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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kapama Game Reserve | Maruleng, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The Camp is indeed excellent - the obvious first of all is that the experience with the elephants is fantastic. Each ride lasts around an hour but you go through the reserve and see all animals which happen to be there - including wild elephant (detour will then happen) and 4 lions. The grooms are knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This camp was the last of 3 we stayed at. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend Camp Jabulani if you have never experienced a safari bush trip. It is in the Kapama Game Reserve and has about 4-5 other camps that use this reserve so it can be crowded with other jeeps cruising around. The game sightings are... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This property and service will satisfy the most demanding tastes. We especially loved the flood service, which was outstanding and beautifully catered to my vegetarian needs. The trip to the Hoedspruit Endangered Spiecies Centre was a treat. The reason we booked was the elephants....And the elephant night walk is absolutely outstanding experience. I was a little uncomfortable however with the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Really great luxury intimate camp located within the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Fantastic food and staff. Very relaxed and everything is at the guests request. All inclusive property (All meals, drinks and activities) Tip: Be sure to meet Jabulani the elephant and do the elephant interaction and ride - an experience of a lifetime!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I cannot overstate how wonderful this place is. The accommodations are beyond first class; the food is as well. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Camp Jabulani exceeds any expectations you could ask for in a resort hotel - but it happens to be located in the middle of zebra, lions and elephants. If you are looking for a top-notch... More

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Kansas City
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My 18-year-old son and I were fortunate enough to stay at Camp Jabulani last week. I cannot say enough GOOD stuff about it. So, first, the SAFARIS -- every time we thought we had seen just about everything and learned what we could learn, something new happened! Baby elephants chasing off sleeping lions, giraffe fighting, a puf adder in the... More

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in MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is heaven on earth- the personal attention, range of activities and unusual encounters make for an uncomparable visit. The staff made me feel totally welcome and comfortable. All of my questions were answered and although I had done some reading and research beforehand, I learned more than i thought I would. Respect and ethics come first when the staff... More

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North Carolina
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28 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My husband and I had the privilege of staying in The Zindoga Villa for 5 nights in October 2011. I find myself daydreaming about my precious time at Jabulani and the adjectives that I consider, "marvelous, amazing, etc" just don't do enough justice for this property. I chose Camp Jabulani as I absolutely love animals, especially elephants. The history behind... More

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Luanda, Angola
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Not a lot to add to the already fantastic reviews. The chef, Andre has the most amazing eggs Benedict Ever. The Elephant safari is not only exciting, and educational, but completely relaxing. The staff are wonderful and Steve our guide was brilliant, knowledgable and charming. The suites are nothing short of perfect and the bed is so very comfortable.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed 3 nights, two days at this property and we quickly learned that the real point of this place is the elephants. The rooms are absolutely beautiful and the decor in the lodge is British Colonial. And the chef did an excellent job of preparing amazing meals for us. I have to say the game drives in the Land... More

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Also Known As:
Camp Jabulani Hotel
Camp Jabulani Hotel Hoedspruit
Address: Kapama Game Reserve | Maruleng, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 80 Specialty lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Camp Jabulani 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Camp Jabulani represents the epitome of style, luxury, gastronomic excellence and warm hospitality. The camp was conceptualized to sustain twelve orphaned and abandoned elephants. The intimate environment is designed to blend with the surrounding bush. Within the camp are a spa, lounge, dining area, and 6 exclusive suites. The Zindoga Villa suits the family traveller, groups or those who seek complete privacy and exclusivity. ... more   less 
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