Project Description

Kapama and Karula Combo

Summary of your trip

  • 2 nights Kapama River Lodge
  • 2 nights Kapama Karula – Kapama Private Game Reserve


Day 1 Johannesburg to Kapama

Departure in the morning from ORT International Airport, board onto your flight to Eastgate Airport. On arrival you will be met by the lodge’s team and transferred to Kapama River Lodge, your first stop on this 4 – nights safari experience.

After a refreshing welcome drink guests will complete the check in procedure and depending on the arrival time, seat for lunch after which they will freshen up and get ready for the afternoon game drive. Meet with your ranger who will share great pointers on how to spot the wild animals in the bush. After your briefing, Board on the lodge 4 x 4 Open Landcruiser before setting off on your first safari drive in the park. The absence of windows and the elevated vantage position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. You will have an amazing chance not only to view game but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens.

While on Game Drive, you will stop for Sundowners at a magnificent location and toast the splendour of Africa as you watch the sun set. As darkness falls, nocturnal animals of the bush get excited as they celebrate “” their dawn “and come out. Your skilled tracker will scan the landscape using a spotlight, which illuminates animals’ eyes. A variety of completely different species can be seen on the night drive back to the lodge. Arrival is at the lodge is usually around 7pm, allowing time to freshen up before enjoying dinner. This is the time to discuss the afternoon safari highlights and plan the next morning game drive with your ranger.

Day 2 – Kapama River Lodge

Wake up call between 5am and 5h30am, enjoy tea or coffee and rusks before setting off on a morning game drive. Departure time for Game Drives varies according to the seasons: during summer we depart very early before the sun rises hoping to catch up with some lions or leopards on their way from a hunting night.

Back at the lodge, enjoy breakfast. Guests are welcome to join the morning bush walk after breakfast. The rest of the day is spent at leisure, relaxing in your room or at the pool. Lunch is served between 13h00 – 14h00.

Around 15h30 gather for a decadent high tea, made of muffins, cakes, crunchy biscuits, fruits, tea or coffee before departing for the afternoon game drive which is a “replica” of yesterday afternoon sunset game drive

Back at the lodge and there is enough time to freshen up before seating for dinner and time to share tales and make new friends.

Day 3 & 4 Kapama Karula

You are by now used to the bush routine of early wake up followed by tea or coffee together with muffins, fruits, juice … before embarking on your last game drive at Kapama River Lodge.

After your morning Game Drive enjoy breakfast after which guests will complete the check-out procedure.  Before being transferred to Kapama Karula Lodge book yourself into River lodge sophisticated spa and wellness centre to improve blood circulation and allows the body to re-generate. – it’s arguably the best value for money safari spa experience on offer in the country!

On arrival at Kapama Karula check in and later enjoy lunch

Kapama Karula exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of luxury five-star safari accommodation. All guest areas have unrestricted views onto the Klaserie River.

Enjoy the heated swimming pool on your private deck, allowing you to take a dip any time.

It’s definitely one of THE most luxurious lodge in South Africa.

As a luxury Private Game Lodge Kapama Karula offers two game drives per day. Your experienced game ranger and expert local tracker will share their extensive knowledge and love for the African bush with you. Animals and birds in the reserve have become used to having the game drive vehicles in proximity hence creating good photography opportunities.

Enjoy healthy meals prepared by world renown chefs.

Day 5 Kapama River Lodge – Johannesburg

Today, your African bush experience comes to an end with this final early morning game drive. Back at the lodge and enjoy a hearty breakfast after which guests will complete the check-out procedure before being transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.

Rate per person

R45 06800per person
  • 05 Jan 2019 – 19 Dec 2019

Rate per single

R64 51000per person
  • 05 Jan 2019 – 19 Dec 2019
  • Return flights Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • 4 Nights Luxury accommodation (Standard Suite at Kapama River and a Luxury villa at Kapama Karula)
  • All meals, teas & snacks
  • Two daily safari activities with soft drinks and waters on these activities
  • Local & selected drinks, all local and premium drinks at Karula only
  • Complementary use of the steam room
  • Ice bath and therapy pool
  • Return road transfers from Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) on scheduled flights only.
  • Conservation Levy of R126 per person per night (2019); R140 per person per night (from 20 Dec 2019 onwards)
  • Laundry
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature


  • The package price is subject to change based on the airfare cost at the time of the booking.
  • Children of all age are welcome at Kapama Karula.