‘Jabulani’ is a Zulu word that means ‘rejoice’ and that is exactly what guests at Camp Jabulani set in the Kapama Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park do on their arrival. With only six incredibly spacious suites and a self-contained family villa known as Zindoga, the emphasis at Camp Jabulani is on exquisite service, exceptional cuisine and unsurpassed relaxation.

You and your family have access to the open-air Therapy Lapa spa, gym and sauna and there is a special children-only programme to introduce under-12s to the many exciting secrets of the African bush. Camp Jabulani – a Relais & Chateaux property – will also introduce you to the Zen-like experience of an early morning hot-air balloon safari where you will drift silently over grazing herds of game and a landscape that is slowly greeting a sunny new day.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Member of Relais & Chateaux


  • Relais & Chateaux member
  • Big 5 game drives & safari walks
  • Cheetah interaction
  • Secluded honeymoon suite
  • Spa, Wi-Fi, gym & sauna
  • 350 species for birding

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At Camp Jabulani a historic atmosphere permeates the main building that houses the bar, lounge and dining areas. Wood, leather, animal prints, African fabrics and chandeliers evoke the grandiosity of the bygone years of the classic safari. An outdoor seating area in the shade of an ebony tree is the perfect spot for alfresco meals while, on winter nights, a roaring fireplace in the dining room creates a snug and cosy haven.

The Therapy Lapa Spa provides a tranquil space to soothe and revitalise, while the quirky open-air Bush Gym (with free weights, treadmill and spinning equipment) and sauna allows you to burn off the kilojoules from the kitchen’s irresistible fare! For retail therapy, an amply stocked gift shop has the ideal memento of your adventures.

Team Tusker is a dedicated group of rangers who make it their mission to enthral children with the mysteries of the bush, leading them in spoor identification, tracking and animal arts & crafts, among other entertaining and educational activities. Cheetah interaction can be arranged at the Hoedspruit Endangered Animal Centre to allow you to better appreciate these astonishing predators and understand the threats they face.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Private balcony or deck
    Swimming pool


Fancy juicy kudu fillet with honey-roasted butternut or perhaps homemade tortillas with rare roasted springbok loin? Meals at Camp Jabulani focus on fresh ingredients and delectable pairings within incredible settings. At breakfast, expect muffins still warm from the oven while children will be excited to have their own menu to choose from.

Luxury Suite

Each of the six sumptuously decorated suites lies in secluded privacy overlooking a seasonal riverbed. Loungers and a plunge pool on the verandah provide the ideal midday retreat to sip on a chilled drink and listen to the birds calling in the trees, while a separate indoor lounge and fireplace make for a cosy haven in the evenings.

Huge 4-poster beds swathed in gauzy netting add a touch of romance, while expansive windows allow the light and the atmosphere of the surrounding wild to permeate your room. The en suite bathroom features a massive stone bathtub, double vanity and an outdoor, glass-enclosed shower that perfect for admiring the stars. 

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

    Mini bar
    Private pool
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    En-suite bath only
    Outdoor shower
    Safe in room

Other Room Types

The Zindoga Villa is a separate, self-contained unit comprising of two enormous and luxurious interconnected suites that total 424m², with exterior decking of 225m². One of the suites has an additional twin bedroom with its own bathroom that is ideal for children. A joint lounge and dining room flow out on to an expansive deck with a heated pool. Ideal as a space for small groups or families to enjoy absolute privacy and exclusivity, Villa Zindoga has a chef, butler, guide and vehicle at your disposal at all times. 


  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Bird watching
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2018 $1080 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

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Traveller Reviews

  • The camp was very special and we loved the elephants very very much. I thought the game viewing was as good as other parks - but found the landscape to be a bit less wild and a bit more surrounded by civilization than I am used to - but certainly I saw all the animals and found the rangers to be very well informed and charming. The Endangered Species Center was also really a treat - a nice change from the usual and great to see the work being done there. The overall quality of the staff was exceptional both at the camp and in regards to the elephants.

    Fiona Garland, June 2014
  • Camp Jabulani was terrific - we really enjoyed the elephant back safaris and cheetah sanctuary - we learned a lot. The food and accommodations were amazing as well.

    Nadine Elder, July 2009

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Tracy Payne

Tracy Payne

Africa Safari Expert

"I feel truly privileged to have stayed at this lodge. Meeting and interacting with the elephants at sunset was an experience I will never forget."



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Camp Jabulani was terrific - we really enjoyed the elephant back safaris and cheetah sanctuary - we learned a lot. The food and accommodations were amazing as well.

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