White Elephant Safari Lodge and Bush Camp, Pongola

We are unique in that we are the only destination in South Africa to offer, Kariba like, water based safari activities (Motorized and canoeing). We are also offer an activity based on the conservation of Black Rhino, with an excellent chance of viewing Black Rhino on foot. These experiences combined with Elephant research program and the chance to catch a Tiger fish or two, make us a very unique South African Safari offering. You can also do the more conventional safari activities like game drives and bush walks. Birding possibilities are sublime and we even have a ‘secret hide’ offering the perfect setting for photographers and birders.
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“A Celebration From The Soul”

At the foot of the majestic Lebombo Mountains and the shimmering waters of Lake Jozini, you will find a special destination called White Elephant. It is a place with magic and soul inspired by a dream and created with passion.

We are passionate about conservation and offer a superb Black Rhino tracking experience, as well as fascinating Elephant research activities. We also offer the conventional activities such as game drives, educational bush walks and incredible boat cruises on Lake Jozini. These varied activities as well as the chance of catching tiger fish and brilliant bird watching possibilities, make us a truly unique South African Safari experience. White Elephant is the perfect romantic retreat for newly weds and anniversary celebrations.

White Elephant Safari Lodge (*****) captures the history and romance of a bygone era. The deep verandah, sweeping views and tranquil setting provide the venue for a unique African experience. Eight luxurious safari tents, each with romantic ball and claw bath, outdoor canvas shower and private verandah provide an evocative safari in the Pongola Game Reserve Wilderness.

White Elephant Bush Camp is an ideal self catering escape from the busy hurried world for families and friends. Seven spacious thatched en-suite chalets with quality linen and overhead fans, open plan kitchen, dining room, bar, swimming pool and spectacular views ensure a “close to nature”, relaxed ambience.


The Expedition Project is a social enterprise! Please use the enquiry form below – by doing so you are supporting both this partner and nearby community and conservation projects at no extra cost. You will also get access to discounts and other offers.

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