Camp Jabulani

Kruger National Park, South Africa - Premier 5

Camp Jabulani is a five-star Relais & Chateaux accredited luxury lodge offering an extraordinary African experience for the discerning traveller.

The origin of Camp Jabulani reflects the remarkable account of a herd of elephants, rescued from certain death shortly after the turn of the century. Jabulani had been abandoned by his herd as a baby, while a number of trained Zimbabwean elephants were under threat from war veterans expropriating their owner’s farm. This tale had a happy ending when Jabulani and the rest of the elephant herd were brought together and given a new home on the 16 000 hectare Kapama Game Reserve. Camp Jabulani was created for the sole purpose of supporting the herd.

Today visitors have the exclusive opportunity to observe 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 in the waterhole. Photographic opportunities in close proximity of the elephants are also afforded.

Situated on a Big 5 private game reserve in the Greater Kruger area, this is one of the finest places on earth for viewing and photographing wildlife. Experienced rangers host guests on game drives and bush walks for close sightings of predators and other iconic African species living wild.

Other optional activities include hot-air ballooning, a behind the scenes tour of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), canyon helicopter tours and a game of golf. No itinerary is fixed, as Camp Jabulani offers a tailor-made experience according to its guests’ specific interests.

Camp Jabulani has an authentic African feel with colonial-style décor. The six private suites are luxurious and comfortable, each with a deck and heated plunge pool. Families or groups will appreciate the stand-alone Zindoga Villa where children can be accommodated. There is an on-site gym and experienced therapists offer soothing massages in the outdoor spa or in the comfort of the guest’s suite.

Camp Jabulani prides itself on exceptional cuisine, combined with fine wines and a variety of dining venues, both indoors and outdoors.

This extraordinary property is renowned for service excellence and every traveller to grace its door will instantly feel at home.