Relais & Châteaux presented at ILTM 2016 the lodges of Camp Jabulani offering an Africa between luxury, wild nature and high gastronomy.
Camp Jabulani Relais & Châteaux is a seemingly otherworldly place that offers exceptional safaris by foot, by 4×4 or on the back of elephants. A unique feeling of living in authentic lodges in the heart of the bush and contemplating wild animals, with the Relais & Châteaux hospitality and gastronomy in addition!
An elephant herd as a guide
In the heart of the private reserve of Kapama, located on the border of the Kruger National Park, the Camp Jabulani Relais & Châteaux distinguishes itself from other lodges in the region. It offers guests first-class accommodation, refined cuisine and personalized service. But its most notable feature is the herd of elephants saved by the center, which serve both as guides and vehicles during the visitors’ stay. Visiting the Cheetah Preservation Center is also a must.
The Camp Jabulani Relais & Châteaux owes its name to the first elephant, adopted by the owners, who then have given shelter to other orphans from the neighboring Zimbabwe. It is located in Hoedspruit, in the South African province of Limpopo, on the border of the Kruger National Park, in the heart of the Kapama Private Nature Reserve. Camp Jabulani, covering an area of 16,000 hectares, is a sanctuary for wild animals and a haven of exotic peace. It is different from other lodges in the area by its luxurious facilities, elephant safaris and an extraordinary view over the savanna. This exclusive lodge is also a wonderful haven for travelers looking for genuine African experiences, wishing to observe large wild animals.
Luxury Suites and Villas
Camp Jabulani Relais & Châteaux features six comfortable and elegant suites set in private pavilions. Nestled in nature, their colonial-style architecture overlooks the bed of a dried up river. The air-conditioned suites are insulated and each has sliding wooden doors, a fireplace in the living room, a massive stone bathtub, a terrace, a private pool and a glazed outdoor shower.
The presidential 400-m2 villa Zindoga is divided into two individual suites communicating by a large living room. It is also decorated with a wooden terrace of 225 m2 with view on the African landscape all around.
The villa accommodates a maximum of 9 guests who can enjoy the services of a team of private rangers with vehicle, a chef and a butler.
A superb Spa with several beneficial body treatments, a gym and an outdoor fitness area complete the offerings of personalized wellness services.
African regional cuisine
Dylan Frost, the chef of the gastronomic restaurant is an enthusiast who likes to surprise his guests by concocting delicious from of the African terroir, which they would not have the opportunity to taste elsewhere in the world. The wines that accompany the dishes are the best in South Africa. The menus are regularly renewed and for small snacks, freshly baked muffins and delicious sweets are served throughout the day at the bar. The delights can also be enjoyed during candlelit dinners, private wine tastings and dinners, surprises in the river bed, traditional evenings in a boma with campfire, lanterns and stared sky…
Meet the “Big Five”
On the sport side, the Camp Jabulani Relais & Châteaux offers strolls or car tours for a guided safari in the savanna or the nearby Kruger National Park, meeting the “Big Five”: lions, leopards, rhinoceros, giraffes, gazelles, blue wildebeests or elephants. Nature lovers will be able to admire more than 300 species of birds and an astonishing variety of flowers and trees and visiting several archaeological sites will be a unique and unforgettable experience for the traveler.
A private gallery specializing in the art of South Africa, exhibits works by several renowned local artists.
About Relais & Châteaux
Established more than 60 years ago, Relais & Châteaux combines great hoteliers and chefs. Today, it is a reference in hotels and restaurants and offers 530 exceptional homes in the world. These authentic places of high-end hospitality offer distinctive and personal experiences of Art of Living and High Gastronomy.
The International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) takes place every year in Cannes in December. The trade show is one of the most nicest showcases in the world for luxury travel, upscale hotels. For 15 years, travel professionals have been coming to the Capitale du Cinéma to find the latest news, tourist offers and paradisiacal stays for their clients
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