About White Elephant Africamp
The lodge is located in the beautiful Pongola Game Reserve, overlooking the western escarpment of the Lebombo Mountains and Lake Jozini of the Northern Zululand.
About the Camp
Enjoy an AfriCamps glamping getaway (self catering and family friendly) while experiencing all the thrills of an established private game reserve where buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, 12 different antelope species, and over 350 bird species roam the plains and grace the skies. The occasional splashes of hippo, crocodile, and tigerfish in Lake Jozini provides an exciting water-based safari experience.
The tents consist of a spacious open plan lounge area with a comfortable couch and a fully equipped kitchen. The dining room area has a solid wooden table with enough seating for 5 people. For winter months the fireplace will be the perfect way to warm up the tent, bringing in an intimate setting for you and your love ones.
Both bedrooms are furnished with a queen size bed and have their own private entrance which allows maximum privacy. One of the bedrooms also contains an extra single bunk bed, so the tent will comfortably sleep a family of 5. Our tents are equipped with an air conditioning unit to keep you cool during those hot summer nights and a private bathroom with a hot shower cabin, washbasin and flushing toilet.
The private wooden deck at the front of the tent comes with comfortable wooden loungers from where you can overlook the peaceful natural surroundings of a working farm or beautiful estate. When days get warmer you can pull up the front covers and transform the tent into a big outdoor living area. Here you can unwind and appreciate a festive family breakfast while enjoying the beautiful weather and taking in the serene natural beauty of the South African landscape.
- Main Bedroom with a queen-size bed (XL length 2 mtrs)
- 2nd bedroom with a queen-size bed and single bunk bed (both XL length 2 mtrs)
- Sufficient bedroom storage space
- En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin
- Lounge area with comfortable couch and side table
- Dining area with dining table and 5 chairs
- Wooden veranda with 2 lounge chairs and a picnic table
- Kitchen utilities for 5 persons (plates, cutlery, glasses, cups, pots, pans etc.)
- 4 burner gas stove
- Bar fridge
- Microwave / Oven
- Coffee press
- Interior wood burning fireplace
- Air conditioning
- Wood-fired hot tub
- Baby-cot and high chair (on request)
- Private verandah
- Amazing view
- Insect gauze
- Equipped Kitchen
Tent at a glance
- Complete Tent 65 m2
- En-suite bathroom 8 m2
- Veranda 12 m2
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Lounge area
- Dining area
- 2 Bedrooms
- Each tent sleeps 5 people
- Wooden floor
- Tents supplied with lights and electricity
- Air-conditioning unit
Activities at the Bush Camp, (not included in the rate, subject to change)
Game Drive (R 200.00 per person - minimum fee R 1200 per Vehicle)
Game drives are conducted in an open 4-wheel drive vehicles with a professional guide, either in the early morning or late afternoons.
Boat Cruise ( R 250.00 per person - minimum fee R 1500 per Boat)
Enjoy an early morning boat cruise, viewing spectacular bird-life or a late afternoon sunset excursion. Cooler box with beverages are included.
Guided Walks (R 150.00 per person - minimum of 2 guests per guided walk)
Walking trails are very much a part of the White Elephant Safari experience. Walks go out daily, either early morning or late afternoon.
Fauna and Flora
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, hyena, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Exactly 100 years ago after the last sighting of elephant in the Pongola area, two breeding herds were reintroduced.
Bird life 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 onservation 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.