We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

White Elephant Safari Lodge

Traveller (182)
Room & Suite (30)
Dining (6)
Farm Leeuwspoor, Pongola Game Reserve on Lake Jozini Pongola Game Reserve South, Farm Leeuwspoor, Pongola 3170 South Africa See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Airport Transportation
5 Star accommodation
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
28 Oct29 Oct
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 7 partner sites to see rooms from US$449.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Pongola hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","SHOW_DISCLAIMER_ASTERISK","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "cae0206852b04bd1a3c79258adac1179", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":477259,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[65768533],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":28,"month":10,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":29,"month":10,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":449,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"cae0206852b04bd1a3c79258adac1179","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":449,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":449,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"White Elephant Safari Lodge","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImNhZTAyMDY4NTJiMDRiZDFhM2M3OTI1OGFkYWMxMTc5IiwiQUlLIjoiMjRiMjJkNjhiNmY3NDhiMmE4OGM3YzkwZmExZjUzNWIifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "28/10/2018", "checkOut": "29/10/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$449", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"65768533":"Hotwire"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (127)
Filter reviews
84 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews high tea tented rooms boat trip lake jozini game drives bush walk fish eagles two nights fabulous experience bird life our honeymoon on foot safari lodge different activities each meal beautiful setting out of this world
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 84 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

the safari was excellent boat cruise was good went fishing caught a couple tiger fish staff was excellent all round would visit again in future food was excellent look out was amazing lots of different bird Ostridge and chicks rhino and hippos accom was very...More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank grittner65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stayed with my husband for 2 nights for my birthday, and from beginning to end we had a amazing experience. The tents are beautifully decorated and the bed was very comfortable - we slept really well! The food was delicious, the game drives...More

Thank ClaudiaMbabane
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear Claudia, Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the getaway your husband planned for you so much. We hope that the two of you have added some memories that you won't forget. We hope to...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We were 7 friends with one couple traveling with their 16 month old baby. The staff were truly excellent and very accommodating. We had two excellent game drives with Adrian and Nathan who are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and ready to answer any questions. The...More

Thank Rachel S
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Bush Camp. It really is a great camp if you want to spend some quality time with friends or family. We hope to see you again at...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed for three nights in White Elephant Lodge, a peaceful place within nature and one of the most intense experiences we‘ve ever made. Sleeping in big luxuriously equipped tents the lodge provides everything to be happy. During the day we spotted lots of animals...More

Thank Tobi S
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 29 August 2018

Dear Annika & Toby, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Congratulations once again on your engagement, we feel privileged that you chose our lodge as the setting for the proposal. Please treasure your happy memories and we hope to...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

The White Elephant Safari Lodge is a quality destination. Their victorian style service and contribution to conservation in the area is remarkable. The beautiful views around the lodge makes them unique in the area.More

Thank Leon N
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Leon, We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are excited that you appreciate the fact that we are different and unique and trying to bring our part in the conservation of wildlife. We look forward to having you back at...More

View more reviews
White Elephant is the only lodge in South Africa to offer Kariba-like, water based safari activities as well as the traditional land based activities. We are passionate about conservation and offer a superb Black More Rhino tracking experience (with a chance of viewing Black Rhino on foot), as well as fascinating Elephant research activities. We also offer 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 superb bird watching possibilities, make us a truly unique South African Safari experience. White Elephant Safari Lodge (TGCSA 5 star) 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel class
Number of rooms
Price range
US$266 - US$472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Hotel class
Number of rooms
Price range
US$266 - US$472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Traveller (182)
Room & Suite (30)
Dining (6)
Pool & Beach (6)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Bayete Zulu Boutique Lodge
35 reviews
16.93 km away
Ghost Mountain Inn
526 reviews
23.47 km away
Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp
53 reviews
52.26 km away
Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge
504 reviews
66.32 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3 nearby restaurants
Terrace Restaurant Ghost Mountain Inn
30 reviews
23.41 km away
Ntonga Recreation Club
7 reviews
26.95 km away
10 reviews
74.02 km away
Pizza Place
15 reviews
76.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Bayete Zulu
69 reviews
45.13 km away
Zamimpilo Community Market
6 reviews
74.24 km away
Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park
466 reviews
74.48 km away
Amoray Diving
110 reviews
78.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Rob F
24 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
Bryan T
29 October 2014|
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.
Room Tips
"Accommodation is in luxury tents and all are privately located. Any tent is a good choice."
18 Jun 2018
Read review
"Terrace, tents to life and the fireplace!!!"
18 Feb 2018
Read review
"Our tented accommodation was wonderful - so comfortable and everything was catered for - the bathroom and..."
06 Nov 2017
Read review
"ask for the honeymoon suite"
25 Jun 2017
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing