Camp Jabulani is a family-owned and managed private luxury safari lodge located within the private Kapama Game Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa (in close proximity to the Kruger National Park, and scenic Mpumalanga region). With a Relais & Chateaux accreditation, this camp is guaranteed to offer first class accommodation, cuisine, facilities and personalised service. But its most notable feature is the herd of trained African elephants which were rescued by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Visitors can experience the extraordinary impact of interacting personally with the mammoth animals on daily elephant rides (the only night safari in the world!), around the waterhole as they swim and play, and in the wild habitat surrounding their stables.
This luxurious camp has only 6 suites - never more than 12 guests, while 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 Big Five private Kapama 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.
The Roode Family has a long history in the South African wildlife community, with Lente Roode as founder of the renowned Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. It was their committment to the cause of rescuing and providing safe haven for orphaned, injured and vulnerable animal species that saw the conceptualisation and creation of Camp Jabulani. It is a remarkable story
Unique Aspects of Camp Jabulani
What really sets Camp Jabulani apart
is the experience with the elephants. Camp Jabulani was conceptualized to
support and protect 12 elephants, who through a combination of fate and
co-incidence ended up in the custody of a passionate wildlife visionary –
Lente Roode. Read more about
this touching and inspiring story.
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 fire-place 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.
During the day the “walls” of the suites are rolled away to bring the bush just that bit closer. In the evenings, cozy lighting, a blazing fire and a welcoming bed draw to a perfect close another day in Africa.
Camp Jabulani's facilities include:
- A wooden deck area overlooking the dry river bed, in the shade of a massive Jackalberry tree. The perfect spot from which to enjoy lunch!
- An open-plan lounge area, with laptop computer with WI-FI Connectivity.
- An open-plan dining room, for evening meals or rainy days.
- A Therapy-Lapa (or Tsala/ bush spa).
- A bush gymnasium.
- A fully stocked curio shop with a range of clothing, jewellery, accessories etc (click here to view our online boutique).
Meal times at Camp Jabulani truly are a celebration of the senses. Perfectly sized portions are arranged in an art form of colour, texture and balance. A fusion of tastes and ingredients thrill the palate. As course after course materialise from the magicians in the kitchen – culinary appreciation reaches altogether new heights.
Only fresh ingredients are used in each of the dishes prepared. Home baked muffins and tea time treats, as well as sundowner snacks are created each day.
Many would argue that no good meal is complete without a good bottle of fine South African wine. Camp Jabulani has a good selection of both red and white wines proudly produced in the rich and unique wine-lands of the Cape.
Prepare to feast like a king!
Camp Jabulani's Therapy Lapa lies tucked within the dense foliage of the reserve.
"Absolutely Natural and Absolutely Pure" finds no better expression than in an environment such as this. Whether the product of choice is a blend of natural aromatic oils, or something more extravagant from shores abroad, treatments administered by the expert therapist are relaxing and rejuvenating in equal measure.
Treat yourself in winter to a spa treatment in the comfort of your suite in front of a blazing fire.
The Therapy Selection includes body treatments, natural wraps, skin-care treatments and hand & foot treatments.
Please find below a detailed menu of the treatments on offer at the Camp Jabulani THERAPY LAPA,.
JABULANI CALMNESS MASSAGE (60 min) R450.00
Swedish massage techniques that leave the body relaxed and rested. Using rhythmic strokes, it improves poor circulation, relieves muscular tension and enhances general feelings of relaxation and well-being.
JABULANI HOLISTIC CONDITIONING MASSAGE (60 min) R450.00
A therapeutic application of touch using a range of movements upon the skin, muscles and joints including a face and scalp massage. It's an ancient discipline used to improve health and well-being by treating the mind, body and spirit. It maintains general health and offers relaxation.
SOUL OF AFRICA AROMATHERAPEUTIC MASSAGE (60 min) R450.00
Firm rhythmic massage movements, anoint with the spicy, sensual aromas of the orient, used to improve health, mind, body and spirit, while promoting inner peace and tranquility.
JABULANI TENSION RELEASER MASSAGE (60 min) R500.00
Focusing to relieve specific stress and muscle tension, this deep rhythmic pressure massage gives the whole body a vigorous workout. Combined with specially blended massage oils, this treatment is formulated to encourage relief from muscular tension.
GIRAFFE (BACK & NECK) MASSAGE (30 min) R250.00
Focusing primarily on the back, shoulders and neck area, this mini-massage will help begin to relieve tension, stress and aching muscles. Can be combined with a facial treatment.
AARDVARK (AROMA STONE BACK) MASSAGE (30 min) R300.00
Firm massage techniques on the back, using the warmth of volcanic stones that works deep into the belly of the muscle.
JABULANI AROMA STONE THERAPY (75 min) R500.00
Harnessing the properties of the stones, we bathe them in warm water, anoint them with the spicy, sensual aromas of the Orient, and place them on key energy points of the body to harmonize the spirit. Then in a firm rhythmic massage sequence, which mimics the strong but steady stream of flowing water, the stones give up their power and warmth to tired and tense muscles, promoting inner peace and tranquility. A treatment, which excites every sense and provides a unique aromatic journey for the soul.