Kapama River Lodge




$ 421 (Pps)


Kapama River Lodge is situated within the 13,000 hectare Kapama Game Reserve, home to a wide range of animal and bird species including the Big Five. As the name suggestes, River Lodge is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama river.


Kapama River Lodge is the largest game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area and boasts 40 Suites, 16 Spa Suites, 2 Royal Suites and 4 Family Spa Suites.  Each of the spacious suites has an en-suite bathroom and views of the reserve. The central guest areas include a swimming pool, lounge, curio shop and boma. The long, L-shaped lounge and bar, under double-volume thatch, follow the line of the pool to create an airy but cosy atmosphere. In winter, a double-sided fireplace provides additional warmth. Meals are served buffet-style and offer a variety of pan African dishes.

Recliners under umbrellas beckon guests to enjoy shady relaxation around the pool, which is also a prime vantage point for game viewing. A small, permanent waterhole lies just beyond the perimeter of River Lodge and attracts various antelope species, elephant and buffalo, so viewing the Big Five - cocktail in hand - is quite usual from here.


Considered one of the finest safari spas in Africa, the River Lodge Spa has six sumptuous treatment rooms in a setting surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld. Arranged around a generous central lap pool the spa evokes a sense of calm.

Highly trained and experienced beauty therapists offer the trendiest global body and beauty treatments with a uniquely African twist. Soak up the signature four-hour Marula Miracle Moments - which includes a body wrap, facial, massage and more - or opt for other enticingly named treatments such as the Kapama Pinotage Bliss, which uses vine-infused products, or the Marula Sensual Steam Treatment.

Adventures at Kapama River Lodge include day and night game drives in open safari vehicles, river boat cruises, skeet shooting and guided bush walks in the company of highly skilled game rangers. The Hoedspruit Research and Breeding Centre for endangered species is situated on 100 hectares within the Kapama Reserve and can be visited during your stay.

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River Lodge Standard Suite

Air-conditioned suite with mini bar, tee/coffee facilty, wi-fi and telephone. Bathrooms are en-suite with his and hers basins, bath and shower.

River Lodge : Royal Suite

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 : Spa Family Suite

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. Also ideal for couples wanting the additional comfort of an oversized bedroom.

River Lodge : Spa Suite

The 20 spa suites are positioned a little way 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 minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities, as well as a safe, hairdryer and international plugs.



All meals, teas and snacks, accommodation, two daily safaris activities with local drinks on these activities, return transfers from Hoedspruit Airport

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria