With the launch of its interactive, evolved elephant experience, Camp Jabulani, the Relais & Chateaux accredited luxury lodge near Hoedspruit in Limpopo, enters a new phase in its journey with elephants. Since 1 April 2017 elephant-back safaris have no longer been offered.

Adine Roode, owner and CEO of Camp Jabulani, says, “The decision, taken already in May 2016, was prompted by increasing international opposition against elephant-back safaris, because of the abusive way in which some operators train their elephants.

“With our strong conservation ethos that underpins all our activities and our approach to animal welfare issues, we are in full agreement with the negative sentiments relevant to abusive methods of training,” she says.