Kapama Game Reserve is a privately owned reserve in South Africa, and as such, there are no other vehicles traversing the property. The 13000 hectares consists of old farmlands that have been converted for eco-tourism ventures that first took place as recently as 1987. The reserve boasts frequent Big 5 sightings - especially large herds of elephant and large numbers of impala, giraffe and other antelope. There are over 250 bird species during the summer months, making it a prime birding destination. The Klaserie River flows through the property and leopards are frequently sighted along the rivers edge. A very special treat for romantic couples visiting Kapama is the Romance Platform. This double story wooden platform can be booked for a night under the stars, while little luxuries such as mosquito nets, white linen, champagne and stunning sunsets enhance a complete bushveld experience.

Why we like it

Frequent Big 5 sightings; Exceptional birding; One-of-a-kind Romance Platform perfect for honeymooners

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 13 000 Ha
Reserve Type: Private Game Reserve
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Hoedspruit

Accommodation in Kapama Game Reserve

Camp Jabulani

Camp Jabulani is a luxury lodge situated on a Big 5 private game reserve in the Greater Kruger area. Visitors will enjoy a world-class safari, as well as the unique opportunity of interacting with a herd of rescued elephants. Experienced rangers host guests on game drives and bush walks for close sightings of predators and other iconic African species. Other…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Kapama River Lodge

Kapama River Lodge is the largest lodge on the Kapama reserve and can comfortably accommodate 128 guests in 64 suites. The lodge successfully blends high capacity and luxury in typically stunning bush surrounds. The multi level suites offer elegant accommodation overlooking a myriad settings. The open plan, L-shaped lounge accommodates various relaxation areas – a large bar, stocked with an…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Kapama Southern Camp

Southern Camp is the proud new addition to the Kapama Private Game Reserve family, and is situated in the south of the reserve set against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains. All 15 suites at Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife. Air conditioning, minibars and tea and coffee stations are…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Recent Sightings
Where

Lookout for

Dwarf Mongoose
Elephant
White Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Nyala
Wildebeest
Zebra
Waterbuck
Warthog
Baboon

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
White Rhino
Lion


BRIDS
Saddle Billed Stork
White backed vultures
African Fish Eagle
Martial Eagle
Burchells Coucal


REPTILES
Leopard Tortoise
Flap-Necked Chameleon
Snouted Cobra


TREES
Marula
Sweet Thorn
Bushwillow


HABITAT TYPES
Grassland / Open Plains
Savanna
Thornveld
Open Water
Riverine
Rocky Outcrops


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8
Mammals: 7
Birds: 7
Reptiles: 6
Trees: 7