Fodor's Expert Review Camp Jabulani

R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

This sumptuous Relais & Châteaux lodge, a cross between a Hollywood set designer’s and an Arab prince’s idea of colonial Africa, sits in the 32,123-acre Kapama Game Reserve, only 40 km (25 miles) from Kruger. Its main drawing point, apart from the Big Five, is its elephant-back safaris, the only ones in the world where you can take a night safari on the back of an elephant. The first elephant to come to the reserve was Jabulani, a tiny baby orphan abandoned by the herd. Nursed back to health, he was subsequently joined by 12 Zimbabwean elephants, rescued before they were killed for their meat. Today the Jabulani herd provides a thrilling, unique experience for guests.

PROS

  • ultraluxurious accommodation
  • ultraluxurious accommodations

CONS

  • all this opulence could be excessive

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Sophisticated
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 015-793–1265-Lodge | 012-460–5605-Reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

6 suites, 1 villa
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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