Jabulani currently looks after 15 elephants, and contributes where possible to the high costs of caring for Khanyisa, the albino elephant calf presently in the care of Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD) during her rehabilitation and phased integration.

Even with the onset of global travel bans and COVID-19 Lockdown in South Africa, their responsibilities remain the same in caring for and feeding these special animals.

They have always relied on tourism to the lodge to help cover the costs of providing exceptional care for the rescued elephants, to feeding, protecting and caring for the herd that has come to be such an incredible story of survival and love in Africa, as the herd continues to thrive and to accept new orphans who have lost their own herds.

It has always been part of Jabulani’s business model that every guest staying at the lodge contributes to the expenses associated with caring for the herd. However, these funds only become available for use after the guests have left. This presents an entirely new challenge with both local and global travel restrictions in place and not being able to welcome any visitors.

As a result, they are relying on the kindness of people around the world to help play a part in the conservation of elephants, through the protection and upkeep of the Jabulani herd, by donating to the Jabulani Elephant Herd Crisis Fund.

If you are able to assist, please click on the DONATE button on this website and select “Elephant Crisis Fund” from the dropdown options.

Where The Money Goes

The funds raised will go directly to ensuring the valued and essential elephant carers’ continued employment, as well as that of the rest of the vital team on-site, the support for the herd through food, veterinary care, stable maintenance as well as anti-poaching contributions in the reserve.