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Camp Jabulani

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Kapama Game Reserve | Maruleng, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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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 

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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This property is very special, even without the elephants. The rooms are gorgeous, staff is wonderful and the elephants just make it more special. If you stay here you can also get a behind the scenes tour of the endangered species center. You can also pet crunchy the cheetah which other visitors cannot. The species center is very interesting. The... More 

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to post such a super review and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Camp Jabulani and your visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. We agree that having some flexibility with game drive times can make the safari experience even more enjoyable. It is great to hear that you spotted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Everything about this place is amazing. The staff is extremely nice and attentive. The accomodations are beautiful and comfortable and the food was amazing! The chefs were very accomidating if you didnt find anythig on the menu that interested you. Our safari guide was personable and knowledgeable. I learned so much while out on the game drives. One of the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments about Camp Jabulani. The staff will be so pleased by your kind words. We are so pleased that we helped to give you fantastic memories of a special trip. Best wishes from all at Camp Jabulani. More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A lovely and inventive decorating scheme throughout - - - so fun to notice new details and special touches throughout a stay. Dining room has handsome dark furniture, and the lounge wonderful seating.The whole staff is perfectly trained and so kind. The food is fantastic - - - designated Relais & Chateau, so no wonder. Our young safari guide Chane'... 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 pleased that you enjoyed noticing all the details in the decor and appreciated the special touches that the team enjoy adding. The staff are touched by your kind words, especially Chane who sends her regards. We hope that you will have the opportunity to return again, but in the... More 

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