08 Dec 2017 5 Things to do at Camp Jabulani this summer
Summer is by far the best time of year. The warm feeling of the sun on your shoulders mixed with the smell of sunscreen brings back fond childhood memories. In summer, the days are long and the nights are short, with good reason: time.
To maximise your time spent at Camp Jabulani it’s good to have an idea of the activities the lodge offers and plan your own itinerary – or even better, let them plan it for you. The main objective of the team of professionally skilled and personable staff is to meet the needs of their guests. To indulge, spoil, pamper and entertain, but most importantly – to share the story of the animals.
Even though the story of Jabulani and the herd of rescued elephants are the headline at Camp Jabulani, it is important to remember the reserve is also home to the Big 5. Based on the Kapama Private Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park, the lodge boasts with world class game viewing opportunities with herds of antelope, giraffe and zebra. Be sure to pack your camera as the animals on the reserve are accustomed to vehicles and this allows for enchanted photo opportunities.
What makes Camp Jabulani a standalone destination is the fact that the best of both worlds is offered… a top Big Five safari experience and a one of a kind Elephant experience.
The Jabulani Elephant Interactions are intensely humbling as you get to interact closely and very personally with this gentle herd. This experience features: meeting the elephants; watching them swim in the midday summer heat and tracking the herd on foot in their own territory.
After a full day in the warm African sun, it is time to retreat to the tranquility of world-class accommodation. Here you can pour a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy a dip in your own private pool. Tucked within the dense greenery along a dry river bed, each safari suite is an oasis. Massive sliding doors open the interior to comfort and elegance with an understated appreciation of the natural environment.
To further reinforce the magnificence of the natural beauty at Camp Jabulani, you are able to enjoy sundowners with the most spectacular views. The summer climate allows you to enjoy sundowners for a touch longer, sipping on your favourite drink, watching a beautiful sunset and enjoying the cooling effect that the evening brings after a hot summer day. Accompanied by the most delightful snacks, sundowners offer you the experience to view the elephants returning from the bush, walking with a rumbling tone.
Off to a glorious dinner where you are offered the indulgence of summer-inspired cuisine like homemade sorbet, ice-cream, salad, fresh summer fruits and chilled soups. Camp Jabulani’s executive chef has trained in the kitchens of great chefs around the world and takes pride in designing fusion creations with a South African twist.
Having only mentioned a few of the many delights on offer at Camp Jabulani several additional activities include:
- Visiting the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre or commonly known as HESC. Here you will be educated about endangered animals, including: Rhinos, Cheetahs, The King Cheetahs, Vultures, and many more.
- Hot air ballooning in Hoedspruit
- Helicopter flights
- Camp Jabulani Therapy Lapa and Gym facilities are also available
Nothing makes quite an impression like experiencing Camp Jabulani for yourself. Why not visit us and let us host you?
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