Camp Jabulani is a family-owned and managed private luxury safari lodge located within the private Kapama Game Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa (in close proximity to the Kruger National Park, and scenic Mpumalanga region). With a Relais & Chateaux accreditation, this camp 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. Visitors can experience the extraordinary impact of interacting personally with the mammoth animals on daily elephant rides (the only night safari in the world!), around the waterhole as they swim and play, and in the wild habitat surrounding their stables.
This luxurious camp has only 6 suites - never more than 12 guests, while the exclusive Zindoga Villa is suited to the family traveller, or the client who prefers the more exclusive experience.
Some of Camp Jabulani's notable offerings include the daily elephant back safaris, safari drives in the Big Five private Kapama Reserve, visits to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, indulgent treatments in the outdoor Therapy Lapa, gastronomic delights at the hands of the masterful culinary team, and hot air balloon excursions over the reserve.
The lodge is easily accessible via road, via daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg, or via private charter flights.
The Roode Family has a long history in the South African wildlife community, with Lente Roode as founder of the renowned Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. It was their committment to the cause of rescuing and providing safe haven for orphaned, injured and vulnerable animal species that saw the conceptualisation and creation of Camp Jabulani. It is a remarkable story - click here to read more.
Send your enquiry, reserve your space or find out what other guests have to say about their experience. Or visit the blog which is regularly updated with wonderful stories from the elephants, from the kitchen and from the rangers. A must-read!