In the latest announcement from the South Africa Government on Saturday night 15th August, the hospitality industry breathed a sigh of relief when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that inter-provincial travel would now be allowed. This means South Africans are free to travel for leisure purposes to any province or accommodation type within South Africa. Leisure travel and accommodation restrictions have been in place since the initial lockdown on 26th March.

Over the last few months, Kapama Private Game Reserve has patiently been awaiting the return of guests from around the world. With inter-provincial travel officially open within South Africa, we are one step closer. We are ready to welcome our South African guests!

During the lockdown period, the Kapama team has been hard at work on the Reserve. Roads have been prepared to ensure a smoother and more comfortable game drive, and our entire fleet has been cleaned and sanitized. This will be done before and after each safari.

We have also made over 2000 face masks for all staff members and their families. Read the full story here


We have been enhancing our cleaning protocols within our rooms, public areas and dining halls. All cleaning protocols are in strict adherence with the WHO standards including sanitizing all surfaces. We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure you feel as safe and comfortable in our rooms as you do in your own home.
Our Spa and Wellness Centres are ready to welcome guests back. Nothing makes us more excited than to reopen and pamper guests once again. We have enhanced our hygiene protocols at the Spas to align with the WHO protocols to ensure guests receive a safe yet relaxing treatment.

Kapama has also achieved the compliance badge and certificate from the Tourism Business Council of South Africa. Just another way we are providing a safe tourism destination and dining experience for our guests and to show our compliance with industry standards. For a full list of the COVID-19 protocols we have put in place, visit our COVID-19 update here.