Greater Kruger Area

Come join us for a safari with a twist, a safari where your day-to-day itinerary is in your own hands. Come camp with us in a fenced camp within a Big Five Game Reserve that is part of the “Greater Kruger National Park”, from here we take you on different activities  according to your preference or simply relax in camp.

The camp is situated on the picturesque banks of the spectacular Olifants river meaning “Elephants river”. Here a multitude of wildlife abound including Giraffe, Hippos, Zebras, Crocodiles, plenty of antelope species and Africa’s Big Five.  Elephants are  frequent visitors and all wildlife can be viewed in safety from the fenced camp. There will always be a knowledgeable and experienced safari guide/ game ranger accompanying you on the safari and in camp. The accommodation is safari style tents and all equipment and bedding is supplied. Also the camp is catered so the rate includes accommodation, transportation to various activities and all meals. It excludes additional food and drinks and the activities.

There are many activities to choose from and all are viewed as add-ons, just pick the ones you would like to do! The activities range from full day trips into Kruger National Park, boat cruises and walking with the wild to visiting numerous Wildlife rehabilitation centres, reptile parks and breeding centres.

 

 ACTIVITIES:

Full day trips into Kruger National Park

The Kruger park is just a few minutes away from camp, which means that we can get in as early as possible and spend as much time as we like inside the park for the duration of the day. One can expect to see a multitude of wild animals, including the Big 5 and beautiful nature scenes! We also visit picnic sites (for enjoying awesome picnics obviously), lookout points and the different attractions of the areas that we do visit. Combining your stay with day trips into Kruger in a comfortable vehicle guided by experienced and enthusiastic guides at a very affordable price, makes this one of our most popular additional activities!

 


 

Elephant back safaris at Camp Jabulani

We have morning safari’s 365 days a year! At first the guests will be introduced to the elephants through a fascinating introductory speech on elephants and their behavior in general.  We also highlight interesting facts about their anatomy and how these magnificent creatures are adapted to their life in the African bush.  During this session you will be allowed to get up close and personal with our friendly herd of pachyderms, allowing for many exciting photo opportunities.  After this short session, we then move over to the exciting part of the excursion: mounting the elephants in preparation for your elephant back safari.  We then set off on our safari, walking slowly through the bush, observing the abundant fauna and flora around us, stopping at special sightings and for the occasional photo opportunity.  After about an hour or so on elephant back, your safari terminates and you will have the opportunity to browse at the Curio shop.

 


 

Wildlife rehabilitation centre

Situated in the shadow of the majestic “Mariepskop” our unique conservancy is home to many wild animals. Wherever possible, rehabilitated birds and animals are returned to the wild and those that are not so fortunate due to the nature and extent of their injuries are used to educate the many people who visit us each year.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre contributes to the conservation of endangered species and the rehabilitation of injured & poisoned wildlife. It also facilitates a number of successful breeding programs.

ANIMALS TO BE SEEN:
Lion, Leopard, Serval, Honey Badger, Eagles, Vultures, Wild Dogs and any baby animals that we may have at the time of your visit. A visit to the centre will stimulate awareness and understanding of the plight which our wildlife faces today.

 


 

Walk with the Wild

Interested in doing a bush walk with a difference? Have a chance not only to walk in the wild but with the wild. Here you have the unique opportunity to go on a bush walk and have some habituated wild animals accompany you. The animals differ from time to time but include the likes of Lions, Cheetahs and Elephants. All walks are lead by knowledgeable and experienced guides/rangers.  This definitely gives you the opportunity to experience nature from a different perspective and have a chance to interact with these wonderful animals at a more personal level. It includes a breakfast afterward at which you can relax and just absorb in the experience.

 


 

Reptile Centre

Go visit a reptile research and breeding centre, where you will experience a side of nature that is often overlooked because of the elusive nature of these creatures and the negative ideas connected to them. Learn about the important roles that they play in the ecosystem and have a chance to view them in safety. You will have an opportunity to see a wide variety of reptiles, arachnids, bird and even primates. There are special demonstrations and for those interested there is a chance of conquering your fears.


 

Boat Trips

Enjoy the splendor of the third largest Canyon in the world. Unquestionably being the largest 'green canyon' due to its lush subtropical foliage.  An interpretation tour by a tour guide will take you to the you to the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondavels.  An abundance of wildlife will keep you distracted while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon.

The Blyde River canyon supports large diversity of life, including numerous fish and antelope species as well as Hippos and Crocodiles, primate species and a diversity of birdlife such as the African Fish Eagle, African Finfoot and much more.

Possibly the best view in the whole of the Blyde River Canyon is of the the "Three Rondavels", huge, round rocks, thought to be reminiscent of the houses or huts of the indigenous people, known as rondavels.

The Canyon is famous for the Kadishi Tufa waterfall. At 200m (around 660 feet) in height it is the second tallest tufa waterfall on earth.  In the case of the Kadishi Tufa fall, the formation that has been produced strikingly resembles a face which is crying profusely, and is thus sometimes known as 'the weeping face of nature.

 


 

Other Activities Available

There are numerous other activities on offer in the area including:

Quad biking, hiking, hot-air balloon safaris, white water rafting, abseiling, mountain biking, safaris at other game lodges in the area and many more which could be arranged on request. Please feel free to e-mail us if any further information is required.