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.
During this Women’s month we honour and pay tribute to our proud female field guides pioneering the path forward for other women to follow in their footsteps. All across Africa female guides are breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes by moving into a male dominated industry.
This cook book has been recommended by the World Bank to help Revive Tourism in Africa. The book is dedicated towards not only Tourism but Sustainable Development in Africa and Climate Action initiatives.
For a fully-grown elephant, you can imagine how hot they must be. Elephants have different methods to help cool themselves down. The easiest of course is to stand in the shade but with the African sun that doesn’t always help.
So naturally, I turned the game vehicle around and followed the young lions. Much to our great surprise, these lions began to show signs of stalking prey. I turned to my guests and explained the behaviour of these young Lions.
An endangered species is any animal or plant at risk of becoming extinct or in danger of being eradicated from the Earth. The 21st of May is Endangered species day. A day we can shine a light on the animals whose numbers have declined so much over the years that they have sadly found a place on the endangered species list.
After giving birth, the lamb can walk 30 minutes after being born. After only two days, they can already run as fast as their mother.
Conservation seeks the proper use of nature, while preservation seeks protection of nature from use. Kapama staff joined a great initiative to raise awareness for conservation.
March 22 marks the annual celebration of water across the world. The purpose of such a day is so simple, yet vital, to raise awareness about the global water crisis and to hopefully get more people to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of water and sanitation by 2030.
If they do not learn these skills or are unable to learn certain behaviours, they will unfortunately not reach adulthood. Thus, being playful and curious is a necessity for animals.
As we reached the end of the open clearing, my assistant guide Joseph, raised his hand, leaping forward with excitement, pointing, and struggling to find his words. Finally,
But in the dull browns and yellows of the bush, a beautiful flash of pink and white still exists. Kapama Private Game Reserve guests always marvel at the exquisite beauty of this masterpiece when they see it for the first time.
If you are looking for a bit of an extra kick in your hot beverage with a bit more of an exotic flair, Kapama shares a delightful and traditional twist to your standard milo or hot chocolate.
Beside the plains game, we came across a beautiful specimen that surprised myself as well as our guests.
Kapama Private Game Reserve has launched a Children’s Book Drive to assist Eco Children in filling the shelves of the new school libraries. With your help…
Towards the end of September, a pack of around six wild dogs made their way onto Kapama. On one particular day, our Rangers while out with guests came across them and noticed that one of the wild dogs had a snare around its neck.
Time to renew your soul in the African bush, we are ready to welcome you. The last few months we have patiently been awaiting the return of guests. Now with inter-provincial travel allowed…
At River Lodge, there is a resident Porcupine that often comes around to the “BOMA” area during dinner time. One evening when my guests and I were having dinner we heard a rustle in the bushes…
Have you ever tried homemade marshmallows? Now you can. Chef Makhi shares more delicious recipes with us.