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Away from the distractions of daily life, parents and children can connect on a deeper level, fostering communication and understanding in a truly unique setting. Kapama Private Game Reserve is more than just a destination; it’s an immersive experience that enriches the lives of children in profound ways.

From fostering a love for wildlife conservation to creating unforgettable memories with loved ones, Kapama provides a platform for young adventurers to explore, learn, and grow. Kapama offers an unparalleled opportunity for young adventurers to connect with nature on a profound level. From exhilarating game drives to captivating educational experiences, Kapama opens the door to a world of discovery for children of all ages.

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Bringing your children on safari at Kapama is an investment in their growth, compassion, and connection with the world around them. It’s a journey that goes beyond leisure – it’s an investment in their future and the future of our planet. Here’s why bringing children on safari is a truly rewarding and enriching experience:

Educational Immersion: Kapama offers a unique opportunity for children to learn about the incredible diversity of wildlife, ecosystems, and the delicate balance of nature. Our experienced guides transform each game drive into an interactive classroom, sharing their knowledge about animal behaviour, habitats, and the intricate web of life
Imagination Ignited: The safari experience is a storybook that comes to life, igniting young imaginations and sparking curiosity. Children witness scenes straight from documentaries and storybooks, fostering a deep appreciation for the wild and its inhabitants
Hands-On Learning: Kapama’s tailored kids’ activities, from tracking animal footprints to identifying dung, provide hands-on learning experiences that connect theory to practice. This tactile engagement fosters a sense of wonder and understanding that textbooks simply can’t replicate.
Bonding Beyond Boundaries: Safari experiences have a unique way of strengthening family bonds. Shared awe, excitement, and the joy of discovery create lasting memories that both children and parents will treasure forever
Conservation Consciousness: Introducing children to the beauty and fragility of the wilderness lays the foundation for future conservationists. Witnessing animals in their natural habitats imparts the importance of preserving these ecosystems for generations to come
Lifelong Love for Nature: Exposure to the wilderness at a young age can ignite a lifelong love for nature. Children who experience the magic of a safari are more likely to value and respect the environment as they grow
Unforgettable Adventures: From morning game drives to evening campfire stories, every moment at Kapama is an adventure waiting to unfold. The thrill of spotting animals in the wild, the magic of African sunsets, and the comfort of the luxury lodge create a tapestry of unforgettable experiences
Cultural Connection: Immerse your children in African culture through activities like beading and traditional craft-making. These experiences foster an understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures and traditions
Mindful Technology Break: Safari adventures offer an opportunity to disconnect from screens and connect with each other and nature. It’s a chance for children to experience the world beyond screens and embrace the beauty around them

Accompanied by expert guides, kids can witness the wildlife in their natural habitat and gain a deeper understanding of the need for conservation. Through interactive activities and informative sessions, they’ll develop a lifelong appreciation for the importance of protecting these magnificent creatures. From the vibrant colours of a sunrise to the soothing sounds of rustling leaves, every moment at Kapama is an opportunity for children to discover the beauty and tranquillity of the natural world.

Bush Bumble Drives: Kapama has a variety of ways for your young guests to explore our beautiful wildlife. One of which is the game drive. As some children might not be old enough to go on the Big-5 safaris, we still want all our guests, young and old to have the best wildlife experience possible. Kapama caters for children under 6 with special Bush Bumble Drives. This includes a game experience focusing on the smaller animals, birds, & tracking as well as the variety of plains game found in abundance on Kapama.

Game Drives: Our kid-friendly game drives are a testament to our commitment to providing wholesome, educational, & awe-inspiring adventures that leave a lasting imprint on young minds. Children over 6 years old are welcome to join the Big-5 safaris in the morning and afternoon. Our open safari vehicles provide the perfect vantage point for youngsters to spot wildlife. With comfortable seating and safety measures in place, you can rest assured that your children are in good hands. Watching your child’s face light up as they spot their first elephant, giraffe, or zebra in the wild is a moment you’ll treasure forever.

Led by our experienced guides, young adventurers set out on a safari like no other. From tracking animal footprints to spotting birds in their natural habitat, this interactive experience brings children closer to the wonders of the wild.

Tracking Adventure: Step into the shoes of a tracker! Kids get a hands-on lesson in tracking animals using traditional methods passed down through generations. This immersive experience instils an appreciation for the art of tracking and the animals that leave behind clues. 

Spoor Casting: Spoor Casting is a blend of education and excitement. As your children learn to decipher footprints left behind by animals like lions, elephants, and antelopes, they’ll gain insights into animal behaviour, habitats, & the intricate interactions that shape the African wilderness.

Dung Detectives: Believe it or not, Dung has stories to tell! In this fun and educational activity, children learn to identify animal droppings and discover the valuable insights they provide about the creatures of the wild


Unleash creativity inspired by the vibrant colours of Africa.

Beading: Children can create their own beaded masterpieces, learning about the significance of beadwork in African culture and fashion while expressing their unique style.

Rope Making: Children become mini artisans as they learn the age-old skill of rope making. This hands-on experience introduces them to an important survival skill used by generations of adventurers.

Culinary Adventures: Let the kitchen become a canvas for your child’s culinary creativity! Under the guidance of our skilled chefs, kids can whip up delicious treats while discovering the secrets behind crafting mouth-watering meals.



So, if you’re looking to ignite your child’s sense of wonder, and spirit of adventure and cultivate a lifelong appreciation for the natural world, Kapama Private Game Reserve is the perfect place to embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery.

Kapama River Lodge Family Suites or inter-connecting suites, Kapama Southern Camp and Kapama Karula Family Villas are perfect for you and your family to begin your safari adventure.

Contact our Reservations team here to plan a Family safari experience you will cherish for years.