Three unforgettable days at Kapama in Kruger National Park

  • Kruger Park, South Africa

We spent three nights at Kapama in Kruger National Park. Kapama is a group of luxury lodges that is on a private reserve. Land at a small local airport and picked up by the staff in the open safari cars there.

Giraffe in Kruger park
Lobby at Kapama Southern Camp

The location

Drove few minutes to the entrance to the Kapama area and were immediately greeted by nature and animals. The reserve is 13 000 hectares with wilderness and home to over 40 different mammal species and 350 bird species. Inside of Kapama, it was a ten-minute drive to their Southern Camp where we stayed.

The hotel

Kapama consists of four different lodge areas that have their own style. We stayed at their Southern Camp and consists of 25 suites and villas. Spacious and modern with the wilderness just outside the windows. All meals included and especially the evenings outdoor with barbeque and dance were amazing.

Dinner outside at Kapama safari

Safari drive

Every day consisted of two 3-hour drives. One in the morning at 6 am and on in the afternoon at 3 pm. In between, you were free to hang in the pool or in the public areas. Each drive was to a different part of the reserve and often to see specific animals that lived there. All big five animals (lion, leopard, rhinos, elephant, and buffalo) are there and we were lucky enough to see them all.

Final words

This was a once in a lifetime experience and loved the safari stay. Expensive but a unique experience, all food is included and definitely worth it. Kapama was great with private camp and great staff.


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  • Amazing safari experience

  • Great service and all inclusive


  • Quite expensive

  • Small airport, requires additional flight