Covid-19 Update

PCR Tests for International Traveller

South African borders have been open to international travel as of 11th November 2020.

The health of our Guests as well as Staff at Kapama is our main priority. Besides implementing protocols to ensure safe environments at all four camps/lodges, in line with the latest recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO), we also understand the concerns travellers might have for the COVID-19 requirements when leaving the borders of South Africa.  

With all International travel, travellers need to provide a valid certificate of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test within 72 hours of the date of travel. To assist International travellers visiting Kapama, who might not know where or how to go about getting this test, Kapama Private Game Reserve has made this process a lot easier.


PCR Testing – Appointments
– All appointments will be pre-booked by Kapama the morning before guests’ departure
-Appointments will be before 10 am in order for results to be received the following day
-Arrangements for bigger groups will be scheduled earlier to ensure all guests can be tested
Testing options
Option 1 – At the Lab – Drive Through
-Testing can be done at Ampath medical facility in Hoedspruit Monday to Fridays only
-Guests will be chauffeured in air-conditioned vehicles to the Lab
-Guests will not need to leave the vehicle as the test is done via drive-through
Option 2 – At the Lodge – In the comfort of our guests’ room
-Testing can be done Monday to Sunday at the Lodge in the guest’s room or dedicated area and cost will be on request
-The cost of the drive-through test is R  850 per person
-The cost of the test at the Lodge can be supplied on request. Group costs will differ depending on the number in the group
-An additional transport fee may be charged for the Lodge test
-Guest’s account will be billed by Kapama to streamline the billing and payment process
-Results will be sent by the medical facility via email to guests the following day before departure
-Should guests test positive, Kapama will have suites available for self-quarantine
-Additional stays for quarantine will be for guests own account
 Should a guest test positive, Kapama will have suites available where guests can self-quarantine. This will be for the guest’s own account.
For more information or questions on our PCR Testing and protocols please email our Reservations team at [email protected]