The private reserve offers the usual guided game drives and walks, but stands out for its elephant interactions and as the site of Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
Situated near the small town of Hoedspruit, west of the Kruger Park, Kapama Private Game Reserve comprises 130 square kilometres of lowveld bush set aside as a reserve by the Roodt family in 1986. Subsequently restocked with lions, leopards, cheetahs, white rhinos, elephants, buffaloes and a variety of antelope, it supports 40 large mammal species in total, as well as 350 bird species.
Four lodges Kapama River Lodge, Kapama Southern Camp, Kapama Karula, Kapama Buffalo Camp and two spas Kapama River Lodge Spa and Kapama Karula Spa and all offer a fairly standard private reserve package inclusive of game drives in an open 4×4 and guided walks.
The Hoedspruit Eastgate airport is just 10 minutes’ drive from the reserve entrance, and Kapama offers complimentary transfers for fly-in guests in open game viewing vehicles directly to any of the four luxury game lodges on the reserve.