Located within a Big Five private game reserve in the Greater Kruger Park of South Africa, the Relais & Châteaux Jabulani Safari Lodge is an extraordinary fusion of conservation and hospitality. With its six intimate suites and the exclusive Zindoga Villa, Jabulani offers a personalized and soulful experience to its guests.

Founded nearly two decades ago to provide a safe haven for a rescued elephant herd, Jabulani has evolved into a sanctuary where guests can marvel at magnificent wildlife, indulge in restful retreats, enjoy exquisite dining under the open skies, partake in unforgettable sundowners with elephants, and reconnect with nature and themselves.

Arriving at Jabulani

Jabulani Safari Lodge is situated in the Kapama Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger Area of South Africa. The nearest commercial airport is Hoedspruit Airport, a mere 30-minute game drive away from the lodge.

Jabulani guests enjoy a complimentary Meet and Greet service at the airport, along with free transfers to the lodge. Daily flights are available to Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) from both Cape Town and Johannesburg. For guests arriving via private charter flights, a private landing strip is available within the Kapama Reserve.

Notable Highlights

The Elephant Experience

Jabulani offers an immersive elephant experience that allows guests to delve into the remarkable journey of the Jabulani herd, cared for by a dedicated team that has accompanied them for over twenty years. From a comfortable and respectful distance, observe the elephants as they forage naturally in the wild, gaining a deeper understanding of these magnificent creatures and the importance of their conservation.

As a guest, your stay contributes to this cause through an elephant levy, supporting the HERD Trust (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development) – South Africa’s first dedicated elephant orphanage, ensuring the protection of the rescued herd and orphans.

Relais & Châteaux Fine Dining

With South African flavor at its core, the fine dining experience at Jabulani is a culinary adventure. Our inventive chefs create unforgettable dining experiences, from picnics and bush breakfasts to our renowned sundowner canapés. Our commitment to exceptional gastronomy and personalized butler service is reflected in every culinary journey, aligning with the standards of our Relais & Châteaux accreditation.

Jabulani offers an all-inclusive experience, with all meals, snacks, and a wide selection of beverages included during your stay.

Game Drives in a Private Reserve

Experience the thrill of twice-daily morning and evening game drives, scheduled to coincide with the times when wildlife is most active. Venture into the wilderness on our custom-built safari vehicles, guided by our knowledgeable rangers.

Ideal Guests

Jabulani caters to discerning explorers, making it an ideal retreat for honeymooners, couples, and families.

A Top Recommendation for Luxury Travel Advisors

Jabulani Safari Lodge is a unique blend of conservation and luxury, offering guests an opportunity to deeply connect with nature and wildlife while enjoying world-class amenities. Each spacious suite offers utmost privacy and luxury, enhanced by a private deck and plunge pool.

Jabulani’s unique story and commitment to elephant conservation inspire guests worldwide. Here, you have the opportunity to learn about the elephant herd, interact with their dedicated carers, and observe the elephants in their natural habitat. As a guest, your stay directly contributes to the support and conservation of these remarkable animals.

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