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kapama PRIVATE
GAME RESERVE

KAPAMA KARULA

Set within the Kapama Game Reserve, Kapama Karula is the definition of luxury 5-star accommodation. The room designs are modern, with beautiful views through the wrap-around glass sliding doors that open up onto a wooden deck with a heated pool. Return home after a day out in the bush for an outside shower under the stars, or cuddle up and enjoy fine wines and champagne in your lavish villa. Kapama Karula pays attention to the smallest details, resulting in an incredible and memorable bush experience.

LOCATION

BIG FIVE GAME

CHILDREN

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Yes.

Yes, all ages welcome.

POOL

CAMP FENCE

SPA

Yes, main and private heated pools at superior suites.

Yes.

Yes.

CELLPHONE SIGNAL

GYM

AIRCON

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

MALARIA

WIFI

Yes.

Yes, but the area is low-risk.

LAUNDRY

Yes.

With friendly and helpful staff, exceptional food, and all the features needed to enjoy a luxurious holiday away in the bush, Kapama Karula is a fantastic holiday destination that we would definitely return to. 

our highlights

On our arrival at Kapama, we drove in the gate booms and to our right was a dead giraffe with a pride of lions. The best bush welcome!

On our first evening drive, we found the lovers a mating pair of lions. Learning that every twenty minutes they would mate for several days. Then we saw a male leopard with a hoisted kill in a tree. At the base of the tree, we found the old faithful Hyena waiting. After leaving the sighting, we had a once in a lifetime sighting of an Aardvark. It quickly scurried into the bushes upon us finding him. 

One afternoon we were heading out on our game drive when a beautiful female leopard walked into the road. We followed her as she cleaned herself on top of a small mound and later moving off into an open area. We were able to get close to the female and have incredible pictures of her. 

On our bushwalk where I asked our ranger several times that I did not wish to walk into lions. We by luck found the mating pair and another lioness. And so phenomenal to see lions on foot. We later found buffalo and then elephants. 

The birdlife at Kapama is prolific, we saw a fantastic sighting of a heron catching a frog and eventually swallowing it. We saw the magnificent Malachite Kingfisher which is often very difficult to find and the Giant Kingfisher. 

One afternoon we found a lioness crouched down in the middle of the road. We stopped and watched her as she continued crouching and eventually starting stalking - she was hunting. Moments later we heard an impala alarm call and out of nowhere she stood up and suddenly the rest of the pride poured out of the bush.  We had no idea that the rest of the pride were there including two sweet cubs. 

 

We were so lucky to see Wild Dogs as there is a pack from Kruger that moves into Kapama. And we were able to see them on two occasions hunting. And later two dugga boys fighting a phenomenal thing to spectate, eventually they began to push towards the car

 

On our last morning drive a large male leopard ran across the road, we followed him to a small pan where we watched him drink water. And very skittish he eventually disappeared into the bushes. 

our PICTURES 

The Lodge 

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SOUTHERN CAMP

Spread across four beautiful bush camps and lodges, Kapama offers guests an authentic African safari experience, that immerses them within their 13 000 hectares of bush. Suites are hidden away amongst the indigenous forest that is alive with birds chirping. Families have great accomodation options at the Southern Camp, where three luxurious suites are available for you to enjoy. 

LOCATION

BIG FIVE GAME

CHILDREN

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Yes.

Yes, all ages welcome.

POOL

CAMP FENCE

SPA

Yes, main and pools at luxury suites.

Yes.

Yes at Kapama Karula.

CELLPHONE SIGNAL

GYM

AIRCON

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

MALARIA

WIFI

Yes.

Yes, but the area is low-risk.

LAUNDRY

Yes.

our highlights

On our first evening drive, we found a large black-maned male Lion, sitting by the dam. Moments later we heard a male lion calling, shortly after he began vocalising. It is a  phenomenal sight to behold in person.

African Civets, often when seen head straight in the opposite direction. However, at Kapama, we were so lucky to have them not move too far off from the vehicle. 

On an afternoon game drive,  we came across a Lioness with a sub-adult. They sat in focus staring into the bushveld area and then suddenly heard impala alarm calls. Their cover was blown while they were hunting and unfortunately got spotted. We watched in hope that they would try to hunt again, but eventually moved back into the bush. 

Finding them on another occasion we noticed they have 3 smaller cubs with them and a big male following behind, we followed them for a bit, with the cubs in view for a portion of the drive, but the male lion was not in a very happy mood so the cubs ran off into the thicket to get out of his way.

We had a magnificent sighting of the dark chanting goshawk that was perched on a tree by the dam, calling. Kapama is also known for its phenomenal birdlife. We were so lucky to see the red-faced mousebird, bee-eaters, martial eagles and more. 

 

We also had a sighting of a chameleon. Unbelievable how a tracker can find a chameleon in a tree. We then spent a few moments with some dwarf mongooses.

The dwarf mongoose lives in termite mounds and uses them as den sites, lookout points and a source of food. We all take a moment in the bush to just watch and enjoy the smallest carnivore in Africa.

our PICTURES

THE LODGE