PCR Tests for International Travellers Covid-19 Update
South African borders have been open to international travel as of 11th November 2020.
The health of our Guests as well as Staff at Kapama is our main priority. We carefully assessed health and safety measures to address all concerns travellers may have surrounding COVID-19. Our protocols ensure safe environments at all four camps/lodges, in line with the latest recommendations from the South African Health department as well as leading authorities like the World Health Organisation (WHO).
All International travel will resume provided that travellers provide a valid certificate of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test within 72 hours of the date of travel. To assist International travellers visiting Kapama, who 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
– All appointments will be pre-booked by Kapama the morning before 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 test will be conducted
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
-Tests will be sent to Tzaneen or Nelspruit
-This is recommended for guests requiring a test over a weekend
-The cost of the drive-through test 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
-Guest’s account will be billed by Kapama to streamline the billing and payment process
-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.
If you have any concerns, questions or queries regarding your reservation, please contact our Reservations Department at
Kapama’s current Covid-19 Protocol plan can be viewed here
For further information about COVID-19 relative to South Africa please click here
For information from the World Health Organisation, you can click here