Jabulani Safari is a deluxe safari lodge in Southern Africa offers guests a superior African safari experience, with hot air ballooning, bird watching, bush walks and exceptional wildlife viewing. Owner run and managed, guests will appreciate the real dedication of the commitment the Roode family have given to rehabilitating endangered animal species in Southern Africa.
The five-star Jabulani Safari is named after the first baby elephant which was abandoned and brought to the owners for rehabilitation. He was subsequently adopted, along with another 12 elephants from Zimbabwe. Since then, this exclusive Camp has become a sanctuary for endangered species and a beautiful refuge for travellers in search of a real African experience.
As a member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux Hotel Group, this Camp offers six spacious and stylish suites. Each superior suite provides the romantic at heart experience of privacy and sheer sophistication. Pure cotton sheets, stone tubs and African inspired decor found in the suites exude sheer elegance. Stone floors, grass-pressed mud walls, and thatched roofs are the natural features which make these suites enduring. During the colder winter nights, beautifully enclosed fireplaces warm up the suites and go for great romantic nights.
Jabulani Safari Lodge have outdoor plunge pools which are located on the private deck of each suite together with the glass-enclosed shower makes for an exceptional stay. Special dinner arrangements in the privacy of your suite can be organised if requested in advance.
The Zindoga Villa is An entirely self-contained facility which welcomes children of all ages, which is 424m2 and includes 225m2 of wooden decking offering magnificent views of the African bush. Boasting its chef, butler and game ranger including a private safari vehicle, this Villa makes for a fantastic personal experience ideal for families or groups of friends.
Jabulani has warm interior decor and sheer elegance, two individual suites share a dining and lounge area which is in the middle. Each suite offers ample luxurious space, an en-suite bathroom, a private heated plunge pool, a glass-enclosed outdoor shower, a wooden deck and a massive stone bath. For the couple with children, one of the suites offers a twin room, with its private bathroom, ideal for two children sharing. Parents privacy is maintained as the suites are separated by an inter-leading door.
Jabulani menus change on a daily basis, as individual tastes are as unique as personalities, and the chefs are spoiled for choice with an abundance of delicious fresh ingredients, produced in the surrounding area. Many dietary preferences are catered for, like Kosher, Halal, and Vegetarian dishes. The chefs like nothing better than to interact with the guests and not only present the menus but share a recipe or two at your mealtime. Delectables such as freshly-baked muffins, teatime treats, and sundowner snacks are all made fresh by the chefs themselves, daily. The Camp can also pair wine with your meal from their medal-winning collection, to create the ultimate experience for your dining in the bush occasion in the Kapama Reserve.
Mealtimes are flexible, and the venues tend to change, which is mostly weather dependent, and ensures you get to experience a candlelit dinner, should you want time out from the family, or a traditional boma night by the fire, surrounded by lanterns and starry night skies.
Camp visitors are spoilt for the great diversity of native African animals which may be seen. Lion, buffalo, cheetah, rhino, giraffe, wild dog, African wildcat, and many more large mammal species, together with an abundant species of birdlife, nature lovers, the adventurous at heart, and animal lovers are in for a real treat.
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
Stay for four nights at Jabulani Safari and only pay for three nights. This offer is valid 10 January to 15 December each year.
*** Zindoga Villa includes:
*** From 1 April 2020 the conservation levy is included in the rate
Guests staying for 3 or more nights at Jabulani Safari qualify for a 50% discount on their last night.
Valid 10 January to 15 December each year.
Pay for two nights at Jabulani Safari and get the third night free.
Valid from 1 September 2019 to 31 March 2020 Excluding 16 December 2019 to 9 January 2020
Only applicable to the superior suites.
Enjoy an unforgetttably honeymoon at Jaulani Safari. Stay for 3 nights, and the bride gets a 50% discount off all three nights. This offer is only valid for honeymooners and would be available May to November (excluding 16 December - 9 January).
Guests to provide marriage certificate. Must be within 9 months of date of wedding.
Inclusive of a romantic turndown with a bottle of sparkling wine.
The Bush and Beach Package Jabulani & The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
Come enjoy the best of both worlds with this exclusive offering.
A complimentary picnic in the bush during guests’ stay at Jabulani.
A complimentary High-Tea during guests’ stay at The 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa.
*** Please contact our reservations office for a quote on this exclusive package.
THE 12 APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA INCLUDES:
A complimentary picnic in the bush during guests’ stay at Jabulani. & A complimentary High-Tea during guests’ stay at The 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa.
Jabulani guests have the option to volunteer at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre at an additional charge of R5,000.00 per person per day (until 31 March 2020) and R7,500.00 per person per day (1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021) (subject to availability).
Minimum 2 night stay.
Valid 10 January to 15 December each year.
*** Surcharge is in addition to accommodation rate - please enquire with reservations for this package.
Join world renowned Elephant expert and veterinarian Dr Johan Marais on a 3-day workshop to explore their complex social structures, behavioural patterns, genetics, their importance to wildlife areas and other mammal species, whilst gaining an insight into the management of elephants in fenced reserves.
Accompanied by our experienced guides, we observe these impressive mammals from the comfort of a game drive vehicle in the diverse habitats offered on the Kapama Private Game Reserve. The Jabulani gallery & stables act as ideal venues for Johan’s lectures, interactive presentations and further discussion on this fascinating topic.
MEET YOUR EXPERT GUIDE AND HOST: DR JOHAN MARAIS
Johan grew up in Namibia’s Etosha and has an unusual passion for elephants since his childhood. When he is not lecturing students, he leads rescue operations as co-founder of Saving the Survivors and travels across Africa to research, promote and implement the least invasive ways to manage elephant herds in fenced wildlife areas. His extensive research and photographic skills resulted in the bestseller “Great Tuskers of Africa”
ESSENTIALS TO PACK:
Binoculars, camera, sunglasses, sun block, wide brimmed hat, comfortable shoes, clothing in neutral colours that can be layered, a warm jacket for the early mornings and evenings.
DATES: Friday 6 December 2019 - Monday 9 December 2019
2020 dates to be confirmed The Jabulani Elephant Workshop is based on guaranteed departure dates, regardless of the number of guests booked