Kapama Game Reserve is a 13,000 hectare fenced reserve which shares a border with Thornybush Reserve. Kapama is the largest single-owner game reserve in the region. It is ideally located just minutes away from Eastgate Airport, offering easy access for guests flying in to the Kruger Area. The vast Kapama reserve has all of Africa’s Big 5, 42 mammal species in total and around 350 bird species. The natural diversity of the Kapama area includes rolling savanna grasslands and riverine forests. A well known destination for superb safari vacations.

Kapama boasts a good variety of lodges within its boundaries. Over the years the success of the reserve has seen various additions to the portfolio. The original lodge site is occupied by Kapama Lodge. Kapama River Lodge is beautifully situated on the Kapama River. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a luxury tented camp. Kapama Karula is the newest and fanciest edition to the portfolio, rivalling some of the greatest Safari lodges out there. 

Kapama Reserve offers a unique activity. Elephant Back Safaris and Elephant Interaction give visitors an amazing opportunity to get close to Africa’s giants. The Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species is also found on the Kapama Reserve and visits can be arranged. These trips are educational, but guests are able to enjoy close company with some very special rehabilitated animals like the Cheetah.

Kapama Reserve is a reserve that can be enjoyed by everyone. Activities are varied, game viewing is excellent and it is a pleasure to travel too. Family friendly accommodation with facilities for the kids allows you to relax and enjoy your beautiful African surroundings at Kapama. If you are unsure which Kapama lodge will suite you please chat to one of our experts. They are on the ground to advise and guide you through your Safari holiday.



Camille Rowe

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About "Kapama"


The contemporary-styled Kapama Karula lodge is situated in the private Kapama Private Game Reserve, which occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park. This ultra luxurious lodge takes its cue from the surrounds and features a combination of raw wood and sleek, modern details which together make for a compelling safari setup on the banks of the Klaserie River. Read More


Famous for their unforgettable elephant interactions, Jabulani in the Kapama Private Game Reserve is an ultra luxurious five-star bush experience with all the trimmings. Winner of numerous eco, innovation and accommodation awards this one-of-a-kind safari retreat in the Mpumulanga Province of South Africa promises an unforgettable experience in the wild. Read More

A member of the Kapama family of authentic South African safari experiences, Kapama Buffalo Camp is a traditional tented safari camp, complete with eight, luxury canvas tents built on elevated wooden decks overlooking a steep sided riverbank and shaded by a forest of riverine trees. Combining the romance of experiencing the African wilds in a tent, this unique bush camp meets any visitor's desire to get away from it all. Read More


Situated along a dry riverbed in the private Kapama Private Game Reserve, which occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park, Kapama River Lodge is a luxurious safari escape in true South African style. Warm hospitality, state-of-the-art facilities, Big 5 sightings, exciting game drives and Pan African cuisine set the tone for a bona fide bush experience. Read More