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Elephant Moments

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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About Elephant Moments
Be inspired, enlightened, educated and enthused by this memorable and respectful opportunity to meet and learn more about some of the Jabulani herd elephants and their passionate carers. Arrive at sunrise to meet a few members of an extraordinary family, the Jabulani Herd. Delve deeper into the biology and physiology of these gentle giants while learning about each elephant’s unique personalities and remarkable stories in this 90 minute unforgettable experience. You will get to learn more about two and sometimes three of the male bulls of the herd, under the guidance and insightful hosting of their trusted carers. The experience is peaceful and respectful at all times. All proceeds from your visit go 100% towards the care of the HERD Trust. Tea and coffee will be served, and there is an onsite gift shop to purchase gifts to take home too.
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Elephant Moments is a respectful and memorable early morning experience where visitors have the chance to learn invaluable insights about elephants and get the opportunity to meet a few of these gentle giants and understand them and their immense importance as a keystone species to our ecosystem.

The Jabulani Herd has inspired many people around the world with their stories of rescue and survival, due to the human-elephant conflict that continues to threaten elephants as a species.

They are a unique, tight-knit herd that has not only accepted one another as orphans, but continue to welcome orphaned calves that need another family to accept them unconditionally, something rarely seen in wild herds. Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD) provides a safe place for the herd to thrive in a semi-wild environment. Side by side, the Jabulani Herd browse, swim and play happily in the beautiful bush of the Kapama Reserve.

Your visit will help contribute to their wellbeing.
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FrequentFlyer289333 wrote a review Feb 2020
292 contributions68 helpful votes
We visited Camp Jabulani at the Kapama Game Reserve. We had a great interaction with Jabulani and other 2 elephants. Jabulani was my favorite, beautiful gentle elephant that lifts one of the front legs and pose for the pictures! Our host Owen was great, kind, knowledgeable and taught us a lot about Jabulani and the camp for orphan elephants. It was great to interact with the elephants, unforgettable experience!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from soulfuljabu, General Manager at Elephant Moments
Responded 03 Mar 2020
Dear FrequentFlyer Thank you for the wonderful review and your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed meeting the Jabulani team. We hope to see you back here in the nearby future. Kind regards The Jabulani Team
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Christy B wrote a review Nov 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio26 contributions52 helpful votes
It was great to learn and experience these orphans up to close. The work this team does to ensure their well-being and teach others about conservation was impressive. I recommend a visit to meet these giants.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from soulfuljabu, General Manager at Elephant Moments
Responded 23 Apr 2021
Dear Christyb Thank you so much for visiting us and supporting the work we do! We appreciate the excellent review too! Sorry our reply is so late! The Elephant Moments Team
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Vera929 wrote a review Nov 2019
Sao Paulo, SP9 contributions9 helpful votes
You must have this experience! We were so excited to have this experience.We talked with special people that take care of them and for sure they are a very special guys!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from soulfuljabu, Manager at Elephant Moments
Responded 07 Nov 2019
Dear Vera Thank you so much for visiting and writing such a heartfelt review. We are very glad that you enjoyed this amazing experience with the Jabulani Herd. Best wishes
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Danielle M wrote a review Sep 2019
Baton Rouge92 contributions84 helpful votes
We enjoyed our elephant interaction experience. We added it on at the last minute and absolutely enjoyed it!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Magicfan2301 wrote a review Jun 2019
New Smyrna Beach, Florida493 contributions119 helpful votes
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This was absolutely on my bucket list, first we were staying at kapama buffalo lodge which was awesome but that’s another review but if your staying at one of the kapama lodges you get taken to this interaction via safari vehicle, once you arrive your greeted and asked to go in the gift shop and sign some paperwork and then if you want there is coffee or tea to drink, there’s large billboards to read while you wait for the interaction to start that tell the story behind the camp and it’s elephant inhabitants, the lead ranger will come out and introduce himself and go over the history and in the background they are leading the elephants in to an area with a wall, you are given buckets of very large pellets and you feed these massive animals & it’s an awesome experience, the famous elephant that is the trademark of Amarula is the first to greet you, it’s hard to describe the size and power that this intelligent animals has without seeing it first hand, you eventually work your way down to each elephant and interact with the very last, this elephant is smart and can do tricks, he blows his trunk to tell you hello and picks up the rangers stick and hands it to a guest, this is an awesome experience & well worth the money, the care that is given and the amount of love these rangers have for the elephant counterpart is very evident, also be on the lookout for warthogs, they are ever present looking for left over pellets from the elephants & I got good pictures of them, if your in the area this is something you should definitely do, it will not disappoint!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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