measuring 170 m², are purpose-built for families. These family suites have an open-plan living room, replete with fireplace, which flows into the master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also leads off the living room and can be accessed through an interleading door or its own entrance. This children’s bedroom is also en suite and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, selection of movies and a Wii game console. All other amenities standard to the superior suites are included - from well-stocked minibars including a selection of wines and champagne, to Nespresso coffee machines, air conditioning, overhead fans, telephones, Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. Each family suite also has a private outside deck and a large swimming pool, which is heated in the chillier months for year-round swimming 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults
2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults
Max people: 10
Floor:
Family Superior Suites - Two of the superior suites, each measuring 170 m², are purpose-built for families. These family suites have an open-plan living room, replete with fireplace, which flows into the master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also leads off the living room and can be accessed through an interleading door or its own entrance. This children’s bedroom is also en suite and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, selection of movies and a Wii game console. All other amenities standard to the superior suites are included - from well-stocked minibars including a selection of wines and champagne, to Nespresso coffee machines, air conditioning, overhead fans, telephones, Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. Each family suite also has a private outside deck and a large swimming pool, which is heated in the chillier months for year-round swimming 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults
2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults
Max people: 10
Floor:
Family Superior Suites - Two of the superior suites, each measuring 170 m², are purpose-built for families. These family suites have an open-plan living room, replete with fireplace, which flows into the master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also leads off the living room and can be accessed through an interleading door or its own entrance. This children’s bedroom is also en suite and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, selection of movies and a Wii game console. All other amenities standard to the superior suites are included - from well-stocked minibars including a selection of wines and champagne, to Nespresso coffee machines, air conditioning, overhead fans, telephones, Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. Each family suite also has a private outside deck and a large swimming pool, which is heated in the chillier months for year-round swimming 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults
2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults
Max people: 10
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Tariff name Resource/property type Min people Max people Valid from Valid til   Minimum days Maximum days
2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults Family Superior Suites 1 100 Saturday, 05 January 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R55 680.00  Per night 1 100
2 Pax Superior Suites Per Person Per Night Sharing 1 100 Saturday, 05 January 2019 Thursday, 19 December 2019 R33 890.00  Per night 1 100

Hoedspruit

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 33 23 Rain light rain
Thursday, 21 February 2019 32 19 Clear sky is clear
Friday, 22 February 2019 30 21 Rain light rain
Saturday, 23 February 2019 35 20 Rain moderate rain
Sunday, 24 February 2019 30 21 Rain moderate rain
Monday, 25 February 2019 29 22 Rain moderate rain
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 32 21 Rain light rain
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