The double kill

After almost three years of not seeing them, we happen to be lucky to have them visiting Kapama – this is what some call the cape hunting dog or painted dogs. The common name, the African wild dog. It is always great to see this highly endangered animal but especially...

The Pangolin

The pangolin is a species on its own. There is no similar species in the region. It lives in dry woodland savanna areas but also in grassland and semi-dessert areas – areas where there is still some annual rainfall. They do not stay in cold areas as their prey (ants...

A Walking experience

Kapama Private game reserve is a private reserve ranging between 13000 and 14000 hectres. Tourists come to Kapama in big numbers specifically to come on the safaris to view the animals. However, we also offer extra activities such as the bush walk and elephant...

A strange swap

It all started one morning; all my guests wanted to see was a leopard so I decided to look and try and find one for them. While we were looking for tracks I heard on the radio that one had been found so I made my way there. Unfortunately, when we got there they had...

The drizzle surprise

We started off this morning with a light drizzle coming down , nothing much so we decided to grab our rain coats and gear so that we could head out see what we can find. We weren’t expecting to see too much as we know what it can be like in the rain. As we go along to...

Painted Dogs

With great surprise to most rangers, we have been very fortunate to have a pack of wild dogs on Kapama for the last few days. Wild dogs are not often seen but when they are they are amazing to watch and spend time with. They are the largest Canid in Africa and the...

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