Camp Jabulani

hoedspruit, south africa

From $2989/night
  • air conditioning
  • bedding
  • coffee maker
  • conference facilities
  • fireplace
  • fitness center
  • front desk
  • hair dryer
  • housekeeping
  • laundry
  • mini bar
  • mosquito nets
  • private pool
  • restaurant
  • robes
  • room service
  • safe - in room
  • shower
  • slippers / in-room shoes
  • spa
  • towels
  • turndown service
  • wi-fi
  • wine cellar
  • all-inclusive
  • animal interaction
  • bird watching
  • children's activities
  • exercise
  • game drives
  • hot air balloon
  • massage
  • photography
  • safari tours
  • social and cultural visits
  • stargazing
  • wildlife observing
  • All-inclusive meals
  • On-site restaurant
  • Camp Chef
  • Choice of private or group dining
  • Cater to dietary preferences

  • Check-in

    2:00 PM

  • Check-out

    11:00 AM

  • Taxes

    VAT included

  • Gift Cards

    Yes, please inquire.

  • Included in the Rates

    The Elephant Experience, game drives, all meals and snacks, selection of local and premium beverages, daily laundry, visit to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, transfers to and from Eastgate Airport, emergency medical evacuation insurance.

  • Gratuity

    Not required, but appreciated.

  • Other Fees

    Conservation Levy from R 114 per person per night

  • Parking

    Complementary, on-site.

  • Cellular Signal

    Strong

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    Moderate (main lodge)

  • Minimum Age for Children

    12 (Luxury Suites). None (Zindoga Villa).

  • Additional Guests

    Rates are quoted on per person per night.

  • Suggested items to bring with you

    Comfy shoes, Camera, Sunblock, Sunhat and something warm can get cold in the evenings and on game drives.

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

     Cancellations are only valid if received in writing and acknowledged by both parties.
    • A 50% cancellation fee is applicable if cancelled 15-30 days prior to arrival.
    • A 100% cancellation fee is applicable if cancelled 1-14 days prior to arrival.
    • Cancellation of a confirmed booking, will result in loss of the deposit.

    Deposit Schedule:

    • Bookings will be held on provisional basis for 7 days only.
      • A 10% deposit is due 48 hours after date of confirmation.
      • For reservations between 15 December and 15 January, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required 48 hours after date of confirmation.
      • Final balance is due 6 weeks prior to date of arrival.
      • Camp Jabulani reserves the right to cancel reservations should full payment not be received within 30 days prior to arrival.
      • Full payment is required within 48 hours for short-lead time reservations.
  • Pet Policy

    Pets are not allowed at this property.

How Do I Get There?

Directions from Johannesburg

O.R Tambo, Belfast, Dullstroom to Kapama Private Game Reserve


450 km, approximately 5 Hours, 47 Minutes


  • Take the N12/N4 from Johannesburg via Witbank (eMalahleni) to Middelburg.
  • Continue on the N12/N4, turn left on the R33 towards Belfast (eMakhazeni). Approximately 200km.
  • In the centre of Belfast turn right on R540/Steven Masango street to Dullstroom (Emnotweni) and Lydenburg (Mashishing).
  • Continue through Dullstroom (Emnotweni).
  • Connect with the R36 at Lydenburg (Mashishing). Continue about 2.3 km.
  • Turn left onto R37/Voortrekker Street at the intersection.
  • Turn right onto the R36. After 800m.
  • Continue through to Ohrigstad, through the Strijdom Tunnel.
  • Continue straight, the R36 becomes R527.
  • Go through the town of Hoedspruit, turn right onto the R40 to Klaserie/Bushbuck Ridge/White River.
  • When you are in Hoedspruit, please contact Camp Jabulani on 074 137 3286/ 082 922 0120, so that we can meet you at the gate.
  • After 10km, you will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your left.
  • Report to the gate. Your ranger will meet with you at this entrance.

Directions from Polokwane

Polokwane to Kapama Private Game Reserve


Drive 236 km, approximately 3 Hours, 54 Minutes


  • Navigate to Munnik Avenue in the centre of Polokwane.
  • Continue on Munnik Avenue, which changes into R81.
  • The R81 merges with the R36. The road will split into R81 in the direction of Mooketsi and R36 in the direction of Modjadjiskloof.
  • Take the R36 to Mojadjiskloof.
  • At Tzaneen, turn left at Wolkberg Drive/R71 at the R36, R528, R71 interchange.
  • Continue with the R71 out of Tzaneen.
  • The R71 will exit to the left at Gravelotte, continue straight on the R40/R526.
  • At the T-junction, turn right onto the R40 to Klaserie/Bushbuck Ridge/White River. When you turn onto the R40, please contact Camp Jabulani on 074 137 3286/ 082 922 0120, so that we can meet you at the gate.
  • After 10km, you will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your left.
  • Report to the gate. Your ranger will meet with you at this entrance

Directions from Nelspruit

Nelspruit to Kapama Private Game Reserve


Drive 138 km, approximately 2 Hours


  • Navigate to the R104 – R40 interchange in Nelspruit (Mbombela) centre.
  • Continue on the R40, past the Riverside Mall, White River and Hazyview.
  • Continue straight on the R40, past Bosbokrand and Acornhoek.
  • Beyond Acornhoek continue northwards on the R40 towards Klaserie.
  • Approximately 1 km before Klaserie, take the turn-off to the right signposted Hoedspruit. Please contact Camp Jabulani at this point on074 137 3286/ 082 922 0120, for us to meet you at the gate.
  • For Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, continue on this road for approximately 3 km.
  • The entrance to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre will be on your right.
  • Continue past Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre entrance for approximately 10 km.
  • You will will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your right.
  • Report to the gate. Your ranger will meet with you at this entrance.

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Camp Jabulani is a perfect translation of the African bush. An open-plan dining room and lounge merge with the wooden deck which lies in the shade of gigantic leadwood tree. An impressive hanging bridge connects these living areas with the suites that flank the riverbed. The Zindoga Villa at Camp Jabulani is a palatial, self-contained facility.

Camp Jabulani’s executive chef has trained in the kitchens of great chefs around the world and takes pride in designing fusion creations with a South African twist – always with an artistic finish. Menus change on a daily basis. As individual tastes are as unique as personalities, a range of dietary preferences and restrictions are catered for effortlessly (Kosher and Halaal meals are sourced by prior arrangement). Vegetarians or those who prefer lighter meals are well catered for, with inventive choices each day. Some may even prefer simple, hearty meals. At Camp Jabulani, everything goes.

Freshly baked muffins, delectable teatime treats, and moreish sundowner snacks are baked daily. The chefs pride themselves on making as much as possible with their own hands. Through private cooking classes, guests may even be treated to ‘insider’ tips on making homemade breads, sauces and ice-creams.

A perfectly paired wine will transform a great meal into a sublime experience. Camp Jabulani has very carefully collected an impressive medal-winning collection of both red and white South African wines, sourced from the winelands of the Cape to be enjoyed in the bush.

Private tables are impeccably set for each guest, as we appreciate that time spent with close family and friends is all too precious. But some may prefer to share the company of new friends just met, and special arrangements will be made for a more social environment. The atmosphere, whether indoors or out, is always elegant yet relaxed with a friendly and professional team of service staff. Mealtimes are flexible, and venues tend to change (weather dependent). From private candlelit dinners, to traditional South African boma nights – there is no equal to the ambience of bonfires, lanterns and starry nights.

Glamping Types

  • Villas

Great For

  • couples
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • small children
  • small groups
  • solo travelers
  • wedding

Setting

  • luxury
  • safari

Total Accommodations

  • 2

Minimum Night Stay

  • 1

Rates Based On

  • per person, sharing

Best time to visit

Open: Year-round

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Accommodations

  • Suite

    From $2989/ night
    01
    02
  • Zindoga Villa

    From $7757/ night
    01
    07
  • Amenities
    • air conditioning
    • bedding
    • coffee maker
    • conference facilities
    • fireplace
    • fitness center
    • front desk
    • hair dryer
    • housekeeping
    • laundry
    • mini bar
    • mosquito nets
    • private pool
    • restaurant
    • robes
    • room service
    • safe - in room
    • shower
    • slippers / in-room shoes
    • spa
    • towels
    • turndown service
    • wi-fi
    • wine cellar
  • Experiences
    • all-inclusive
    • animal interaction
    • bird watching
    • children's activities
    • exercise
    • game drives
    • hot air balloon
    • massage
    • photography
    • safari tours
    • social and cultural visits
    • stargazing
    • wildlife observing
  • Dining Options
    • All-inclusive meals
    • On-site restaurant
    • Camp Chef
    • Choice of private or group dining
    • Cater to dietary preferences

  • Policies
    • Check-in

      2:00 PM

    • Check-out

      11:00 AM

    • Taxes

      VAT included

    • Gift Cards

      Yes, please inquire.

    • Included in the Rates

      The Elephant Experience, game drives, all meals and snacks, selection of local and premium beverages, daily laundry, visit to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, transfers to and from Eastgate Airport, emergency medical evacuation insurance.

    • Gratuity

      Not required, but appreciated.

    • Other Fees

      Conservation Levy from R 114 per person per night

    • Parking

      Complementary, on-site.

    • Cellular Signal

      Strong

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      Moderate (main lodge)

    • Minimum Age for Children

      12 (Luxury Suites). None (Zindoga Villa).

    • Additional Guests

      Rates are quoted on per person per night.

    • Suggested items to bring with you

      Comfy shoes, Camera, Sunblock, Sunhat and something warm can get cold in the evenings and on game drives.

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

       Cancellations are only valid if received in writing and acknowledged by both parties.
      • A 50% cancellation fee is applicable if cancelled 15-30 days prior to arrival.
      • A 100% cancellation fee is applicable if cancelled 1-14 days prior to arrival.
      • Cancellation of a confirmed booking, will result in loss of the deposit.

      Deposit Schedule:

      • Bookings will be held on provisional basis for 7 days only.
        • A 10% deposit is due 48 hours after date of confirmation.
        • For reservations between 15 December and 15 January, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required 48 hours after date of confirmation.
        • Final balance is due 6 weeks prior to date of arrival.
        • Camp Jabulani reserves the right to cancel reservations should full payment not be received within 30 days prior to arrival.
        • Full payment is required within 48 hours for short-lead time reservations.
    • Pet Policy

      Pets are not allowed at this property.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    Directions from Johannesburg

    O.R Tambo, Belfast, Dullstroom to Kapama Private Game Reserve


    450 km, approximately 5 Hours, 47 Minutes


    • Take the N12/N4 from Johannesburg via Witbank (eMalahleni) to Middelburg.
    • Continue on the N12/N4, turn left on the R33 towards Belfast (eMakhazeni). Approximately 200km.
    • In the centre of Belfast turn right on R540/Steven Masango street to Dullstroom (Emnotweni) and Lydenburg (Mashishing).
    • Continue through Dullstroom (Emnotweni).
    • Connect with the R36 at Lydenburg (Mashishing). Continue about 2.3 km.
    • Turn left onto R37/Voortrekker Street at the intersection.
    • Turn right onto the R36. After 800m.
    • Continue through to Ohrigstad, through the Strijdom Tunnel.
    • Continue straight, the R36 becomes R527.
    • Go through the town of Hoedspruit, turn right onto the R40 to Klaserie/Bushbuck Ridge/White River.
    • When you are in Hoedspruit, please contact Camp Jabulani on 074 137 3286/ 082 922 0120, so that we can meet you at the gate.
    • After 10km, you will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your left.
    • Report to the gate. Your ranger will meet with you at this entrance.

    Directions from Polokwane

    Polokwane to Kapama Private Game Reserve


    Drive 236 km, approximately 3 Hours, 54 Minutes


    • Navigate to Munnik Avenue in the centre of Polokwane.
    • Continue on Munnik Avenue, which changes into R81.
    • The R81 merges with the R36. The road will split into R81 in the direction of Mooketsi and R36 in the direction of Modjadjiskloof.
    • Take the R36 to Mojadjiskloof.
    • At Tzaneen, turn left at Wolkberg Drive/R71 at the R36, R528, R71 interchange.
    • Continue with the R71 out of Tzaneen.
    • The R71 will exit to the left at Gravelotte, continue straight on the R40/R526.
    • At the T-junction, turn right onto the R40 to Klaserie/Bushbuck Ridge/White River. When you turn onto the R40, please contact Camp Jabulani on 074 137 3286/ 082 922 0120, so that we can meet you at the gate.
    • After 10km, you will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your left.
    • Report to the gate. Your ranger will meet with you at this entrance

    Directions from Nelspruit

    Nelspruit to Kapama Private Game Reserve


    Drive 138 km, approximately 2 Hours


    • Navigate to the R104 – R40 interchange in Nelspruit (Mbombela) centre.
    • Continue on the R40, past the Riverside Mall, White River and Hazyview.
    • Continue straight on the R40, past Bosbokrand and Acornhoek.
    • Beyond Acornhoek continue northwards on the R40 towards Klaserie.
    • Approximately 1 km before Klaserie, take the turn-off to the right signposted Hoedspruit. Please contact Camp Jabulani at this point on074 137 3286/ 082 922 0120, for us to meet you at the gate.
    • For Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, continue on this road for approximately 3 km.
    • The entrance to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre will be on your right.
    • Continue past Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre entrance for approximately 10 km.
    • You will will reach the entrance signposted Kapama Private Game Reserve on your right.
    • Report to the gate. Your ranger will meet with you at this entrance.

    View Google Maps

Inside Scoop

  • Spa services available!

  • Go on a game drive to see wildlife up close.

  • Private dinners—romance is in the air!