South African borders opened to international travel as of 11th November 2020.
The health of our Guests as well as Staff at Kapama is our main priority. Besides implementing protocols to ensure safe environments at all four camps/lodges, in line with the latest recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO), we also understand the concerns travellers might have for the COVID-19 requirements when leaving the borders of South Africa.
For international travellers who need to provide a valid certificate of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test within 72 hours of the date of travel for their next destination, but might not know where or how to go about getting this test, Kapama Private Game Reserve has made this process a lot easier.
PCR Testing – Appointments
– If Kapama is your final destination in South Africa, Kapama can assist with making the necessary appointment the morning before our guests’ departure
-Appointments will be before 10 am in order for results to be received the following day
-Arrangements for bigger groups will be scheduled earlier to ensure all guests can be tested
Option 1 – At the Lab
-Testing can be done at Ampath medical facility in Hoedspruit Monday to Fridays only
-Guests will be chauffeured in air-conditioned vehicles to the Lab where the PCR test will be performed
Option 2 – At the Lodge – In the comfort of our guests’ room
-Testing can be done Monday to Sunday at the Lodge in the guest’s room or dedicated area and cost will be on request
-The cost of the test done at the Lab in town is R 500 per person
-The cost of the test at the Lodge can be supplied on request. Group costs will differ depending on the number in the group
-An additional transport fee may be charged for the Lodge test
-Guests can pay for the test at the medical lab directly with Ampath
-Results will be sent by the medical facility via email to guests the following day before departure
-Should guests test positive, Kapama will have suites available for self-quarantine
-Additional stays for quarantine will be for guests own account
Should a guest test positive, Kapama will have suites available where guests can self-quarantine. This will be for the guest’s own account.
For more information or questions on our PCR Testing and protocols please email our Reservations team at