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About Tembe Elephant Park

Experience the majesty of the largest and only indigenous elephant herd in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa and so much more. Situated in Maputaland, in North Eastern KwaZulu-Natal, Tembe is home to a rich diversity of wildlife including the Big Five and is also a bird watchers paradise. Enjoy the best of both worlds, the magnificence of a national game park, managed by KZN Wildlife, with the personal touch and service of a community run lodge.The lodge consists of luxury en-suite tented accommodation with outside showers attached to the units. A small pool to cool off, and an open camp fire area complete the picture. Cultural experiences include Zulu / Thonga dancing.Tariffs include all meals, tea & coffee and 2 daily guided 4x4 game drives. Visit Tembe for an exclusive bush experience. We reserve the right to amend our tariffs without prior notice from management.

Covid Safety Approved: We have implemented all the industry health and screening standards in preparation for your next visit. There are plenty of smiles behind our masks.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 25 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 68
  • Check-in: 12:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 21 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Tembe Elephant Park Rooms

Reviews for Tembe Elephant Park

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Lesley Edwards
13 June 2021

Loved the elephants, but thought I would see more

Anne Roos
23 August 2018

upon our arrival we were disappointed to find that our tent was half the size of the one on your photo with only one bed. We booked 6 months ago! The food was basic but very well done and great service , we did enjoy the stay very much. Enjoyed Kulu our guide and driver , great knowledge and very helpful as we struggled a bit to get up and down the vehicle. However if we dont get the room that you offered guaranteed we will not come again as what we had to stay in was not adequate at all.

Dierk Mensing
16 October 2017

unfortunately we saw mostly Nyalas and only e few Elefants and no other Game at all

Corinna Vogel, Germany
07 June 2016

It was a wonderful stay at Tembe. The tents were clean, well equipped and comfortabel. The Tembe tribe welcome you and say good bye to you with a song. The restaurant has a new thatched roof.Everything looks very professional. The old plastic chairs don´t fit to the new outlay and hopefully they will change it in the future as well as the dark lightning.I stayed there for 3 nights and one can easily spend more days.The guides are very knowledgeable and especially Patrick is quite humorous.Staying in May is no problem at all. A little bit chilly in the morning but quite warm during the day.Cori...
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Arthur Pols, Netherlands
04 June 2016

What a warm welcome  we have experienced  in this beautiful part of Africa. We are happy tot have spent our time with the friendly and very motivated staff , Who made in unforgetttable.

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Tembe Elephant Park is 14.2km from the centre of Tembe Elephant Park , the nearest airport 127.5km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling