Camp Jabulani, Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
- Proud member of the Relais & Châteaux Association
- Enjoy Elephant interaction with the resident herd
- Unwind at the indulgent Wellness Centre
- Each suite boasts its own private deck
This Camp was officially launched by Queen Elizabeth's cousin, prince Michael of Kent. The luxury Camp in Kapama Game Reserve is home to Jabulani the elephant and 12 Zimbabwean elephants, all rescued by owner, Lente Roode.
Guests can look forward to luxurious accommodation in 6 en-suite suites and the Zindoga Villa at Camp Jabulani which consists of 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and one twin). The safari camp is build next to a seasonal stream under the shade of leadwood trees. Relax at the spa with a soothing massage after a day of game viewing.
In June 1997, Jabulani was left to the elements after becoming stuck in the mud of a silt dam. His mother and herd abandoned him after several rescue attempts. It took a year to nurse Jabulani back to health. Lente tried to reintroduce him into the wild, but refused be separated from them.
In March 2002 Lente found out about 12 Zimbabwean elephants who were facing an untimely end. War veterans were expropriating the farm and tagged the elephants for their meat. Lente rescued them and the matriarch immediately adopted Jabulani, who now leads the herd.
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