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Kapama River Lodge

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Spa tub, body treatments, hot stone massages, body wraps, body scrubs
Family Suite (River Lodge:  Spa Family Suite) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
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Overview of Kapama River Lodge

Kapama River Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge with 2 outdoor pools and full-service spa
9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
R40 Kapama Private Game Reserve, National Kruger Park Area, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKapama Game Reserve3 min walk
  • Popular LocationHoedspruit Wildlife Estate16 min drive
  • Popular LocationNyani Cultural Village24 min drive
  • AirportHoedspruit (HDS)51 min drive

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About this area


Kapama River Lodge is located on a river and in an area with good airport proximity. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kapama Game Reserve and Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, while Nyani Cultural Village and Mafunyani Cultural Village are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Kapama Game Reserve - 3 min walk
  • Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 16 min drive
  • Nyani Cultural Village - 24 min drive
  • Mafunyani Cultural Village - 30 min drive
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 51 min drive


  • Drakensig - 6 min drive
  • Klaserie One Stop - 12 min drive
  • Boma - 27 min drive
  • Kapama Lounge
  • Wild Dogz Burger Bar Hoedspruit - 14 min drive

About this property

Kapama River Lodge

5-star luxury lodge by the river
Consider a stay at Kapama River Lodge and take advantage of free cooked-to-order breakfast, a free roundtrip airport shuttle, and game and wildlife viewing. Indulge in a body wrap, a hot stone massage, and a body scrub at Kapama Wellness Centre, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite international cuisine restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a library.
You'll also find perks like:
  • 2 outdoor pools with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • A safari, supervised childcare (surcharge), and luggage storage
  • A reception hall, a front-desk safe, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All 64 rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and separate sitting areas.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and separate tubs/showers
  • Furnished balconies or patios, separate sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free roundtrip airport shuttle from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at scheduled times and on request
  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Supervised activities for children (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Business services

  • Conference space


  • In a national park
  • In the mountains
  • On a river
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Reception hall

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony/patio


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Kapama River Lodge Hoedspruit
Kapama River Hoedspruit
Kapama River Lodge Lodge
Kapama River Lodge Hoedspruit
Kapama River Lodge Lodge Hoedspruit

Frequently asked questions

Does Kapama River Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at Kapama River Lodge?

As of Jun 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kapama River Lodge on Jun 9, 2023 start from $739.25, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Kapama River Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Kapama River Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Kapama River Lodge?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Kapama River Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Kapama River Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a free airport shuttle that runs 11 AM–2 PM on request.

Where is Kapama River Lodge located?

Situated near the airport, this luxury lodge is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Kapama Game Reserve and within 12 mi (20 km) of Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and Klaserie Nature Reserve. Nyani Cultural Village is 10.9 mi (17.6 km) away.




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10/10 Excellent


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Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
An epic stay
If you are going to splurge on a safari, you might as well do it right and visit Kapama. They get to know each guest and pamper you, but the amazing staff also give you time and space to do your thing. Whether you want a romantic retreat, epic family vacation or a friend’s get-away, Kapama is an awesome spot. It is where I’ll take all my visitors who make the long journey to Southern Africa to come see me.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Kapama River Lodge Stay
Simply amazing.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property was quiet. Signage and lighting need improvement.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our family had a wonderful experience!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed here for our honeymoon. Words cannot describe how we feel about Kapama River Lodge. This place is unbelievable. I’ve stayed at many 5* hotels, but this lodge is far more superior than any of them. The team are AMAZING, Azaria and Milton, our ranger and tracker were unbelievable and so committed to help us track down what we wanted. Kulani the waiter was an absolute delight. Not a single day did I ever see him not smiling. The housekeeping team would make the rooms up three times a day. For our first night, they even got a hot bubble bath ready for my wife before we got back from dinner. To top it all off, the food is outstanding. I have never tasted food at any hotel, lodge or boutique this good, ever. Over our 4 days we were stuffed. We’ve never been offered so much food before and there’s a LOT of variety. We felt sad to leave as it felt we were leaving our family behind. All in all, if you’re doing a safari, and have any doubt on where to go or stay, choose Kapama. They will do absolutely everything they can to make your stay with them as good as it can get.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything here was amazing, the room and facilities were clean with amazing views. The game drives exceeded our expectations with fantastic sightings during every drive and our ranger Never providing us with valuable information.Would definitely recommend.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great safari lodge
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
When you have giraffes eating out your back patio it is tough to compare to anything else. Outstanding stay and experience.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022