Private Game Lodges
Amakhosi Game Lodge
Mkuze Falls Lodge
Bonamanzi Game Park
    - Dinizulu Lodge
    - Lalapanzi Camp
    - Tree Houses
    - Tree Lodges
Falaza Game Park
Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Park
    - Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Nambiti Game Reserve
      - Cheetah Ridge Lodge
      : Nambiti House
    - Elephant Rock Lodge
    - Esiweni Luxury Safari Lodge
    - Lions Valley Lodge
    - Nambiti Hills Lodge
    - Nambiti Plains Lodge
    - Ndaka Safari Lodge
    - Springbok Lodge
    - Umzolozolo Lodge
Phinda Private Game Reserve
    - Forest Lodge
    - Mountain Lodge
    - Rock Lodge
    - Vlei Lodge
    - The Homestead
    - Zuka Lodge
Tembe Elephant Park
Thanda Private Game Reserve
    - Thanda Safari Lodge
    - Thanda Tented Camp
    - Thanda Private Villa iZulu
Ubizane Wildlife Reserve
    - Zululand Safari Lodge
    - Zululand Tree Lodge
Pongola Area
    - White Elephant Safari Lodge
    - White Elephant Bush Camp
    - Pakamisa Game Lodge
Zimanga Private Game Reserve
    - Zimanga Main Lodge
    - Doornhoek Homestead
Manyoni Private Game Reserve
    - Leopard Mountain Lodge
    - Mavela Game Lodge
    - Rhino River Lodge
    - Rhino Sands Safari Camp
Provincial Game Reserves
Cape Vidal
Hluhluwe Game Reserve
    - Hilltop Camp
    - Mtwazi Lodge
    - Muntulu Bush Lodge
    - Munyawaneni Bush Lodge
iMfolozi Game Reserve
    - Gqoyeni Lodge
    - Hlatikhulu Lodge
    - Mpila Camp
    - Masinda Lodge
    - Nselweni Camp
Ithala Game Reserve
uMkhuze Game Reserve
Ndumo Game Reserve
Drakensberg / Midlands
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Didima Resort
Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Giants Castle
Hartford House
Moorcraft Manor
Montusi Mountain Lodge
Royal Natal Park
    - Thendele Camp
Battlefields Accommodation
    - Fugitives' Drift Lodge
    - Isandlwana Lodge
    - Lennox Guest House
    - Rorkes Drift Lodge
    - Spionkop Lodge
    - Three Tree Hill Lodge
Hluhluwe Area
    - Dumazulu Traditional Village
    - Ghost Mountain Inn
    - Hluhluwe River Lodge
    - Lidiko Lodge
    - Shakaland
    - Kosi Forest Lodge
    - Thonga Beach Lodge
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White Elephant Safari Lodge

Pongola Game Reserve
Fully hosted and catered lodge

Originally built in the 1920's, this 16-bedded lodge captures the history and romance of the colonial era. The sweeping views and tranquil setting provide the venue for a unique African experience. Unwind with dusky birdcalls, moonlit vistas and the distant gentle lapping of water.


Eight luxurious safari-style tents, each with en-suite bathroom, outdoor canvas shower, private veranda and personal bar, ensure a secluded retreat in unspoilt savanna bushveld teeming with game and birdlife.

White Elephant Safari Lodge at a Glance

  • Luxurious, tented safari lodge with the ambience and romance of a bygone era.
  • Spectacular views of the majestic Lebombo Mountains and distant waters of Lake Jozini.
  • Game drives, guided walks and elephant tracking. Brilliant bird-watching and game viewing.
  • Tiger-fishing and sunset lake cruises.
  • Excellent cuisine and personalised service.
  • Private, exclusive experience.
  • No Children under 12yrs


Child policy

Children under 12 are regrettably not allowed at White Elephant Safari Lodge. Exceptions can be made for group bookings where the lodge is booked exclusively. Please take note that we do not have a family/triple tent.


Game drive or bush walk:
Journey into the bush on a game drive or a bush walk with one of our professional guides who will share with you what we have learnt and explore together that which we still need to learn. 

Rhino walks are an exhilarating experience, allowing you to gain a closer understanding of these prehistoric mammals, their ways and their battle against extinction.

"Elephanting" will give you so much more than the mere thrill of sighting elephants. As you participate in our research programme, you will learn to see elephants differently. Stand in their footsteps and feel their mighty presence. Explore with us their problems in today's world and learn with us about our "silent" elephants.

Cycling safari: A cycling safari on dusty African roads in the late afternoon sun will heighten your senses and invigorate the soul.

Boat cruise: A gentle boat cruise on Lake Jozini will add a new dimension to game viewing and birdwatching. Hear the haunting fish eagle cries, hippos snorting, feel the winds whispering against your skin, inhale the tranquillity and solitude of Africa. Test the shimmering waters for "tigers" with our expert fishing guide to assist you.

Tiger fishing: From the novice fisherman to the expert anglers fishing with a fly, Lake Jozini offers you the ideal location for tigerfishing of a lifetime, while you enjoy the pristine wilderness setting that compares favorably to the wilds of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe.

Flying doctor: Soar over the majestic Lebombo mountains and our corner of Africa with Zululand Mission Air Transport (Zumat). This special "flying doctor" service brings medical assistance to the people in the remote rural areas of Maputaland. You will gain a new insight into Africa's soul and her needs, from Zumat's committed pilots.

Culture: Discover the mystery and magic of Zulu culture by taking part in our Umgano or Uthambothi tours. A visit to Dumazulu Cultural Village and Illala Basket Weavers can be arranged, as well as visits to rural schools, Zulu chiefs and herbal doctors. Venture a little further into some of Maputaland's other wonderful game and nature reserves (Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, Mkuze, Itala, Ndumu, Tembe and the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park).

Pongola Game Reserve

The Pongola Game Reserve was first proclaimed in 1894 and is the second oldest reserve in the world. It is a sanctuary to a large variety of wildlife, including giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, impala, hyaena, buffalo, rhino and leopard.

Exactly 100 years ago after the last sighting of elephant in the Pongola area, two breeding herds were reintroduced.

Birdlife is prolific due to the diversity of habitats, with in excess of 350 species recorded.

Pongola Game Reserve is a co-operative conservation project between private landowners, tribal communities and government conservation services, and aims to form the heart of a large ecological and socio-economically viable Big Five reserve.

Allied to this quest the "Space for Elephant" Foundation has been formed to realise the goal of a biosphere large enough to viably sustain an elephant population of a thousand elephants and allow the re-establishment of the ancient elephant migration routes.

Life is a safari

We at White Elephant Safari Lodge invite you to take time to see, feel, hear, sense and savour the small moments, to celebrate them with us, to re-awaken your soul.

Life is a journey - a safari made up of a myriad of small, precious moments.

In today's hurried, stressed world, most of us overlook these little moments along the way. It is these moments that make life happy and worthwhile.

We need to re-adjust our focus from the journey's destination to the 'now'. Only then will these precious moments, the simple abundance and the magical simplicities that surround us become visible.

At White Elephant Safari Lode life is a celebration - a celebration of the moments, of the music and harmonies of nature, of simplicity and beauty, of passion from the soul.


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