Elephant Interaction

at Jabulani Safari in Hoedspruit by Jabulani Safari


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More about Elephant Interaction

The adventure begins at the crack of dawn, as you come to meet Camp Jabulani’s legendary elephants in their natural habitat. There is only one encounter per day, with a restriction on the number of guests per encounter. This is to ensure that human-elephant interaction is kept to a minimum.

During your one and a half hour encounter, the keepers (who have developed deep-rooted bonds with the rescued elephants) reveal more about these gentle giants, their history, unique attributes and their incredible anatomies. Great photo opportunities arise as you greet the elephants by touching their trunks and feed them delicious snacks.

Enjoy some light refreshments after your elephant experience and perhaps pick up a souvenir at the Safari Boutique.

What people say

Hi, this was a great experience. I highly highly recommend the interaction with all of our guests ...  -  Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge: Ilonka.



1 hour 30 minutes


All year round


MEETING 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 https://campjabulani.activitar.com/directions 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.


Weather permitting

What to Wear:

Comfortable clothing

Things to bring:

Sunglasses, sun hat and more importantly your camera

Guests or Spectators:

No spectators allowed.

Min Age:


Certification Required:

None Required
Inclusions & 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.

Opinions On Elephant Interaction

What the locals say about Elephant Interaction .

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge: Ilonka

Hi, this was a great experience. I highly highly recommend the interaction with all of our guests and they do love it!!! Thanks Leandrie for all your help and assistance with regards to our guests.

Pangolin Lodge Rachael Goldsack

I would like to thank Camp Jabulani for an excellent visit during the Elephant Interaction experience. The guides were interesting & informative. Full of stories about the individual elephants. It was wonderful to be so close to these incredible beasts and would highly recommend it to our future guests. Many thanks

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge

Guests really enjoyed the special experience, would keep on recommending this activities to our guests since its a once in a life time experience.

Rinette Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge

Guest truly enjoyed this special African experience, guest thought that what are being done at Camp Jabulani is magnificent. Thank you for making our guests activity so special. Kind Regards Rinette


You’ll find the leafy town of Hoedspruit between the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon.

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Jabulani Safari Elephant interaction created an unique interactive experience with their herd of rescued Elephants.

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