MEDIUM SIZED NEWCOMER
Southern Camp is the newest Kapama property and, with 15 suites, is a medium-sized thatched lodge.
GOOD TRAVERSING, WALKING
All of the Kapama lodges traverse over 130 square kilometres of bushveld adjacent to the Greater Kruger border, but fenced in to create a private enclave. Your day follows the trusted private lodge format of morning and evening game drives, with the option of a morning walk in the bush included in the rate.
GOOD BIG FIVE
Big Five sightings are as good as guaranteed, and have the benefit of the dramatic backdrop of the Drakensberg Escarpment.
The rooms are large with air-conditioning, minibars, and tea and coffee stations. Picture windows allow you to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife.
Bathrooms are en-suite and generous in size.
There are two huge luxury suites with fireplaces and private lap pools open to bathroom and bedroom. There are also lap pools at 3 family suites. Each has a connected bedroom for children with its own bath, shower, double vanity facility, and outside patio.
A large pool sits on the deck overlooking the bush, with sunloungers and umbrellas to shade you from the sun.
ELEGANT DINING ROOM
Breakfast and lunch are served in the elegant communal dining room, open-sided to give you a view into the bush. Decor is contemporary, understated, and inspired by the natural surroundings. The wine cellar is a focal point in the room, with the fine South African estate collection showcased behind frameless glass.
Dinner is served in a traditional outdoor boma, weather permitting. Illuminated by firelight and starry skies, you will enjoy diverse and tasteful cuisine prepared by chefs on open fires in front of you.
You have access to spa facilities at nearby Karula.
Kapama offers a sleep-out platform with a difference (at a premium). A five-course dinner is served to you by a personal chef at an intimate table for two. You can then retreat to your outsize double bed with billowing mosquito nets and a view over a waterhole to observe the goings-on of the night. A ranger is on standby by radio.