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White Elephant Safari Lodge

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Private Game Reserves & Safari Lodges / Tented Camps - 8 Luxury Safari Tents
TGCSA 5 Star
Children 12+
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Luxurious tents with Victorian baths, soft robes and outdoor canvas showers take you back to the romance of colonial days. But what makes it special are the unique safari experiences –game drives, boat safaris, thrilling tiger fishing, ‘elephanting’ – and a deeper understanding of conservation.

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ABOUT White Elephant Safari Lodge

Located at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains lies White Elephant, the only lodge in South Africa to offer Kariba-like water-based safari activities, including tiger fishing and boat cruises, thanks to its location near Lake Jozini in the Pongola Game Reserve Wilderness. Traditional land based safari activities such as game drives and bush walks are also offered and visitors can partake in tracking black rhino or researching elephant.

White Elephant Safari Lodge captures the history and romance of a bygone Colonial era, where the deep verandah, sweeping views and tranquil setting make for a unique African experience. Eight luxurious safari tents, each with a romantic ball-and-claw bath, outdoor canvas shower and private verandah provide an evocative experience.

White Elephant offers an intimate glimpse of Africa and the challenges facing wildlife conservation today. Journeying into the wilderness with professional guides and researchers, learn to understand and celebrate the fragile balances in nature.

TGCSA 5-Star Lodge | Children under 12 years are welcome at Bush Camp

(see White Elephant Bush Camp's page for a self-catering option for groups and families)

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SPECIAL OFFERS

There’s a special for everyone at this Zululand elephant sanctuary...

Valid from 12 September 2016 to 31 December 2018

Last Minute Special

Book last minute and enjoy an unforgettable bush experience!

Only applies to bookings made 7 days or less in advance. No children under 12 allowed (except under special terms & conditions).

Cannot be used in conjunction with other special offers and promotions. Normal agent commission applies.

  • 01st January 2017 - 31 December 2017 SHARING R1.746,00 SINGLE R2.550,00
  • 01st January 2018 - 31 December 2018 SHARING R1.920.00 SINGLE R2.802.00

Rates include:

  • Accommodation in Luxury Safari Tent Suites
  • Early morning coffee & tea; late breakfast & dinner
  • Two eco-activities per day which include game drives, guided walks, boat cruises, tiger fishing, as well as guided elephanting, black rhino tracking or canoeing - depending on weather conditions.


Romantic Couple Special

Book 3 nights or more and one partner gets 50% off the daily rate! Only valid for couples. Valid until 31 December 2017.

Perfect for any couple celebration, a special occasion or if you just want to find each other again.


ROOMS

Luxury Safari Tent
Sleeps 2
7 Units
From R 2,910.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
View room facilities
Luxury Honeymoon Safari Tent
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 2,910.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
View room facilities
Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 11:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

GUEST FEEDBACK

AMAZING
02 Oct 2012

"We spent 2 nights at White Elephant Safari Lodge for our 10 year wedding anniversary. It was amazing. The setting was perfect and the staff were wonderful. They put on a special candlelight dinner for us for our anniversary which was amazing and so thoughtful. The staff were very pleasant and it was an absolute pleasure staying there. We will certainly be back."

Robynne Mills from South Africa
White Elephant Safari Lodge
03 Jan 2012

"My husband and I spent 3 nights at White Elephant, and loved every second. Nerise made sure we were looked after, Joyce made sure we didn't even think of getting hungry, and Richard and Aldon spent a lot of time patiently sharing their knowledge with us city slickers. Their enthusiasm and passion for what they do is contagious. We would definitely recommend White Elephant Safari Lodge as a fantastic escape from city life and a wonderful place to reconnect with yourself in beautiful surroundings. Thanks to all for a wonderful time!"

Genevieve de Carcenac from South Africa

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

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
  • T-Junction.
  • 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.

GPS Coordinates
S27° 23.407' E31° 54.607'