• Kapama Buffalo Camp

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Kapama is one of South Africa’s largest privately owned game reserves, perfectly positioned in the Limpopo province safari area, renowned for its high density of big game animals. A game drive in Kapama Game
Reserve, with a qualified ranger and expert tracker, reveals Africa’s big game and many secrets of the other marvels of the African bush.
Buffalo Camp preserves the safari experience of a bygone era through well appointed tents, each connected with the other by suspended wooden walkways. The intimate size of the camp ensures a home away from home atmosphere.

At a glance

• Meru-style safari tents
• Positioned along the banks of a river bed
• One of the largest privately owned private game reserves
• Limited capacity
• Big 5 safari in open vehicles
• Bush walks

20 beds 10 tents perested as: Twin bedded inividuals tents

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Description 5 Jan 2019
to 19 Dec 2019
Per Person Per Night Sharing R8 015

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Home in the Trees

High in the treetops, accessible only by elevated wooden walkways, the old-world luxury tents of Buffalo Camp are the closest you’ll get to living alongside our wildlife.

Buffalo is a quiet and intimate lodge where you can unwind in the shade of the trees and simply absorb the surrounding peace.

rooms: 10 • size: 35m2
Set among tall, shady trees, with a seasonal river below, Buffalo Camp’s suites are ultra-luxurious tents that consistently delight our guests. Dark wood and leather finishes add a nostalgic air, while oil lanterns illuminating the walkways at night create a wonderfully romantic ambience.

Each luxury tent features en-suite bathrooms and air con, as well as heated blankets for cooler weather comfort. Tea and Nespresso coffee facilities come standard, along with a fully stocked minibar. For peace of mind, there’s a lock-up safe for your valuables, and for our guests from abroad, international plugs for convenience.

Lounge & Pool

The intimate Buffalo Camp lounge, nestled under a vaulted, thatched roof, is the perfect place to sink into a comfortable sofa for a spot of birdwatching – refreshing cocktail in hand, of course.

The sun loungers around our elevated rim-flow pool offer excellent views of the surrounding fauna and flora.


Breakfast and Lunch
Tuck into delicate delights from our a la carte menu under traditional thatch, surrounded by natural beauty.

Gather around a roaring, open fire in a true African boma as you dine on traditional fare to the soundtrack of a wild African night.

On request, Kapama Buffalo Camp can offer kosher meals. For information on our kosher meal options email our reservations team and they will be happy to assist.

The African camp atmosphere is perpetuated at mealtimes with serve-yourself choices presented in heavy African cooking pots over a gentle flame. Hot and cold breakfast and lunch options are spread out across the servery, while dinner is prepared in the kitchen or cooked on the grill and served around an open fire in the circular traditional outdoor boma.

Buffalo Camp has a cosy lounge on the edge of the riverbank under a vaulted thatch with ceiling fans to help the air flow. The Buffalo Bar serves drinks all day and into the night until the last guest turns in. Upholstered chairs and sofas offer a restful place to sit and listen to birds in the surrounding trees.

Buffalo Camp’s pool terrace is small and intimate like the rest of the lodge. Big enough for a dip rather than a swim, this is the best place to cool off and rest under sun umbrellas on a hot African afternoon.

Kapama Game Reserve is so well positioned, not too far from habitation but still deep in the bush, enabling us to offer a truly superior range of activities. Two game drives per day and an optional bush walk is included in the all-inclusive Kapama safari package. All other activities are not included and will charged as extras.

Here’s a quick guide to what’s on offer, then read on for all the exciting details of each option:

  • Game Drives and Bush Walks
  • Romantic Sleepout
  • Kapama Body & Skin Treatments
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Elephant Back Safari
  • Kapama Thulumahashe Children’s Home
  • Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species
  • Private Dining
  • Golf at Hans Merenski Championship Course

Single supplement – 50% of the per person sharing rate.

Rate inclusions:  Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, local and premium drinks, two daily safari activities and return transfers from Eastgate Airport (HDS) on scheduled flights only.

Rate exclusions: Conservation levy of R150.00  per person per day, laundry and items of a personal nature.

Whilst guests are welcome to arrive in time for lunch, room check in will only be after 13h00 and checkout before 11h00 on day of departure. The child rate applies to children under the age of 12 years when sharing with two adults. Children
between the age of 6 and 12 years are permitted on game drives at the sole discretion of the ranger – No children under  6 year allowed on game drives.

Lodge Features

  • Buffalo Camp: 10 luxury tents – 20 guests
  • Kapama Karula: 10 superior suites & 2 family superior suites – 28 guests
  • River Lodge: 64 suites – 128 guests
  • Southern Camp: 15 suites & 7 luxury suites & 3 family luxury suites – 56 guests


Full payment of the balance is due 30 days prior to guests arrival, unless the booking is made within 30 days, in which case full payment will be required to confirm the reservation.

A deposit is required to confirm a booking of:

  • 365 + days prior to arrival – 5% deposit is required within 30 days.
  • 364 and 90 days prior to arrival – 10% deposit is required within 14 days.
  • 89 and 30 days prior to arrival – 25% deposit is required within 7 days.
  • 30 and 0 days prior to arrival – 100% deposit is required within 2 days.

The following cancellation terms and conditions will apply to reservations which are cancelled in part or in full as follows;

  • 365 + days prior to arrival – 5% of the total amount will be due.
  • 364 and 90 days prior to arrival – 10% of the total amount will be due.
  • 89 and 30 days prior to arrival – 25% of the total amount will be due.
  • 30 and 0 days prior to arrival – 75% of the total amount will be due.

CHILDREN; No children under the age of 12 years can be accommodated at Buffalo Camp.

The Lodge reserves the right to restrict one night weekend or peak period bookings.


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Business Hours:
Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
E-mail: Reservations
E-mail: Safaris

Why Book With Us?

  • Personal inter-action
  • Lodges with high standards
  • Stay in control of your booking
  • Most special deals by far
  • Secure payment process (SSL)
  • South African based
  • Superior knowledge
  • Expert advice
  • No booking fees

What sets us Apart !

  • Effortless road and air access
  • Ideal for family or small groups
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Large elephant population
  • Over 530 bird species
  • Big 5 Game Animals

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