Kapama, an African Eden in the Greater Kruger National Park

Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies a vast tract of land nestled between the northern Drakensberg mountains and the Greater Kruger region, a celebrated wildlife haven. It is the largest single-owner game reserve in the region and is loved for its Big 5 population, hot air balloon rides, and countless photographic opportunities.

Game drives, bush walks and hot air balloon rides are just a 45-minute drive away from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit. Kapama Game Reserve's vast savannah grasslands are flanked by the imposing northern Drakensberg Mountains and the iconic Kruger National Park, while the Big 5 (among numerous other animals) roam across the riverine forest surrounding the banks of the Kapama River within its borders. This prolific safari destination is sprawled across 13,000ha of land and forms part of the Greater Kruger area. 

Photography enthusiasts will be eager to enjoy a photographic safari while other pastimes include romantic sleep-outs under the stars, hot-air balloons offering terrific views of the Kruger area and the Drakensberg, and rejuvenating treatments at the reserve’s wellness centre. Kapama Private Game Reserve offers complimentary transfers for guests between Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit and the lodges in the reserve.


  • Conveniently located close to the town of Hoedspruit and its airports, making it easily accessible
  • Home to the Big 5 and a plethora of other wildlife including over 350 bird species and 40 different mammal species 
  • The reserve’s landscape is exquisitely varied, ranging from rivers and riverine forest to grasslands, with the Drakensberg Mountains as its backdrop 
  • Visitors can experience hot air balloon rides soaring over the reserve, indulge in romantic sleep-outs beneath the stars, and spend their days exploring the reserve on foot or by 4X4
  • Visitors can experience a hot-air balloon ride across the reserve, or indulge in romantic sleep-outs beneath the stars
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