Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Kapama River Lodge, Kruger National Park

Posted on January 11, 2011 | HotelsNo Comment


Kapama River Lodge is a 5-star safari stay that is nestled in the South Africa’s picturesque Kapama Private Game Reserve. Acting as the majestic backdrop is the Northern Drakensberg Mountain range in the Greater Kruger National Park region, which makes this largest private game lodge even more enticing. The lodge offers the ideal mix of the opulent accommodation and memorable stay with its 44 bedrooms, spa suites, Royal Suites, a family room, and Siyatla Lounge perfect for dining, events, and conferences. Although big, the Kapama River Lodge is quite stylish, alluring, and roomy stretching itself for making enough space for you to wonder and explore along a dry riverbed.

Each of its spacious rooms is well-equipped with an en-suite bathroom as well as offers continuous vistas of this wild reserve. The central guest entertainment zones areas offer a layered swimming pool, curio shop, lounge, and boma. Then, the L-shaped, long relaxation lounge tucked below a double-volume thatch, pool flanked by curves, and a big double-sided fireplace all together form an amazingly cozy atmosphere. As the Kapama River Lodge is within the national park, you can expect several activities such as bush walking and game viewing in making up for a perfect safari experience. These offers range from just bed and breakfast to a complete experience of morning as well as evening safaris guided by the qualified rangers.

Rooms and suites

You have four types: Standard, River Royal, River Lodge Family, and River Lodge Spa. No matter which you choose, each of them is well equipped with the hair dryer, air conditioning, coffee & tea making facilities, en-suite bathroom, safety deposit box, and telephone.

Coming to the Standard ones, there are 40 air-conditioned ones with African furnishings under a golden thatch. It offers a private balcony for spotting animals, complimentary toiletries and lotions and towels. The River Royal Suites are only two offering you a bigger experience in terms of size and amenities – a separate lounge, recliner couches, and extended balcony along with the en-suite bathroom looking towards the bush. On the other hand, the River Lodge Family Suite has three balconies along with a separate area meant for kids. If you want to be isolated, book the River Lodge Spa Suite (20 in total) tucked on a private setting, but offering superb vistas of the reserve from any corner.

Amenities
  • Afternoon tea on request
  • Airport shuttle
  • Meals
  • Babysitting
  • Business center
  • Conference rooms
  • Fitness facilities
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Guest activities
  • Guest library
  • Lounge
  • Guided safaris
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Rooms/facilities for disabled
  • Spa for children
  • Swimming pool
  • Valet & pressing service
  • Wheelchair accessible

Sports Facilities: Game drives, bird watching, walking safaris, botanical interests, elephant safaris, hot air ballooning, Cheetah Park, Big Five Spotting, and animal rehabilitation centre

Fitness Facilities: Standard Swimming Pool, masseurs, aromatherapy, beauty salon, curio shop, and wellness centre.

Dining

Expect meals to be of pan African cuisine served in a buffet style. The Rhino Boma dining area in a horseshoe curve below a low thatch offers a mid-open space that is lighted in dark by a big outdoor fire brightening your evening meals.

Location

Kapama River Lodge is very close to the Eastgate Airport and so the lodge offers many open vehicle transfers. Further, its location in the mid-Lowveld area makes it the ideal starting point to the several nearby attractions.

Rates

$683 and above, but subject to change as per the seasons – For more information on prices and policies, log on to http://kapama.krugerpark.co.za

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