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White Elephant Bush Camp in the Pongola Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, formerly umKhaya Bush Lodge, provides a rustic, tranquil retreat below a canopy of knobthorn trees. Bush Camp is available for exclusive use only and is self-catering with a fully equipped kitchen. Simple yet spacious thatched chalets, each with a private verandah, have spectacular views of the Lebombo Mountains and Lake Jozini.
Unwind with dusky bird calls, magical moon rises, or a gentle boat cruise. Cast the waters for tiger fish or venture into the wilderness on guided walks, game drives or elephanting to see the Big Four.
Exclusive use of entire camp only | Children welcome
Please note : Gates close from 18H00 to 06H00 - arrangements need to be made with the Lodge if you arrive later or earlier. The Gate Entrance fee per vehicle is R20 and R50 after hours
Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.
From Durban - approximately 3 - 4 hours drive
Follow the N2 north towards Hluhluwe and then on to Mkuze.
Continue for 24 km along the N2 past Mkuze towards Pongola.
At the sign on your left hand side that reads PONGOLA GAME RESERVE (South) – WHITE ELEPHANT, turn right into White Elephant main gate here. The lodges are signposted from here.
From Johannesburg - approximately 5 hours drive
Take the N12 to Middelburg.
Turn off onto the N11 to Hendrina and continue to Ermelo.
Alternatively take the N17 via Secunda to Ermelo.
From Ermelo follow the N2 to Piet Retief and Pongola.
Approximately 40 km after Pongola towards Mkuze at the sign on your left hand side that reads PONGOLA GAME RESERVE (South) – WHITE ELEPHANT, turn left into the White Elephant main gate. The lodges are signposted from here.
From Swaziland - approximately 1 hours drive
After Leaving Swaziland via the Golela-Lavmisa Board post.
Drive 11 km through the Pongolo Nature Reserve to Main N2
Turn left to follow sign PONGOLA GAME RESERVE (South) towards Mkuze, drive 13 km on N2, at sign PONGOLA GAME RESERVE (South) – WHITE ELEPHANT, turn left into the White Elephant main gate. The lodges are signposted from here.
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