Traveller’s Guide


Expect intense heat in the daytime with occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon. Vegetation is dense and lush because of summer rains, and the bush teems with newborn animals. A very good time for bird watching.

At the end of the summer rains the water holes are full. Temperatures begin to drop at night and the vegetation starts to change colour.

Daytime temperatures are pleasant and nights are cold. Visibility in the bush is very good, making winter an excellent time for game viewing.

The dull bush changes to lively green vegetation at the start of the rainy season. Temperatures are pleasant.


What to bring


Drinking water

The tap (faucet) water in the camp is purified to the highest standards and is perfectly safe to drink. Ample stocks of still and sparkling mineral water are also available.



Kapama Game Reserve forms part of a low risk malaria area. However, anti-Malarial prophylaxis are recommended. Please consult your general practitioner regarding which brand is best suited to you.

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The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency. There are 100c to every rand. Foreign exchange may be arranged at the airports, or in major centres / cities. It is not recommended that travellers carry large sums of cash. Rather keep a reasonable amount on hand, and primarily use credit cards. Travellers cheques are also welcome.

There are many road-side vendors along the major routes in the country selling local hand-crafted products. These vendors trade in cash only.
It is highly recommended that you do not stop in informal settlements along your journey.


Credit cards

All major credit cards are accepted as a valid form of payment at Camp Jabulani.


Dietary requirements

So that we may tailor the perfect culinary experience for you, please do advise us of any specific dietary requirements you may have. Our chef is a genius when it comes to preparing specially designed meals to suit every taste.


Direct dial telephones

Each of the suites at Camp Jabulani have direct-dial telephones with international coverage. Calls are charged for per minute – the total cost is added to the extras bill payable on departure.

Similarly, laptop computers may be connected to the internet via telephone lines in each of the rooms.

Cellular reception is limited and not of a very good quality.


Dress code

Safari casual. Your comfort is our only concern!
We request that guests do not wear shorts for dinner in the evenings.


Laundry & valet services

We regret that we do not have the capacity to handle large loads of laundry. Large laundry loads (in excess of 10 items per person) will be sent to an external facility which stipulates a 72-hour turnaround time.


Exclusive use of a safari vehicle

We are able to arrange for an exclusive safari vehicle, should guests require (subject to availability). The fee per day is R 4,400.00 per vehicle. Exclusive use of a vehicle is subject to availability, and pre-booking this service prior to arrival is essential.


Travel insurance

We highly recommend that all visitors are covered by a comprehensive travel insurance policy to protect them in the event of unforeseen cancellation. Such insurance should also cover emergency medical care requirements and evacuation.


Visas & passports

Visa requirements are the responsibility of the guest.

Please note, all visitors to South Africa are required by law to have two blank pages in their passport to enable the entry visa to be issued. If there is insufficient space in the passport, entry will be denied.

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