Wildlife & Animals – Kapama GR

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Kapama is a fully enclosed, private game reserve that is well stocked with large safari animals, including all of the Big Five. Lion and elephant are especially easy to see. Some of the elephants are tame, and they are used for elephant-interaction experiences. Kudu, zebra and giraffe are some of the other animals you are likely to encounter.

Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
HippoOccasional
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
LionCommon
HyenaCommon

Wildlife Highlights

Kapama is the place to visit if you want to get up-close to elephants. A good-sized herd is kept for elephant interaction. Feeling and smelling these gentle giants up close is a real highlight and an opportunity to watch the youngsters drinking, playing and bathing in the dam on a hot afternoon is not to be missed. Aside from special memories, you’re bound to take some great photos home as well.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

The Dry season, from June to September, is the best time for wildlife viewing in Kapama. Highly recommended are the months of August and September as temperatures are warmer than in mid-winter. It is also the end of a long, dry period and this causes the animals to congregate around known water sources, making sightings even easier.

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