Camp Jabulani

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

The hotel

An utterly exclusive lodge, you’ll share this six room Relais & Chateaux retreat with just a handful of other guests – and 15 rescued elephants. The orphaned elephants sleep in paddocks before waking to roam across Kapama Private Game Reserve, but you get to experience unadulterated luxury in your elegant safari suite, with its private mini-plunge pool indulging you with views over the bush and dusty riverbed. Promising personalised experiences, Camp Jabulani lets you discover the reserve your way, whether that’s taking complimentary game-drives, lazing in a waterhole-edge hammock, dining at your leisure, or spending time with the camp’s adopted elephants, with encounters only available for Camp Jabulani guests.

Amenities

  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Camp Jabulani is set in the Kapama Private Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park.

Hotel information

6 air-conditioned safari suites along a dry river bed. All with a separate lounge area, fireplace, private deck with plunge pool and open plan bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower.

Full Board includes: all meals and snacks, selection of local and premium beverages. Daily game-drives, guided bush walks and an exclusive visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Daily laundry service.

Open-plan lounge area with dining room. Private wine cellar. Open-air Therapy-Lapa* (bush spa). Open-air gym and sauna. Lounge area. Art gallery and curio shop. Visits to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Camp Jabulani Elephant Experience (exclusively in the afternoons for camp guests, meet the elephant keepers, experience elephant tracking and watch the elephants swimming and playing).

* Denotes local charge.

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May 20, 2019 Explore552730

Awesome Experience! Saw all the Big 5. Rangers were great!. Resort is very luxurious! Food and wine were top notch! Accommodations were perfect and you felt like you were in a scene from Out of Africa
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May 19, 2019 betonic Cancun, Mexico

We spent 3 nights at Jabulani with Dean as our guide. Our suite was beautiful and impeccable. The menu options are limited but once I learned to request other things I was very satisfied. My husband enjoyed trying lots of game meats. Our experience interacting with the elephants was amazing. We were able to see all of the big five. My… Read more
We spent 3 nights at Jabulani with Dean as our guide. Our suite was beautiful and impeccable. The menu options are limited but once I learned to request other things I was very satisfied. My husband enjoyed trying lots of game meats. Our experience interacting with the elephants was amazing. We were able to see all of the big five. My favorite were all of the baby animals. We’re already planning to return with extended family next year. Thanks Jabulani for a great safari! Read less
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May 17, 2019 paulkateemerson Sterling, Virginia

Camp Jabulani was perfect. The location is fantastic, close to the airport and on a private reserve. The guides and the private reserve made it so the safari got us really close to many wild animals, not just feeding the elephants, but we had a large male lion walk within 5 feet of our vehicle. The Elephant experience was a unique experience that… Read more
Camp Jabulani was perfect. The location is fantastic, close to the airport and on a private reserve. The guides and the private reserve made it so the safari got us really close to many wild animals, not just feeding the elephants, but we had a large male lion walk within 5 feet of our vehicle. The Elephant experience was a unique experience that I don't think anywhere else could offer or do justice. The service was impeccable. Turn up and turn down service every day. The staff were cheerful and warm people who made our stay very pleasant and catered to our private schedule. Read less
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May 16, 2019 Bianca O

Everything was awesome! Great experience. We went for honeymoon and it was by far the best trip of our lives. The service was incredible (Specially our Safari Driver, Lisa).. and the food was incredible as well. Thank you!
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May 12, 2019 Resort31629781679

My wife, my kids and myself we stayed in Jabulani may 2 - may 5 and it was an amazing experience. I highly recommend Jabulani as the best place for safari family experience. That was the best safari experience we ever had. All the staff was very friendly and helpful.