Game Capture Campsite
Under a shady grove of trees lies the place where the restoration of Majete first began – where wildlife was first returned – Game Capture Campsite.
Welcome to Game Capture Campsite
Located in the heart of the Reserve at the site of the early wildlife relocations, the Game Capture Campsite is set under a grove of trees, perfect for shade and cool temperatures. Accommodating approximately 25 guests in designated tent sites as well as up to eight guests in serviced shelters, this is an excellent base from which to explore the reserve.
A large dining lapa and kitchen facilities are placed at the centre of the campsite. Camp attendants light a central fire pit every evening, providing a space under the stars for visitors to share their game-viewing stories from the day. Members of local communities come to perform traditional songs and dances by the light of the fire (on request and at an additional cost). The campsite operates under a profit-sharing agreement with communities through the Majete Wildlife Reserve Association.
Activities on offer include game drives and boat trips (additional cost), as well as exploring the furthest areas of the reserve. Guests are welcome to enjoy meals at the Mwembezi Restaurant, and make use of its adjacent swimming pool. The restaurant offers breakfast and lunch menus, and dinners can be had if arranged in advance. It is situated at the reserve’s main entrance and has a small shop where basic travel amenities and curios can be bought.
Morning and Sundown Game Drives
Morning game drives take advantage of the cooler hours, while the latter include sundowners at sunset and a chance to see some nocturnal wildlife. All are conducted by experienced and knowledgeable guides – bookings are essential.
Self-Drive Through Majete
The Reserve is open from 6am to 6pm daily. Visitors can self-drive on 55km, and 4×4 on a further 350km, of roads. Self-drivers can enter via the Namisempha Gate to the west of the reserve, on request. This is especially convenient for guests travelling from Mozambique.
Bird drives with a specialist guide
Enjoy a dedicated birding drive in an open-air game viewing vehicle with a specialist bird guide to see some of the 300 species in the Reserve.
Self-drive – with a Guide
Book a Hop-on Guide to join you in your own vehicle. These local guides offer a unique insight into Majete from the perspective of someone who lives in the reserve’s vicinity.
Experience the “warm heart of Africa” by meeting and interacting with the local communities, learning more about their traditional lifestyle, from sampling traditional foods to enjoying local dancing.
More about Game Capture Campsite
- 24-hour electricity
- Tents, kitchen, and linen boxes available for hire
- Communal Camp kitchen available with fridge and gas stove.
- Communal Lapa and ablutions available with hot showers.
- Waterhole strategically placed next to camp.
- Mwembezi restaurant, bar, shop and swimming pool 10 minutes away, available for guest use.
- 4 x permanent serviced shelters as well as designated campsites for campers to bring their own tents or rooftop tents.
- 5 x pop-up tents are available for hire.
- Shared ablution: Flush toilets and heated showers.
- 5 designated barbecue areas
- 4 x serviced shelters for max. 8 people (2 per shelter)
- 3 raised shelters; one ground level shelter
- Shared ablution with campers.
- Private barbecue area per shelter – bring own barbeque grid.
- Per shelter: linens, shared ablution block & lapa, private barbecue area
- Each tent site includes shared ablution block & lapa
How to Get There
Game Capture Campsite is located inside the reserve, 10 minutes from the main gate.
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Visiting a park managed by African Parks is one of the best ways to support communities, wildlife conservation, and the long-term success of Africa’s wild areas.