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    White Elephant Safari Lodge

    Pongola Game Reserve (South) on Lake Jozini (Pongolapoort Dam) | P. O. Box 792, Pongola 3170, South Africa
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    1 - 5 of 77 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Thank you to everyone at White Elephant Safari Lodge - our trip to the Lodge was magical and everyone made our stay such a wonderful experience - thank you!! Our game drives and walks in the bush and tiger fishing - so memorable - a...More

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    Thank Alexander R
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Beautiful peaceful place, where nature is on with you. Food is good, Staff friendly. Bird life incredible. October November perfect time to go. Temperature in high 20's. Great for a stop over to Mosambique or Kosi Bay.

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    Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

    Taken to lodge for my birthday 28 July for 3 nights. Fabulous experience. Excellent service from the staff is cherry on top of a beautiful setting; good food; CLEAN, comfortable, luxurious tents. No lions but this certainly doesn't detract - buffalo, rhino, hippo, crocs, fish...More

    Thank REB01
    Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 7 September 2017

    Dear Valued guest, Thank you so much for the review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the walk especially. We really hope that you will indeed return soon. Warm White Elephant Regards Stephanie Loots

    Reviewed 25 June 2017

    My husband and I stayed for 3 nights at white elephant safari lodge in June. Service was excellent, especially Mike, our guide. It was our honeymoon and we got our own private corner with champagne. Food was fantastic, love the luxurious tent, bed was comfy....More

    Thank adelwiss
    Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 25 July 2017

    Dear Adelweiss, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Sorry that you were not able to see all of the big 5 both at our lodge and the other safari destination, unfortunately in the drier months the animals do tend...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2017

    We have fallen under their spell. This place is amazing and we do look forward to our return. After arriving in JNB and driving for about 6 hrs we made it to the gate which was already locked. within minutes someone came and open, explained...More

    Thank Debnelsonr
    Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 25 July 2017

    Dear Debnelsonr, Thank you for taking the time to write this review about our lodge. We are always so happy when we hear that guests have 'fallen under our spell'. We hope you will cherish the memories for a long time and that you will...More

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    • US$240 - US$449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Rob F
    24 March 2016|
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    Response from WhiteElephan | Property representative |
    The ideal time to stay would be 3 nights or more. There are lots of activities to do that will keep the teens busy.
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    Bryan T
    29 October 2014|
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    Response from Gibsonfamily88 | Reviewed this property |
    We flew into Durban and then drove-it took around 3 hours to drive from the airport to the safari lodge. Car hire is really easy at Durban airport and, other then the actual pongola reserve, the roads are easy to drive on.
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    "Our tented accommodation was wonderful - so comfortable and everything was catered for - the bathroom and..."
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    "ask for the honeymoon suite"
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