Camps in the Hwange National Park
Hwange offers a variety of accommodation within the following camps.
Kapula Private Camp
Kapula is a self-catering camp aimed at the self drive market. It is a game viewing paradise during the dry season where guests can see vast herds of elephant and buffalo in addition to plains game, and hear the lions roar at night.
Kapula is a big five game area with excellent game sighting in the dry winter months from June to and wonderful birding in the summer months from November to May.
Situated in the famous Hwange National Park which is renowned for its huge concentration of elephant, Kapula’s large game viewing deck on the main building overlooks the water hole in the Kapula Vlei.
Staying at Kapula will enable you to experience the enchanting Hwange National Park /Wilderness areas whilst spending peaceful moments in perfect harmony with nature.
Our friendly and well-trained staff will look after your every move in the tradition of warm African hospitality.
The Kapula concession consists of two camps: North Camp with four 2-bed luxury safari tents and a guide's tent, self-catering; and South Camp with four rustic tents which are comfortable with tasteful furnishings. We prefer to keep the camps small and intimate. Please note that South Camp will be open for bookings from 1 April 2013.
There is solar electricity at Kapula and all rooms’ electrical requirements are battery-operated and solar-generated. Guests are therefore not able to use hairdryers, kettles etc. in the rooms.
The main building does have facilities for charging camera batteries, cell phone batteries etc. The kitchen is fully equipped with 2 fridges, 1 deep freeze, crockery and cutlery.
A satellite phone is available for guest use at an additional charge.
Our staff is a vital link between our guests, ourselves and the wilderness and as a result we strive to create the highest level of service and friendliness possible.
-Magnificent game viewing – special site, hides and picnic sites
-Game drives – using your own vehicle
-Vast network of National Park roads to explore
-Private 4x4 track within the concession
Visit Kapula Private Camp Website: www.kapulacamp.com
Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Parks Accommodation & Facilities
Main Camp is situated at the main entrance to the Park. There are numerous pans and pumped waterholes around Main Camp and the area is rich in game.
Main Camp has facilities including self-catering lodges, cottages and chalets, a camping and caravan site, bar and restaurant, grocery store, curio shop and petrol station.
Lodges in Hwange National Park are units with one or two bedrooms, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator and stove, lounge and verandah. Cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided.
Cottages are units with 1 or 2 bedrooms, bathroom and verandah. Cooking facilities are communal, with electric hot plates provided. The cottages have a centrally located thatched, open dining area with refrigerators available for communal use. Normally no cutlery or crockery is provided.
These are units with 1 or 2 bedrooms, and a verandah. Cooking facilities are available on wood or charcoal braais. Electric refrigerator and sink are provided in each unit. Ablution and toilet facilites are provided in a communal block.
Camping and Caravan sites
Camping and caravan sites have piped water to each stand. Cooking facilities are available on wood or charcoal braais. Ablution and toilet facilities are provided in communal blocks. Visitors should note that tent and camping equipment are not available for hire.
Attractions & Activities
- Ngweshla Pan - the loop road is a pleasant day-drive
- Nyamandhlovu Platform - prime game viewing area at a pumped water hole
- Dom waterhole – an exceptional view of the African Sunset
- Restaurant and bar
- Grocery store
- Curio shop
- No fuel is available at present
Established in 1966, this part of the Park was a former cattle ranch. The camp is located near the northern boundary of the Park on an outcrop, 55 metres high, overlooking a distant riverbed and grassy plain. The name Sinamatella is a distortion of the name of a local shrub called “chinamatira” which characteristically will stick to clothing when brushed against.
The Camp is approximately 120 kilometres from Main Camp. Vehicles are not allowed to travel between the two camps after 1400 hours. Sinamatella is an Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ)
The Camp has lodges, chalets and camping sites as described in Main Camp. In addition, a restaurant, bar, shop and fuel are available. Apart from these facilities at the Rest Camp there are also several exclusive camps in the area:
Bumbusi is situated 24 kilometres northwest of Sinamatella and consists of 4 “A” frame accommodation units, a cottage and a central lounge area. The kitchen is fully equipped with freezer and stove. A central ablution block comprises 2 toilets and 2 bathrooms. The maximum number of persons that may be accommodated at Bumbusi is 10. There is a fridge, deep freeze and fully equipped litchen for self catering. The access road is rough, but can be negotiated by low clearance vehicles in the dry season.
Booking can be arranged for this camp through Hwange Tours & Safaris.
Attractions & Activities
- Mandavu Dam - provides a beautiful viewing hide to watch animals coming to drink at this large dam
- Masuma Dam - excellent hide for game viewing
- Detema Dam – exceptional game viewing hide
- Shuba Hide - overlooks teh waterhole frequently visited by Roan and Sable antelope
- Small shop
- No fuel is available at Sinamatella.
Robins Camp is close to the western boundary of Hwange approximately 60 kilometress from Sinamatella and 140 from the Main Camp.
The Camp has lodges, chalets and camping sites. In addition, a restaurant, bar, shop and fuel are available. There are also several exclusive camps in the Robins area:
Attractions & Activities
Big Toms & Little Toms – these are viewing hides which provide excellent game viewing opportunities and are named for the farms of Harold Robins who bequeathed his land to the Park in 1939.
- Small shop
- Fuel is not available at present
Camping is permissible in Hwange National Park at Shumba, Kapula, Mandavu Dam, Masuma, Ngweshla, Jambile, Kennedy 1, Guvalala,and Detema Picnic Sites. Each site consists of an enclosed picnic area (usually with shady trees or thatch cover) and a small ablution block with running water. Groups of up to 10 people may camp overnight at these areas but the sites are also open to all visitors during daytime. These sites must be booked directly with National Parks in Harare by email at email@example.com
Bookings for Sinamatella and Robins Camp must be done directly with National Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +263 14 706077/8