Landing at Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport, I’m excited at the thought of on an evening game drive in just 3 hours. For me, there is nothing like the thrill of chasing wildlife on safari in Africa, and Kapama Private Game Reserve’s 13,000 hectares of wilderness would not disappoint!! Thrilled and amazed by impala and warthog grazing as we taxi down the runway, little did I know I’d be on safari within the hour.
Guests arriving to Kapama receive courtesy transfers in open game viewing vehicles to a choice of four luxurious safari lodges and two wellness spas. Kapama’s gated entrance is literally across the road from the airport, and 5 minutes later, we were viewing impala, warthog, kudu and giraffe.
From my room balcony I see giraffe stretching necks to treetops, while a herd of buffalo meander past one floor below me.
Before meeting our ranger and tracker for an afternoon game drive, we gather for High Tea with cheeky monkeys who don’t mind a Danish or two.