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Kapama Private Game Reserve

Kapama River Lodge

Kapama River Lodge is an impressive and elegant large luxury safari lodge with generous bed capacity that can accommodate groups without compromising its high standards...

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Kapama Southern Camp

Kapama Southern Camp is a newly built luxurious traditional safari lodge with air-conditioned thatched suites, private verandas and uninterrupted views of the African bush...

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Kapama Buffalo Camp

Kapama Buffalo Camp - timeless tented safari style for only 20 guests, with en-suite rooms perched on platforms high above the riverbed and connected with wooden...

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Kapama Karula

On the banks of the perennial Klaserie River lies one of Africa's most prestigious camps. Karula comprises ten luxury superior suites and two family superior suites...

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About Kapama

Kapama Private Game Reserve is an African Eden. Sweeping across 13 000 hectares of savannah and riverine forest, Kapama represents a piece of Africa as it used to be. With the mighty Drakensberg mountains in the distance and iconic Kruger National Park to the east, Kapama has distilled the finest wildlife safari offerings for the enjoyment of guests. As part of the greater Kruger area, vast herds of buffalo, elephant and antelope are resident on Kapama, along with plentiful predators. The reserve is a slice of wilderness paradise far from the madding crowd; a place of renewal and reconnection with the natural world.

The iconic and most dangerous wild animals of Africa - the Big Five - are at home on Kapama, but so too are over 40 other mammal species and 350 different types of birds. Game drives and bush walks offer fascinating encounters with wildlife, but Kapama also offers guests unique African wildlife experiences. Guided personal elephant interactions give guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with the elephants and to learn more about their behaviour and natural habitat.

It's not only the wildlife encounters that are superb at Kapama - so, too, are its four diverse luxurious safari lodges. Vibrant River Lodge, breathtaking Kapama Karula, olde worlde-Africa Buffalo Camp and fantastical, nature-inspired Southern Camp welcome guests from around the globe to experience wild Africa in sumptuous style.

Romantic sleep-outs on the reserve and decadent African spa treatments at the Wellness Centre are other enticing offerings that encourage complete relaxation and enjoyment of the evocative surrounding environment. Yet, even without doing anything at all, Kapama's air of natural calm will work its magic and renew your body and mind.

Kapama's complimentary transfers are effortless for fly-in safari guests arriving on scheduled flights from Johannesburg or Cape Town. The region is serviced by Hoedspruit's Eastgate Airport, a mere 10-minute drive from the entrance to the reserve, and transferring to the lodge in open vehicles means game viewing right from arrival - so your safari starts even before check-in. All you need to do is sit back, relax and be enchanted by Africa.

An overview of Kapama

Renowned wildlife photographer Heinrich van den Berg has completed the shooting of Kapama’s first official video to showcase the reserve. Simply called Kapama Private Game Reserve, the short five-minute clip gives an overview of Kapama’s various attractions and offerings. Commentary on the video is by well-known South African voiceover artist, Malcolm Gooding.

Photographic Safaris

Kapama will gladly tailor your photographic safari to your desired requirements and preferred travel dates. Read more or book a Photographic Safari.

Who should attend?

Novice photographers who have never picked up a camera before and experienced photographers who would like to improve their skills.

What will you learn?

The emphasis of the workshop is on learning both the technical and artistic sides of photography in a relaxing natural environment. All appropriate genres of photography will be taught and discussed during two theory sessions and 6 game drives.

Kapama Wellness Centre

Kapama Wellness Centre

A thoroughly relaxing option while at Kapama is to experience an African spa treatment at either the luxurious Karula Spa or the breathtaking River Lodge Spa.
Surrounded by the African bush with the finest design and décor, the treatment rooms beckon guests to relax and enjoy an African-style pampering. Facials as well as various beauty and body treatments are on the extensive spa menus, which also offers uniquely African-inspired treatments - including products infused with African marula oil. The spas also offers various treatments for couples.

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Kapama Ranger's Blog

King Clumsy Cat

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:45:31 UTC

On a beautiful early morning game drive, just after sun rise, my guests and I came across a pride of lions:  three adult females and five young cubs about a year old.  They were sleeping, as is often the case with lions. While we sat watching them, one of the adult females started walking around […]

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