Djuma Dam Cam

Djuma waterhole live cam

Djuma, situated in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin (South Africa), is WildEarth’s most famous waterhole and perhaps a local favorite for LIVE wildlife action.

The reserve sits on the border of the western side of the Kruger National Park. It also boasts the Big 5.

Djuma has been running since 1993. It is owned by the Moolman family, who started the project as a safari lodge.

The Djuma dam cam, set up and monitored by volunteers, provides a natural, unscripted view of African wildlife.

Why not get yourself cozy and spy a bit on the African bush?

The Story of Djuma Waterhole Cam

Djuma cam overlooks the Gowrie Dam, which serves as a waterhole for the many wild animals that call the Djuma Game Reserve home.

It is actually the oldest waterhole cam in Africa (and the world). That’s all thanks to Graham Wallington and the willingness of Djuma owners, ​​Jurie and Pippa Moolman.

The camera has been broadcasting LIVE in the area since 1998. It started as just a series of live stills and is now a live stream webcam, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Since this webcam began broadcasting, many other live African webcams have been put up — but the Djuma webcam is still one of the most popular.

Watch the video below to learn more about how this cam was started — and why.

What Can You See on the Djuma Webcam?

Two lionesses drinking from Djuma dam waterhole

The Djuma waterhole webcam gives you a gorgeous view of the dam and all of the African animals that stop here for a drink.

Since it never stops, you can see animals anytime — early morning, midnight, in the rain, etc.

When you log on, you can spot elephants, hippos, plenty of impalas, nyalas, and waterbuck if you’re lucky. You might also see Cape buffalo, rhinos, and giraffes.

That’s not all. The waterhole is frequented by many types of mammals, birds, and reptiles.

What about big cats?

Yes, they do occasionally make a dramatic appearance. Sometimes, the Djuma live stream even records them on a kill.

Did you know?

The cam is monitored by a group of volunteers working on shifts. These wonderful “zoomies” log in virtually and move the camera’s view, pan out, and zoom in to find the wildlife.

Follow @WildEarth on Twitter for live tweets about which animals you can see.

Watch the Djuma Private Game Reserve Live Stream

While a real-life safari is the most fantastic adventure around, you can take advantage of the webcam Djuma has set up and experience a safari trip from your home.

There’s no guaranteed sightings, but the great news is that you can log on whenever you want to.

Enjoy the most famous wildlife webcam live from Djuma Private Game Reserve below.

NB: If you’re having issues with the webcam viewer, please clear your cache. If it still doesn’t work, you may need to try this page in another Internet browser (it usually solves the problem).

As a last resort, give us your feedback in a comment below and we’ll investigate further. Thank you.

What Did You Spot on the Djuma Live Camera Today?

If you’re craving a bush safari adventure but are nowhere near any wildlife spots, this WildEarth dam cam will make you feel like you’re sitting in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.

It’s such a fun and enlightening experience that even those who live just down the road find themselves checking in on the animals at random times.

What did you manage to see on the Djuma waterhole camera today?

Did you spot a family of bucks taking a drink in the hot sun? Or maybe a lazy hippo cooling off in the dam?

Feel free to comment below to share your latest wildlife sightings from Djuma.

While watching these African animals on live stream is fun, there’s nothing quite as thrilling as seeing them in the wild. To see the Big Five and more, check out these incredible safari deals.

Cheers and enjoy your virtual safari! 😉

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187 thoughts on “Djuma Dam Cam”

  1. Hi, I am battling to get the Djuma webcam live feed. I have always been able to so am rather confused as to why I can no longer. Missing it hugely.
    Thanks, hope you can help.

    1. Hi Elsabe,

      The cam is down for now, here’s the latest news:

      “UPDATE – 20 February: Unfortunately, the new power supply did not arrive in Hoedspruit in time for Alex to take back to Djuma with him on Friday. This means that should it arrive by Monday, Alex can collect it on Tuesday only.”

      Thanks for your patience.

  2. Latest Djuma Cam update (18 February 2021):

    “After installing a replacement part to restore audio back on the cam, the power supply then broke on Sunday. We’ve ordered a new one and are hopeful that it arrives on-site on Friday and then can be installed during the weekend. As always, we thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support.”

    ~ Karen

  3. Beautiful view of a leopard a couple of days ago. Thank you for focusing on that and following the view so all could see. Made me feel like I was really in Africa!! Thanks! 🙂

  4. I appreciate these live cams so much. There were incredible Djuma cam views of the Nkuhuma lion pride early after the cam went to IR today. One injured lioness was lagging behind the pride and I hope her injured leg heals fast, so she can go back to being a champion huntress. That Djuma cam is quite sensitive. I could hear a hyena calling in the distance. But the magical experience was disturbed by a vehicle with non-stop chattering visitors and spotlights on the lions who were probably off to hunt. How can the wildlife not be impacted by all that noise and spotlights from humans? I hope the guides regularly encourage the visitors to stop talking and they shut off the engines so all can listen to the amazing night sounds.

  5. The leopard that was captured tonight on the webcam was stunning! I cannot describe how amazing it is to see such a magnificent animal in nature. Free to live and totally unaware that we are observing every moment. Thank you for making this possible.

      1. So pleased to have found this site. Seeing the lion pride earlier was awesome. Didn’t realise how close the rangers’ vehicles got to them, thank you!

  6. Wow, that’s great. Now I feel like I was in Africa and that’s exactly how we watched this beautiful animal.

  7. Hi, it’s 10am Friday 13 April 2018. I can hear all sorts of grunting near the camera but can’t see what it is. It would be good if the camera was panning and might get to see – maybe wild pigs or warthogs?

          1. I checked cats which you supposed and I think It was serval but in a dark spots look like strips. Can I see lion or leopard on a camera? If yes, which time they prefer to coming?

    1. There was a cheetah (I think) around for a couple of days earlier this week _ may have been the same visitor.

          1. Yes, I also think that, I am so lucky. I saved this moment with “Print Screen”. In a future, I think, that must to be more confidential, it’s will be more security for animals!

    1. Hannah Mabey, Think a little, I was also the beginning of pausing the team, but as You and me watching the cameras as well as cameras follow poachers. And since those are completely different’m interested in animals, so it is better if they to not Africa Freak opportunity to find easily these beautiful animals that they can kill. That `s my opinion.

  8. Camera finally working. GREAT so why are we looking at tire tracks and a foot print while hearing lions extreamly close by ?

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