We are proud to be affiliated with a number of prestigious organisations and to have received a
number of awards over the years.
Jabulani has been awarded an exclusive FIVE STAR PREMIUM status by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). In addition Jabulani has been awarded the following accolades: Birding Award, Hiking Award, Responsible Tourism Award, Spas and Beauty Award.
HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development) was founded by Adine Roode, Owner and MD of Jabulani, to provide a way to help with the increase in elephant calves orphaned due to human-elephant conflict such as poaching and snares, while providing the calves with a place to rehabilitate and gradually integrate into a herd of their own – the uniquely blended Jabulani herd of rescued elephants who accept orphans as one of their own.
Jabulani is one of Virtuoso’s preferred hotel partners in South Africa. Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies, with more than 17,500 advisors worldwide. They represent the best of the best in hotels around the world. Their travel advisors use their global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for their clients.
Traveller Made® is a network of luxury travel designers dedicated to providing unique and exclusive bespoke journeys to travellers looking for different and original experiences, requiring skilled and knowledgeable advisors who are committed to fully servicing their clients. We are proud to be one of their preferred luxury lodges in South Africa and to have Adine Roode named as Traveller Made’s Friendliest GM 2021.
The African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA) is a trade association that promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world. ATTA serves and supports business leaders in Africa representing the elite buyers and suppliers of tourism product across 22 African countries.
SATSA members adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and are required to submit documentation pertaining to their business annually so that the association can verify they are indeed running a healthy business that can be recommended to international tour operators.
The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) was founded through the efforts of many dedicated people and organisations that consistently work towards the conservation of endangered and vulnerable animal species. The WCT facilitates projects that focus on conservation, rehabilitation, research and the protection of wildlife; as well as education and training programmes relating to wildlife conservation and the environment.
Traveller Made’s Friendliest GM Award 2020 – Adine Roode
Relais & Châteaux – Woman of the Year 2020 – Adine Roode
Responsible Tourism Award 2019 – Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Spa and Beauty Award 2019 – Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Birding Award 2019 – Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Hiking Award 2019 – Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Travel & Leisure Magazine, Global Vision Awards Category: Conservation – Runner Up
Relais & Châteaux, Passion Trophy 2012 – Winner
Villegiature Awards 2012 – Grand Prix of the Best Hotel in Africa – Nominee
Conde Nast Traveller, World Savers Award 2010 – Winner
Amarula Best Retreats in Africa Awards 2008 (Category: Best Retreat in Africa) – Silver Winner
Amarula Best Retreats in Africa Awards 2008 (Category: The Ultimate in African Cuisine) – Silver Winner
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner: every year running from 2013 – 2021