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A Fallen King – Kapama Legend

A Fallen King – Kapama Legend

There was no way he was going to go silently into the night. With the last of his energy and power this giant beast put up the fight of his life.

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A Fallen King – Kapama Legend

There was no way he was going to go silently into the night. With the last of his energy and power this giant beast put up the fight of his life.

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Of All the African Tales…..

On a large branch underneath this hanging meat was a beautiful large male leopard. His nose was still pinkish, indicating that he was probably not yet past five years old. He was balancing on the branch while keeping his front legs up holding onto the warthog as he fed.

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Better than the Big 5

Not long after setting off, we received word that 2 Wild dogs had been spotted on the game reserve not too far away from us.

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Stings and Talons

At Kapama, we concentrate on all aspects of nature, not just your much requested and sought after sightings of the Big 5.

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Bushveld Boxing Ring

Not even five minutes went by, when we began hearing the grunting and horn clashing of the approaching herd.

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A Little Big 5

It was a beautiful July morning at Kapama’s Buffalo camp. My four guests from Australia were eager to get their next game drive under way. They climbed on the Land Cruiser, took up their seats and expressed how eager they were to witness my tracker carry out his skills again today.

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King of the shadows

Many game rangers will say that a game drive can be very unpredictable and you can’t always predetermine what you might see. This, I believe wholeheartedly, especially after our last experience. We started our first game drive with our terrific new guests...

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Winners Announced

Professional photographer and publisher, Heinrich van den Berg, has once again made his decision as to who would be the winner of the best photographer for the third quarter of the Kapama Photo and Video Competition.

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New Addition To The Lion Pride

The afternoon safari activities began with the usual mouth-watering High Tea, complete with delicious pastries, cake, tea and coffee, a variety of fruit juice, and even some thirst quenching iced-coffee – a favourite with most guests. We then gathered at the main...

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Earth Hour 2017

Kapama switched of their lights from 20h30 untill 21h30 on 25 March 2017 in support of Earth Hour. #ChangeClimateChange Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized annually by World Wide Fund for Nature to raise awareness about the need to take...

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Love Is In The Air

When it is time to follow your heart, consider a beautiful setting like Kapama Game Reserve as the perfect backdrop for your special day. Earlier this year Kapama River Lodge played hosts to a fairy-tale engagement which took romance to a whole...

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Rise of the New Kings

There is nothing more magnificent than seeing a powerful adult male lion, resplendent with his impressive mane encircling his head. Such an alpha male, in the prime of his life, is often seen patrolling the boundaries of his territory with fierce...

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8 Reasons to take a Walk on the Wild Side

Feel Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk with a highly-trained game ranger. Bush walks are included in the tariff and offer guests a deeper insight into the best kept secrets of the African bushveld. A bush walk is about exploring certain parts...

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Joyful Water Escapades

One hot summer's day, while making our way back to the lodge after a successful early morning safari, my guests and I witnessed a unique elephant gathering, certainly one of the best elephant sightings I have ever had. After watching lions hunt some buffalo, we...

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Goodbye Old Friend

Saying goodbye to someone is always hard, especially if that person has been part of a winning team for many years. Parting ways are then difficult and emotional. Kapama River Lodge staff were all very sad to say farewell to a wonderful old gem who has been a member...

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Romeo Versus Romeo

After a great game drive, we were heading back to the lodge for breakfast, when I saw some impala run in the distance, then stop and stare in one direction. I looked at my tracker and asked him, “Did you see that as well?” As we drove closer to investigate we came...

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Leopard 0 – Warthog 1

Whenever my guests and I head out for our game drive adventures, we usually get to the point during their stay where we have seen at least four of the Big 5 animals - lions, elephants, rhinoceros, and buffalo. Then we go on a mission to find the elusive leopard....

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