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SPECIAL! Elephant Moments “Spirit of UBUNTU” Limited Offer

Hoedspruit And Kapama Private Game Reserve

Activity Description

Experience the Spirit of Ubuntu Special with your family.
Young children from 6 to 11 years old, accompanied with parents can experience this special interaction for FREE.

Be inspired, enlightened, educated and enthused by this memorable and respectful opportunity to meet and learn more about some of the Jabulani herd elephants and their passionate carers.

Arrive at sunrise to meet a few members of an extraordinary family, the Jabulani Herd. Delve deeper into the biology and physiology of these gentle giants while learning about each elephant’s unique personalities and remarkable stories.

The respectful 90-minute experience takes place at the Jabulani elephant stables, which borders the HERD elephant orphanage. The Orphanage does not allow the public to visit their premises or to view the orphans, to keep their stress levels to a minimum.

The Jabulani Herd elephants that you will meet represent the rest of the herd which they join a little later to continue foraging during their days in the Kapama Private Reserve. There will be between two to three elephants introduced who remain behind a low partition creating a respectful distance between the elephants and the visitors.

Visitors will have an opportunity to provide some elephant snacks to each elephant, as well as a chance to take a snapshot memory of the memorable experience, with the guidance of the carers.

Complimentary coffee and tea with biscuits will be provided upon arrival and available to enjoy until the end of the experience.

Following your Elephant Moments experience, you will have the opportunity to purchase a souvenir in our gift shop, with proceeds going towards the HERD Trust.

Please note: the Jabulani Lodge Guests enjoy a variety of exclusive elephant experiences different to the Elephant Moments Mornings. For more information about the lodge experience.


ProviderElephant Moments
Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenOpen daily, 365 days a year.
WhereMEETING TIME: 06:15 am (No late arrivals will be accommodated) MEETING POINT: The KAPAMA MAIN GATE on the R40 between Hoedspruit and Klaserie You will be met and escorted to the elephant experience. GPS Co-Ordinates: GPS 24°25’45.99”S 31°00’48.86” E What 3 Words App: pleasantly.enlighten.interruptions Please contact our Elephant Moments Manager on the morning if you need any assistance on +27 15 793 1265 or +27 82 922 0120.
WeatherRaincoats will be supplied in the case of rain
What to WearComfortable clothing
Things to BringSunglasses, sun hat and more importantly your camera
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed.


Minimum Age6 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNone Required
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions1 hour 30 minutes Elephant Moments with a personalised introduction and interaction hosted by our passionate elephant carers

Gift Shop purchases
Transfers to and from your hotel.


Only early mornings can be booked as the herd heads off into the bush for the remainder of the day
Please see the gallery for previous special elephant moments, kindly note that each day is unique and dependent on the herd’s movement

Customer Reviews

Very nice experience, gentle animals. It is really worth to do this. - Andreas Och

We had an amazing lifetime experience with the most welcoming, awesome and professional team. From the lady, (Bonolo, i think that's her name) to Owen and the team on the ground. We would definitely book with you again. - Morongoa Selapa

Thank you for an awesome unforgettable day. Will never get enough time at HERD! Amazing people and animals[?] - Elzabe Stewart

We were spending a weekend away for our Tenth Wedding Anniversary and wanted to do something special. So i booked this experience not knowing what to expect. An Elephant is my favorite animal. As we drove up and i saw them my heart already wanted to jump out of my chest. This was the absolute best part of our weekend. The gentleness of these big Giants was remarkable to experience. I didn't want the morning to end. The staff was super friendly and you could see that each of them has a special bond with the elephants. We will definitely be returning soon to bring my daughter an my mother in law. - Natasha van den Berg

It was such a precious time for us to be able to learn about these elephants from people who truly care about what they're doing. You really get up close and personal with a few of them and start to recognize their different personalities. My boyfriend called it the closest he could get to a real life Jurassic Park! - Jax Stevens

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