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Camp Jabulani

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Kapama Game Reserve | Maruleng, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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The Villages, Florida
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Camp Jabulani and we were thrilled to introduce three other couples to this marvelous place for a three night stay. The accommodations are large and beautiful, though somewhat of an obstacle course to get around, and their attention to detail is exemplified by the live green leaves with a tiny elephant cutout decorating the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an extremely well organised safari lodge with very attentive staff. Its size is small, allowing for very personalised service. My guide, Craig,, the lodge manager, Alida, and lodge butler, Shadrick, were ready at any moment to accommodate any wishes and to help me plan my 5 day stay, which allowed me to take part in all activities, and... More 

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

Thank you for your amazing review and kind words on your recent stay with us at Camp Jabulani Lodge. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, guided game drives with Craig and the interaction with our family of Elephants, we hope we have given you memories of a lifetime and that we will welcome you back... More 

Michigan
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

More a trip report than a review? I admit getting carried away. Hopefully this will provide an impression of what being a guest at Camp Jabulani is like. My family and I give it our highest recommendation. I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed there. Our Ranger Schalk met our flight at the Hoedspruit airport and took excellent care of us... More 

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

What a wonderful review, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us at Camp Jabulani Lodge. Please do visit us again soon for a longer stay. Best Regards The Camp J Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had two wonderful days and nights at Jabulani. From the welcome to the farewell, the friendliness and service was outstanding. Babs, the manager, is terrific. Dylan, the chef, is an impressive young man and he creates some wonderful and very innovate meals. Angie was our ranger and her knowledge of the wildlife was outstanding. She made it interesting (and... More 

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

Thank you for your amazing review and kind words on your stay with us at Camp Jabulani Lodge. The Elephants are a very special part of our guests visits along with the visit to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm Regards.The Camp J Team More 

Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Jabulani was a "camp" stop I made as part of a two week safari for me which followed a week in wine country and Cape Town. "Camp" is a misnomer for Jabulani offers top drawer accommodations served by an excellent restaurant run by a very attentive and well trained staff. The unique feature of the camp are the elephants they... More 

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KateCampJabulani, Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review and kind words on your recent stay with us at Camp Jabulani Lodge. This lodge really is something special and we take great pride in making your trip magical and memorable. Looking forward to your return! Best Regards. The Camp J Team More 

Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a totally amazing experience at this Lodge; and I do not say this lightly as we have travelled to seven different African countries and stayed in some sublime accommodations...We chose to stay here for 4 nights as we adore elephants, and we were not disappointed ! I rode at every opportunity and loved it. The elephants were beautiful... More 

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KateCampJabulani, Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Camp Jabulani Lodge. The interaction and involvement with the Elephants is most definitely a very special experience as is the visit to The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. We are so glad your stay was so perfect. Best Regards. The Camp J Team More 

Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is an incredibly luxurious 'camp', beautifully appointed rooms, great lodge and great food! This camp features a herd of elephants which have been rescued and allows for various interactions with them. The elephant walks were informative and enjoyable, the guides are all very knowledgeable. Wish we had stayed longer. 2 to 3 nights is optimum to allow for interaction... More 

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wildm0untain, Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope that you will return to share more special moments with us. More 

Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I would suggest a 3 or even 4 night stay. You are attended to from arrival at the Hoedspruit airport (which I think has three scheduled flights each day). Each meal has a menu that can be adjusted to requirements. We were assigned one guide for the duration, along with another guest who arrived on the same day, which has... More 

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KateCampJabulani, Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your amazing review on your stay with us at Camp Jabulani. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for a much longer stay. Best Regards The Team at Camp J Lodge More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I visited Camp Jabulani in April and was slightly worried that there would be too much vegetation to get good game viewing. I shouldn't have worried. It was very green and lush but we saw lots of animals (including all the Big Five) and had a marvellous time, thanks to our brilliant ranger Ryan. On our last morning we had... More 

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wildm0untain, Manager at Camp Jabulani, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for sharing your exceptional experience with us at Camp Jabulani. We are thrilled that you encountered the Big Five with Ryan and that your visit to HESC was both informative and special. We would love you to return for another visit one day. Kind Regards. The Camp Jabulani Team More 

Alness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I stayed at Camp Jabulani for 4 nights in April and had the most amazing time. From the moment I was picked up at the airport to moment I was dropped off, I was in awe of this luxurious retreat. The accommodation is decorated in the style of colonial elegance and the view from my room of the dry river... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to send us your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will visit again one day. Best Wishes More 

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