Kapama Private Game Reserve

Kapama Southern Camp


Luxury safari lodge

Kapama Southern Camp is a luxurious safari lodge situated within the vast Kapama Private Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The camp features 25 suites and villas, each beautifully appointed with modern amenities and décor that complements the natural surroundings. Each room is designed to provide guests with a comfortable and relaxing stay, with spacious interiors and private decks that offer stunning views of the surrounding bushveld. The suites are equipped with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and a range of modern conveniences, while the villas offer additional amenities such as private pools and outdoor showers.

Kapama Southern Camp also offers guests a range of dining options, with delicious meals served in the camp's main dining area or out in the bush under the stars. There is also a pool and a spa on-site, providing guests with ample opportunities to relax and unwind after a day of adventure.


At a glance

  • 25 suites and villas

  • Restaurant, bar and library

  • Spa

  • Swimming pool

Kapama Southern Camp Kruger elephant


  • Kapama Southern Camp Kruger game drive

    Game drives

    Drives are led by a skilled guide and assistant guide on the same vehicle, accruing twice daily. Encountering (any or all!) of the Big Five is highly probable during your Kapama stay. There are hundreds of other species of animals to spot so the early morning and early evening game drives are the best way to start and end the day. With approximate 350 bird species recorded on the reserve, bird enthusiasts are also spoilt for choice. Private game vehicles can be arranged.

  • Kapama Southern Camp Kruger bush walk

    Bush walk

    Explore the wild on foot, with an interactive and personal bush walks. There are a fair few smaller residents of the bush that can be missed on a game vehicle so putting on your walking shoes and stepping into the reserve will get you up close and personal to interesting aspects of the wild unseen from the safari vehicle.

  • Kapama Southern Camp Kruger sleepout

    Sleep-out experience

    Let Kapama’s Sleepout platform submerge you in the abundant wilderness that spans over 15,000 hectares of Private Reserve. The venue is a private and secluded raised platform nestled deep in the reserve where guests can spend the night under the stars. A giant four-poster bed swathed in billowing mosquito netting gives guests an uninterrupted view of the stars. Arrive at dusk and watch the golden light of the sunset across the African horizon while sipping on a sundowner. Nature’s sounds set the soundtrack for the peaceful evening to come.

Community & culture

Community development is a vital part of Kapama Private Game Reserve. Supporting and investing in sustainable economic growth and wildlife conservation are a given in terms of the sustainability of the reserve and the greater Kruger area. But helping previously disadvantaged communities living in the vicinity of the eserve is what community is all about. The private reserve assists these communities through education, development and support so they are equipped to build economically sustainable livelihoods. The brand has established a children’s home, Thulamahashe Children’s Home and an associated trust, as well as partnered with Eco Children at Makwetse School in the nearby town of Acornhoek.


Establishing and maintaining basic standards that protect the environment and community is important to life at Kapama. Understanding the relationships between the reserve and its ecosystem help ensure that the natural functioning of the reserve is not disturbed. Kapama Private Game Reserve protects the biodiversity on the reserve through the established Anti-Poaching Unit (APU). The head of Kapama security and the APU, patrol the high-risk areas of the reserve daily and conduct foot patrols in search of wildlife traps and poachers. Kapama aims to educate their guest on the importance of conservation, as well as, collaborate with researchers to ensure a sustainable environment.


The Kapama brand are constantly finding ways and working hard to eliminate plastics in our day-today-operations, particularly single-use plastics. This includes removing the use of plastic straws, removing single-use amenities in all the rooms and only using refill containers. They buy fresh produce like loose fruit and vegetables directly from the local farmers which are plastic-free, thereby reducing the amount of pre-packaging. The camp's on-site water recycling plant allows each Lodge to significantly reduce the number of plastic water bottles consumed. Not only have they removed plastic water bottles from rooms but in the dining halls as well. By supplying glass bottles of water that are filled from their water recycling plant they have reduced the number of plastic water bottles by over 10,000 a month . All lunch packs are served in bio-degradable and environmentally friendly containers. The camp recycles as many materials as possible including paper, glass, cardboard, cans, plastic. The Kapama brand has made sure to use energy-saving light bulbs and that the villas with private pools are heated via solar panels in all their camps.

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