Overview of Jabulani Safari

‘Jabulani’ is a Zulu word that means ‘rejoice’ and that is exactly what guests at Jabulani Safari 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 Jabulani Safari 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. Jabulani Safari – 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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Relais & Chateaux member
  • Big 5 game drives & safari walks
  • Cheetah interaction
  • Secluded honeymoon suite
  • Spa, Wi-Fi, gym & sauna
  • 350 species for birding
Bird watching

Bird watching

Day tours

Day tours

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walks

Guided walks

Hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning

Night drives

Night drives

General Facilities

At Jabulani Safari 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 enthrall 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.

Gym

Gym

Private balcony or deck

Private balcony or deck

Spa

Spa

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Wi-Fi available

Wi-Fi available

Dining

Fancy juicy kudu fillet with honey-roasted butternut or perhaps homemade tortillas with rare roasted springbok loin? Meals at Jabulani Safari 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.

Expert Opinion

We know because we go
Tracy Payne

Tracy Payne

Head of Operations

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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Traveller Reviews

  • FG

    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
  • NE

    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
  • NE

    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

Traveller Reviews

  • FG

    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
  • NE

    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
  • NE

    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