South African Lodges
Address
Kapama Game Reserve
Hoedspruit
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
R22880.00SINGLE RATE
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Jabulani camp 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 game 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 camp 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.

The Suites:

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 an 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.

Camp Jabulani lodge has outside 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.

Features of The Suites:

  • Extra long and wide beds
  • Open plan bathroom
  • Glass-enclosed shower
  • 24-hour temperature control
  • Private wooden deck
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor plunge pool
  • Large stone bath
  • Separate lounge area
  • Safe
  • Hair-dryer
  • Electric blankets

The Zindoga Villa:

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, private heated plunge pool, glass-enclosed outdoor shower, 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.

Features of The Zindoga Villa:

  • Two extra large private suites
  • One suite offering an additional room with twin beds
  • Extra long and wide beds
  • Open plan bathroom
  • Glass enclosed shower
  • 24-hour temperature control
  • Expansive private wooden deck
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor heated plunge pool per suite
  • Large stone bath
  • Separate lounge and dining area
  • Hair-dryer

Dining

The 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. 

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.

Facilities

  • Under the shade of a massive Jackalberry tree on the wooden deck, is the perfect spot for lunch
  • Open plan lounge
  • Open plan dining room
  • Open air Therapy Lapa
  • A bush gymnasium
  • The Gallery - including a retail outlet, an art gallery and a private wine cellar

Activities

Camp Jabulani is situated in the Kapama Private Game Reserve, 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 bird life, nature lovers, the adventurous at heart, and animal lovers are in for a real treat. Guests can view animals by hot air ballooning and game drives and even while dipping in the private plunge pool at their suite. Indulgent treatments at the outdoor Spa is the cherry on top to make your stay most memorable.

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Watching elephants swim
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Game drives
  • Game viewing
  • Visits to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center
  • Outdoor Spa
  • Stargazing with a ranger.

Spa and Wellness

Encased around by nature, you can enjoy massages, facials, body wraps and speciality treatments. Unwind after a full day out and spoil yourself.

Spa treatments:

  • Body treatments
  • Body exfoliation
  • Natural body wraps
  • Hand and feet treatments
  • Skincare treatments
  • A bush gym is available on site, to add to your total well-being while enjoying a bit of a downtime.

Below detailed information about the Camp Jabulani is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bathrobe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Private plunge pool
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Terrace
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at Camp Jabulani

Dining at the Camp Jabulani in South Africa is an experience of silver service with an a la carte menu. Served in the dining room which is beautifully decorated with an African flair, the venue exudes sheer elegance and style.

With Head Chef Andre Gerber creating tantalising dishes filled with fresh ingredients and decorated to perfection, it is a memorable feast. Confectionery, baked daily, one can choose from muffins, decadent treats, and snacks.

Spa Facilities

Set in the beautiful foliage of the reserve lies Camp Jabulani’s Therapy Lapa has an expansive selection ranges from body treatments, hand and foot treatments, natural wraps and skin-care treatments.

Only 100% natural products used, this Therapy Lapa is a must for all Camp Jabulani’s guests. In the cooler winter months, guests may afford themselves to a spa treatment in the comfort of their suites in front of a warm, relaxing fire.

Hot Air Ballooning

Entice yourself to a magical experience floating over the private game reserve. You meet before sunrise and watch the super big hot air balloon being inflated, while enjoying a delicious cup of hot coffee.

One does not need to be fit to last the 1-hour long flight, but you must be prepared to stand for at least one hour. Children over 1.2m in height (so they can see over the basket) are also permitted to join. Fruit and sparkling wine are served after this unforgettable hot air balloon safari.

Game Drives

Camp Jabulani is nestled in the heart of the game rich Kapama Private Game Reserve. This Reserve is widely known for their extensive range of large mammal species, including lions, cheetahs, rhino, elephants, giraffe's, Buffalo, and the incredible collection of bird species, making game viewing and drives a must.

Rangers with years of experience and great amounts of knowledge provide guests with the most exciting early morning and late afternoon game drives through this magnificent reserve.

  • Curio Shop
  • Gym
  • Lounge
  • Nearby conference facilities
  • Outdoor patio
  • Plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Viewing deck
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Free Wi-Fi in the public areas
General Services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Massage treatments
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Malaria Status and Animals
  • This private game reserve is world renown for its breeding establishment and research facilities for various endangered animal species in Southern Africa. Initially, this malaria free reserve was only used for these purposes and decided to open its doors to the public in 1990.

    Situated in the most attractive and scenic areas of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, this private game reserve offers the best in game viewing. Due to the success of the animal relocation program, a wide range of the large mammals are guaranteed to be seen from buffalo, rhino, giraffe, elephant and much more, together with over 350 bird species and the predators include leopard, lion, cheetah, spotted hyena and many other species.

    Approximately 40km away, lies the famous Kruger National Park, and with the sweeping views of the Drakensberg mountain range, this beautiful wilderness is a must for the wildlife and nature lovers.

    As this reserve initially started as a rehabilitation and research establishment, the owner tries to maintain the balance of conservation together with tourism.  Experienced and knowledgeable rangers will guide you through the magnificent bushveld, pointing out all the various sounds of animals and birds alike.

Children Activities
  • At the exclusive Jabulani Camp in South Africa, they have extended their lodge, by adding the Zindoga Villa. Here children of all ages are welcome.  An additional suite with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom is available, and for a third child, they may make use of the lounge area which offers a day bed which converts into a single bed. This lounge area is exclusive to the suite.

    Should you have any special sleeping arrangements, these can be discussed with the helpful staff, and they will try their best to accommodate and assist you and your little ones.

    With a delightful "Kiddies Menu" on offer, together with babysitting services, parents can be sure their children are in good hands, and award themselves a well-deserved "time-out".

    There is a Children's Programme offered at Camp Jabulani, which has a broad range of educational activities teaching them all about the surrounding wildlife, which will keep kids stimulated for a great deal of time.

Available Rooms

Suite

# Rooms:
6

At Camp Jabulani, it is all about offering privacy and tranquility, so guests can enjoy their African Safari experience, without too much of a crowd. These luxurious suites offer loads of space, elegance, comfort and sophistication. Each suite at Camp Jabulani also boasts its own private plunge pool with beautifully glass-enclosed outdoor showers to compliment.

With profound wooden sliding doors, a large fireplace for those cold winter evenings and a lounge with beautiful views of the escarpment, these suites are fit for kings. Gigantic stone baths, pure cotton sheets and romantic African décor, all add to the elegant finishing touches of these suites.

Guests are welcome to relax after a long day of bush walks, safaris and elephant riding, to a cool off in the plunge pool, and a quiet evening in the comfort of these attractive suites.

Single Room R22880
Double Room R30510

Zindoga Villa

Single Room R88990
Double Room R88990

Camp Jabulani Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay for four nights at Camp Jabulani and only pay for three nights. This offer is valid for 2018 and 2019, excluding the peak period 16 December - 9 January.

Included in the rate:

Fully inclusive:

  • Daily activities, including The Elephant Experience*; game drives in open safari vehicles; and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced game rangers.
  • Luxury accommodation in air-­­conditioned suites, with private plunge pool.
  • All meals and snacks.
  • A selection of local and premium beverages during your entire stay.
  • Daily laundry service.
  • A “behind the scenes” exclusive visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
  • Return road transfers between Camp Jabulani and Eastgate Airport.
  • Wireless internet connectivity in main areas and suites.


*** Zindoga Villa includes:

  • Daily activities, including The Elephant Experience*; game drives in open safari vehicles; and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced game rangers.
  • Luxury accommodation in 3 air-­­conditioned suites, two of which have private plunge pools.
  • All meals and snacks.
  • A selection of local and premium beverages during your entire stay.
  • Daily laundry service.
  • A “behind the scenes” exclusive visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
  • Return road transfers between Camp Jabulani and Eastgate Airport.
  • Wireless internet connectivity.
  • A private game drive vehicle, ranger and chef.
  • A comprehensive children’s programme.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Selected beverages or drinks from our premium wine list.
  • Massages and beauty treatments.
  • Additional activities such as hot air ballooning (subject to availability).
  • Conservation levy of R 114 p/night. The contribution will go towards conservation efforts, the anti-­­poaching unit in their ongoing wildlife protection efforts.
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Any other charges of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities (discrectionary)

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 10 January - 15 December 2018 and 10 January - 15 December 2019
  • Subject to availability
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Guests staying for 3 or more nights at Camp Jabulani qualify for a 50% discount on their last night.

Valid 10 January to 15 December each year.

Applicable to both the superior suites and the Zindoga Villa.

Included in the rate:

Fully inclusive:

  • Daily activities, including The Elephant Experience*; game drives in open safari vehicles; and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced game rangers.
  • Luxury accommodation in air-­­conditioned suites, with private plunge pool.
  • All meals and snacks.
  • A selection of local and premium beverages during your entire stay.
  • Daily laundry service.
  • A “behind the scenes” exclusive visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
  • Return road transfers between Camp Jabulani and Eastgate Airport.
  • Wireless internet connectivity in main areas and suites.
     

Excluded from the rate:

  • Selected beverages or drinks from our premium wine list.
  • Massages and beauty treatments.
  • Additional activities such as hot air ballooning (subject to availability).
  • Conservation levy of R 114 p/night. The contribution will go towards conservation efforts, the anti-­­poaching unit in their ongoing wildlife protection efforts.
  • Curio Shop purchases.
  • Any other charges of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities (discrectionary).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for a 3 night stay
  • Valid Subject to availability
  • Guests staying for 3 or more nights qualify for a 50% discount on their last night.
  • Valid 10 January to 15 December each year.
  • Applicable to both the superior suites and the Zindoga Villa.
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Pay for two nights at Camp Jabulani and get the third night free.

Valid all year except June, July , August and 16 December to 09 January each year.

Only applicable to the superior suites.

Included in the rate:

Fully inclusive:

  • Daily activities, including The Elephant Experience*; game drives in open safari vehicles; and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced game rangers.
  • Luxury accommodation in air-­­conditioned suites, with private plunge pool.
  • All meals and snacks.
  • A selection of local and premium beverages during your entire stay.
  • Daily laundry service.
  • A “behind the scenes” exclusive visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
  • Return road transfers between Camp Jabulani and Eastgate Airport.
  • Wireless internet connectivity in main areas and suites.
     

Excluded from the rate:

  • Selected beverages or drinks from our premium wine list.
  • Massages and beauty treatments.
  • Additional activities such as hot air ballooning (subject to availability).
  • Conservation levy of R 114 p/night. The contribution will go towards conservation efforts, the anti-­­poaching unit in their ongoing wildlife protection efforts.
  • Curio Shop purchases.
  • Any other charges of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities (discrectionary).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Pay for two nights at Camp Jabulani and get the third night free.
  • Valid all year 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020 except June, July , August and 16 December to 09 January each year.
  • Only applicable to the superior suites.
  • Subject to availability
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Enjoy an unforgetttably honeymoon at Camp Jaulani. 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.

Included in the rate:

Fully inclusive:

  • Daily activities, including The Elephant Experience*; game drives in open safari vehicles; and guided bush walks, accompanied by experienced game rangers.
  • Luxury accommodation in air-­­conditioned suites, with private plunge pool.
  • All meals and snacks.
  • A selection of local and premium beverages during your entire stay.
  • Daily laundry service.
  • A “behind the scenes” exclusive visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
  • Return road transfers between Camp Jabulani and Eastgate Airport.
  • Wireless internet connectivity in main areas and suites.
     

Excluded from the rate:

  • Selected beverages or drinks from our premium wine list.
  • Massages and beauty treatments.
  • Additional activities such as hot air ballooning (subject to availability).
  • Conservation levy of R 114 p/night. The contribution will go towards conservation efforts, the anti-­­poaching unit in their ongoing wildlife protection efforts.
  • Curio Shop purchases.
  • Any other charges of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities (discrectionary).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Guests stay for 3 nights and bride gets 50% off on all 3 nights.
  • Valid November to May each year.
  • Exclude 16 December to 9 January.
  • Valid for Honeymooners only
  • Subject to availability
  • 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.
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2018-01-05

We had a splendid time, so spoilt, and the food, delicious !

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2017-10-26

Wonderful experience, loved the elephant trips.

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Danke !

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.432455

Longitude: 31.068117

Directions

Directions from Johannesburg to Camp Jabulani:

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.
For Camp Jabulani, continue until you reach the entrance signposted Kapama Game Reserve and Camp Jabulani on your left. Report to the gate. Your ranger will meet with you at this entry.
For Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre continue the R40 past the entrance to Kapama Game Reserve and Camp Jabulani.
The entry to the Centre (Cheetah Project) is reached approximately 10 km further on the left
Report at the gate and continue the gravel road for 400 metres.

Directions from Nelspruit to Camp Jabulani:

Proceed in the direction of White River on the R537. After White River take the R40 to Hazyview. Follow this road until you reach a T-junction.
Turn left at the T-junction (this road is also the R40), drive through Hazyview. At the four-way stop continue straight on the R40 past Bosbokrand and Acornhoek.
Beyond Acornhoek continue northwards on the R40 towards Klaserie. Approximately 1 km before Klaserie takes the turn-off to the right signposted Hoedspruit.
For Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, continue this road for approximately 3 km. The entrance to the Centre (Cheetah Project) will be on your right. Report at the gate and continue the gravel road for 400 metres.
For Camp Jabulani continues past the Cheetah Project entrance for approximately 10 km until you reach the thatched Kapama entrance (signposted Buffalo Camp and Camp Jabulani) on your right. Report to the gate. Your ranger will meet with you to this entry.
Do not take the Kapama Lodge road for either the Hoedspruit Centre or Camp Jabulani.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Awards

The Camp Jabulani is an accredited Relais & Chateaux property. Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 475 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries around the world. 

Established in France in 1954, the association’s mission is to spread its unique art de Vivre by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.

The essence of Relais & Châteaux lies in its "5 C's": charm, courtesy, character, cuisine, and calm. Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony. 

To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses.

Memberships

  • ATTA (African Travel and Tourism Association)
  • Eco Excellence - Luxury Experiences
  • EMOA (Elephant Management and Owners Association)
  • Relais & Chateaux Hotels
  • SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association)
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