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White Elephant Safari Lodge

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We spend two nights in this fantastic location. You feel welcome and at home from the first moment. It is a very quiet location. The whole staff is very friendly and helpful. We made two interesting game drives ( sometimes one continues on foot) and...More

Thank Kees V
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 20 April 2017

Dear Kees, I am so happy to read how you enjoyed your stay at our lodge. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm White Elephant regards Stephanie

Reviewed 31 October 2016

It's my 3rd time visiting White Elephant and it's still something very special to me. The staff is still first class, trying to fulfill any wish one might have. The guides have a solid knowledge. The tour with the boat is unbeatable. It's so peaceful...More

Thank Karin S
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 20 April 2017

Dear Karin, Thank you for the review. It warms our heart when guests return and are still amazed by the experience. Your review is one of my favorites! We look forward to seeing you soon. Warm White Elephant Regards Stephanie

Reviewed 29 October 2016

A hidden gem - really. Tucked away in the northern part of Natal near the Pongola game reserve is this little piece of heaven. An old farmhouse that has been converted to a guest house with beautiful tented units. The main house oozes interesting history...More

Thank Africatvl
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 2 March 2017

Dear White Elephant Guest, Thank you very much for your great review. It is just so satisfying when a guest notice and appreciate the little details that makes our lodge unique. We hope to see you for a return visit soon. Warm White Elephant regards...More

Reviewed 15 October 2016

This lodge overlooks the Pongolapoort Dam and the hills to the west, providing lovely views which can be seen over an infinity pool from the dining area and breakfast. The garden area is constantly watered and is therefore delightfully green and cool, and this attracts...More

Thank David L
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 2 March 2017

Dear Dawid, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at our lodge. You will be happy to know that we received very good rains since November and that the veld is green and lush again. And of...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

We booked into the bush camp for a family gathering and what a treat. The central entertainment area was superb, the pool a huge hit with the kids. The braai/fire area is a great focal gathering point. The rooms are quite basic but tastefully decorated...More

Thank dalmorefarm
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.

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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
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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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"Maybe asking for tent with view to the lake"
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