Kruger National Park, South Africa
Elephant enthusiasts will love Jabulani. Nestled in Kapama Private Game Reserve - abundant in these magnificent creatures and the rest of the Big Five - we love Jabulani’s rustic country vibe with a touch of glamour.
There a six suites altogether, plus one luxurious Zindoga Villa. The six suites are scattered along a dry riverbed, offering an indulgent retreat hidden amongst the trees. The décor is homely and romantic, with gigantic glass doors that open out onto the private decking with a plunge pool. Inside, each suite has a cosy separate lounge, a glamorous bedroom with a double bed, and an open-plan bathroom.
The Zindoga Villa is perfect for families. There are two double-bedded suites joined together by a spacious lounge and dining area, and both have their own private plunge pool built into the rocks. There is also an adjoining twin-bedded suite that is fantastic for children. The décor reminds us of an old-time country house, and we love that the villa comes with a private driver, chef and butler.
The main house itself adopts traditional African décor, with lots of natural furnishings, cosy seating areas, and an airy open-plan dining room. There’s even a spa and a gym, so there’s plenty to do in between fascinating game drives. Our favourite past time is an incredible bush walk – there’s no doubt you’ll meet the elephant herds that reside in this vast terrain.
Jabulani are currently building their own elephant nursery - the first in South Africa - in order to bring young, orphaned elephants closer to their resident herd. The nursery is set to be a fabulous way to see smaller elephants and watch how the develop alongside the older elephants already close by to Jabulani.
- Full board food and drink
- WiFi in main lodge area and Zindoga Villa
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Guided bush walks
- Meet the Camp Jabulani elephants
Open all year round, children of all ages welcome, but must be over 12 to stay in the six suites
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £1005 / €1155 / $1415