Camp Jabulani, proud member of the Relais and Chateaux Association, situated on Kapama Big 5 Private Game Reserve, was conceptualized to...
Camp Jabulani, proud member of the Relais and 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 six 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.
Some of Camp Jabulani's notable offerings include the daily elephant back safaris, 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.
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. The windows allow for uninterrupted sunshine, and views of the surrounding bush. In the evenings, cosy 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, 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 an elephant-back safari, 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 back 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.