Southern Camp is situated in the south of the big 5 game reserve. The lodge offers luxury game lodge accommodation, warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting that will be savoured by even the most discerning nature lover.

All 15 suites at Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife. Air conditioning, minibars and tea and coffee stations are standard in all suites of this five-star safari accommodation. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners, while game watching at the same time. The ten 85 m2 Villas have their own private lap pool, inside and outside showers, large minibar, espresso machines and a romantic fireplace open to the bath and bedroom. 3 of the Villas have been designed with families in mind with a second connecting bedroom for the children with its own bath, shower, double vanity and outside patio.

Enjoy the splendid vistas over the natural waterhole frequented by animals throughout the day, as you sip your favourite cocktail from the wooden deck around the welcoming rim-flow swimming pool or in the elegantly decorated lounge. Breakfast and lunch are served in the elegant, open-sided dining room, which offers an enchanting dining experience. Superb gourmet meals are served in the main dining room or in the outside boma under a star-studded sky.

Décor is contemporary, understated and inspired by surrounding nature. The wine cellar is a focal point in the room, with the fine South Africa estate collection showcased behind frameless glass. The traditional outdoor boma is the favoured setting for dinner, weather permitting. Illuminated by firelight and starry skies, diners will enjoy diverse and tasteful cuisine conjured by chefs right before them. Open fires are often used for cooking too, in true African style.

Guests enjoy two game drives daily with experienced and qualified ranger and tracker teams. The game drives are conducted within the Big 5 Kapama Private Game Reserve ensuring guests have a superb safari experience

Valid from 20-12-2019 to 19-12-2020

Room Type Peak Season 
20th December 2020 – 4th January 2021
Year Rate 
5th January 2020– 19th December 2020
15 Suites  R 9 500  R 7 600
 7 Villas  R 15 000 R 12 800
3 Family Villas (2 adults &
2 children or 3 adults)
R 45 000  R 38 400

*All rates are per person per night sharing, except the Family Luxury Suites which are charged per suite per night.

Rooms – 15 Suites, 7 Villas and 3 Family Villas
Child Policy – All ages accepted
Spa – Not on site, located at Kapama Karula
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

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.

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 among others a gym, day rooms, boardrooms etc. where guests to 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 road trip to Kapama Karula is less than 10 minutes through the Kapama reserve.

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 3hours 20 minutes to Kapama.

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COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Safaris/ Activities/ Transfers offered on site:

  • The number of guests per safari vehicle will not exceed 6 people
  • Alcohol-based sanitizer (70%) will be available on all game vehicles and in public spaces

Sanitization facilities of Suites/ Tents & Public areas:

  • Extensive and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be carried out in all rooms and shared spaces
  • On check out, rooms will be completely deep cleaned, disinfected and sanitized

Dining facilities & Kitchen:

  • Social distancing protocols will be implemented in the dining areas with tables set apart from each other
  • Most meals, including snacks before game drives and high tea, will be individually prepared and plated under strict hygiene standards
  • All meals and snacks for in-room dining will be individually packed, plated & delivered right to our guests’ door

Guests – Monitoring & Protection:

  • All guests will have to sign an affidavit confirming their clean health status and confirmation of no contact with COVID-19 infected individuals. Hand-held temperature screening and the recording of that data will be conducted daily, in the most unobtrusive way, with all guests
  • Should a guest show signs of COVID-19 infection, all lodge management staff are trained on what to do in accordance from SA Government & the W.H.O

Staff – Monitoring, Training & Protection:

  • Daily detailed health checks and screening, as well as temperature checks, will be implemented for all staff and all data stored
  • Back of house spaces occupied by staff – such as kitchens, offices etc. – will be equipped with educational material to keep staff aware of hygiene protocols
  • Supplementary training relevant to the current situation will be conducted for all supervisors
  • All four Lodges will have at least one person trained as a Hygiene Manager, responsible for ensuring each Lodge adheres to the new operational guidelines
  • These protocols will be monitored and overseen by the Risk Management Manager
  • Thermal imaging cameras will be used at entry points for all staff members

Wellness centre/Fitness:

  • Our fitness centres will be limited to 4 individuals at a time
  • Extensive and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be carried out on fitness centre equipment surfaces and frequently touched surfaces

Covid-19 Support Services:

  • Should a guest show signs or be flagged as a potential COVID-19 case, we have direct access to a doctor on call
  • Separate isolation rooms will be made available for suspect cases
  • The necessary course of action to follow for a suspect case will be guided by our emergency medical partners
  • Healthcare facilities are easily accessible from Kapama Private Game Reserve should a guest need to be hospitalised

Kapama PC -12 Aircraft:

  • Kapama’s PC-12 is available for guests looking for an alternative to utilising commercial flights
  • Aircraft sanitization will be in accordance to the WHO recommendations

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