Why choose a Private Game Reserve

Mar 15, 20241 comment

Are you looking for a truly indulgent travel experience? A retreat that combines luxury, exclusivity, and a connection with nature? Look no further than Kapama Private Reserve. This wildlife haven offers an escape like no other, where you can immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, enjoy personalized service, and revel in ultimate privacy. 

Let’s explore the allure of Kapama Private Reserve and why this destination should be at the top of your travel bucket list. Discover the wonders of Kapama, situated in the Greater Kruger area, South Africa, where you can encounter the majestic Big Five and over 40 other mammal species, not to mention over 350 bird species. Why not indulge your senses with a visit to our award-winning Spa & Wellness Centres at Kapama River Lodge and Kapama Karula, where you can savour African-inspired beauty treatments amidst stunning sceneries?

 Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the luxury, privacy, and serenity that await in Kapama Private Game Reserve – a retreat like no other.

Kapama reserve game drive water

Exploring the Luxury of a Private Reserve: A retreat Like No Other

When it comes to luxury travel, private reserves offer a level of exclusivity and indulgence that is unmatched. These hidden gems provide a retreat like no other, allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature and experience the ultimate in relaxation and privacy. From the breathtaking landscapes to the personalized service, here’s why a private reserve like Kapama Private Game Reserve, should be at the top of your travel bucket list.


What is a Private Reserve?

Private reserves offer a retreat like no other, allowing guests to disconnect from the outside world and immerse themselves in nature. The stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and luxurious accommodations make for a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, a private reserve has something for everyone.

A private reserve is a designated area of land that is owned and managed by a single entity, and or owner. These reserves are often located in pristine areas, offering guests a chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the beauty of nature. Private reserves are carefully managed to preserve the natural environment and wildlife, making them a perfect destination for eco-conscious travellers.

Kapama Karula service

Kapama Private Game Reserve

One of the most luxurious private reserves in South Africa is Kapama Private Reserve situated in the Limpopo Province and Greater Kruger Area of South Africa. This reserve spans over 38,000 acres or 15 0000 hectares and is home to the Big Five game animals – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos. Guests can stay in one of our 5 luxurious lodges.

Kapama leopards

Once you arrive, hand yourself over to the dedicated and competent team and enjoy game drives, bush walks, 2 award-winning spas and wellness centres and other activities while surrounded by the stunning African landscape. The reserve strongly focuses on conservation and community development, making it a socially responsible choice for travellers. 

Kapama is committed to numerous conservation efforts on the private reserve. Establishing and maintaining basic standards that protect our environment and community is important to life at Kapama. Understanding the relationships between the reserve and its ecosystem helps ensure that the natural functioning of the reserve is not disturbed. For more on our conservation efforts, click here.


Award-winning spas

Elevate your safari retreat with a seamless journey to one of our luxury award-winning Spa and Wellness Centres.

Considered to be one of the finest safari spas in Africa, a visit to River Lodge Spa is almost mandatory when visiting Kapama. This award-winning spa offers guests an exceptional level of luxury and pampering.

Picture yourself surrounded by the gentle sounds of the river and the rustling leaves, as our Spa & Wellness Centre becomes your oasis of serenity. Whether you seek a therapeutic massage after an adventurous safari or wish to bask in the peaceful ambience, our Spa & Wellness Centre promises an escape that complements the captivating allure of Kapama River Lodge.

To view the Spa brochure and make a booking click through to River Lodge Spa

Kapama River Lodge spa

Surrounded by glass and magnificent vistas, the award-winning Kapama Karula Spa is a haven of relaxation and calm. 

Indulge in a sanctuary that transcends the ordinary. Our Spa & Wellness Centre is a haven of tranquillity, designed to offer you a respite from the demands of modern life. As you step into this oasis, immerse yourself in an array of bespoke treatments and experiences meticulously curated to rejuvenate the body, soothe the mind, and renew the spirit.

To view the Spa Brochure and Pricelist click through to Karula Spa


The Ultimate in Privacy and Exclusivity

One of the main draws of private reserves is the level of privacy and exclusivity they offer. Unlike public parks and reserves, private reserves have limited access and only allow a certain number of guests at a time. This means that guests can enjoy the reserve without the crowds and noise of unlimited tourists. Private reserves also offer personalized service, with staff catering to the needs and preferences of each guest. This level of attention and care adds to the overall luxury experience.


Spoilt for choice

With 5 luxury Kapama lodges to choose from, we have no doubt there is something to fit your budget, accommodation expectations and family needs.

Kapama River Lodge – 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.

Kapama River Lodge rooms

Kapama Buffalo Camp – For those seeking a more intimate and authentic safari experience, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique blend of colonial charm and African elegance. Tucked away beneath ancient trees, the camp’s tented suites evoke a sense of nostalgia. With only ten luxury canvas tents adorned with African artefacts and fine fabrics, this intimate camp offers a unique safari experience.

Kapama Homestead – Welcome to an intimate oasis where families or groups of friends can escape the ordinary and embark on a journey of a lifetime. Nestled within the iconic Kapama Private Game Reserve, this exclusive 3 bedroom retreat offers a secluded haven for those seeking unmatched tranquillity and bonding time. Our Homestead features exquisitely designed suites, each with ample space, to accommodate up to 6 guests in total. Enjoy the comfort of spacious living areas and well-appointed en-suite bathrooms. Every detail has been thoughtfully considered to ensure your utmost comfort.

Kapama Southern Camp – The charm and hospitality of Kapama Southern Camp, inside Kapama Private Game Reserve, makes it a warm and inviting place for families looking for the best safari lodge in the Kruger National Park area. It’s a relaxed atmosphere where even the tiniest tots are a priority and the memories made will be with you and your family forever. Offering luxury five-star accommodation, it is the perfect safari destination in South Africa.

Kapama Karula – With its light, airy, open spaces and views from every angle, Karula is truly the pride of Kapama Private Game Reserve as our flagship lodge. Effortlessly elegant and stylish, Karula will steal the breath of even the most seasoned traveller. This luxury safari accommodation lodge near the Kruger National Park is every discerning traveller’s perfect escape.

Kapama game drive
Kapama game drive

Plan Your Private Reserve Getaway

If you’re ready to experience the ultimate in luxury travel, pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and get ready for a retreat like no other.

 Start planning your private reserve getaway today.  Contact our Reservations team at [email protected] to begin your Kapama safari adventure.

1 Comment

  1. Laura Ann Ambrose

    I loved my Kapama Vacation. The animals were so awesome. Never did I think I would see so many wild animals in their own habitat.
    Thank you for a wonderful vacation. I hope to do it again real soon.


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