Kapama Game Reserve

Kapama Game Reserve

Covering approximately 16 000 hectares of prime big game territory, Kapama Game Reserve has succeeded in combining the wilderness of the bush with the comforts of five-star hospitality and facilities.

Kapama Game Reserve (Hoedspruit, Limpopo) was proclaimed a private game reserve in December 1993.  The name comes from ‘Kapama’, a Swazi king whose tribe inhabited and hunted in the northern Drakensberg mountain region around Mariepskop back in the 1880s.

A game relocation programme was introduced, and the Game Reserve now supports a wide variety of game including elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, and large populations of giraffe, impala, blue wildebeest and kudu. Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and many smaller species. Bird-watching is most rewarding on the reserve and more than 350 bird species have been recorded, including the rare Gymnogeg and Knob-billed duck.

The vegetation is typical of the lowveld: mixed woodland, which is dominated by a variety of acacia and bushwillow species, but also includes tamboti, marula, silver cluster leaf and jackalberry.

Game viewing during the hot summer months (October to April) is more comfortable in the early mornings and late afternoon when it is cooler. Late afternoon rain showers are not uncommon.

Camp Jabulani vehicles depart into the reserve each day, and in the company of the experienced rangers, visitors are transported on safari into a wild, natural world where animals take precedence and humans are left to observe as nature takes its course as it has done for thousands of years.

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