Fact Sheets




camp jabulani conservation
Camp Jabulani has, at its roots, a commitment to wildlife conservation. For where would this place be without the herd of elephants for which it was created?


The Schuurmann/ Roode family has a long history on the reserve, and it is thanks to them that the land was rehabilitated from cattle farming, to support the many different animal species which now roam free.


Camp Jabulani works hand in hand with the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), and has partnered on a number of initiatives to assist the HESC with its objectives – the primary one being the release of animals to the wild. Camp Jabulani has successfully released and monitored a number of different animals on the Kapama Private Game Reserve.


Camp Jabulani believes in the cycle of sustainability, and to this end has embarked on an aggressive recycling programme of perishables, non-perishables and vegetation. Nothing goes to waste! Elephant dung is used as a fertilizer, and is sold as such to generate funds.


For Camp Jabulani, people are as important as animals. The lodge supports a number of initiatives to uplift children from the Lumukisa Preparatory School, located in an impoverished community in close proximity to the reserve. Furthermore, many of the migrant workers in the area have been upskilled through Camp Jabulani, and have developed skills which enable them to make a living and support their families.


Click here to read all about Camp Jabulani’s sustainable development policy.

about hesc


The centre, established by Lente Roode in the late 1980’s, began as a cheetah breeding centre and has evolved to become a world-renowned research and breeding establishment for various southern African endangered species. It opened its doors to the public in 1990.


Camp Jabulani has taken numerous approaches to reduce any impact on the environment. Ranging from water to waste management, see how Camp Jabulani aides sustainable development.

sustainable development
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We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination.

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