Jabulani Safari is a private luxury safari lodge located within the 13,000 hectare fenced Big 5 Kapama Private Game Reserve.
The main lodge is built along the banks of a seasonal stream. An open plan dining room and lounge merge with the wooden deck which lies in the shade of gigantic leadwood trees. An impressive suspension bridge connects the main areas with the suites.
With a Relais & Chateau accreditation, the lodge is guaranteed to offer first class accommodation, cuisine, facilities and personalised service. What also sets this camp apart from others, however, is their herd of African elephants, which were rescued by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Visitors can enjoy the 'Jabulani Elephant Experience' which entails a personal orientation with some members of the herd, watching the elephants at play in the waterhole or casually browsing in their natural wild habitat, and an elephant stable experience.
Each of the 6 suites is an oasis of opulent serenity. Expansive windows allow for uninterrupted sunshine and views of the surrounding bush. In the evenings, cosy lighting, a blazing fire and a welcoming bed draw to a perfect close another day in Africa. Each suite also has a plunge pool.
The Zindoga Villa comprises of 2 luxury suites, ideal for small groups and families with children of all ages. One of the suites also has an adjoining small twin room, with private bathroom, ideal for 2 children sharing. The villa is sold as an exclusive unit, and a dedicated chef and team of staff will ensure that the party enjoys their safari experience in optimum comfort and luxury.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Daily activities including The Elephant Experience*; game drives in open safari vehicles; and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced game ranger; all meals and snacks; a selection of local and premium beverages during your entire stay; a daily laundry service; a 'behind the scenes' exclusive visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre; return road transfers between Jabulani Safari and Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport; Wi-Fi; and emergency medical evacuation insurance are included.
* The Elephant Experience includes observing the herd in close proximity, learning more about their behavior, their unique character traits, their incredible story and what it takes to take care of them. Much of this takes place while the elephants are in their natural environment, foraging in the bush, walking through the reserve or swimming at the waterhole. Photographic opportunities with the elephants are also afforded.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
The Team Tusker programme introduces children to a wildlife wonderland to experience a host of exciting adventure activities, whilst learning about Africa’s diverse wildlife. The programme caters for safari-goers 6 years and older and is available at any time - there are no time restrictions.
Activities include dung throwing; orienteering (learning to find the way home); basic bush cooking and baking; tusker tales (fascinating stories about elephants); spoor casting; making your own African animal t-shirt; learning about the stars and constellations in the Southern sky; learning how even the tallest tree coms from a tiny beginning; learning about the importance of conserving endangered species for the enjoyment of generations to come; paper making (out of recycled elephant dung); bird watching and identification; mamal behaviour; learning about different plants and their medicinal uses; Land Rover orientation (Junior Rangers must know the ins and outs of their safari vehicle!).
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Jabulani Safari can be included in you own dream holiday.
Elephants and Elegance
Casa do Sol Hotel
Kapama Game Reserve
One&Only Cape Town
Destination: South Africa.
This 10 night trip will whisk you from Kruger to the Cape with a whole host of experiences in between. Meeting elephants, seeing waterfalls and looking down into one of the largest green canyons in the world, and dining at one of Cape Town's finest restaurants are just a snapshot of what you can expect from this holiday.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Hazyview, Kapama Game Reserve and Cape Town.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Jabulani Safari Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Continue straight on the R40 and go past Bosbokrand and Acornhoek, and continue towards Klaserie. Approximately 1 km before Klaserie, take the turn-off to the right signposted Hoedspruit. Please contact the camp at this point on +27 (0) 74 137 3286 OR +27 (0) 82 922 0120 in order for them to meet you at the gate.
Continue past the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre for approximately 10 km. You will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your right. Report to the gate, where you will be met by your ranger and transferred to the camp.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.
Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie/Bushbuck Ridge/White River. Please contact the camp at this point on +27 (0) 74 137 3286 OR +27 (0) 82 922 0120 in order for them to meet you at the gate.
Continue on the R40 for 10 km and you will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your left. i gate is reached on the left. Report to the gate, where you will be met by your ranger and transferred to the camp.
PLEASE NOTE : On some signposts/maps, Belfast MAY also be referred to eMakhazeni.
General Information For Guests
Suites are equipped with a mini-bar, safe, hair dryer and electric blankets. Comfort is ensured by the 24 hour temperature control and overhead ceiling fan. All suites have a private deck and plunge pool. Each of the suites at Camp Jabulani also has a direct-dial telephone with international coverage. Calls are charged for per minute - the total cost is added to the extras bill payable on departure.
Cellular reception is limited and not of a very good quality.
The camp has Wi-Fi connectivity.
The tap 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
All major credit cards are accepted as a valid form of payment at Camp Jabulani for any additional extras you may wish to purchase during your stay here.
There is a bush gymnasium (an open-air fitness area with a variety of weights, a treadmill, an exercise bike and an exercise mat) and an open-air bush spa offering a range of treatments.
Jabulani Safari guests have the opportunity to visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre during their stay, or to participate on a full day exclusive hands-on interactive experience at the facility in the Pioneer for Change Programme. Further details on request.
The camp requests that guests do not wear shorts for dinner in the evenings.
The camp does 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.
Your rate includes a Conservation Levy which goes towards the conservation efforts and the work of the Anti-Poaching Unit in their on-going wildlife protection efforts in Kapama Game Reserve and the surrounding area.
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