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KAPAMA BUFFALO CAMP

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp from a bygone era, Buffalo Camp offers the ultimate luxurious tented accommodation experience. Built from natural stone and wood, the luxury game lodge has an olde worlde atmosphere while being completely contemporary. All comforts are catered for in the plush tented suites and throughout this carefully appointed luxury safari lodge, with décor accent colours of burnt red and gold.

The 10 spacious suites that comprise Buffalo Camp are set on stilted wooden decks built on an elevated riverbank. Wooden walkways connect the suites to each other and the main lodge area. Buffalo Camp is set among tall shady trees, with a seasonal river below. In the dry season, antelope use the river course as a natural pathway to search for grazing.

Buffalo Camp’s suites are ultra-luxurious tents that evoke the feeling of old Africa. Each en-suite tent can accommodate two people, in either a double or twin beds dressed in white cotton linen and African design throws. There’s air conditioning for summer and heated underblankets to keep the cold at bay on winter nights. Everything and more than you’d expect in a luxury safari lodge is here – including a well-stocked minibar, Nespresso coffee machine and lock-up safe. Wooden floors, leather and dark wood finishes give the tents a nostalgic air.

At night, oil lanterns illuminate the walkways to create subtle light and ambience. Just 20 guests can be accommodated at Buffalo Camp, and the focus is on personal attention, superb service and complete comfort.

The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are also built on the riverbank, and are surrounded by wild gardens of aloe and euphorbia. An intimate lounge nestles under a vaulted thatched roof with ceiling fans, which create a welcome breeze in summer. It’s the perfect place to sink into a comfortable sofa and bird watch, while enjoying refreshments from the Buffalo Bar.

To cool off at Buffalo Camp, slip into the sleek, elevated rim-flow pool with views directly into the forest canopy. Then sun-dry on the loungers before taking a lazy nap in the shade under a wide canvas umbrella.

AT A GLANCE:

  • Rooms – 10 Tents
  • Child Policy – No children under 16 years accepted
  • Spa – Not on site, located at Kapama River Lodge
  • Malaria Area – Low Risk
  • Conference – Not on site, located at Kapama River Lodge
  • Big 5 Area – Yes
  • Location – Kapama Private Game Reserve – Hoedspruit – Limpopo
  • Drive Time – 5.5 hour drive from Johannesburg, alternately daily flights from Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport directly to Eastgate (HDS) Airport

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Dining venues

The olde worlde-Africa atmosphere is carried through to meals, which are à la carte. Breakfast and lunch are served under a canopy of thatch, while dinner is usually enjoyed in the rustic outdoor boma, around a roaring open fire (depending on the weather, dinner may also be served indoors). This is true African-style dining in a luxury safari lodge setting, with the roar of lions and the calls of jackals and hyenas as natural background music.

Kapama Fly in packages

Kapama has realized that the discerning traveller requires something even more exclusive and relaxing and wants to start their vacation when arriving at ORTIA or Cape Town International. Kapama has therefore developed and built its own tarred runway for their own Kapama PC12 aircraft. This Kapama aircraft is brand new and had its first flight in December 2017. Pilatus is a Swiss aircraft manufacturer with an astounding reputation for quality and safety. The Pilatus PC12 has an outstanding safety history and is known as one of the most reliable aircraft in the world. This new Kapama owned and branded aircraft is now operating between ORTIA and Cape Town International for Kapama guests exclusively on request. Kapama can also service other routes on request. 

To add to this extremely luxurious travel option Kapama have partnered with Fireblade Aviation and will be using the exclusive Fireblade terminal services at ORTIA for guests making use of the Kapama luxury travel option to Kapama. The Fireblade facility includes amongst others a gym, day rooms, boardrooms etc, where guests of Kapama can freshen up before they board the Kapama aircraft or when they return from Kapama and need a comfortable area and setting before returning to their destination. A 50-minute flight takes guests to the Kapama tarred airstrip where guests are welcomed by their dedicated ranger. The facilities utilized for this luxury travel option at Cape Town International will be those of Signature Flight services that provide similar facilities. The flight from Cape Town International will be approximate 3 hours 20 minutes to Kapama.