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 which flank the river bed.
Each of the six luxury suites is remote and private. Massive wooden sliding doors present interiors which are stylish and comfortable.
Massive stone tubs, an outdoor glass-enclosed shower, a fire-place with separate lounge area, and a private plunge pool complement each of the rooms. During the day the “walls” of the suites are rolled away to bring the bush just that bit closer.
The Zindoga Villa is Camp Jabulani’s most recent addition and is a palatial self-contained facility. It has been designed for guests who prefer the more exclusive touch, for smaller groups, or for families travelling with younger children.
Two individual units are connected by a lounge and dining area. Each unit has a spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom, expansive wooden deck and a private heated plunge pool. One of the units also has a charming twin room, with private bathroom for two children sharing.
Facilities include a Therapy Lapa and a Bush Gym. Guests are able to enjoy elephant-back safaris (with the only night safari in the world), game drives and visits to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. And the culinary experience is sublime!
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Camp Jabulani together with the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)accepted the challenge to adopt Paulos Ngobeni Primary School, within our local community, as a means of uplifting the youth in our community as we depend on the youth of today for tomorrow’s survival.
Paulos Ngobeni Primary School, situated in Acornhoek, is our first initiative towards the “leave your footprint” campaign. Every year the school compiles a Wish List of items that they are in dire need of in order to continue with the skilled education of its pupils. Together we annually strive to make their wishes come true.
We are currently in the process of creating and maintaining a lovely playground and vegetable garden for the children. We want to give them something they can invest in and be proud of.
Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
Camp Jabulani in affiliation with the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has been working hand-in-hand on numerous responsible tourism projects. We believe investing in our local community.153 staff members are employed at Camp Jabulani and the HESC. 80% of the total staff complement is from the local community. An environmental education programme is implemented by the staff and all labourers on site in terms of relevant environmental issues with specific emphasis on the purpose of conservation of the natural environment; the prohibition of cutting of firewood from the surrounding veld; pollution control and recycling of waste material and waste management. Regular briefings take place in the form of on-site talks and demonstrations. The education / awareness programme is aimed at all levels of staff.
The ‘Weeping-Boer-Bean’and ‘Sharing is Caring’ projects both came about as a result of Camp Jabulani's constant striving to create eco initiatives and sustainability practices. Camp Jabulani joined heads with its sister company (HESC) and came up with an innovative way to recycle the constant supply of elephant dung available.
The Weeping boer-bean can be bought in your "grow-it yourself –kit" available at HESC. This kit contains 1 elephant Dung ball with Potting Soil in the centre and all you have to do is plant your bean in the middle and add water. Sharing is Caring Bags are filled with elephant dung and sold as a soil amendment at HESC. Visitors at HESC can buy this unusual souvenir that can fertilize garden plants for R30 per bag. All these earnings will contribute to the anti-poaching rhino patrols in the area, to safe keep our rhino’s.
A new section was allocated to add an art gallery to HESC’s curio shop. The goal is to generate income and job creation for the local, underprivileged community. Artists have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in the curio shop. Several pieces of art have already been sold. Art classes will be given once a week to assist local artists’ in developing their talents.
Camp Jabulani and HESC prides itself on its education outreach programme, where learners from around the country (including from historically disadvantaged communities) are given the opportunity of learning more about conservation – understanding the necessity for everyone to be involved in “Ensuring our Tomorrow”.
As part of HESC's Student Programme, participants have the opportunity to get involved with lesser privileged communities. In a unique project, Camp Jabulani and HESC has partnered with the rural school of Paulos Ngobeni Primary School, located 25kms from the Centre. Grade 4 learners will have the opportunity to visit the Centre to learn more about endangered wildlife, and the cheetah in particular. They will work closely with the Students as they go about their daily duties. Students will have the chance to assist the Primary School with much-needed equipment. Funds may be raised by visitors to the Centre, or interested parties.