Kapama Buffalo Camp

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When is best

May - Sep

Dry Season

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5 nights



14 hrs 10 mins

Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit

Holiday in Kapama Game Reserve

One of Africa’s premier ecotourism destinations, Kapama Private Game Reserve is a must-visit and is home to the Hoedspruit Endangered species Centre where rescued and endangered animals can be found. Situated next to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport there is easy access to an exclusive bush experience. Get to see the Big 5 of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros up close as well as over 40 different mammal species, 350 different bird species and a myriad of smaller species right on your accommodations doorstep, you will feel like their guest.

This stunning 13’000 hectares of sweeping wilderness are perfectly sat between South Africa’s northern Drakensberg mountains and the greater Kruger national park. Situated in South Africa’s northernmost province of Limpopo is famed for having prolific and diverse wildlife and the twice-daily game drives allow you to see all of this up close whilst being informed by expert guides and trackers to ensure you have truly unforgettable wildlife encounters and an exclusive experience.

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Kapama Buffalo Camp

Based on traditional East African safari camps, Buffalo offers visitors a unique and intimate experience of the African bush. The luxury game lodge is built from natural stone and wood for an olde worlde appeal, while the thatched bar, dining-room and campfire area contribute to this ambience and at night oil lanterns (rather than electric lights) glow under the treetop canopy.

This nostalgic charm is carried through to meals, which are à la carte and served under a canopy of thatch, or around a roaring open fire, while the communal areas are built on the riverbank and
surrounded by wild gardens of aloe and euphorbia.

What’s especially enchanting about Buffalo, however, are the 10 plush tented suites that are set on stilted wooden decks among the canopies of ancient trees which line a seasonal river. The tents and main lodge are inter-connected with wooden walkways, which run high above a sandy riverbed and in the dry season antelope searching for grazing use it and provide the ultimate bird’s eye view.

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