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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kapama Game Reserve | Maruleng, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only people in love and passionate with what they do, are able to deliver what you get in Camp Jabulany. The service and the venue/Hotel infrastructure are the best I have gotten in any country I have ever been. I have not found such an excellency in any lodge, five start resort or hotel. However, that is may be the... More

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wildm0untain, General Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We so enjoyed hosting you both at Camp Jabulani and really glad that you got so much out of the experience. I am sure that you will always remember your thrilling encounter with the lions whilst on foot. We really looking forward to meeting more of your family in due course and... More

Tucson, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the good fortune to spend 3 lovely nights here. The staff was warm, patient and extremely knowledgeable about the animals. This is a very special place, more than a safari destination as it encompasses numerous conservation initiatives. Everyone is genuinely interested and dedicated to the wildlife which makes this a truly unique experience. The Camp is a member... More

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wildm0untain, General Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for your kind words about the staff and their contribution to conservation. The welfare of the animals at the heart of everything that we do and I am sure that it is what makes Camp Jabulani such a special place to stay. We really appreciate your endorsement and will be sure to continue delivering the very high... More

Rolling Hills Estates, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently returned from a South African Safari expertly arranged and planned meticulously by Connie Ebright of Ebright Travel (she specializes in Safaris!). Camp Jabulani was one of the highlights of our trip (but oh so many highlights!). From the Camp Jaulani family villa (heaven on earth) to the first lunch of shrimp cocktail, duck and salmon and peach tartin... More

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wildm0untain, General Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely posting. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Camp Jabulani and the chefs are over the moon with your rave reviews about their food. We did so enjoy meeting you all for your short but sweet stay and pleased that you got so much out of the experience. Many thanks as well... More

Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I spent 4 wonderful days and nights at Camp Jabulani. From the time we were met at the Hoedspruit airport by our guide/ranger Ruan, to our departure, our experience was fantastic. The daily game drives were exciting with many sightings of the Big Five. We also visited the Endangered Species Center, which is a must if you... More

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wildm0untain, General Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a real pleasure to host you both at Camp Jabulani. We agree that seeing our elephants playing and enjoying their free time in the bush during the day is every bit as special as the unique opportunity to ride them in the evening. We... More

Potomac Falls
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An amazing operation from the airport ride in seeing a cheetah to leaving and seeing a rhino. Thanks Scott you made our morning Even a minor mishap of changing rooms was handled with efficiency and a non event.... Managed to replace everything in the exact location Level of dedication of the jabulani staff is to be admired, they made us... More

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wildm0untain, General Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Dear Mark and Mandy, Thank you so much for posting such a super review. We really appreciate your kind comments about the staff and we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you into to the Camp Jabulani family for a few days. We are so glad that you had the amazing opportunity to interact with a cheetah at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre... More

Johannesburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Camp J really seeking some quality R&R time, and boy did they deliver! They were attentive to our every need, right from the get go. Kate and Philip are incredibly lovely hosts and really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable, catering to all of our requirements and sometimes even eerily reading our minds!... More

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Michelle D, Public Relations Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Monika, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Camp Jabulani, and that you found the food and service to be of the high quality expected from a Relais and Chateaux property. Ruan so enjoyed the opportunity to get off "the beaten track" and to show you some of the... More

Atlanta
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The personal service here is what sets it apart from other camps. Our hostess Kate went above and beyond to exceed our every expectation. Our guide Ryan Bates gave us very personal attention to find the animals we were most interested in and was very well versed in the habits of each. Dylan, the chef @ Jubalani puts out a... More

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wildm0untain, General Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your expectations were exceeded, As you know every cent of profit from Camp Jabulani goes towards the upkeep of our herd of orphan elephants and to support the excellent work done by Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, so we really... More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We recently stayed at camp jabulani with our 3 adult children,as part of a surprise birthday Celebration. What a beautiful camp. We stayed in the Zindoga Villa which was out of this world. Absolutely beautiful.Elephants are amazing and I got to ride on jabulani. Staff are so welcoming. Food is fabulous. Sundowners is wonderful and lots of fun. Everything about... More

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wildm0untain, General Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed spoiling you for your birthday and so glad that it was so special for you. We agree that getting up close to magnificent animals such as elephant and cheetah is a rare privilege and amazing treat. We have such lovely memories of your wonderful family. Best wishes to all... More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

we recently stayed at Jabulani, march 2014, we found everything to be far beyond our expectations, food, wine, drinks, anytime with a smile. the elephant experience brought tears to my wifes eyes she was so impressed by the way the elephants a re pampered and the interaction allowed between the elephants and the visitors, the safaris day and night were... More

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wildm0untain, General Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am so pleased that Camp Jabulani exceeded your expectations in every way and that you particularly appreciate how well that our elephants are looked after. You are right, there is surely no better way to end a day than to watch a magnificent Kapama sunset whilst... More

Essex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

As part of a 10 night trip to SA, my husband and I recently (01/05/14) stayed at Camp Jabulani for 4 nights. We flew to Hoedspruit from Johanesburg via SA Airways and were collected by Ruan, our dedicated ranger who was awaiting us at the airport. Ruan took us on the short (30 min) drive to the Camp, although the... More

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wildm0untain, General Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We all thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and particularly whilst you celebrated your 19 years together. We intended for your anniversary to feel like a second honeymoon, so we are glad that you felt thoroughly spoiled. It is great that the animals also played along and... More

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Address: Kapama Game Reserve | Maruleng, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Camp Jabulani 5*
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