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Elephant Moments

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Arrive at sunrise for your personal introduction to a very special family. Nothing quite prepares you for your first encounter with the Jabulani elephants. Their mammoth size and vibrant presence are always humbling. You’ll learn about their...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
+27 15 793 1265
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

These are elephants which are somewhat comfortable around people; they are kept separate from the wild herd. They are primarily rescues from small businesses, etc., which had them and then couldn't keep them. The elephants stand behind a stone fence, one feeds them elephant "candy"...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 722bsr
Sue H, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Moments, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bs R, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate the recommendation, and we will share your comments with the team, especially the elephant carers, who are indeed, very proud of the Jabulani Herd. Many of them have been together...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Elephants - Africa’s gentle giants. Blessed are these extraordinary people, who commit their lives to save and rescue wild animals and orphans. Interaction with the elephants was WoW, Wow, Wow! I'm not sure who loved the attention more...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Danny-Ronel C
Sue H, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Moments, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Dear Danny-Ronel C Thank you so much for the "wow-derful" review of your experience at Elephant Moments. We really appreciate your support in visiting the Jabulani herd. Please keep in contact via following our Camp Jabulani social media pages. All the best, The Jabulani Team.

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

These great animals are treated with love and respect. No riding here. Information about these great animals and they are treated with dignity. Great staff and handlersMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sue H, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Moments, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hello Mel, Thank you for the great review. We are delighted that you found the experience so respectful as this is extremely important to us. We appreciate your visit, and please do continue to follow the elephants on our Camp Jabulani social media pages. Warm...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Got to feed and take pictures hugging the elephants. Great expericndr for children.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian G
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I visited this experience during my 2017 visit to South Africa and thoroughly enjoyed this very special visit. The elephants have all been orphaned during their lives and, despite the best efforts of staff, they refuse to return to the wild. Kapama have made the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Anne S
Reviewed 27 May 2018

What an incredible way to spend a morning in Kapama. Being able to touch, feed and interact with these amazing behemoths was almost beyond description. We loved it!! You really can't appreciate the size and gentleness of Subakwe and Jabulani until you stand next to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I would absolutely suggest meeting these elephants. They are gentle giants but it’s not often you get to meet an elephant that lives in the wild

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I was fortunate to have a one on one experience with Jabulani and Subakwe. Tiger the lead handler is very knowledgeable and you can tell he really cares for the elephants. Making experience to stand next to and feed these magnificent creatures

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank carina34d
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The opportunity to go to Camp Jabulani was an extra excursion from Kapama Game Reserve. What a highlight! It was basically a whole morning trip in place of a game drive. They walked you through the history of how the camp was started, and what...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This experience, wow! It is truly amazing. These animals are simply stunning. The centre prides itself on rescuing and re-homing elephants for all backgrounds. Unfortunately elephants easily become dependant on human contact, and because of this will not integrate into a wild heard. But they...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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John M
25 August 2018|
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Response from CampJabulani | Property representative |
Dear John M Thank you for the enquiry. Camp Jabulani Elephant interaction created an unique interactive experience with their herd of rescued Elephants. The main focus of the interaction is to promote elephant... More
4 August 2018|
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Response from CampJabulani | Property representative |
Dear Shazza072 Thank you for your enquiry. The Camp Jabulani Elephant Experience is a very personal and highly immersive interaction, where man and elephant meet one another on equal terms. We offer a personal orientation... More
21 June 2016|
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Response from stekie | Reviewed this property |
Good idea, afternoon safaris are the best! I believe you can book the safaris at Camp Jabulani (perhaps online or through your travel agent?). You will have to organize transportation to and from, though. Extra tip: You... More