Meet the elephants of the Jabulani Herd in Hoedspruit for an informative and educational experience!


Be inspired, enlightened, educated, and enthused by this memorable and respectful opportunity to meet and learn more about some of the Jabulani herd elephants in Hoedspruit.

Arrive at sunrise to meet a few members of an extraordinary family, the Jabulani Herd. Delve deeper into the biology and physiology of these gentle giants while learning about each elephant’s unique personalities and remarkable stories.

The respectful 90-minute experience takes place at the Jabulani elephant stables, which borders the HERD elephant orphanage. The Orphanage does not allow the public to visit their premises or to view the orphans, to keep their stress levels to a minimum. The Jabulani Herd elephants that you will meet represent the rest of the herd which they join a little later to continue foraging during their days in the Kapama Private Reserve. There will be between two to three elephants introduced who remain behind a low partition creating a respectful distance between the elephants and the visitors.

Visitors will have an opportunity to provide some elephant snacks to each elephant, as well as a chance to take a snapshot memory of the memorable experience, with the guidance of the carers.

Complimentary coffee and tea with biscuits will be provided upon arrival and available to enjoy until the end of the experience.

Following your Elephant Moments experience, you will have the opportunity to purchase a souvenir in our gift shop, with proceeds going towards the HERD TRUST.

Highlights include:
  • Meet the elephants of the Jabulani Herd at sunrise
  • Learn about the elephants and the HERD initiative
  • Provide some elephant snacks to each elephant

Duration: Approx 1.5hours (Guests need to be at the reserve gate at 6am for entry. The tour starts at 6h30am)
Inclusions: 1.5hour Elephant experience with a personalised introduction and interaction hosted by passionate elephant carers. Coffee/Tea. 
Exclusions: Transport (guests must self-drive to the sanctuary). Items of personal nature.

Looking to add more activities in Hoedspruit? Go on a boat cruise on the Blyde Dam!

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