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Elephant Moments at Jabulani Safari Voucher

Hoedspruit And Kapama Private Game Reserve

Activity Description

Arrive at sunrise for your personal introduction to a very special family, and immerse yourself fully in the natural environment of one of Africa’s most epic creatures. The start is an early one before the elephants head off into the bush to forage in the wild. Encounters are limited to just one a day, as we have committed to giving this herd as much time in their natural environment as possible.

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 incredible story through the carers who have walked the long road with them, and have formed lifelong bonds in the process – from the rescue and arrival of an orphaned and abandoned baby elephant, Jabulani, to the last-minute rescue of a herd of elephants from a strife-torn Zimbabwe when their owner’s farm was expropriated by war veterans.

Over the years, five babies have been born to the herd. Another three orphans have been rescued, after being found alone and suffering without their herd, including snare victim, Khanyisa, and subsequently rehabilitated and integrated into the herd successfully. Your visit ensures that this incredible blended herd of rescued elephants continues to thrive, and acts as a source of building awareness in elephant conservation among guests from all over the world.

Your 1 hour 30 minutes experience will include the opportunity to meet a few of the elephants, exchange trunk greetings and feed them treats – all while the elephant carers share their quirky tales, unique identification marks and distinctive character traits as well as fascinating insight into their extraordinary anatomies. You’ll also get some incredible pictures!

Coffee and tea with biscuits are served for your refreshment. Following your personal Elephant Experience, you will have the opportunity to browse the small Safari Boutique stocked with a range of beautiful souvenirs.


ProviderElephant Moments
Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenAll year round
WhereMEETING TIME: 06:20 am (No late arrivals will be accommodated) MEETING POINT: The Guernsey Gate (Jabulani Gate on the Guernsey Road opposite Thornybush Main Gate). You will be met and escorted to the elephants. GPS Co-Ordinates: South 24 degrees, 26’ 27.83” | East 31 degrees, 07’ 38.59”. A detailed map & directions can be viewed at or requested from the lodge. Please contact our Elephant Moments Manager on the morning if you need any assistance on +27 15 793 1265 or +27 82 922 0120.
WeatherWeather permitting
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


1 hour 30 minutes Elephant Moments with commentary from the professional elephant keepers
Coffee and tea with biscuits


Safari Boutique Shop,
Transfers to and from your hotel.


Only 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

We LOVED our experience with the elephants! We had such an amazing time learning and feeding the beautiful elephants!! We arrived late (due to a hotel transfer issue nothing to do with them) and the staff did EVERYTHING to still make our experience fantastic by having a staff member take our photos for us and basically gave us a private tour. The staff were nice, educated and answered all the questions we had. We would definitely recommend this tour- once in a lifetime opportunity! Well worth the cost. Thank you to all the staff and elephants! - Brandon & Brianna Voelker

Great experience with great and kind staff. I enjoyed the encounter with each amazing elephant. The only thing I wish we had was some contact with the toddler elephant. But I can understand why we didn’t. :) - Marina Pontes Oliveira

It was an absolutely amazing experience and a very humbling experience with these gentle giants. Elephants are truly wonderful creatures. The handlers are amazing with the elephants. Stunning location and service. - Jenny

It was a very good drive. Although I stayed in Hoedspruit for a few year when I was young I learned a few things on the drive. - Erna - Safarilicious # Pawlak

We had a most amazing time with all 4 elephants who came to us, interacted with us if they wanted - which they did and left when they wanted to. This was certainly the most ethical elephant interaction we could find and was more than worth the money we paid for such close up experiences of their magnificent elephants. Whilst no experience with wild animals is 100% ethical it is clear that these were all habituated due to a past pefore camp Jabulani and as such this place offers them care and a life which they would otherwise not have had. An awesome day and a lifetime memories. - Mr Paul Cadmore

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