Jabulani Safari Lodge is 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 lodge is a deluxe safari lodge in Southern Africa that offers guests a superior African safari experience, with hot air ballooning, bird watching, bush walks and exceptional wildlife viewing.
This is where the movie "Holiday in the Wild" the film stars Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis. 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 that make these suites enduring. During the colder winter nights, beautifully enclosed fireplaces warm up the suites and go for great romantic nights.
The 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 that 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.
With warm interior decor and sheer elegance, two individual suites share a dining and lounge area that 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.
Menus change daily, 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 contact numbers to make a reservation at Jabulani Safari are:
• Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
• Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
• Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.
Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.