Suzette Bouwer Hospitality Marketing is representing an extraordinary little Gem in the Waterberg – Mutapa’s Caia Camp – is an engaging melting pot of cultural influences dating back to 1500’s, Caia camp is a unique bush breakaway for meetings, honeymoons and an escape right now from the cold winter. 

Waterberg, South Africa, 4 July 2011 – Mutapa’s Caia Camp concept is slightly out of the box. Not your traditional thatched bush lodge but rather a melting pot of all the influences that have left us with the enduring and intriguing history of the Empire of Great Zimbabwe.

Mutapa Resorts’ Caia Camp is situated in this glorious malaria free “Waterberg Biosphere“, 2.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, through panoramic countryside.

The Caia Camp offers:

• Accommodation in a total of 10 freestanding rooms (6 Caias and 4 Executive rooms)

• Great African/Portuguese fusion food in a variety of settings

• Fully equipped meeting rooms

• Game viewing by open vehicle, walks or mountain bikes

• Sundowners on water or at the game viewing platform

 • Nearby – Legend Golf & the Big 5; Doorndraai Dam fishing & water sports

A two bedroomed ensuite :Caia" with private boma

The 6 Ndebele Family Caia’s comprise a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (separate bath and shower), a second bedroom with a ¾ bed size bunk bed, an enclosed veranda, private boma and fire pit. The 4 Mutapa executive suites feature a large opulent colonial style bedroom, a romantic open air bath and separate outdoor shower plus an indoor shower and toilet.

Spacious and luxurious Executive Room

The Queen Sheeba Restaurant offers exceptional African/Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Themed bush potjies and elegant group lunches are offered beside the dam or at the viewing deck.

3 Meeting rooms on stilts above the dam are located 5 minutes from the Camp where only the cry of the Fish Eagle or grunt of an Impala may disturb your deliberations. Ideal for strategic getaways for up to 18 delegates including two breakaways, the setting ensures privacy and an environment conducive to “out of the box” thinking.

Meeting rooms at the Dam

That is because Mutapa’s Caia Camp concept is slightly out of the box.

Also called Munhumutapa, Mwene Mutapa, Manhumutapa, Monomotapa, Mutapa means “The Conquered Lands” and was a medieval kingdom (c.1450-1629) which used to stretch between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers of Southern Africa in the modern states of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Its capital city was Great Zimbabwe, hence Mutapa Hotels’ adoption fof the Zimbabwe bird in the logo.

In terms of cultural influence, the archaeological evidence indicates Great Zimbabwe covered a huge area between the Limpopo River and the Zambezi River, spilling out into Mozambique and Botswana, as well as the ‘Transvaal’, now Limpopo, area of northern South Africa.

So, Caia Camp offers guests an experience that draws on great cultural influences whether it is in the quirky decor, scrumptious fusion cuisine or the glimpse of an environment that earlier tribes ruled and battled over. This malaria free resort boasts a variety of biomes and eco systems rich in flora and fauna diversity and is home to the roaming Waterberg Leopard and Brown Hyena. True to the Mutapa theme, roaming free with healthy thriving Nguni cattle there are at least 20 different antelope species including Nyala, Waterbuck, Kudu, Eland, Impala plus inquisitive Giraffe and Zebra.

“The atmosphere at this little privately owned lodge is as original as the air that you breathe. It is certain to please those been-there-done-that guests that are looking for something refreshingly different – and at really good rates too” says Suzette Bouwer, marketing representative.

Tailor-made packages and special interest group programmes are what the Caia Camp team thrives on.

 Mutapa is proudly accredited by Bird Life SA; has received AA Quality Assurance Recommendation and is a member of Go Limpopo.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rates start at SA Rand650 per person sharing per night.



    1. It is absolutely super – we should do a girly food and wine night out there … go on – get creative! One of your wine sponsors with a venison themed menu by our Chef?

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