An elegant camp of stilted tent suites – this is Big Five safari in style.
Constructed from natural wood and stone, the luxurious tented accommodation of the Buffalo Camp has been designed to combine the best of the game reserve's traditional past with the finest modern amenities. Situated on the riverbank and surrounded by gardens of aloe and euphorbia, each of the ten spacious suites is perched upon stilted wooden decks and the camp is designed to emulate traditional African safari camps of days long past.
Wooden walkways meander between the main lodge area and the suites, meaning that you can see into the canopy of the surrounding trees, and in the dry season, you can see antelope using the river course as they search for new grazing grounds. Each air-conditioned en-suite tent features a Nespresso coffee machine and well-stocked minibar, and around the camp you’ll be spoilt by staff who are dedicated to delivering personal and attentive service.
After a day of exploration, sink into a sofa and enjoy the superb views, enjoy a drink from the Buffalo Bar, or take a dip in the elevated rim-flow pool, resting to peer into the forest canopy. The blend of contemporary and traditional carries into the cuisine, with all meals served à la carte. Enjoy breakfast and lunch below a canopy of thatch, and dine out in the rustic boma around a roaring open fire with the acoustic sounds of the roar of lions and the calls of jackals and hyenas echoing distantly in the night.
Part of the Kapama Private Game Reserve between the Drakensberg Mountains and Kruger National Park
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Buffalo Camp at Kapama Private Game Reserve is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 21st in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in South Africa category for 2019!
Good to know
Guests aged 12 and over are welcome at Kapama Buffalo Camp.
10 luxury tents
• Head out on an exhilarating game drive with an expert guide and tracker • Unwind with a soothing treatment at the River Lodge Spa (at Kapama River Lodge)* • Visit the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species*.
Restaurant, lounge, bar, boma
Lodge Package • All meals • Tea and snacks • Local and premium drinks • Two daily safari activities • return transfers to/from Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) for scheduled flights
*Denotes local charge