The Jabulani herd presents a unique opportunity to help orphaned elephants in South Africa. Our unusual and unexpected twenty-year journey in elephant conservation has fortuitously given hope and paved the way for a blueprint in caring for orphaned elephants in South Africa, a measure necessitated by the increase in elephant poaching. The Jabulani herd now presents a rare opportunity for future orphaned elephants, once they have been nurtured through the crucial first two to three years. Initially, they would be cared for in a separate location, at HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development), an orphanage alongside the herd’s homestead. During these delicate early years, the calves need round the clock human care, with frequent feedings of specialised milk formula and a lot of love and undivided attention. Once their day consists of fewer milk feedings and more foraging for grass and leaves, we would introduce them to their new family in waiting, the Jabulani herd.
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.
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.