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"Camp Jabulani - Let our passion become your adventure"

Camp Jabulani is one of those beautiful places that is just a little bit special. It is a family-owned and managed private luxury safari lodge located within the private Kapama Game Reserve in Hoedspruit, and plays host to a herd of rescued elephants that have been trained to interact with people. It is one of the rare facilities near the Kruger National Park area that provides elephant back safaris (however this will be phased out in 2017 due to international concern regarding elephant back safaris across the globe).

With its Relais & Chateaux accreditation, this lodge is sure to offer some of the best and most luxurious safari experiences on the globe.

This luxurious safari lodge has only six suites and they never accommodate more than 12 guests, which provides you with an exclusive feel in one of the most beautiful bush areas on the African continent. There is also the exclusive Zindoga Villa, which is ideally suited for the family group, or the guest who prefers a more private, luxury experience.


Camp Jabulani has six beautifully furnished, private and remote luxury suites. With massive wooden sliding doors that open to interiors which are incredibly stylish, comfortable, elegant and with a lightly accented appreciation of the natural beauty of the area.

The rooms are equipped with an open plan bathroom, a stylish glass-enclosed shower, a romantic fireplace and a separate lounge area. It also sports a private deck with plunge pool. The rooms also come with wi-fi access, a well-stocked mini-bar, safe and hairdryer.

Zindoga Villa

The Zindoga Villa is a private “Palace” in the bush. The villa is incredibly large, fully equipped and styled with the same care as the main lodge. The villa sports a large wooden deck that overlooks the wild African bush. It is truly the penultimate of style in the bush.

There are two individual suites which is connected by a communal lounge and dining area. Each suite has a large bedroom with and en-suite bathroom, a beautiful expansive wooden deck, and a private heated plunge pool. One of the suites also has a lovely charming twin room which is separate from the main bedroom and comes with a private bathroom. This room is perfect for children. The Villa sleeps a maximum of nine guests

The Zindoga Villa is equipped with wi-fi.

The Zinfoga Villa comes with its own dedicated team to take care of you and your group. This includes a private gourmet chef, cleaners, game ranger and your own private game vehicle.


Camp Jabulani is situated inside Kapama Game Reserve, which is a well known Big Five Game Reserve situated close to the Kruger National Park. The Kapama Game Reserve is well known for their amazing game viewing due to the eco-system supporting such dense populations of wild animals.

Birders will find some of the most beautiful and rarest birds in this area, with over 350 different species recorded. These include Ground hornbills, Lappet-faced vultures and the rare African finfoot.

Kapama’s animals have become accustomed to the game vehicles, and this provides both ample and amazing opportunities for beautiful photos of the African bush. Each vehicle is limited to the amount of guests per vehicle to ensure an enjoyable time for each guest.

Camp Jabulani is unique because you can experience Africa either on foot, from the comfort of a safari vehicle or upon elephant-back.

  • Air conditioning
  • Electricity
  • Wellness and Spa
  • Private plunge pool
  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
Child Policy
  • Children that are under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Luxury Suites
  • Families travelling with younger children can book the Zindoga Villa
  • Children that are under the age of sixteen must at all times be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives, bush walks, and elephant-back safaris
  • All children wishing to participate in elephant-back safaris may only do so at the sole discretion of the Elephant Master after careful consideration.
Specials at Camp Jabulani

Camp Jabulani offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions and exclusions

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • Game drives
  • Game walks
  • Laundry
  • Elephant interactions
  • Laundry
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Return transfers from Eastgate Airport
  • Wi-fi
  • Elephant back safaris
  • All beverages
  • All items that are considered being of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Cigars
  • All levies and park fees
  • Landing fees
  • Administration fees
  • Curio shop purchases
  • All items that are considered being of a personal nature
Enquiries at Camp Jabulani

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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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