Kapama Blog

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The Fight For Food

The Fight For Food

We had been tracking two leopards, but their elusive nature resulted in no success. I decided to have one last drive past the nearby dam, Rooi Dam. As I came around the last bend, we heard an interesting commotion!

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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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Christmas party for Thulamahashe Children’s Home

The small town of Thulamahashe lies about 40 km south of Kapama Private Game Reserve. At the heart of this town is a safe haven for orphaned and abandoned children from the area – the Thulamahashe Children’s Home. The home is designed to...

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Delicious Ginger Biscuit Recipe

The countdown to the new year has started, as 2016 draws to a close we wanted to thank you for your valued support and wish you and your family a safe and pleasant journey this festive season. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2017! [gallery...

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Red-Crested Korhaans – Rockets of The Bushveld

There is a bird species found in the bushveld with the most curious way to advertise to competitors and impress females. For those who have never witnessed the startling display by the Red-Crested Korhaan – hang onto your seats as you are in for a surprise! The...

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Call of the Wild – Life as a Guide

Rassie Jacobs, Kapama River Lodge ranger, believes that choosing to be a ranger as a profession is not just about driving around and showing guests South Africa's wildlife, but rather more about providing a fun filled, exciting and educational experience. Kapama...

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King Clumsy Cat

On a beautiful early morning game drive, just after sun rise, my guests and I came across a pride of lions:  three adult females and five young cubs about a year old.  They were sleeping, as is often the case with lions. While we sat watching them, one of the adult...

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Battle of the Wings – Predator versus Scavenger

Working in the bush offers the opportunity to witness incredible wildlife interaction every day, but a few days ago, I saw something almost unbelievable. It was a beautiful sunny morning as I made my way back to my living quarters after the morning game drive.  I saw...

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