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Assistant guides move up the ranks!

Assistant guides move up the ranks!

Over the years a large number of our trackers have come from the areas surrounding Kapama. One of our biggest focuses with regards to our guiding team, has been to assist not only our guides but more importantly our trackers to move through the different FGASA levels.

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Assistant guides move up the ranks!

Assistant guides move up the ranks!

Over the years a large number of our trackers have come from the areas surrounding Kapama. One of our biggest focuses with regards to our guiding team, has been to assist not only our guides but more importantly our trackers to move through the different FGASA levels.

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Who is the boss?

Who is the boss?

Everyone knows who the king of the jungle is, or, “the bush” … but is he really?

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Interesting facts you many not know about elephants

Interesting facts you many not know about elephants

The great giant of Africa is the largest land mammal. These gentle giants can weigh up to 6000 kg for the bulls and females can weigh more than 3600kg. Even with all this weight, you will struggle to hear them as they move between the trees.

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World Female Ranger Day

World Female Ranger Day

Kapama Private Game Reserve is proud of the role we play in empowering women. World Female Ranger Day, in its 2nd year of existence, is celebrated on 23 June. It hopes to amplify the female presence protecting wildlife. This global awareness day aims to celebrate, support and shine a spotlight on women on the frontlines of conservation.

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Kapama Private Game Reserve is proud of the role we play in empowering women. Today is International Women’s Day and we honour and pay tribute to our proud female Field Guides, and other female staff, pioneering the path forward for other women to follow.

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World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

When you hear the term “wildlife,” most people might picture animals, but it includes not only the animals but flora and fauna in the area as well.

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Solitary Survivors

Solitary Survivors

Leopards have a lot of competition out in the wild like Lions and Hyenas, even though they are great hunters.

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World Pangolin Day

World Pangolin Day

The 19th of February is a special day in Wild Life Conservation. It is a day dedicated to spreading the word about the pangolin. Although pangolins are not very well known, they are one of the most threatened animals on earth.

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World Hippo Day

World Hippo Day

Today 15th February is a day when the world celebrates the Hippopotamus, one of the oddest animals in Africa. Although they are known to be one of Africas most dangerous animals, there is far more to this animal than just being feared.

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International Zebra Day

International Zebra Day

Today is world Zebra day. It’s a day to create awareness around the need to protect the beloved Zebra, one of the most iconic grazing animals of Africa.

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A Fighting Chance!

A Fighting Chance!

Over five years ago, on 19 January 2016, the mother of the rhino calf endured an attack from poachers and almost lost her life. Our safari Manager Liezel recalls that devasting morning like it was yesterday.

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Kapama’s Carbon Offsetting

Kapama’s Carbon Offsetting

As a Private Game Reserve operating four lodges, Kapama understands the impact burning fossil fuels in our everyday operations has on the environment, contributing to an increase in greenhouse emissions.

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8 Fun Facts about chameleons

8 Fun Facts about chameleons

Often small things will be overlooked while out on safari. Most guests are interested in the Big Five as they are incredible and impressive creatures to see out in the wild. But often during a sunset drive, an assistant guide will motion for the guide to stop, he will get off the vehicle, walk across to a tree and point out the smallest of creatures.

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Every game drive on safari counts

Every game drive on safari counts

For those of you that have ever been on a safari, I am sure you would have heard the phrase – “if you skip a game drive, you will miss the animal that you want to see the most”. For me, this infamous phrase has come true on a couple of occasions. There is one instance I will never forget.

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