Kepama Private Game Reserve - South Africa - August 2012

10th January 2013
Kepama Private Game Reserve is near Kruger National Park in South Africa. I stayed in Buffalo Camp which included luxurous tents constructed high over an old river bed with wildlife wandering around underneath at their leisure. It was a small camp and one that I very much liked - friendly and accommodating by all staff.

Rhino Search: We had being tracking Rhino for 3 days with no sitings. At the end of the last game drive we headed to an old dam for sundowners and as we came around the corner onto the dam wall, there they were, three magnificent Rhinos quietly drinking in the late afternoon sun. We were the only vehicle there and quielty watched them for about 15 minutes before they ambled away into the bush. This was one of my favourite moments of this trip!

Leopard Tracking: Everyone wants to see the elusive Leopard, myself included! On this outing we had been tracking a Leopard all morning and at this moment both our tracker and guide were out of the vehicle inspecting Leopard tracks on the road as their guests were sitting quietly and expectantly in the game vehicle. A slight movement to my left caused me to glance over and two gorgous male Cheetahs sauntered past our vehicle at quite close range. Our trusty tracker and our slightly embarrassed guide did see the funny side of the situation later that evening over a few drinks. Wildlife is the perennial leveller!