Inclusions and exclusions
- Three meals per day:full English breakfast, light luncheon and dinner in the open-air boma or thatched dining room (Special bush dinners can be arranged at an extra cost).
- Tea, coffee, cakes, pastries and afternoon teatime snacks.
- Kapama Karula – A selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages are included during your entire stay.
- Kapama River Lodge – A selection of soft drinks and water is included on the evening game drive sundowner stop
- Kapama Southern Camp – A selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages are included during your entire stay.
- Kapama Buffalo Camp – A selection of local alcoholic and premium beverages are included during your entire stay.
- Two game drives daily in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced rangers and expert Shangaan trackers. Private game vehicle are available on request.
- Complimentary road transfers between your Kapama accommodation and Eastgate Airport.
- Rates applicable to FIT and GROUP bookings, all rates are subject to change.
- Twice daily housekeeping service
- Conservation Levy of R115 per person per night. This contribution will go towards the conservation efforts and the work of the Anti-Poaching Unit in their ongoing protection efforts
- Telephone calls
- Shop purchases
- Spa treatments
- Personal bar account, room mini-bar consumables and sundowner drinks
Facilities and Amenities at Kapama River Lodge
|Description of Facilities / Amenities ||River Lodge
|Number of suites||64
|Back up Electricity||Yes
|Full bar facilities||Yes
|Lodge Swimming Pool||Yes
|Swimming Pool ||Yes
|Safes in suite||Yes
|Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) ||Yes
|DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES||
|King Size Beds||Yes
DISCOVER NATURE INTO THE WILD
Kapama offers a variety of ways in which you can explore our beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Our twice-daily game drives and educational bush walks are integral parts of the comprehensive Kapama experience. Budding photographers can enrol in our two-day photography workshop to hone their skills for that perfect lion shot to mount on your wall back home.
Guests can enjoy two game drives per day. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, you can expect to encounter a diverse number of animal and bird species. Since this is a Big Five reserve, encountering lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo are highly likely over a two-day safari. While encountering big game is always an exhilarating experience, the many smaller species also make for captivating viewing. Birding enthusiasts will be delighted with the approximately 350 species recorded on the reserve.
Throughout the day, you will be able to enjoy sightings of nyala antelope, Vervet monkeys and, very likely even a few of the Big Five.
Private game vehicles are available on request. * Unless otherwise specified, rates are valid until 30 November 2018 (except where included in the tariff).
A Experience the African bush on foot guided by a skilled ranger. The latter will point out a wide range of medicinal plants, insects and bird species along the way, and share his knowledge of traditional tracking skills such as using animal footprints to identify animals, with the group.
This truly memorable, authentic and intimate encounter with nature and our wildlife is included in the tariffs.
Capacity: 6 people World-class photographic training by leading South African wildlife photographer Albie Venter is aimed at novice and intermediate photographers. Bringing together like-minded individuals who enjoy both nature and photography, the workshop covers everything - from operating a camera to how to identify and compose evocative images. Whether you’ve never picked up a camera before or just want to learn how to use the one you have, the emphasis of the weekend is on teaching both the technical and artistic sides of photography in a relaxing, natural environment.
All appropriate genres of photography will be discussed, and the theoretical aspects will be taught during the sessions hosted in the lodge conference room. Albie will accompany the course goers on game drives, which will allow for opportunities to put your knowledge into practice. Groups are kept small to ensure personal attention and a “window’ seat” to all the participants. Private game-viewing vehicles each accommodate six photographers and a professional photographer guide at a time.
DETAILS: activities classroom-theory training sessions and on game drives feedback images taken during the weekend will be critiqued by the professional photographers experience all levels – group sizes allow for individual attention.
Don’t have all the equipment? The latest camera models and lenses are for hire at Kapama. Contact us for more information regarding your requirements and hire costs.
WELLNESS AFRICAN SERENITY
Bliss awaits the weary at our wellness centres. Indulge yourself in the best spa treatments on the continent, work up a sweat with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and in the steam rooms, or take a plunge in our refreshing pool.
KARULA SPA & WELLNESS CENTRE
After a day out in the bush, there’s nothing more invigorating than a pampering spa treatment. Our luxurious Karula Spa is a haven of relaxation and calm. But if you feel the urge to burn some energy, our state-of-the-art fitness centre may be just for you. For those who aren’t really into vigorous exercise, there’s always the steam room or spa pool – and even a curio shop where you can find that perfect gift for a loved-one back home.
ROMANTIC SLEEP-OUT A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS
A fairy-tale experience awaits you during the Kapama Romantic Sleep-out. Sleep in the open air on a private elevated platform, illuminated by the golden hues of a ring of lanterns. The adventure begins at your arrival at sunset, when a private chef will serve dinner “in the air”. Satisfied, you can fall asleep under the light of a million stars, creating an unmatched romantic experience. You will arrive before sunset, just in time to watch the changing colours of sky while sipping on a sundowner. The African bush fairy-tale continues with a five-course dinner served to by a personal chef at an intimate table for two on the platform. You can, however, also opt to enjoy a romantic dinner at the lodge, departing for the sleep-out venue afterwards. A ring of lantern will provide soft light during the night. The platform and luxury bathroom underneath it are animal-proof, but a two-way radio and cellular phone are supplied for additional peace of mind. With amenities such as a flush toilet, shower and his and hers basins, the bathroom provides for optimum comfort.
KAPAMA AIR LUXURY REDEFINED
Discerning travellers can now – on request – fly directly from Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) or Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) to Kapama. Guests making use of this service will have access to the exclusive Fireblade facilities at ORTIA that includes a gym, day rooms, boardrooms, and more. Similarly, guests flying in from Cape Town will have access to Signature Flight Services’ facilities. Flights from Johannesburg take only 50 minutes, and flights from Cape Town around 2 hours 45 minutes.
KAPAMA LUXURY TRAVEL
International guest to Kapama have the option of using the two commercial airlines namely SA Express and Comair from ORTIA in Johannesburg or Cape Town’s CTIA. These flights depart daily between 11h00 and 13h00 to Eastgate Airport. The latter is a convenient 20-minute flight to most of the KapamaLodges. Guests are collected at the airport by a Kapama game ranger who will take them to their destination lodge at Kapama. Realizing that the discerning traveller appreciate more exclusivity and relaxation, and that their vacation starts upon their arrival in South Africa, Kapama has developed and built its own tarred runway for its own Kapama PC12 aircraft. This aircraft is brand-new and had its maiden flight in December 2017. Pilatus is a Swiss aircraft manufacturer with a stellar reputation for quality and safety. The Pilatus PC12 has an outstanding safety record and is known as one of the most reliable aircraft globally. This new Kapama-owned and branded aircraft now operates from ORTIA and CTIA exclusively at the request of guests to Kapama. To add to this extremely luxurious travel option, Kapama has partnered with Fireblade Aviation for access to the exclusive Fireblade terminal services at ORTIA for our guests making use of the Kapama luxury travel option to Kapama.
The Fireblade facilities include, a gym, day rooms, and boardrooms, among others, for our guest to freshen up before boarding or alighting the Kapama aircraft or when they return from Kapama and need a comfortable area and setting before returning to their destination. A 50-minute flight takes guests to the Kapama airstrip where they will be collected by the ranger assigned to them for the duration of their holiday. The road trip to Kapama Karula takes less than 10 minutes through the reserve. and guests are booked into their luxury villa at Kapama Karula.
Signature Flight Services at CTIA provide similar facilities to Kapama guests. The duration of the flight from CTIA to Kapama in the PC12 Aircraft is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes. The Kapama Luxury travel option comprises three standard options which include: Flights to and from Johannesburg ORTIA to Kapama’s own airport. Depart from ORTIA to Kapama. Three nights’ all-inclusive accommodation with guided safaris Kapama Karula. (This can be extended to more nights). Flights to and from CTIA to Kapama. Depart from CTIA to Kapama. Three nights’ all-inclusive accommodation, with guided safaris at the luxurious Kapama Karula. (This can be extended to more nights) Flights to or from CTIA to Kapama and return to ORTIA or CTIA. Three nights’ all-inclusive accommodation with guided safaris, at the luxurious Kapama Karula. (This can be extended to more nights)
Tariffs for the above packages are as follows:
Flights to and from ORTIA with 3 nights at Karula:
2 Guests: ZAR178 000
Family (max 5): ZAR221 000
Flight to and from Cape Town with 3 nights at Kapama Karula:
2 Guests: ZAR336 000
Family (max 5): ZAR379 000
Flight to or from Cape Town and/0r ORTIA and Kapama with 3 nights at Kapama Karula:
2 Guests: ZAR245 000
Family (max 5): ZAR288 000
Rates Exclude conservation levies