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game drives

Two game drives a day are offered to all our guests. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, you can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species. Since this is a Big Five reserve, encountering lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is possible over a two-day safari.

While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the approximately 350 species of bird recorded on the reserve. Throughout the day, it’s likely you will see wildlife such as nyala antelope, Vervet monkeys or even a few of the Big Five.

 

typical morning schedule:

05:00 wake-up call
05:30 tea, coffee and rusks in dining room
06:00 depart
07:30 stop for hot drinks and snacks
09:00 return to lodge for a full breakfast

typical summer afternoon schedule:

16:00 gather for a decadent high tea
16:30 depart
19:30 arrive back at lodge with time to freshen up before dinner
20:00 dinner is served

Private game vehicles are available on request. Click here to send us an email.

*Unless specified otherwise, rates are valid until 30 November 2018 (except where included in the tariff).

bush walks

Experience the African bush on foot under the guidance of a skilled ranger. Your guide will point out medicinal plants, insects and birdlife along the way, and share traditional tracking skills such as using animal footprints and scat to identify animals.

This truly memorable, authentic and intimate encounter with nature and our wildlife is included in the Karula tariffs.

photographic workshops

capacity: 6 people

World-class photographic training by leading South African wildlife photographer Albie Venter is aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers.

Bringing together like-minded people who enjoy both nature and photography, the workshop covers everything from operating a camera to how to compose and spot evocative images.

Whether you’ve never picked up a camera before or just want to learn to use the one you have better, the emphasis of the weekend is on learning both the technical and artistic sides of photography in a relaxing, natural environment.

All appropriate genres of photography will be discussed, and the theoretical aspects will be taught during the sessions hosted in the lodge conference room.

Game drives, accompanied by Albie, allow you to put your knowledge into practice. Groups are kept small to ensure personal attention and to ensure all participants have ‘window’ seats. Private game viewing vehicles are allocated to host six photographers and one professional photographer guide per vehicle.

 

details:

activities classroom-theory training sessions and on game drives
feedback images taken during the weekend will be critiqued by the professional photographers
experience all levels – group sizes allow for individual attention

Don’t have all the equipment? The latest camera models and lenses are available for hire at Kapama. Contact us for further information regarding your requirements and hire costs.

equiptment needed: