Day 8 – Kapama Private Game Reserve

This morning is an early start as the group is transferred to Cape Town airport for their flight up to Hoedspruit and the Great Kruger Reserve.

Departing Cape Town at 9.30am the short two and a half hour flight will have you arriving into Kampala River Lodge in time for lunch. The early afternoon is at leisure so you can relax by the pool or try out the spa facilities. At approximately 3.30pm you will join the group for your first game drive.

Your stay here includes both morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles lead by qualified guides and trackers. The morning drive begins with an early wake-up call around 6.00am so you can have a cup of coffee and light breakfast before heading off at 6.30am. The game drive lasts for about 3 hours with another coffee break around 8.00am. After your game drive you will arrive back at the lodge and greeted with a beautiful breakfast.

The afternoon game drives commence about 3.30pm and are longer than the morning drives finishing up around 7.30pm. During the evening drive you will experience the fabulous tradition of ‘African Sun downers’. This is where your guide will pause the safari in a beautiful setting allowing you to watch the sun go down with your favourite drink. After sun downers your safari continues into the night for a chance to see some of the many nocturnal animals.

Kapama River Lodge

The beautifully designed 5 star River Lodge, blending sophisticated architecture with the natural environment, offers state of the art accommodation. The lodge offers 42 standard suites each featuring en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar fridge and climate control air conditioners.

Between invigorating dawn and evening safaris in open game viewing vehicles, relax next to the sparkling pool, or savour a glass of the Capes finest from the cellar and retreat to the solitude of the library with a novel.

River Lodge features a spectacular open air boma from which animated guests exchange accounts of their day‟s game viewing around a crackling fire. The lodge is also perfectly suited to accommodate groups, providing organised entertainment in the boma or private bush dinner site. There are also numerous activities that can keep guests entertained such as hot air ballooning, elephant back safaris, elephant interaction and guided walks through the big 5 game reserve are also available.

The Wellness Centre, exquisitely nestled in the African bush is a piece of paradise designed to uplift your body, mind and soul. Complete with a state of the art gym, equipped with cardio and weight training facilities, the centre energizes and uplifts in the healing presence of nature.

While connecting with the call of the wild, indulge in an array of specially designed spa treatments. These include facial, body and beauty treatments.

The beautifully designed 5 star River Lodge, blending sophisticated architecture with the natural environment, offers state of the art accommodation.


  • Overnight Kapama River Lodge in a Standard room
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals
  • Morning and afternoon game drives