Your safari has the potential not only to change your own life, through the incredible experiences you’ll have with Africa’s wildlife, wilderness and people, but it also has the ability to empower the communities all around. As a lodge, we don’t work in isolation of the communities around us in Hoedspruit. Conservation goes so much further when the people who share the land with you are involved or benefit from it in a way that empowers them. Jabulani also supports Hlokomela Clinic, an award-winning HIV and AIDS educational and treatment programme centre, that was initially built to support the local farming community. They have expanded to assist surrounding communities too, also helping seasonal workers and migrants from other countries such as Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere in Southern Africa.
Sustainable, cloth sanitary pads made for women in the community through the Hlokomela Clinic.
Join us on a tour with Hlokomela’s custodians, visiting the main points of interest, for a touching experience of what life is like in rural parts of South Africa and to witness the incredible work being done at one of the wellness clinics, the Herb Garden, the Spaza Shop and local schools. Guests that would like to donate goods to Hlokomela, please let us know and we can pre-purchase products to take on a visit to the clinic or to drop off on our guests’ behalf. Guests are also welcome to leave clothes behind that can be donated to the clinic.
Hlokomela provides awareness, treatment and health care to permanent and seasonal farm workers, families in the Hoedspruit community, and employees on private nature reserves adjacent to the Kruger National Park. They offer free HIV testing and free and quality anti-retroviral treatment, primary health care, cervical and breast cancer screening and early cervical cancer treatment. On your visit, meet the nurses and view the clinic doing important and inspiring work in the community.
Visit one of the schools in the area that Hlokomela support, meet the teachers shaping little minds and the young students – children of families in the local communities – as they learn new lessons and enjoy play times together in the safe and uplifting school grounds.
Hlokomela is invested in creating new ways of promoting self-sustainability in the local communities through Income Generation Projects. The Hlokomela Herb Garden grows and sells fresh herbs and herb products commercially. There is also a large and impressive Community Garden which grows fruits and vegetables to sell too.
Visit the Hlokomela Charity Shop to support the organisation and purchase plants, second hand clothes, games and books, and other items, and drop in to the Spaza Shop next door for food and drinks and delicious local farmstall snacks. Let us know if you’d like to go on a Hlokomela Tour while on safari with us at Jabulani!
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.