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Camp Jabulani
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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews
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“Let's talk....Camp Jabulani”
Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a extra-ordinary experience. Everything was top notch, the staff very friendly and competent, delicious food and the sun downer stop during the game drive exceptional. All the meals are plated, guests choose from a small menu every day. Their attention to detail in all areas are remarkable. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled on business
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Boston, United States
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had a wonderful time at Camp Jabulani. Our ranger Dean was fabulous! His wealth of knowledge from the smallest insects to plants and of course the Big Five is truly amazing. Candice in the spa has magic hands and our waiter Issac was very attentive to our needs. Everyone made us feel welcome and right at home. Our room was nicely appointed, clean and very spacious. The game viewing drivers were fantastic! We would highly recommend Camp Jabulani.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with family
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

It was a incredible experience staying at Camp Jabulani. Everything was perfect! Congratulations for this perfect place! I hope we can return as soon as possible. I fell in love with the Mambo. This little and sweet elephant is a great representative of Camp Jabulani.

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  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Camp Jabulani was the last stop on our honeymoon and the second safari. The other safari was Ngala. The rooms and service were the best out of all our stops. Everything was very personalized, the chef comes out before each meal to take order. The food was superb and the setting was pretty intimate as there are only 5 other rooms. The staff if very flexible to you timing and needs. The rooms are huge and come with private pool which was a very nice temperature. The safari experience was unique. We found the game viewing to be a little better at Ngala, but Jabulani had the elephant experience and endangered species center provide very unique experience. The two safaris are great compliments to each other and very glad we did both.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Camp Jabulani was an amazing place that really catered to what you wanted to do. This was our 3rd lodge that we stayed at on our trip, and our ranger really made sure we got to do what we wanted to and when we wanted to. Other lodges had set schedules of meals, game drives, activities and our ranger worked with us each day in the planning. We were able to go on a game drive one day, the endangered species center, and elephant interaction another day. We relaxed one afternoon in our beautiful room while cooling off in our private awesome little pool. In addition we were able to take a 1.5 hour hike with the rangers. Overall it was a great experience. They are there for you, and you will get out as much as you want out of the experience.

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Property: Camp Jabulani
Address: Kapama Game Reserve | Maruleng, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price range (per night): R20 355 - R28 096
Hotel Class:5 star — Camp Jabulani 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Camp Jabulani, a family-owned private safari lodge, is guaranteed to offer first class accommodation, cuisine, facilities and personalised service. But its most notable feature is the herd of trained African elephants, which were rescued by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Over and above its once-in-a-lifetime close-up and personal elephant interaction experience, guests are also able to join experienced rangers in safari vehicles as they head out in search of The Big 5, and the smaller creatures that are part of an African Safari; visits to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre or simple relaxation around the camp or in the "Bush Spa". The exclusive Zindoga Villa is ideally suited to family travellers, or the client who prefers a more private, luxury experience. ... more   less 
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