Camp Jabulani, proud member of the Relais & Chateaux Association, situated on Kapama Big 5 Private Game Reserve, was conceptualized to sustain twelve orphaned and abandoned elephants. The intimate environment is designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding bush. The wooden deck which lies in the shade of gigantic leadwood tree and the impressive hanging bridge connects the living areas with the suites. The Camp has only 6 suites - never more than 12 guests, whilst the exclusive Zindoga Villa is suited to the family traveller, or the client who prefers the more exclusive experience.
Each of the six luxury suites is remote and private. Massive wooden sliding doors present interiors which are a pure translation of style, comfort, elegance and overall - an appreciation of the natural environment. Pure cotton sheets, massive stone tubs, an outdoor glass-enclosed shower, a fireplace with a separate lounge area, and a private plunge pool complement each of the rooms. Suites are also equipped with a mini-bar, safe, hairdryer and electric blankets. Comfort is ensured by the 24 hour temperature control and overhead ceiling fan. Expansive windows allow for uninterrupted sunshine, and views of the surrounding bush. In the evenings, cozy lighting, a blazing fire and a welcoming bed draw to a perfect close another day in Africa.
A completely self-contained facility, the Zindoga Villa is a palatial replica of Camp Jabulani`s style and elemental premise. Two individual suites are connected by a joint lounge and dining area. Each unit has a massive bedroom with bathroom en-suite (including glass enclosed shower), expansive wooden deck, and a private heated plunge pool. One of the suites also has a charming twin room, with private bathroom, for two children sharing and can accommodate children of all ages. The suites are separated by an interleading door. The Zindoga Villa has wireless internet connectivity throughout for those who need to be connected to business or home, and is serviced by its own dedicated team - including ranger (and private vehicle), chef and butler.
Elegance, grand open spaces, luxurious finishes, and a harmonious union with the African wild are the order of the day. Camp Jabulani has a dedicated team of caregivers on hand to take care of children should parents wish to enjoy a dip in the private plunge pool, or dine in the main camp environment. A specially tailored "Kiddies Menu" is available for children, which is sure to appeal to even the most discerning palate! Camp Jabulani`s Children`s Programme has a host of exciting activities that will keep youngsters entertained for hours, while teaching them all about Africa`s diverse wildlife. Daily activities include elephant excursions, of which Camp Jabulani offers the only night-time elephant safari in the world, game drives in open safari vehicles, a visit to the world renowned Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced game rangers and expert elephant handlers.
Camp Jabulani has 6 ultra-luxurious air-conditioned suites with en-suite facilities. The large open plan suites have a lounge area with a fireplace, free-standing stone bath, double vanity and glass enclosed shower. Each suite features hot beverage facilities, a mini bar fridge, and a private plunge pool and wooden deck overlooking a dry riverbed. A laundry and butler service is included as well as all meals, snacks, beverages and locally branded alcohol drinks, daily elephant excursions and game drives.
Camp Jabulani Activities:
Daily activities include game drives in open safari vehicles and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced game rangers and expert elephant handlers. Additional activities such as clay pigeon shooting and hot air balloon rides may be arranged on request.
Some of Camp Jabulani`s notable offerings include safari drives in the Kapama Big 5 Private Game Reserve, visits to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, indulgent treatments in the outdoor Therapy Lapa, gastronomic delights at the hands of the masterful culinary team, and hot air balloon excursions over the reserve. The lodge is easily accessible via road, via daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg, or via private charter flights.
A visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is a highlight that all guests can look forward to.
Young guests staying at the Zindoga Villa take part in our “TEAM TUSKER” Programme that caters for safari-goers under the age of 12, and is structured to stimulate and entertain younger guests, as well as to allow parents to take a little “time out” (particularly during night-time elephant safaris). Please note, children under the age of 10 may only be accommodated on early morning elephant safaris (if they are accompanied by parents | guardians).
Kids are whisked off into a wildlife wonderland, and are able to participate in any number of exciting activities which have been designed with optimum enjoyment in mind (and a lot of exciting learning too!).The Team Tusker Programme runs from 10h00 – 12h30, and from 15h00 – 16h00 daily.
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Clothing & Accessories:
As the African sun can be quite harsh during the day, guests should bring lightweight, comfortable clothing for their stay, as well as comfortable shoes.
The weather can cool considerably after sun down, some warmer clothing is required for this time.
Health & Climate:
Camp Jabulani is set inside Kapama Big 5 Game Reserve that is a low risk malaria area. Guests should speak to their doctors about getting the most suitable anti-malarial medication. Each bed is equipped with mosquito nets to insure a restful sleep.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information or assistance.
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