This 2-night,3-day Kapama River Lodge Safari that starts & ends in Johannesburg will see you stay high at the largest of the Kapama Private Game Reserve camps. River Lodge’s wide, open spaces and airy design are a constant reminder that you’re sleeping under the African sky. Besides the luxury five-star accommodation, River Lodge is more festive and social than our smaller, quieter camps, which is why young couples and groups of friends are often among our guests. Escape to a place away from time, and indulge in one of the finest safari lodges near the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Let yourself drift away in a suite reminiscent of Hemingway’s Africa, or take in the beauty of the reserve from the privacy of your patio.
Day 1: Johannesburg to Kapama River Lodge
Today you depart from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport to Kapama River Lodge on a shared shuttle bus. The bus departs from at 6:45 am, from the bus terminal right outside International Arrivals. The drive takes 6-7 hours and you travel through a few touristic towns en route to the town of Hoedspruit. Of course, you make scheduled and unscheduled stops for the bathroom, to stretch your legs and to buy some snacks or refreshments along the way.
On arrival at the lodge, you will get a brief camp orientation and then checked into your room. There is time to freshen up and enjoy a light snack before you set off on a sunset safari drive in the Safari drive. You arrive back at the camp as the sun is almost completely gone and you can sip on a refreshing drink or coffee at the camp dining area before sitting down to dinner. After dinner, spend sometime around the fire sharing stories of the day before retiring to your room for a good night’s rest.
Included Today: Shuttle Bus Transfer, Lunch, Sunset Safari, Dinner & Accommodation.
Day 2: Morning & Afternoon Safari Drives
Two game drives a day are offered to all our guests. Since this is a Big Five Reserve, encountering lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo is possible over a two-day safari. While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the approximately 350 species of bird recorded on the reserve. Throughout the day, it’s likely you will see wildlife such as nyala antelope, Vervet monkeys or even a few of the Big Five.
Included Today: Morning & Afternoon Safaris, Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Accommodation.
Day 3: Kapama River Lodge to Johannesburg
Enjoy a last morning safari drive and breakfast at the lodge before checking-out. Your driver will collect you from the lodge and transfer you back to Hoedspruit Airport for your transfer back to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport.
Included Today: Morning Safari, Breakfast, Transfer & Flight
What’s not included in the price of this safari:
- Premium Drinks
- Purchases of a personal nature
- Optional extra off-site activities
- Telephone calls
Good to Know:
- Special dietary requirements on request.
- Single, child & group rates on request.
- Prices subject to change without notice.
- This tour can be arranged to start and finish in Cape Town (Surcharges will apply)
- This tour can be extended.
- Children of all ages are allowed at the Lodge.
- 12 years and older: Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms.
- 12 years and older: Pay full adult rates and are permitted on safaris.