Nestled between the Blyde River Valley and the famed Kruger National Park in South Africa’s Limpopo province, Kapama Private Game Reserve offers a fascinating wildlife experience. At 13,000 hectares, Kapama is big enough to entertain guests from morning to night. Safari-goers from across the globe to this natural sanctuary wouldn’t want for anything as the diverse landscape, and animal life offers something different.
Species such as lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo thrive while other magnificent creatures, including a vast array of the feathered kind, allow visitors to observe at close quarters.
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre forms part of Kapama’s role in the conservation of endangered species, specifically cheetahs and rhinos. Safari-goers can visit the centre for an engaging experience.
Kapama Private Game Reserve is accessible in a variety of ways. Guests can either choose to self-drive from Johannesburg, a journey of approximately five hours. For those intending to fly in, the Eastgate Airport is only a couple of minutes away and receives flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.
There are four safari lodges located on Kapama Game Reserve. All luxurious amenities and speciality services are available.
Guests have a variety of options when it comes to travelling to Kapama Game Reserve. They can either fly-in to the Eastgate Airport next to the reserve or self-drive from Johannesburg, a journey of about five hours.
The wildlife experience at Kapama Private Game Reserve is one to remember with an array of species to be observed. All members of the Big Five are present for those intending to tick off the best of the best from their must-see list. Additionally, more than 100 mammals and 110 reptile species are found within the reserve’s borders. The birdlife is prolific with over 500 species represented, including raptors, vultures and smaller species.
Temperatures in summer (October to March) tend to sore into the high 30’s and sometimes even to above 40 degrees Celsius. For a more pleasant experience, travellers to Kapama Game Reserve should opt for the winter months between May and July when game viewing is at its best.
Game drives are at the centre of safari activities offered by Kapama Private Game Reserve, whether during the day or at night. Educational bush walks bring guests closer to the intricacies of Mother Nature while photography workshops give excellent tips to those who wish to snap that perfect moment. A visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species centre should also form part of the itinerary of prospective visitors.
Kapama Game Reserve offers overnight accommodation to suit the specific needs of all travellers. Four camps within the reserve - Karula, Buffalo Camp, Southern Camp, River Lodge - ensure that guests have a memorable safari experience as even the smallest detail is not overlooked.