Kapama River Lodge

River Lodge

River Lodge

From ZAR 6875 per person sharing per night

Kapama River Lodge the largest of Kapama's 4 camps, offers 64 rooms. The flowing, opulently furnished public spaces and an expansive wooden deck leading to a rim-flow swimming pool will submerge you in an African paradise. Beyond is an expanse of soft river sand, where atmospheric, lamp-lit dinners are enjoyed under the stars. Guests can choose between Standard, Deluxe, Spa or Royal suites and for bigger families, Spa family suites are available.

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River Lodge: Courtyard Suite

Air-conditioned suite with mini bar, tea/coffee facility, Wi-Fi and telephone. Bathrooms are en-suite with his and hers basins, bath and shower.

River Lodge: Deluxe Suite

Spacious air-conditioned deluxe suites with a beautiful balcony. Suites include tea/coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi and telephone. The bathroom is en-suite with his and hers basins, bath and shower.

River Lodge: Spa Suite

Spacious air-conditioned suite positioned close to the Spa with magnificent private views into the reserve. The suite includes tea/coffee facility,Wi-Fi and telephone. The bathroom is en-suite with his and hers basins, bath and shower.

River Lodge: Spa Family Suite

Suite includes a separate area with two beds for younger kids if guest want their kids to be accommodated in one room. This room is in excess of 70 m² including the balconies and is also ideal for guests who just enjoy the comfort of a large room.

River Lodge: Royal Suite

These suites are bigger in every way and have a separate lounge and extended balcony with recliner couches. The en-suite bathroom has bath and a dual shower cubicle looking towards the bush.

Lounge, Pool & Cocktail bar

Relax beside a roaring fire in our African themed lounge or saunter over to the bar for a cocktail to sip alongside the sparkling rim flow pool, all the while keeping an eye out for thirsty elephants taking a sedate stroll to the nearby watering hole.

For something more indulgent, make your way to the new 12m x 12m pool & cocktail bar. 


Explore and enjoy our authentic African cuisine around a roaring fire in the open-sided thatch Rhino Boma. All dietary requirements are easily catered for. Kosher meals can be offered on request. 

Wine Cellar

Our illustrious wine cellar is stocked with over 600 of the finest South African wines.


Considered one of the finest safari spas in Africa, the River Lodge Spa is a firm favourite with all our guests. Lounge by the spa pool or get a quick workout in before you hand yourself over to our highly trained and experienced beauty therapists for one of our distinctly African treatments.

Game Drives

2 game drives a day are offered to all our guests. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, you can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species. Since this is a Big 5 reserve, encountering Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo is possible over a 2 day safari.

Bush Walks

Experience the African bush on foot under the guidance of a skilled ranger. 

Photographic Workshops

Whether you’ve never picked up a camera before or just want to learn to use the one you have better, the emphasis of the weekend is on learning both the technical and artistic sides of photography in a relaxing, natural environment.

Typical Summer Morning Schedule:

  • 05:00 wake-up call
  • 05:30 tea, coffee and rusks
  • 06:00 depart
  • 07:30 stop for hot drinks and snacks
  • 09:00 return to lodge for a full breakfast

Typical Summer Afternoon Schedule:

  • 16:00 gather for tea/coffee/beverages
  • 16:30 depart
  • 19:30 arrive back at the lodge with time to freshen up before dinner
  • 20:00 dinner is served

Typical Winter Morning Schedule:

  • 05:30 wake-up call
  • 06:00 tea, coffee and rusks in the dining room
  • 06:30 depart
  • 07:30 stop for hot drinks and snacks
  • 09:00 return to the lodge for a full breakfast

Typical Winter Afternoon Schedule:

  • 15:30 gather for tea/coffee/beverages
  • 16:00 depart
  • 19:00 arrive back at the lodge with time to freshen up before dinner
  • 19:30 dinner is served

Rate Inclusions:

  • 3 meals per day
  • Tea and coffee
  • Selected alchoholic beverages 
  • A selection of local alcoholic and selected premium beverages are included during your entire stay
  • During special promotions, the beverages included may differ from the above and the T&C’s relating to special promotional rates will need to be consulted
  • 2 game drives daily in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced rangers and expert Shangaan trackers. 
  • Twice daily housekeeping service

Rate Exclusions:

  • Conservation Levy of R150 per person per night. (Levy payable prior to arrival). This contribution will go towards the conservation efforts and the work of the Anti-Poaching Unit in their ongoing protection efforts
  • Telephone calls
  • Shop purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Personal bar account for drinks not included
  • Laundry


River Lodge Facilities Air Conditioning
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River Lodge Facilities Bath
River Lodge Facilities Boma
River Lodge Facilities Curio Shop
River Lodge Facilities Pool
River Lodge Facilities Shower
River Lodge Facilities Spa
River Lodge Facilities WiFi
River Lodge Facilities Lounge
River Lodge Facilities Dining Area
River Lodge Facilities Gym