Jabulani Safari, proud member of the Relais & Chateaux Association, situated on Kapama Big 5 Private Game Reserve, was conceptualized to sustain a herd of 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 lodge 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.
Accommodation at Jabulani Safari:
Jabulani Safari 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.
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 Jabulani 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. Jabulani Safari 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! Jabulani’s JabuJuniors 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 experiences, such as watching the rescued herd swimming out in the waterhole, day and night game drives in open safari vehicles, and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced rangers.
Daily activities include elephant experiences, such as watching the rescued herd swimming in the waterhole during the day, day and night game drives in open safari vehicles and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced rangers. Additional activities in the area such as clay pigeon shooting and hot air balloon rides may be arranged on request.
Some of Jabulani Safari notable offerings include safari drives in the Kapama Big 5 Private Game Reserve, indulgent treatments in the outdoor luxury bush spa, 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.
Young guests staying at the Zindoga Villa take part in the JabuJuniors 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.
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!).
Return road transfers between Jabulani Safari and Eastgate Airport is included in the rate.
From Johannesburg by road:
Take the N12/N4 from Johannesburg via Witbank to Middleburg.
Turn left on the R540 towards Belfast.
In the centre of Belfast turn right to Dullstroom and Lydenburg (look out for the signage).
Take the R36 to Ohrigstad, through the Strijdom Tunnel to Hoedspruit.
Turn right at the R40 to Klaserie / Bushbuck Ridge.
Continue until you reach the entrance signposted Kapama Game Reserve and Jabulani on your left. Report to the gate. Your ranger will meet with you at this entrance.