Elephant Interaction

at Jabulani Safari in Hoedspruit by Jabulani Safari


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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. We only accept limited number of guests per encounter in order to keep the human-animal interaction to an absolute minimum.

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 keepers 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, to the last-minute rescue by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre of a herd of elephants from a strife-torn Zimbabwe when their owner’s farm was expropriated by war veterans.

Your visit ensures that this incredible herd continues to thrive, and acts as a source of building awareness in elephant conservation among guests from all over the world.

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


Available on weekends only from 01 August 2020 to 30 September 2020. Thereafter seven days a week. Closed on Christmas and New Year.


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://jabulanisafari.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 a personalised introduction and interaction hosted by our passionate elephant carers


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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