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Birdlife on Kapama

Springtime in the lowveld, namely Kapama Private Game Reserve is perhaps the best time of year for birding. All the migrants are flying in from all over. At Kapama we are lucky enough to have a beautiful river running through it called the Klaserie. The river is a...

Black-backed Jackal pups

Whilst I was driving to find a perfect spot for a nice sundowner drink we stumbled upon an amazing sighting. My tracker switched on our spotlight and when we looked to the left we saw two little eyes peeping at us but at that stage we didn’t know what it was. Until we...

Glossy Starling versus Tree Squirrel

As we set off on our afternoon game drive we came across two cape glossy starlings and a squirrel. They we having an argument over a hole in a tree, the birds were dive bombing the squirrel and the squirrel fought back. After a few minutes the argument ended with the...

Patience is the greatest of all virtues

This week Mother Nature thought us the very important lesson of patience. In the bush the animals and all things living go by their own time. They don’t plan their day according to a watch or a calendar or our game drives for that matter. The first lesson was when we...
What a night!!!

What a night!!!

We have been blessed with some fantastic, high quality leopard sightings recently on Kapama. Tonight was no different, just even better! Quite early on in the drive a young male leopard was found in the south of the reserve. He was quite skittish but the rangers that...

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