Jabulani’s motto, “It’s all about the elephants,” rings true in each aspect of life at this very special destination.
Each of the six luxurious suites features stone bathtub, fine cotton sheets, a fireplace, a separate lounge area, outdoor glass-enclosed shower, private plunge pool, and more. Recently, Jabulani added the Zindoga Villa, designed for smaller, exclusive groups such as families with small children or for couples traveling together. Zindoga Villa boasts its own personalized staff including chef, butler, and ranger with private vehicle. A unique suspension bridge connects the main areas of the camp with the private suites.
The camp is located in South Africa’s Limpopo Province near the Drakensberg Mountain range, the beautiful Mpumulanga region, and the iconic Kruger National Park. From its inception with the rescue of a young, abandoned three-month-old elephant calf named Jabulani, to his eventual introduction and adoption into an established and rescued herd, Jabulani seeks to offer refuge to elephants whose futures are endangered. The camp has continued to expand in order to introduce guests to the splendor of these gentle giants. Predators native to the area include lion, leopard, cheetah, and spotted hyena. Other common species are buffalo, rhino, zebra, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, kudu, and many other kinds of antelope. Animal sightings from vehicle safaris, elephant safaris, and lodge and suite viewing decks are common.