Kate and Phil

Philip Harrison and Kate Nelson have a strong background within the hospitality industry, and come with plenty of experience in managing highly effective teams. Having recently sold their own tourism business in the Eastern Cape, they have now moved to the Lowveld to pick up the reins at Camp Jabulani. Said Kate, “We are so excited to have the opportunity to manage this exclusive and
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Susan Marks with Gertjie, the orphaned rhino

When I learned about the opportunity to volunteer at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) as part of my stay at Camp Jabulani in South Africa, I jumped at the chance. It seemed to me that it would be an experience that would be like no other in my life.

I was taken on a tour of
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Limpopo is a female elephant, and was the first baby to be born to the Camp Jabulani herd on 19 August 2006. Her parents are Tokwe and and a wild bull from the reserve. Soon after arriving from Zimbabwe, Tokwe eloped one night, joined the wild herd and came back the following morning. Limpopo was born 22 months later…  She was named after the Limpopo River, which
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It is submerged beneath the water

During a recent game drive, two hyenas were spotted opposite a waterhole on the reserve. We stopped to observe them, and to see in which direction they were headed. A third hyena then appeared, and it was evident that the two we had originally found were not happy with its presence. They immediately gave chase, and the third hyena dashed into the water while the
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Fishan is a 33 year old male elephant born in Zimbabwe. He was hand reared with 11 other elephants on a farm which was eventually expropriated due to the national land reform programme. This farm was located 12km east of Chinhoyi town.

Fishan was castrated at a young age in Zimbabwe due to a serious
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Sebakwe was born in Zimbabwe in the early 1980s. He was hand reared with 11 other elephants on a farm which was eventually expropriated due to the national land reform programme. This farm was located 12km east of Chinhoyi town.

In 2002, Lente Roode heard about the elephants losing their home (and the imminent danger of them losing their lives too). There was no
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Ranger Ruan sharing his knowledge with an interested guest

Look after yourself! Wear sunblock and drink plenty of water. Do not underestimate the power of the African sun! You will not be able to enjoy your adventure if you’re suffering from sunstroke.
Bring along your binoculars, as many of the interesting things on safari are not as obvious to the naked eye – such as colourful birds in their nests, or
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As we realise that we cannot all be wizards in the kitchen, we caught up with Andre Gerber, Camp Jabulani’s chef extraordinaire, to see if he would share some of the most important cooking tips from his kitchen with us.

Here’s what he had to say.

If you are working with dough, use oil or butter on your hands to stop it from sticking to your skin.
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The Gallery is Camp Jabulani’s latest development, and offers guests a luxury retail outlet, an art gallery and an intimate private wine cellar. Building commenced in July 2012, and is finally complete.

The Gallery features local South African art in its various forms, and includes the works of renowned artists such as Jean Abrie, Johan Koch, Gert van der
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In August 2009, Camp Jabulani got a call from Nature Conservation authorities about a tiny baby elephant which had been seen wandering on a private game reserve in Botswana, alone with no sight of mother or herd. Although it will never be known for certain what happened to the youngster’s family, it is assumed that her mother had been shot by poachers, and that she had been
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