Camp Jabulani is a family-owned and managed private luxury safari lodge located within the Kapama Private Game Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa (in close proximity to the Kruger National Park in the scenic Mpumalanga region).
With a Relais & Châteaux accreditation, this lodge is guaranteed to offer first class accommodation, cuisine, facilities and personalised service. But its most notable feature is the herd of trained African elephants, which were rescued by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC). Visitors have the opportunity to meet the elephants as well as view them in close proximity, learning more about their behaviour, their unique character traits, their incredible story, and what is takes to take care of a herd of this size. Much of this will take place while the elephants are in their natural environment, foraging in the bush, walking through the reserve or swimming in the waterhole. Photographic opportunities in close proximity of the elephants are also afforded.
This luxurious lodge has only six superior suites – accommodating 12 guests, while the exclusive Zindoga Villa is ideally suited to the family traveller accommodating children of all ages, or the client who prefers a more private, luxury experience.
Some of Camp Jabulani’s notable offerings include:
- Daily unique elephant experience
- Game drives in the Big Five – Kapama Private Game Reserve,
- Visits to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre,
- Indulgent treatments in the Therapy Lapa,
- Gastronomic delights at the hands of the masterful culinary team, and
- Hot air balloon and helicopter flights (additional activities available)
The lodge is easily accessible by road, or by air on daily scheduled flights with SA Express and Cemair from Johannesburg, Cape Town or private charter flights.
The Roode Family has a long history in the South African wildlife community, with Lente Roode as founder of the world-renowned Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. It was the HESC’s commitment to the cause of rescuing and providing a safe haven for orphaned, injured and vulnerable animal species that saw the conceptualisation and creation of Camp Jabulani. It is a remarkable story – scroll down to read more about the story of Jabulani.
Send your enquiry, reserve your space or find out what other guests have to say about Camp Jabulani. Also, be sure to visit the blog, which is regularly updated with wonderful stories of the elephants and news from the kitchen and the rangers.