Tipology:Culture & Heritage
The Origins
Retreat: Camp Jabulani
South Africa > Kapama Reserve


The story began with an orphaned baby abandoned elephant by a head, found stuck in the mud of a silt dam. Slowly nursed back to health, was named Jabulani, meaning “rejoice”. It was then discovered that 12 Zimbabwean elephants faced a grisly fate: their owner’s farm was being expropriated, and the owners had tacked them for their meat. A rescue mission moved the animals in Camp Jabulani, constructed to accommodate them.