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South Africa

Camp Jabulani

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Camp 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, Camp 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, Camp 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.

The highlight of any guest’s trip to Camp Jabulani is the morning elephant safari. Guides begin with an orientation that is both educating and entertaining before inviting guests to mount the elephants by way of a specially constructed ramp. Comfortably designed saddles with both handles and stirrups can accommodate several riders at once. Everyone quickly becomes accustomed to the swaying gait of the elephant and gazes in awe at the unique perspective of treetops, birds’ nests and the many activities of the bush. Camp Jabulani also offers the only night elephant safari in the world as well as the opportunity to tuck in the elephants for bedtime. Bird-watching, hot-air ballooning for an additional fee, private vehicle safaris, and specialized programs for children are other popular camp activities.

The main area houses a lounge, dining room, and open-air spa. Gourmet dining is served on the deck and lounge under the shade of gigantic leadwood and jackalberry trees. The camp also has an open-air gym, sauna, gift shop, safari boutique, and wine cellar. The camp is renowned for its gourmet meals and fine wines earning it a Relais & Châteaux membership. At night, guests gather around the outdoor boma firepit with stunning views of the camp’s waterhole.

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South Africa

Camp Jabulani

PLAN MY TRIP

Camp 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, Camp 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, Camp 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.

The highlight of any guest’s trip to Camp Jabulani is the morning elephant safari. Guides begin with an orientation that is both educating and entertaining before inviting guests to mount the elephants by way of a specially constructed ramp. Comfortably designed saddles with both handles and stirrups can accommodate several riders at once. Everyone quickly becomes accustomed to the swaying gait of the elephant and gazes in awe at the unique perspective of treetops, birds’ nests and the many activities of the bush. Camp Jabulani also offers the only night elephant safari in the world as well as the opportunity to tuck in the elephants for bedtime. Bird-watching, hot-air ballooning for an additional fee, private vehicle safaris, and specialized programs for children are other popular camp activities.

The main area houses a lounge, dining room, and open-air spa. Gourmet dining is served on the deck and lounge under the shade of gigantic leadwood and jackalberry trees. The camp also has an open-air gym, sauna, gift shop, safari boutique, and wine cellar. The camp is renowned for its gourmet meals and fine wines earning it a Relais & Châteaux membership. At night, guests gather around the outdoor boma firepit with stunning views of the camp’s waterhole.

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