Kapama Private Game Reserve

Situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, the Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies a vast area between South Africa’s northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park.

Kapama Private Game Reserve comprises 13 000 hectares of sweeping wilderness. Extending from the R40 road in the west to the boundary with Thornybush Reserve in the east, and from the Eastgate Airport road in the north to Klaserie Dam in the south, the reserve hosts teeming wildlife and an enormous variety of African wildlife species that roam the area.  Along with the Kapama River, the languid Klaserie River also flows through the reserve.  These serve as natural water sources for the resident wildlife, which are regularly seen on guided game drives.


The area is renowned for its prolific and diverse wildlife.  Kapama Private Game Reserve is home to over 40 different mammal species, including the most dangerous Big Five of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros.  Approximately 350 bird species and a myriad smaller species can also be seen here in their natural environment.  Twice-daily game drives through the reserve, accompanied by expert guides and trackers, will ensure unforgettable wildlife encounters in the African bush.

Useful information


The camp consists of walk-in Meru-style and Dome tents (students share tents). There are also shared ablution facilities and a central communal area. We can only accommodate a limited amount of students. The camp itself is fenced, and not open to dangerous game areas.

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Kapama Lions EcoTraining Camps


  • Fresh drinkable water is available from the taps. Bottled water is available for purchase.
  • Soft drinks and selected beverages (local beers and ciders) are sold from the camp and can only be paid for with cash. There are no credit/debit card or cheque facilities. Cordial fruit juices are served with meals. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day.
  • The game viewing vehicles are open-top Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
  • For the duration of your stay, there will typically be a head instructor, assistant instructor, camp co-ordinator, camp cook and a camp cleaning lady.