It’s not every day that you get to go on safari. And choosing a safari lodge is about more than just game drives and a high thread count – it’s about the feeling it evokes in you, the memory that remains ingrained in your heart long after you’ve returned home. A Jabulani safari promises nothing but the best in luxury, but the highlight of your trip will no doubt be sharing a space with the gentle presence of our famous elephant herds.
As a proud Relais & Châteaux member and 5-star luxury lodge in Kapama Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, a Jabulani safari promises nothing but the best experience from start to finish. And you’ll get to share a space with the gentle presence of Jabulani’s famous elephant herds, a highlight of our guests’ trips.
Meeting our rescued elephant herd ranks at the top of our guests’ favourite experiences. But there are also plenty of other things to do, such as game drives, walking safaris, bird-watching, exploring the little creatures, helicopter flights, hot air balloon rides, and spending time at our onsite facilities.
Jabulani offers a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive dining experience. We don’t just believe in constantly innovating with the freshest ingredients, but also in switching up our locations. Enjoy fine cuisine in the best setting, from breakfast bush picnics and sundowner canapés, to star-lit private dinners or gatherings in the boma.
There’s no better setting for a spa than the bush. The calmness of your surroundings is contagious, soothing even the most stressed soul.
Swirl and sip some of South Africa’s premier red and white cultivars during a private wine tasting or cosy dinner at our chic onsite wine cellar.
Stay in shape while still indulging in our culinary delights and get your endorphins flowing at our open-air fitness center with a view.
Browse our highly curated boutique for treasures and trinkets to take souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home.
For an insightful experience that will stir you deeply, join us in observing our herd and learning about their highly emotional, relatable nature. By doing this, you directly help us to support them and build a better future.
Whether it’s your proposal, wedding, honeymoon, wedding anniversary, babymoon, or an occasion worth celebrating, we’d like to go the extra mile to make it special.
We believe that little ones should not have to sit out on the excitement of a safari. And that they’re never too young to learn about the soulful secrets of the African wild and its animals.
The staff and the rooms were great, and the food was superb. The staff did their best to please and to make sure each day had variation. The chefs and guides were superlative. We had a fantastic time. It felt like we had traveled back in time to a pleasant remnant of the British Empire.
What a great place and a great stay. Stephan and Chantelle are fantastic managers with an awesome team working at the lodge. Our guide Jason is so knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to drive with. I cannot begin to describe the fantastic room where we stayed in absolute luxury. The two Chefs Alex and Dylan - oh my word, the food these guys make is unexplainable fantastic and one has to experience this to really appreciate good taste. We fell in love with the place. We loved our stay and will recommend Jabulani to anyone who takes a good stay, good food, lots of animals and great people in the bush serious!
- Wilma V
Attention to detail is incredible. I could not fault Jabulani on one thing. Elephant experience is very moving and spiritual. All staff very friendly Ruan the best of the best. Absolutely loved every minute.
The place, the staff, the elephants, all authentic and exciting. It was a magical, charming, calming and elevating experience. I can’t wait to bring my two daughters next time to share this corner of the Earth with me.
The place was amazing - extremely well run and totally welcoming. Highly recommended for anyone wanting luxury combined with lifetime trip experiences we will remember forever. Staff and Management should be congratulated for leaving no stone unturned with respect to care service and the full Safari Experience. Thanks for making this trip one we will never forget - Special mention to Ruan - Our Safari ranger and tour guide! Thank You
Favorite place on earth! Yeap, if someone were to ask me which is my favorite place on earth, Jabulani would be the place. We discovered this gem in 2017 and have been back every year, being this our fourth visit. We have always felt the warmth and the kindness of everyone here, from the wonderful managers, Chantel and Stefan to every single staff member, who are always ready to pamper you and help you in any way.
Chantal, Stefan and the team were awesome and made our stay a memorable experience. a SPECIAL thanks to Dylan, the chef, Songs our butler, and of course, Ruan, our ranger. The three of them are what made the lodge and stay a 5 star soulful experience. Ruan was absolutely amazing! The big 5 in 2 days and then some rare sightings of very special wildlife. Not to mention Jabulani and the boys. We will return soon!