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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kapama Game Reserve | Maruleng, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Camp Jabulani
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for 5 days the 2nd week of December 2014 and had the grandest of times! Our adventure with another couple began the minute we were picked up at the airport by our terrific ranger, Schalk, in a brand new safari Land Rover. Within seconds of entering the Game Reserve we were sighting giraffes, zebras and impalas. As we arrived... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely report of your stay at Camp Jabulani. We really appreciated the detailed overview of the suites, which I am sure will be very useful for future travellers. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed all of the experiences. Best wishes from Schalk and all the... More 

Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful lodge tastefully decorated with very attentive staff and delicious food and wine. The elephant back safari is absolutely amazing and so is the visit to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Go now!

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful recommendation. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Camp Jabulani and really appreciate your kind words. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed three memorable days and nights at Camp Jabulani. It featured wonderful accommodations, including an awesome common area with massive fireplaces. The room was spacious and comfortable. Everything was very tastefully-decorated. The meals were deliciously-prepared and the service was outstanding. The elephant experience was a great deal of fun. We did the late afternoon elephant ride and had a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely recommendation. We so enjoyed hosting you and are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. It meant a lot to us that you really appreciated the excellent work being done through our sister organisation at the Endangered Species Centre, particularly with regard to rhino and cheetah conservation. Best wishes to you both from... More 

Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I can only echo all the good reviews you have read about Camp Jabulani. My daughter organised her "dream" wedding here and all I can say is that Camp Jabulani went out of their way to make her dream come true. As the father of the bride I can tell you that Camp Jabulani organised the entire event. George the... More 

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

As you discovered 'Jabulani' literally translates as happiness and your daughter's wedding day was a wonderful celebration for everyone at Camp Jabulani. Thank you so much for allowing us to host your daughter's dream wedding and for posting such a wonderful review. We are so glad that all of the arrangements went smoothly and that the wildlife also played its... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Camp Jabulani simply the very best luxury safari experience in the world. The superb accommodation, the excellent food, the unforgettable animal experience and the generosity of spirit of all the staff make up for a truly magical life changing experience. The Elephants of Camp Jabulani will be remembered for a lifetime. Thank You Camp Jabulani.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that you found interacting with the elephants to be such magical experience. Best wishes from all at Camp Jabulani. More 

Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I travel to South Africa every year and have visited many game reserves and I can tell you that Camp Jabulani is by far the best one we have experienced. From the size of the reserve and variety of game, to the gorgeous lodge and amazing individual accommodations, and best of all their elephant back safaris, Camp... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful recommendation. We know that you have travelled a lot in South Africa so for you to say that Camp Jabulani is the best safari lodge you have ever experienced is high praise indeed. We hope that you do plan a return trip and look forward to seeing you both again. Until then, best... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Jabulani was the third safari camp we two couples visited after staying at Phinda Mountain Lodge and Exeter for three days each. The accommodations at Jabulani are over-the-top luxurious and the gourmet food was excellent and presented very well. Our ranger and the entire staff were attentive to our every need. Coming back to our villa after dinner every night... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It doesn't get any better than this. From the time you are greeted you are taken care of with warmth, professionalism, and graciousness that left me in tears when I said goodbye to the staff! The suites are magnificent, food is gourmet and the amount of food, wine and hospitality is out of this world. Riding the elephants after or... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We were touched by your kind words and so pleased that you really enjoyed your stay at Camp Jabulani. We so enjoyed meeting you both, so hope that you are inspired to return to beautiful South Africa again in the not too distant future. Best wishes from all the team (and elephants!) More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This has got to be the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Tastefully decorated and the most welcoming lounge areas. The staff are so friendly and fun to be with and the food was fabulous. We enjoyed every minute of this place. Including lying awake at night listening to the lions roar. The elephant experience is magical and we... More 

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

We really appreciate your lovely posting. To say that Camp Jabulani is the best accommodation that you have ever stayed in is high praise indeed and we are so glad that your stay with us surpassed your expectations. I will certainly pass on your praise to our friendly and hardworking staff who will be thrilled with your feedback. Perhaps we... More 

Fort Knox, Ky
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Saw all Big 5 and many other species; 3-1 hour safari elephant rides and morning, afternoon, and evening vehicle safari rides. Fed and put elephants to bed. Saw Bush Baby that came into the vehicle and hung out for a few minutes. Enjoyed Endangered Species Center experience. Great food. Fantastic rooms that we were hardly in as we were out... More 

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

Many thanks for posting a great review. We are happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay so much. The bushbaby that decided to hang out in the safari vehicle for a while was a remarkable sighting and a memory that I am sure you will treasure for a long time. Best wishes to you both from all at... 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*
Number of rooms: 9
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