THE ONCE ISOLATED ALCATRAZ OF
SOUTH AFRICA’S POLITICAL PRISONERS.
You spot not just one elephant, but a dozen – from a playful baby to a two-storey bull – and a regal gemsbok, with its slender, scimitar-like horns that may have inspired tales of the fabled unicorn. The roar of a lion, just yards away, leaves you nearly breathless.
Enjoy photographing South Africa’s ‘Big 5’; elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros.
This is Kapama Game Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park. Home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros), it is also known for its luxurious safari camps with optional sleep-outs under the stars and blazing boma fires. Here, you will feel Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk with a highly trained game ranger. The experience offers an intimate encounter with nature and wildlife, and medicinal and other plants are identified along the way. Rangers also teach walkers to track wildlife in the traditional way, using animal footprints and scat. Expert trackers are able to tell the gender of many animals just from their footprints.
FEEL AFRICA UNDERFOOT ON A GUIDED BUSH WALK WITH A HIGHLY TRAINED GAME RANGER. Large and dangerous animals are avoided on walks, but many other species can be viewed from a safe distance at ground level. You will also experience numerous sunrise and sunset game drives, all truly memorable and authentic encounters. And the elephant-back safari is simply life changing. Halfway between Kapama and Johannesburg lies the charming hamlet of Dullstroom – South Africa’s renowned fly-fishing capital – and Dunkeld Country