Activities At Jabulani

Jabulani! An Eco-Adventure ExtraOrdinaire

Located in the heart of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, 30 kms south of Shangani, Jabulani Safaris is the ideal location for you – alone, as a couple, a family, or even as a school excursion, company leadership development outing, or team-building adventure.

We offer a wide range of unforgettable eco-adventure activities: Cultural tours to ancient ruins, their walls still standing; walks and hikes through the pristine bush; kopje climbing and abseiling; canoeing, swimming, boating or raft building in the nearby dams;  game viewing and animal tracking; horse riding or mountain biking; fishing or bird watching. Its your choice; you decide.

Jabulani Safaris are able to accommodate the most diverse of groups: with 8 en suite, elite and private chalets; 2 large and spacious dormitories; to our camping facilities; we have more than enough room for everyone.

We are all adventurers at heart, and out in the open air with the warm African sun overhead, a new feeling of vitality will enliven your soul.

Create your own moment and memory, and revel in it.

Jabula! Rejoice!

A Safari Experience Extraordinaire!

Game drives at Jabulani are doubly exciting, with breathtaking scenery interspersed with wildlife viewing as you go. The sight of a dawn sun rising on the African Highveld is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

During our morning game drives, we’ll spoil you with fresh coffee and homemade rusks while you sit comfortably and observe an awakening Africa.

In the afternoon, our experienced rangers will take you to our game hotspots and waterholes where you can take in the stunning views while enjoying a sundowner.

To end the day, a night drive under the stars is a thrill not to be missed. Our guides will navigate their way through the bush with a spotlight, illuminating our nocturnal wildlife, before heading back to the lodge for dinner.

A Walk on the Wild Side!

The quietest and most unobtrusive way to view the diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects at Jabulani is to accompany our hugely experienced bush guides, who will lead you safely through the woodlands, grasslands, up kopjes and granite dwalas, through vleis and beside wetlands, seeking vantage points for you to view whatever best peaks your interest!

An Old-Style Horseback Adventure

Take a horseback safari through the game reserve, coming closer than you ever thought possible to some of the wildlife, especially the soft skinned plains game animals. A quiet sunset dipping below the horizon, sitting atop your mount, is a moment you won’t forget. There is nothing more beautiful than viewing Africa from such a unique perspective.

Biking Off The Beaten Track

Taking a mountain bike along a game trail is an adrenalin pumping experience! Climb the granite dwalas, ride through the wetlands and vleis, take on the sandy woodlands and race through the grasslands! You can do it more sedately too, if you wish, and take a break to catch your breath from atop a mountain, or to watch the zebra and wildebeest grazing, or the giraffe and kudu browsing close by. This is a splendid way to view the reserve.

The Best Seat In The House!

What better way to view the beautiful surrounds than atop a granite kopje. For all adventure seekers looking for an activity that has the ultimate reward – the best view by far – climbing a kopje is something you cannot miss. Whether you are an experienced climber or a novice, we have a route to the top for you.

Seeing The Historical Sites

Zimbabwe is a country steeped in ancient history and mystery. At Jabulani we have the incredible Naletale Ruins, Zimbabwe’s third National Heritage Site, right on our doorstep. The precisely cut and shaped granite bricks carefully placed to form 2 meter thick walls and walkways with intriguing herring bone designs and V shapes creates an ambiance of mystique and mystery to the ancient site. It is truly worth the visit! Further away are the Dhlo Dhlo Ruins, Fort Rixon, and The Rain Goddesses Cave.

Want To Get Your Feet (and more!) Wet?

Come and Indulge in a Typical Zimbabwean Past Time.

We offer it all. Water skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing and tubing, bass and bream fishing on the nearby Fern Creek, Mambo & Nyabu dams -and anything else you can think of that involves the summer sun, warm water and an exquisite lakeside setting.

Create a Team, Boost Morale

Assault courses, water courses, climbing and abseiling courses, horse riding, long distance running, walking, hiking courses, you name it, we’ll organize it. Tailor made to suit your needs!. We provide the ideal environment and facilities for you to get to know your colleagues or peers. Expertly assisted by our trained staff, your team-building will be an enjoyable time for everyone involved.

A Healthy Dose of Competition!

A game of volleyball is an excellent way to pass the time, before cooling off in the pool. A healthy dose of competition inspires even more exercize. You can even play in the evening under the lights!

Down a Rock Face On a Rope!

Gather your courage and abseil down a kopje to somewhere down below. This activity is sure to get your adrenalin going, but with our experienced guides on hand there is nothing to fear and everything to conquer! An exciting activity that is sure to leave you with a smile of success and satisfaction.

Army-style Fitness And Toughness – Girls Welcome!

Jabulani has a well designed and carefully maintained obstacle course that is sure to test you and your teams as you tackle each challenge head on. Fun, exciting and challenging, this is the ideal way to test your leadership and teamwork skills as you navigate your way through, over and under.

Escape From Your Desert Island

Another team effort is required here. With certain materials that the Jabulani provides, you have to use your imagination and create a raft that will keep you afloat on the dam. This is a challenge that will test your ingenuity and have you laughing all the way!.