Conservation and community are integral parts of who we are and what we do at Jabulani. We believe in doing our bit to leave our planet and its residents better off with everything we do. And we do this through giving unforgettable holiday experiences, conserving our landscapes, caring for our elephants and other wildlife, growing our own produce, leaving a lighter ecological footprint, and uplifting our local communities.
We built Jabulani on the foundation of rescuing and reintroducing orphaned elephants to new herds. This can be tricky, as elephants decide whether they accept a new elephant to their herd. However, over the past 20 years, we’ve successfully reintroduced orphaned elephants into new herds.
Everything we do and build is centred around leaving a light ecological footprint and making a difference. This includes our eco-friendly lodge design, bana grass plantation project, elephant dung eco-projects, water conservation, recycling, and wildlife conservation.
The Jabulani Jabuladies project was initiated by Jabulani owner, Adine Roode, and aims to inspire, enlighten and empower women from our Jabulani team and their local communities to create a unique collection of hand-embroidered items.
We believe that looking after our planet has many sides to it, including managing our human consumption and production. That’s why we believe in using fresh seasonal ingredients in our kitchen as much as possible to limit our dependence on external fresh produce suppliers. We do this by growing our own produce onsite with our innovative aquaponics system that combines aquaculture and hydroponics.
We’re proud to be members of the Pack for a Purpose initiative that strives to uplift local communities through tourism. We call on our guests to save some space in their suitcase for supplies as outlined in our wishlists for our HERD Elephant Orphanage, Mpisi Primary School, or Hlokomela Clinic to make a difference in our community.
Book ahead for a Rhino Conservation Safari during your stay, with a chance to gain unique insight into the white rhino and its behavioural patterns during a three night, four day programme that may also include a dehorning or a microchipping. This is an opportunity to help preserve this endangered species.
At Jabulani, we work together with the communities around us in Hoedspruit in various ways, because conservation can go so much further when the people who share the land are involved or benefit from it in a way that uplifts them.