South Africa's summers (November to March) are generally warm with average temperatures around 77 Fahrenheit (25 C). Winters (June to August) can get quite cold especially at night with temperatures averaging around 50 Fahrenheit (10 C). In the Western Cape area most of the rainfall comes in the winters whereas in the north (Johannesburg and Kruger Park) and east (Durban) rainfall is heaviest in the summer months (causing some fantastic thunderstorms). Durban has an almost tropical climate and enjoys warm days even in winter.
4 Days & 3 Nights
This Itinerary is 100% Customizable.
Price for Indian National
Luxury: ₹ 75,000.00
*Price based on travel from January to November 2016
Stretching across 13 000 hectares of African wilderness, towards the renowned Kruger National Park, lies a sanctuary of magnificent beauty and abundant wildlife. Kapama Private Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s most prestigious wildlife destinations and is home to the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros – as well as a myriad other animals and birds. Offering an authentic African safari experience, Kapama embodies a range of stylish accommodation across four sophisticated bush camps and lodges.
Each lodge is meticulously positioned within this enormous wildlife sanctuary to ensure secluded and private accommodation options for every preference. The aesthetic architecture and décor is inspired by surrounding nature and carefully refined by creative interior designers.
Food is a focus during any stay at Kapama, with trained chefs combining flair and imagination to present inspired culinary masterpieces each day. While the kitchens are the chefs’ domains, Kapama’s trackers and guides claim the bush as their territory. Their intimate knowledge brings game drives to life and ensures fascinating encounters with the prolific wildlife.
Kapama’s close proximity to Eastgate Airport ensures swift transfers in open game viewing vehicles to Kapama’s four lodges.
The Kapama River Lodge, within the Kapama private game reserve, is located in the greater Kruger area with the northern Drakensberg Mountains forming the backdrop to this setting in the pristine African bush. Wildlife is plentiful in the reserve and experienced rangers and trackers ensure an unforgettable big five safari experience. Being a luxurious 5-star lodge, guests’ creature comforts are certainly not compromised.
Departure from O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for mid-morning flight to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. You will be meet by your guide for a private transfer to the lodge. On arrival at the lodge enjoy a welcome drink with check-in and settle into your suite.
After a decadent high tea you will then be taken on an afternoon open vehicle game drive on the Kapama Private Reserve. All safaris are operated in specially designed open safari vehicles and you are accompanied by a qualified and experienced registered guide.
The reserve is teeming with wildlife, both big and small, with over 40 different mammal species, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and 350 species of bird to be seen on game drives. The afternoon game drive includes a stop en-route for cocktails while admiring the beautiful setting sun over the distant mountain range. ON the drive back to the lodge after nightfall your ranger will use a large spotlight to search for the nocturnal creatures of the bush.
Return to the lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Overnight at Kapama River Lodge
Your mornings at Kapama start with an early morning wakeup call and after morning tea and coffee we set off at first light on a game drive. A chance for up-close and rare encounters with the incredibly diverse wildlife to be seen. Hopefully you will be able to tick off many animals and birds on your wish-list.
Upon return you will served a hearty breakfast and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Relax on your private patio, read a book by the pool or fire or you may decide to be a little more energetic and join on of the rangers on bush walk. This is a unique and memorable experience allowing you to learn about the finer details of the bush such as the medicinal plants to be found and how to track an animal through their spore and scat. This is also your chance to look out for the Little Five (ant lion, leopard toad, elephant shrew, rhino beetle and buffalo weaver).
There are also a number of optional (for your own expense) activities on offer, these include:
Three different settings are offered to guests for dining: seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma where an authentic African buffet is served under open-sided thatch. Dinner in the dry river bed under a starry sky is the epitome of romantic dining. Breakfasts and lunches are served in the enclosed Siyatla Lounge, which has a bar and two fireplaces and can open up to the bush outside. Meals are prepared using only the freshest seasonal ingredients and offer a taste of real Africa. Mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry are some of the exciting dishes you can expect to be served.
The afternoon games drives depart each day after high tea and return in time for dinner.
Overnight at Kapama River Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Early morning game drive or breakfast at leisure. Transfer to Hoedspruit Airport to catch your onward flight to Johannesburg.
Meet and greet on arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport by The Earth Safari representatives. Thereafter receive a short briefing about your safari which gives you a clear idea on the places you are going to visit as well as the accommodation arrangements. After the briefing be driven to your city hotel for check-in.
Overnight at Hotel
End of Safari