Jabulani Safari

Kapama Game Reserve and Camp Jabulani

Jabulani – wholehearted five-star safari camp and lavish lodge named after an orphaned elephant calf and proud of their Relais & Chateaux accreditation. Jabulani – your next dream African holiday in the unforgettable Kapama Private Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. Jabulani – place of the elephants and place of conservation refuge where guests can become part of something greater, a deep conservation initiative with ecotourism the central pivot.

Camp Jabulani is the best safari destination in the Greater Kruger National Park to see and interact with elephants.  Grab the unbelievable opportunity to meet and spend time with the herd of elephants as part of the Jabulani Elephant Experience in Kapama Game Reserve, Limpopo Province. Watch playful splashing and spraying during the midday swim, track the herd on foot and participate in field research.

A special team of elephant carers support the orphaned calves and reintroduce them back into the wild. The wild herd is a rescued herd of elephants from Zimbabwe who have settled in well at Jabulani and now accept new calves into their group as and when they are found and rescued as orphans in the bushveld. 

Camp owners started HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development) to rehabilitate these orphans and today, the luxury lodge, Camp Jabulani, helps to fund this enormous programme and labour of love. Get to know the elephants on a much deeper level, learn how important they are to the bigger picture of a game reserve ecosystem and become part of the rescue of the planet in a sustainable tourism endeavour. 

Your safari vacation in luxury chalets centres around the blending into an African ambience where wildlife matters and your contribution is the fact that you are here. Private plunge pools on secluded decks overlooking the riverbed and a huge freestanding bathtub add to the glamour of your suite, not to mention the fireplace for wintry nights and the semi-outside shower! So much space and bliss in one suite that you never need to leave it – except for brilliant game drives in the beauty of the Kapama wilderness, of course.

Choose from only 6 superior suites and the exclusive Zindoga Villa for that extra touch of sophistication and glamour in the wilds of South Africa. Mini bars, tea and coffee facilities, fans, luxury toiletries, Wi-Fi and delightful décor that blends ethnic flavours with modern lines. 

Zindoga is a huge three bedroomed villa made for extravagant living in the bush, with a private butler and game ranger on hand, polished wooden floors and plush decor fit or a king or queen. With enough room for 6 adults and 2 kids, Zindoga is a place to retreat to if you want exclusive treatment far away from the madding crowds. Sit on the vast deck and watch the stars come out as the wildlife ventures closer to your lights. 

We agree that Jabulani is a fantasy wonderland where you can indulge your every sense, a refuge from which to explore the African wilds and reconnect with nature, experiencing spine-tingling elephant sightings and other wildlife, and appreciating superb nouvelle cuisine.

Friends for life are made in game rangers and trackers who share their knowledge with you about all the animals and their endangered habitats, the tiny critters and the huge trees and birds. Your dedicated Jabulani ranger will take you on thrilling walking safaris to get up close to the elephant and the flora, the insects and the retiles, the rodents and the huge mammals. Something you will never forget. 

 Truly a soulful, insightful and unforgettable experience. A proud member of Relais and Châteaux, Camp Jabulani is a must visit safari camp in the heart of the Kapama Game Reserve, Kruger National Park. 

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Overview

The Jabulani Elephant Experience affords Jabulani guests the opportunity to meet and spend time with the herd in Kapama Private Game Reserve in Limpopo Province. Meet the elephant carers who have spent the past 20 years bonding with the elephants and keeping them safe. 

It all started in 1997 when the first elephant calf was rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild herd. Then a herd of orphaned elephants was rescued in Zimbabwe in 2002, and so it continued until the formation of the HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development) today.

Become part of this elephant conservation initiative for people and planet when you book your idyllic safari package deal to the unique Camp Jabulani, a five-star Relais & Chateaux luxury lodge situated in the unforgettable Kapama Private Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. 

Following in gigantic footsteps a senior trails guide, senior elephant keeper and ranger will take guests on an adventure to track the elephants within the Big Five Kapama Private Game Reserve. Spend the afternoon watching and hearing their individual stories once the herd has been located. At sunset, guests meet up with the herd as they enjoy their last drink at the dam and follow them back to the elephant camps to bid them goodnight – an unforgettable and inspiring experience. 

Later, enjoy fantastic African cuisine while wildlife stories come alive around the boma fire. Watch talented chefs grill fresh meat and extras on open fires as you hear about the beautiful Jabulani history. All food revolves around special creation of unique flavours for each guest and the levels of excellence adhere to the Relais & Châteaux accredited property values. Your all-inclusive package includes nouvelle cuisine at every meal, snacks and drinks and personal attention from the chef and butlers. 

Sublime accommodation comes in the form of 6 lavish suites for 12 guests or the gorgeous private Zindoga villa for 6 people, children included. Make sure you book your special safari accommodation with us for Jabulani and learn more about  the regal and special elephants. 

Highlights

  • Meet elephants close up, learn about the orphan project and contribute time and effort to the heart-warming HERD Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development programme
  • Breezy bush spa for massages, body wraps, self-care and nurturing in a peaceful refuge of therapy
  • Awesome naturalised gym and sauna to remind you to stay fit and well as you relax in nature and contribute to the elephant project
  • Big 5 game drives & safari walks with some of the best game rangers in Africa who show you the meaning of conservation.
From $1,219

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Bush spa
  • Gym and sauna
  • Visit HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development)
  • Visit Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • JabuJuniors for kids
  • Game drives in open air safari vehicles
  • Guided walks
  • Birding safaris
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Visit conservation projects: aquaponics and wormery, elephant dung research, rhino conservation
  • Helicopter trip

Included

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Daily game drives and guided bush walks
  • All meals and snacks
  • Daily laundry service
  • A visit to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Return road transfers
  • Wi-fi in main areas & suites

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Facilities

  • Zindoga Villa, 6 deluxe suites
  • King-size bed (twin bedding optional)
  • Private plunge pool
  • Large wooden deck
  • Separate lounge area
  • Traditional fireplace
  • Open plan bathroom, freestanding stone bath, semi-outdoor shower
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Freestanding fan
  • Tea and coffee, Nespresso machine
  • Air-conditioned
  • Locally made luxury body products
  • Complimentary room-service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Mosquito nets
  • Bush spa
  • Boutique
  • Wine cellar
  • Gym and sauna

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