Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and luxurious tented accommodation experience in Kapama Private Game Reserve. Built from natural stone and wood, this luxury game lodge has an old world atmosphere, while being completely contemporary. Set on stilted wooden decks overlooking an elevated riverbank, the 10 spacious suites that comprise Buffalo Camp are set among tall shady trees, with a seasonal river below. Raised wooden walkways connect the tented safari rooms and lead to the main lodge on the riverbank, where during the dry season, antelope can be found using the river course as natural pathway to search for grazing. Breakfast and lunch are served under a canopy of thatch, while dinner is usually enjoyed in the rustic outdoor boma around a roaring open fire (weather permitting). To cool off at Buffalo Camp, slip into the sleek, elevated rim-flow pool with views directly into the forest canopy. Afterwards, sun-dry on the loungers before taking a lazy nap in the shade, under a wide canvas umbrella.
The wooden-floored tented rooms feature twin beds with white linen and African design bedspreads. Fleecy throws and heated under blankets keep out the cold on winter nights. Like any other luxury bedroom, Buffalo Camp suites have an en-suite bathroom with shower and a dressing room with wardrobe and suitcase stand. Leather finishes and a stand-alone fan give the decor an old African touch. Room amenities include: Well-stocked mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine and a lock-up safe.
Traditional African ambiance is extended to mealtimes with à la carte choices presented in heavy African cooking pots over a gentle flame. Hot and cold breakfast and lunch options are spread out across the servery, while dinner is prepared in the kitchen or cooked on the grill and served around an open fire in the rustic outdoor boma.
To cool off at Buffalo Camp, slip into the sleek, elevated rim-flow pool with views directly into the forest canopy. Then sun-dry on the loungers before taking a lazy nap in the shade under a wide canvas umbrella.
Two daily game drives are offered at Buffalo Camp. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species. Since this is a Big Five reserve, seeing lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is possible over a two-day safari in Kapama Private Game Reserve.
Feel Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk with a highly trained game ranger. The experience offers an intimate encounter with nature and wildlife, and medicinal and other plants are identified en route. A bush walk through Kapama Private Game Reserve is a truly memorable and authentic encounter.
Surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld, the Kapama Wellness Centre takes safari spa treatments to new heights. Considered one of the finest safari spas in Africa, the six sumptuous treatment rooms are arranged around a generous central lap pool that evokes a sense of calm.
A closer encounter with an African elephant is not possible. Riding high on the back of an African elephant is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Since elephants are the largest land animals in Africa, other animals quickly give way to them in the wild and, at the same time, provide excellent game sightings and natural interaction.
The giant candy-striped balloons lift off at first light and drift at the mercy of the wind for about an hour. The hot air balloon landing can be bumpy, so hold on tight and then celebrate with a glass of bubbly. This memorable experience is highly recommended.