Kapama Game Reserve is a veritable African oasis, close to the vast Blyde River Valley and nature-rich Kruger National Park. You’ve the choice of four uniquely appointed ‘camps’, each one offering a slightly different yet equally luxurious feel. Adventurous types can even opt to spend a night in one of the romantic ‘sleep-outs’ – a truly unforgettable experience where you’ll sleep beneath the stars on an elevated platform high above the savannah.

Twice-daily game drives offer the chance to see the likes of lions and elephants, while a bush walk provides valuable insight into the local flora and fauna. If you’re eager for a bit of indulgence after the busyness of your wedding then the hotel’s Wellness Centre is on hand, while talented chefs ensure your appetite is satiated with delectable dishes crafted from the freshest local produce.

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Room Types

Accommodation at Kapama Private Game Reserve comes in the form of four luxury safari Camps and lodges, named Karula, Buffalo camp, Southern camp and River lodge. Each one boasting a stunning location and equipped with an array of modern conveniences.
  • Superior villas (Karula)

    Stretch out among the luxurious confines of 90 square metre Superior Villa and enjoy some of the hotel’s very best views over the savannah. These exquisite abodes are the height of opulence, with sleek earthy tones and beautifully appointed furnishings crafted from a variety of elegant wood. Wraparound sliding doors lead out to a vast patio, complete with your very own heated pool - enjoy a few laps after a busy day in the bush, using your decadent outdoor shower to freshen up beneath the stars, before selecting something special from the minibar to toast the approaching night.
  • Superior family villas (Karula)

    Gather with friends or family in a Superior Family Villa for an unforgettable African experience. These 170 square metre lodges are truly exquisite, featuring two large ensuite bedrooms with plush beds and flatscreen televisions. There’s everything you need here for a decadent group holiday - from a Nespresso coffee machine to a champagne-filled mini bar and even a Wii game console! Floor-to-ceiling glass doors unfold to reveal an expansive patio with breathtaking views over the bush, which are best enjoyed from the heated waters of your very own private pool.
  • Tents (Buffalo camp)

    Eager to immerse yourself in the African bush yet keen to keep the decadence of a high-end hotel suite? If so, a tent at Buffalo Camp might be your ideal accommodation. These 35 square metre abodes are set among tall trees with canopied balconies getting you close to the exotic wildlife that surrounds the hotel. Ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning ensure you’re more than comfortable, while dark wooden interiors and glowing oil lamps add a nostalgic air. Select something special from the minibar and watch the sun go down from the comfort of your plush double bed.
  • Suites (Southern Camp)

    Vaulted ceilings and huge picture windows lend a light and airy feel to Southern Camp Suites. These 45 square metre abodes are swathed in calming neutral tones, with elegant wooden furniture perfectly complementing the plush soft furnishings. Rise each morning to the sounds of the bush, using your Lavazza coffee machine to prepare fresh cups of java to enjoy on your perfectly private patio.
  • Luxury Villas (Southern Camp)

    Elegant tiled flooring, vaulted wooden ceilings and exquisite soft furnishings - these are just some of the delightful features that await in a Southern Camp Luxury Villa. With 95 square metres of space, there’s plenty of room to stretch out - grab a delicious coffee from your Lavazza machine to enjoy on your vast private terrace or raid the minibar at sunset for a glass of champagne. A heated outdoor pool suggests sultry starlit dips, while the deep soaking tub in your huge ensuite will likely tempt you in for a long and indulgent bathe.
  • Family Luxury Villas (Southern Camp)

    Indulge together with family or friends when you check into a Family Luxury Villa. These 130 square metre abodes are ultra spacious and beautifully finished with elegant furnishings - think comfortable leather armchairs and expertly crafted wooden wardrobes. The spacious ensuite comes with high-end bath products and a huge tub for those long, luxurious soaks. A fully stocked minibar ensures you’ll always have something to quench your thirst, while the sun-drenched private balcony features a huge heated pool purely for your own enjoyment.
  • Suites (River lodge)

    Set down your bags in a 35 square metre River Lodge Suite for a taste of Hemingway’s Africa. This vintage-style accommodation is effortlessly elegant, with mahogany ceiling beams, vast ensuite with double vanity and deep soaking bath, plus an extra large bed in which to relax and unwind. Spend balmy days on your perfectly private verandah, spotting some of the savannahs enchanting wildlife from the comfort of your abode.
  • Spa Suites (River lodge)

    Couples seeking an extra touch of indulgence will likely love a River Lodge Spa Suite. These 50 square metre abodes exude sophistication with slick mahogany furnishings and floor-to-ceiling glass doors offering incredible views over the African savannah. Comfort comes from extra facilities such as a coffee-maker and fully-stocked mini bar, while a private balcony is the perfect place to unwind while spotting some of the local wildlife. The suite’s shining star can be found in your ensuite - a deep tub for two suggesting long, romantic soaks.
  • Family Suites (River lodge)

    Families and groups travelling together are expertly catered to in a 70 square metre Family Suite. Sleeping up to four, these spacious abodes provide a deluxe double bed and plush sofa bed, in addition to an expansive ensuite complete with double vanity sinks and a large soaking bathtub. Triple balconies provide plenty of outdoor space, so fix yourself a drink from the minibar and toast the African sunset while gazing out over the plains.
  • Royal Suites (River lodge)

    Rich warm tones and opulent furnishings await in a 40 square metre Royal Suite. You’ll awake in the soft folds of a generous double bed, perhaps brewing your morning beverage with the in-room coffee machine to enjoy on the bush-fringed balcony. There are dual showers and a deep soaking bathtub in your ensuite, while plush leather armchairs are perfect for snuggling up on in your abode’s cosy lounge area.


Every last detail at the 5 star Kapama Private Game Reserve is expertly taken care of. From the moment you arrive at this luxury property - set peacefully among 13,000 acres of lush savannah - you’ll feel your cares slip away as honeymoon dreams become a reality. This is a decadent retreat for couples seeking a safari-type honeymoon or for those simply looking to unwind among some of Africa’s most exquisite wildlife.

Facilities are abundant and equally decadent here, regardless of which camp you opt to reside in. At River Lodge - the largest of the hotel’s reserves - you’ll enjoy a vibrant and social atmosphere. There’s an exquisite African-themed lounge and generously-sized turquoise pool, beside which lies an inviting cocktail bar and a bounty of plush sun loungers on which to recline. Wine lovers are particularly at home here, with an onsite wine cellar - sample some of the 600 varieties during your stay and be sure to sample the ‘Romantic Dining’ on offer for a truly unforgettable honeymoon dinner.

Karula is light and airy, featuring natural woods and neutral tones throughout to imbue a sense of calm. There’s a private airfield here, allowing you to arrive in style from Cape Town International, while the award-winning onsite Wellness Centre offers couples the chance to truly indulge with a range of decadent treatments. You’ll find unique souvenirs in Karula’s ‘curio’ shop, while the elegant library is escaping to with a good book. Wind down in the inviting bar after a day of exploring or take a hand-crafted cocktail to the comfortable lounge sofas to truly unwind.

Buffalo Camp is where you’ll get back to nature, though luxury is still guaranteed. There’s an intimate lounge with lofty thatch roof and open sides - perfect for relaxing with an ice-cold drink and spotting colourful birdlife in nearby trees. When you’re not out on safari, you might enjoy a relaxing laze by the Buffalo Camp pool which is also another great spot for seeing some of the local wildlife.

At Southern Camp, you’ll find a wealth of family-friendly facilities including a large outdoor swimming pool and plush open-sided lounge with great views of the African bush. Unwind here after a day on safari at nearby Kruger National Park, taking time to soak up the sun on a comfortable poolside lounger or sipping fruity cocktails as the sun drifts towards the darkening horizon.


Each lodge has its own dining options, ranging from cosy open-sided lounges serving laid-back brunches to traditional thatch-roofed bomas offering evening meals beside a roaring open fire.
  • Lounge, bar, library & dining (Karula)

    At Karula, delicious dishes are crafted from the freshest local produce. Meals can be taken in the airy open-sided dining room - settle at an elegantly laid table close to the roaring open fire - while cocktails are best enjoyed at the laid-back poolside bar. Enjoy a more rustic experience when you opt for a ‘Boma Dinner’, dining beneath the stars surrounded by gently flickering lanterns.
  • Dining, lounge & pool (Buffalo camp)

    Breakfast and lunch at Buffalo Camp is pleasingly a la carte. Dine beneath a thatched roof on delightfully local dishes, with the sounds of nature providing a soothing soundtrack. In the evenings, you’ll take a table in a rustic boma for exquisitely crafted cuisine enjoyed around a roaring open fire. The comfortable Buffalo Camp Lounge is where you’ll find a head-spinning range of delicious drinks to toast the start of married life. You can relax by the pool sipping cocktails on the sun loungers.
  • Dining, lounge & pool (Southern Camp)

    Dotted with plush furnishings and swathed in calming neutral tones, the Southern Camp’s open-side dining area is where you’ll enjoy breakfast and lunch. For dinner, a traditional outdoor boma awaits - take a table beneath the glittering stars and watch a team of talented chefs prepare satiating cuisine right before your very eyes.
  • Dining, lounge, pool, cocktail bar & Wine cellar (River Lodge)

    At River Lodge, you’ll enjoy breakfast and lunch in The Siyadla Lounge where elegant glass doors can be opened up to the bush beyond. Dinners are taken in the open-sided Rhino Boma, while the ‘Romantic Dining’ option offers honeymooners the chance to enjoy a secluded starlit meal on the dry riverbed outside the front of the Lodge. There’s also an inviting cocktail bar where you can sip delicious hand-crafted drinks while watching elephants quench their own thirst at a nearby watering hole.


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