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Kapama News - Winter 2014

Kapama now adjoins Timbavati and the renowned Kruger National Park

Cheetah and cub

Over 400 hectares of game-rich land has been added to Kapama Private Game Reserve with the acquisition of a neighbouring property, known as Mokwalo. The addition of this land into Kapama means the reserve now borders onto the iconic Timbavati Reserve and the renowned Kruger National Park - South Africa’s flagship wildlife reserve.

Included in the acquired land is a portion of the perennial Klaserie River, which attracts abundant wildlife to the area. Leopard sightings are prolific in this section, which is good news for both game viewing and wildlife photographers. This newly acquired land is exclusively a wildlife zone, and no lodge is currently planned for construction there.

Kapama Private Game Reserve currently totals over 12 000 hectares of land, which is home to the Big Five and countless other species of mammals and birds.


Kapama Karula, River Lodge and Southern Camp have all been awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, in June 2014. It’s a noteworthy accolade reflecting guests’ enjoyment and appreciation of these three world-class lodges.

Kapama chef lauded

Kapama Karula chef Gabriel Gopane recently won a coveted second place in the prestigious Jeunes Chef Rôtisseurs Lowveld competition, held in March. Gabriel’s trio of trout, duo of venison and prickly pear panacotta with homemade vanilla ice cream secured the award for him.


New custom video for 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.


Southern Camp completed

Construction on Southern Camp was halted when Kapama’s flagship lodge, Kapama Karula, was destroyed by floods in 2012. With Kapama Karula rebuilt, renovation and construction at Southern Camp resumed and was completed in December 2013.


Record rainfall on the reserve

Kapama has received record rainfall for 2014 - even more than during the floods of 2012, but without serious damage to the reserve or property. This means that wildlife have abundant vegetation to carry them through winter and a higher birth rate is expected, with a resultant increase in population numbers across all animal species.


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