Camp Jabulani

Hoedspruit, South Africa
Neighborhood: Hoedspruit, South Africa

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • One spa certificate per person, per stay (ZAR 500) in addition to all features included in rates (meals, local beverages, transfers, laundry service, elephant excursions, etc.)
  • Private dinner for two, once during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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    PROPERTY SIZE: 7 rooms
    ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
    VIBE: Zen
    Adventure Ecotourism Wellness

    Camp Jabulani

    Neighborhood: Hoedspruit, South Africa
    Address:
    Greater Kruger Park
    Kapama Game Reserve
    Hoedspruit, 1380
    South Africa
    Nearest Airport:
    Hoedspruit Airport (HDS)
    12 mi / 19 km

    Hotel Features

    At the Hotel

    Features

    • Children's Programs
    • Villas


    Recreation
    • Fitness Center
    • Pool
    • Spa


    In Your Room
    • Butler Service

    About Us

    The story of Camp Jabulani began with a baby orphaned elephant. Left at just 4 months by the rest of his herd. The tiny creature was on death's door when found (stuck in a silt dam). He was sent to wildlife visitionary, Lente Roode, to be nurtured back to health. This process took almost a year. By the time he was ready to be re-introduced to the bush, he had become firmly entrenched as a member of his human family. Their attempts to send him back to the wild failed.
    News then reached Lente Roode of 12 Zimbabwean elephants whose landowner's farm was earmarked for expropriation. Their future looked very bleak. So began the rescue operation to bring these massive creatures to safety in South Africa - a mission which took all of 3 weeks to execute. It was with amazement that Lente stood back and witnessed the near-miraculous meeting of Jabulani with the herd – he was almost immediately adopted by Tokwe (the matriarch) and had finaly found “his kin”.But what now? Taking care of 12 elephants is no easy feat (mentioning nothing of the costs). Left with the responsibility and custody of these magnificent but overwhelming creatures, the next logical step was in the creation of a camp to support them. This camp would enable travelers from the world over to experience the extraordinary impact of interacting with elephants. But no ordinary camp would do…. This camp would have to be the very best of the best – 5 star luxury, superior service, magnificent cuisine, very intimate – all harmoniously blending with the African bush. And so Camp Jabulani was born
    The safari camp boasts six ultra-luxurious and spacious suites, each with a private deck, plunge pool, fireplace, well-stocked private bar and air-conditioning. En-suite facilities include a large free-standing stone bath, double vanity and glass-enclosed shower with a view over the adjacent natural environment. Suites are structured to ensure absolute privacy and exclusivity. The Zindoga Villa is Camp Jabulani’s most recent addition. It has been designed for guests who prefer the more exclusive touch, for smaller groups, or for families travelling with younger children. A completely self-contained facility, the Zindoga Villa is a palatial replica of Camp Jabulani’s style and elemental premise.
    The Zindoga Villa consists of two individual units, connected by a lounge and dining area. Each unit has a spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom (including glass enclosed shower), expansive wooden deck and a private heated plunge pool. One of the units also has a charming twin room, with private bathroom for two children sharing.The architecture and design of the camp combines with stylish furnishings to reflect the rich textures of Africa. Additional facilities at the camp include a gym, sauna and spa.
    Elephant-back safaris make for an exciting and novel way of game viewing. Seated on comfortable canvas-covered saddles behind an experienced handler, guests are able to view the animals from close proximity as the gentle giants move silently and in single file through the bush. Game viewing can also be enjoyed in open vehicles and at sunset include sundowners in the bush. Meal times are a sensory feast. Served in style, all dishes are a work of art and combine sublime flavours and textures. From lavish breakfasts and gourmet picnics to formal-plated or riverbed dinners, meals are truly a delightSituated on a reserve that is home to the Big Five and a myriad of other animals and plants, there are unequalled opportunities to experience the tranquility of the African bush. The reserve incorporates the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, which is widely known for its contribution to conservation. Camp Jabulani is easily accessible by road and air. The camp is situated approximately 480 km from Johannesburg and daily flights are available between Johannesburg International Airport and the Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit.

    Best of the Best

    Camp Jabulani combines a world-class safari with the opportunity to interact with a herd of rescued elephants. Activities also include Big Five game drives, bush walks and a tour of Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. This intimate five-star Relais & Châteaux lodge promises delicious cuisine, luxurious rooms and impeccable service. The exclusive Zindoga Villa is ideally suited to family travelers or guests who prefer a more private, luxury experience.

    Hotel Tip

    Interact with a rescued herd of elephants and feel the extraordinary connection with these incredible animals in their natural environment.

    Location

    Address
    Greater Kruger Park
    Kapama Game Reserve
    Hoedspruit, 1380
    South Africa
    Neighborhood
    Hoedspruit, South Africa
    Nearest Airport
    Hoedspruit Airport (HDS), 12 Miles / 19 Kilometers

    Guest Rooms & Suites

    Superior Suite

    Tucked within the dense foliage along a dry river bed, each safari suite is an oasis of opulent serenity. Massive wooden sliding doors open to interiors which are a pure translation of style, comfort, elegance and an understated 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.


    Expansive windows allow for uninterrupted sunshine and views of the surrounding bush. In the evenings, cozy lighting, a blazing fire and a welcoming bed draw to a perfect close another day in Africa.

    • Bathrobe
    • Coffee/Tea Maker
    • Hair Dryer
    • Mini Bar
    • Safe
    • Air Conditioning
    • Non-Smoking
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    Zindoga Villa

    A completely self-contained facility, the Zindoga Villa is a palatial replica of Camp Jabulani’s style and elemental premise. The Villa is a mammoth 424m2, with an additional 225m2 of wooden decking overlooking the wild African bush.


    Two individual suites are connected by a joint lounge and dining area. Each unit has a massive bedroom with bathroom en-suite (including glass enclosed shower), expansive wooden deck, and a private heated plunge pool. One of the suites also has an adjoining charming twin room, with private bathroom, for two children sharing. The Villa can accommodate a maximum of 9 guests at any given time.


    The Zindoga Villa has wireless internet connectivity throughout for those who need to be connected to business or home, and is serviced by its own dedicated team – including ranger (and private vehicle), chef and butler.


    Elegance, grand open spaces, luxurious finishes, and a harmonious union with the African wild are the order of the day.

    • Bathrobe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Mini Bar
    • Safe
    • Slippers
    • Air Conditioning
    • Connecting Rooms
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    Facts & Policies

    Facts
    Experiences
    Adventure, Ecotourism, Wellness
    Vibe Zen
    Room Style Indigenous
    Number of Rooms 7
    Check-In Time 12:00 PM
    Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
    Early Arrivals & Late Departures

    Depending on availability and with management approval.

    Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits
    • Bookings will be held on provisional basis for 7 days only.

    • A 10% non-refundable deposit is due 48 hours after date of confirmation.

    • For reservations between 15 December and 15 January, we require a 25% non-refundable deposit 48 hours after date of confirmation.

    • Final balance is due 6 weeks prior to date of arrival.

    • We reserve the right to cancel reservations should full payment not be received within 30 days prior to arrival.

    • Full payment is required within 48 hours for short-lead time reservations.

    Cancellation Policy
    • Cancellations are only valid if received in writing.

    • Cancellation of a confirmed booking, will result in loss of the deposit.

    • A 50% cancellation fee is applicable if cancelled 15-30 days prior to arrival.

    • A 100% cancellation fee is applicable if cancelled 1-14 days prior to arrival.

    Accepted Forms of Payment

    Bank transfers and credit cards (Visa- and Mastercards, American Express and Diners)

    Terms & Conditions

    PLEASE CHECK WITH PROPERTY FOR FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

    General

    1. All terms and conditions, whether general or special, shall be interpreted and take effect according to the laws of South Africa. The Courts of South Africa shall have sole jurisdiction in respect of any claims which may arise between the Client and Camp Jabulani.

    2. Payment to Camp Jabulani shall be at rates specified in the Rate Schedule, or as agreed in writing from time to time.

    3. Credit arrangements are on application only. Where no credit facility exists, all reservations shall be settled on a pre-payment basis.

    4. Camp Jabulani shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of any property whether belonging to the Client or any of the guests, nor shall Camp Jabulani be responsible for any personal injury which may be sustained by any guests or by any directors, servants or agents of the Client, whether such damage or personal injury be caused by, or arise from the negligence of Camp Jabulani or its employees or otherwise. The Client hereby indemnifies Camp Jabulani and all its directors, servants and agents against any claim of whatsoever nature that may be made against Camp Jabulani by any of the guests or any of the directors, servants or agents of the Client in respect of such personal injury, loss or damage.

    5. No pets allowed.

    CHILD POLICY

    1. No children under the age of twelve years are allowed at Camp Jabulani unless the entire camp is reserved exclusively.

    2. Children under the age of 12 sharing with adults may be accommodated in Camp Jabulani's exclusive Zindoga Villa.

    3. Participation in elephant-back safaris will be at the sole discretion of the Elephant Master after careful consideration.

    4. All children under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives, bush walks and elephant-back safaris.

    CANCELLATIONS

    1. Camp Jabulani reserves the right to charge the following cancellation fees should a confirmed reservation be cancelled within the following period:

    25% if cancelled 31 – 60 days prior to date of arrival

    50% if cancelled 15 – 30 days prior to date of arrival

    100% if cancelled 1 – 14 days prior to date of arrival

    2. Cancellation fees are calculated on the net rate per person. Please ensure that your clients are covered by a travel insurance policy to offset unforeseen cancellation. All reservation cancellations or amendments are valid only if advised in writing by facsimile, e-mail or letter.

    3. Travel Insurance - We highly recommend that all visitors are covered by a comprehensive travel insurance policy to protect them in the event of unforeseen cancellation. Such insurance should also cover emergency medical care requirements and evacuation.

    IMPORTANT NOTE

    1. Please note that Camp Jabulani is situated in a low-risk-malaria-area. We recommend that all our guests consult their medical practitioner regarding anti-malaria prophylactics.



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    Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018:

  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • One spa certificate per person, per stay (ZAR 500) in addition to all features included in rates (meals, local beverages, transfers, laundry service, elephant excursions, etc.)
  • Private dinner for two, once during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Close

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