Kapama River Lodge offers the epitome in luxurious safari accommodations. With the majestic Drakensberg Mountains as a backdrop to this 64-suite River Lodge, and positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River, it’s the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger area. Stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience, the lodge features contemporary African decor in thatched lounges that create a cavernous effect. Open-concept designs extend to the pool deck where a large rim-flow pool looks outward to a waterhole that is frequented by the incredible range of animals that live within the Kapama Reserve. Relax in luxury at Kapama River Lodge, the ideal host for an unforgettable safari escape.
Located with the spa suites, the family rooms have triple balconies, along with spacious bedrooms that can accommodate an additional two beds for children sharing with their parents. The rooms measuring over 750 square feet with the balconies are also ideal for couples wanting the additional comfort of an oversized bedroom.
Taking luxury game lodge accommodation a step further, River Lodge has two Royal Suites that offer substantial space and include a separate lounge and extended balcony, furnished with recliner couches. The en suite bathroom has a bath and a dual shower overlooking the surrounding bush and resident wildlife, while the bedroom is spacious and opulently appointed.
River Lodge’s 40 spacious, air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full en suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.
The 20 spa suites are positioned a little ways from the lodge to ensure additional privacy and proximity to the spa for unique African spa treatments. Expansive glass doors and frameless windows allow unobstructed bush views, including from the bathroom. Each suite is equipped with a mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, as well as a safe, hairdryer and international plugs.
Dishes are prepared with seasonal local produce and fresh herbs grown at Kapama River Lodge. Ethnic dishes and accompaniments like mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot and spicy relish) are used to give the taste of Africa, and familiar staples are also feature throughout the menu.
Kapama River Lodge features a large lounge and bar which follows along the lodge’s pool to create an airy and cozy atmosphere. In winter months, a double-sided fireplace warms guests as embers dance. Recliners under umbrellas offer guests a shady reprieve to relax near the pool, which also doubles as a prime vantage point for game views. A permanent waterhole just beyond the lodge attracts a range of species; here, viewing the Big Five with a cocktail in hand is not out of the ordinary.