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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kapama Game Reserve | Maruleng, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing facilities, lodge, staff and game viewing of everything including the big 5. The 13,000 acre private reserve provides all types of safari viewing while having the feeling that you are truly the only ones enjoying the experience. The uniqueness of the elephant experience that only they offer is perfect for families specially those with young children.

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

It's good to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Camp Jabulani and that you appreciated the personal service and exclusive game viewing opportunities. We agree that the elephant interaction and safari is an amazing experience for families so many thanks indeed for your recommendation. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Everything is perfect at Camp jabulanoi. The hotel, the food, the people, the decor, the ambiance, the fact that it is luxurious without being pompous. It really makes you feel confortable. The experience with Jabulani and other elephants is something we will never forget. We were expecting to be "all about elephants" but in fact the Kapama Reserve is wonderful,... More 

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

We so appreciate your awesome review of Camp Jabulani and are pleased that you found the experience to be about so much more than just the elephants. Lente Roode was very happy with your positive feedback about the Endangered Species Centre and as you discovered, there is so much wildlife in this reserve to discover as well. Thank you for... More 

DeLeon Springs, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

An absolute dreamy experience to go on safari riding an elephant. And no it is not true African Elephants are not untrainable. The elephants at Jabulani are wonderful. The daily frolick at the pond watching them having fun with water was priceless. Clearly a once in a lifetime experience.

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

We are so delighted with your review and for your wonderful description of your 'gliding through the bush' on the elephants which really made us smile. I am sure that other travellers are going to find your detailed comments about the suites really useful. We really appreciate your praise for the food and the service - thank you so much. More 

Seattle, Washington
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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 December 9, 2014

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 November 28, 2014 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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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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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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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