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Congratulations, you have found Kapama Private Game Reserve, the best game reserve for an African safari amongst the Big 5 animals of Africa. Kapama is one of South Africa’s largest privately owned game reserves, perfectly positioned in the Limpopo province safari area, renowned for its high density of big game animals. A game drive in Kapama Game Reserve, with a qualified ranger and expert tracker, reveals wild animals and many secrets of the African bush.

KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE - Hoedspruit - Limpopo Province
KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE - Hoedspruit - Limpopo Province
KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE - Hoedspruit - Limpopo Province

Kapama Lodge - a luxurious traditional safari lodge with air-conditioned thatched chalets positioned around a lake fringed with reeds. Calm atmosphere, good dining and friendly staff. Each spacious room at Kapama River Lodge features a full en-suite bathroom and terrace with uninterrupted views into the leafy-green Big 5 game reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a large rim-flow swimming pool with sun umbrellas and recliners for lazy afternoons. The long L-shaped relaxation lounge and bar under a double-volume thatch, curves around the pool and on either side is a huge double-sided fireplace creating a wondrous open-plan yet cosy atmosphere. The Rhino Boma dining area with tables arranged under a low thatch in a horseshoe curve, has a central open space where a roaring outdoor fire gives a glow to evening meals. Buffet-style meals introduce African flavours with Pan African dishes using fresh local ingredients and specialist dishes featuring venison like kudu and impala.

KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE - Hoedspruit - Limpopo Province

Kapama River Lodge – an impressive and elegant large safari lodge that can accommodate groups without compromising its high standards. Contemporary African décor in double volume thatch lounges create a cavernous effect and the open plan design extends to the pool deck with a large rim-flow pool looking towards a waterhole. The northern Drakensberg mountain range provides a majestic backdrop to the largest private game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park region. Kapama River Lodge is situated within Kapama Game Reserve, and presents the perfect blend between luxurious safari accommodation and a generous bed capacity of 42 bedrooms. Although large, it is so stylish and roomy and beautifully positioned along a dry riverbed, that guests fall in love with it.

Kapama Buffalo Camp - timeless tented safari style for only 16 guests, with en-suite rooms perched on platforms high above the riverbed and connected to each other by wooden walkways. This is a favourite because of its intimate rustic feel and al-fresco dinners around the open fire. Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game Africa in true safari tented style without compromising on comfort.

Eight luxury canvas tents, each sleeping two, are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank. Wooden walkways interconnect the rooms, which are all in the upper reaches of tall riverine trees. The river below rarely flows and antelopes are seen daily walking along the sandy riverbed. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, wardrobe, suitcase stand and tea/coffee facilities. With a maximum of 16 guests at Buffalo Camp, special attention is paid to personal service and the staff become like friends. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a truly authentic way to experience the African bush
Location - Kapama Game Reserve is within the Greater Kruger National Park wilderness area just 4½ hours drive northeast of Johannesburg.

GAME DRIVES - Two daily game drives are part of the fully inclusive tariff and your skilled ranger and tracker do their best to find the animals of Africa for you to admire.

BUSH WALKS - Get some African soil under your feet with a bush walk after breakfast. Explore the environment with your ranger, learn about curative properties of plants and identify animals from their footprints and dung. Large game is avoided when on foot but animals can often be seen from a safe distance.

WELLNESS CENTRE - The latest addition (Opening 1 June 2008) to Kapama is the luxurious wellness centre. Exquisitely nestled in the African bush is a piece of paradise designed to uplift your mind, body and soul. Complete with a state of the art gym, equipped with cardio and weight training facilities, the centre energizes and uplifts in the healing presence of nature.

  • Sensual Steam Treatment for two (2 hrs)
  • Pinotage Bliss (2 hrs 15 minutes)
  • Rejuvenation package
  • Revitalizing package
  • Relaxing package
  • Nourishing package

Apart from the above a range of massages including Hot stone massage, a range of wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures is available as a stand alone option.

KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE - Hoedspruit - Limpopo Province

ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI - This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here in Kapama Game Reserve to ride on the back of an African elephant. Meet the herd in the early morning or late afternoon and learn just how to get onto the back of an elephant and move to its rhythm as they walk through the bush. Elephants need to feed for many hours a day, so just because you are on top, this doesn’t stop them from pulling down branches and grabbing a trunk full of grass as they walk. They are the largest creatures in the African jungle so other animals that you may come across will give way to you. After walking for about an hour, the elephants will return you to the elephant boma. A video can be made of your experience for an additional fee.

HOT AIR BALOON - The giant candy-striped balloons lift off at first light and drift at the mercy of the wind for about an hour. This usually means that you pass right over Kapama Game Reserve and the skill of the balloon pilot is such that you can skim the top of the trees and spot the wild animals below. The hot air balloon landing can be bumpy, so hold on tight then celebrate with a glass of bubbly. This memorable experience is highly recommended.

ROMANTIC SLEEPOUT IN KAPAMA GAME RESERVE - Sleeping out under the African moon on the Kapama Romance Platform could be one of the most memorable nights of your life! Arrive at the double-story wooden platform, to a vision of billowing white mosquito netting surrounding a giant bed of white linen. It will take your breath away. This is your most private night in the bush; it is just you and the African animals in the wilderness.
You are quite safe, as the platform and luxury bathroom underneath (complete with flush toilet, rose-head shower and his ‘n hers basins) are animal-proof. You are nevertheless, supplied with a radio and cellphone for your peace of mind.

HOEDSPRUIT CENTRE FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES - This is an ideal activity for the restless to fill up a morning after breakfast. A guide will take your to the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species facility where cheetah and a number of other rehabilitated animals can be viewed at close range. An educational video is shown to explain the projects undertaken by this unique establishment. A guided tour will follow to view the cheetah and other animals.

KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE - Hoedspruit - Limpopo Province

GOLFING SAFARI – HANS MERENSKI - Enjoy a challenging game of golf at the Hans Merenski Country Club Championship Course in Phalaborwa, or the Drakensig Golf Club in Hoedspruit. Both require an early morning departure and a luxury air-conditioned mini safari vehicle will do your road transfers from Kapama. Wildlife often roam around the golf courses, making this game of golf rather unique. Return to the lodge in time for your evening game drive. Clubs are available but prior notice is necessary to confirm availability.

HONEYMOON - Or there is the Kapama three-night honeymoon package, with a night on the romantic Kapama Sleepout Platform. The giant bed is swathed in fine mosquito netting and all lit up with lanterns for a night of complete privacy and romance in the heart of the African wilderness. You are quite safe, as the platform and luxury bathroom underneath (complete with flush toilet, rose-head shower and his ‘n hers basins) are animal-proof. You are nevertheless, supplied with a radio and cellphone for your peace of mind. Relax and absorb the sights and sounds of wild Africa before sinking into a slumber, punctuated by the roar of lions.

WEDDINGS - A wedding in the wilds of Africa is unlike any other wedding celebration in the world. A safari wedding is limited only by your imagination, and at Kapama we let our imaginations run wild. Each occasion becomes a carefully planned and co-ordinated event, and we reach new levels of creativity with each bush wedding we plan.

Kapama Game Reserve has two lodges and one luxury tented camp with the following accommodation facilities:

  • Kapama Lodge: 40 beds (20 rooms).
  • Kapama River Lodge: 84 beds (42 rooms, two of which are full suites).
  • Buffalo Camp: 16 beds (8 luxury safari tents).

The variety of accommodation sizes and styles makes Kapama the ideal venue with a number of wedding options.

TEAM BUILDING - Kapama offers a number of incentive options to groups of which include

  • The Amazing Race
  • Game capture participation
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Elephant interaction

AMAZING RACE - The Kapama Amazing Race is loosely based on the highly successful television series, but we use GPS hand units to assist navigation through this African bush adventure.

PARTICIPATING IN GAME CAPTURE - Game capture is often required for relocation of animals, treating wounds, or for attaching anti-poaching tracking devices. Kapama can plan such activity to involve a group to help locate the animal and be present at the darting. They can assist in moving, treating and releasing the animal. This activity is of very limited availability and is hence a very special event.

CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING - Kapama have a equipped clay pigeon range with three automatic machines which are set up for first timers as well as the more experienced shot. This is a great team building exercise or is just jolly good fun.

ELEPHANT INTERACTION - Camp Jabulani’s elephant herd meet the group for a very special African elephant interaction. The herd manager, Paul Coetzee, shares his extensive knowledge about elephants and explains elephant behaviour. Such close proximity to these gentle giants of the African bush is a wonderful experience.

DINING - Various options are available to groups for exclusive dining. These include a bush dinner or Breakfast, formal silver-service dinner with various African bands and cultural dancing.