Kapama Game Reserve is situated in the Limpopo Province, in the outer Kruger National Park, and was proclaimed a private nature reserve in December 1993. Covering approximately 32,000 acres (13,000 hectares) of prime big game territory, Kapama Game Reserve was named for Kapama, a Swazi king, whose tribe inhabited and hunted the northern Drakensberg mountain region around Mariepskop back in the 1880s. It is the largest single-owned reserve in the area.
A game-relocation programme has been a success and the Kapama reserve now supports a wide variety of wildlife including elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, and large populations of giraffe, impala, blue wildebeest and kudu. Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and many smaller species. More than 350 bird species have been recorded, including the rare Gymnogeg and Knob-billed Duck.