White Elephant Lodge

South Africa

  • Chance to track black rhinos and spend time with the elephant specialist
  • Beautiful views of Lake Jozini and the Lebombo Mountains
  • Spacious tented rooms
  • Al fresco dining

Open: White Elephant Lodge is open all year.

Location: The lodge is in the Pongola Reserve which adjoins Lake Jozini. It is at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains. The lodge is 12kms from the entrance gate of the reserve. Gate hours are 06:00 to 18:00 and are strictly enforced. Air access is via the airport at Richards Bay and Mkuze airstrip.

Rooms: There are 8 tented suites, all with a private viewing deck, en-suite bathroom with a freestanding bath, twin hand basins, bathrobes and a canvas-screened outdoor shower. They are cooled by ceiling fans and beds have mosquito nets. All tents are equipped with a minibar and tea and coffee makers.

Activities: The lodge offers a blend of morning and afternoon game drives, boat trips on Lake Jozini, canoeing, guided bush walks, bird watching and fishing. Specialist activities include black rhino tracking and accompanying an elephant researcher on daily activities.

Facilities: The large, high-ceilinged lounge has deep armchairs and sofas, a selection of reference books. Wildlife prints decorate the walls. The campfire is the scene for pre-dinner dinks. There is a swimming pool.

Dining: Meals are usually served outdoors on the veranda, weather permitting, though there is a dining room for use on cool or inclement evenings.

Children: Children aged 12 years and over are welcome, unless the lodge is booked for exclusive use when exceptions may be made. The minimum age for bush walks and rhino tracking is 16 years.

Health: This is a low risk malaria area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi but it is unreliable.

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Client Rating for South Africa 5/5 from 74 reviews