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About White Elephant Safari Lodge

Set above the mirrored surface of Lake Jozini at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains, our 5 star graded White Elephant Safari Lodge captures the history and romance of the colonial era.

Eight luxurious safari tents, each with ball and claw bath and outdoor canvas shower, provide a secluded retreat in the unspoilt Pongola Game Reserve wilderness.

Stylish dining; sophisticated simplicity; attention to detail; sweeping views and a myriad of bush and water-based game activities promise a unique African experience.

We offer services and facilities such as accommodation in our Luxury Safari Tent Suites.

There is Pr-activity continental breakfast, brunch (late breakfast) and Dinner.

We also offer afternoon tea (high tea), daily coffees, teas, juices, cakes, snacks and savories.

There are two eco-activities per day which include game drive, guided walk, boat cruise, tiger fishing, guided elephanting, black rhino tracking or canoeing - depending on weather conditions.

Last but not least there are soft drinks, bottled water, local beers and house wines, activity drinks.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


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

Important Information

All reservations are made through White Elephant reservations office.

All reservations are made through White Elephant reservations office.

Please note our cancellation fee policy.

A deposit is required to confirm and secure all bookings.

Children over 12 years old are most welcome

Payments can be made by direct deposit or credit card. 

All recognized credit cards accepted.

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Reviews for White Elephant Safari Lodge

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katie brighton, United Kingdom
11 November 2007

We had the most fantastic time with you. Your welcome and hosting was second to none. We ate and drank till we could not move, were thrilled with our game activities, with Gurt to thank. Our stay at the Lodge was without a doubt the highlight of our stay and would love to hope will can come back and stay with you again. Thank you Philip, Arin, Gurt and everyone who made our stay so enjoyable.

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White Elephant Safari Lodge is 29.7km from the centre of Pongola , the nearest airport 110.1km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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