Stairs up to the tent accommodation

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.

Outdoor eating area with view of accommodations
Cooking areas in Majeta Wildlife Reserve
Sitting area in Majete Wildlife Reserve
Tent raised above the ground
Group of tents and trees in the background
Dining Area in Majete Wildlife Reserve Game Capture Campsites
Pool side with lounge chair and shade huts
Accommodations surround by trees in Game Capture Campsite Majete WIldlife Reserve


Game Drive viewing cheetahs in the wild at Majete Wildlife Reserve
Photo credit Dru and Cheryl Jayaratne

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.

Elephants enjoying a waterhole in Majete Wildlife Reserve

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.

See exotic birds on a bird seeing outing in Majete with a guide
Photo credit Dru and Cheryl Jayaratne

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.

Group of People about to depart on a guided tour

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.

Two women working together on grinding food
Photo Credit Morgen Trimble

Community Visits

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.

Scenic view of sunrise at Game Capture Campsite

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.

Tent details

  • 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

Shelter details

  • 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.

Map of Resort Location in Majete


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Mountain Views of Majete Wildlife Reserve

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.