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White Elephant Safari Lodge

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Free Wifi
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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 Rhino tracking experience (with a chance of viewing Black Rhino on foot...
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Farm Leeuwspoor, Pongola Game Reserve on Lake Jozini | Pongola Game Reserve South, Farm Leeuwspoor, Pongola 3170, South Africa
61 km to Zulu Inyala Airport
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was our second visit to White Elephant and my husband and I were not disappointed. Accommodation, food , service , game drives were just fantastic. Michael and the staff met us at our car. while we checked in the bags were offloaded and vehicle...More

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

Dear Tillie, It was a great pleasure to have you at our lodge again. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again soon. Warm White Elephant Regards Stephanie

Reviewed 9 December 2016

What a wonderful lodge this is and it was such a wonderful way to end our Honeymoon. From beginning to end we were spoiled! This is such a unique lodge and the perfect stop when travelling between Kruger or Johannesburg en-route to Hluhluwe or even...More

1  Thank Renier F
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 14 December 2016

Dear Renier, It was so lovely to have you at our lodge, thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are happy that you were able to leave us with such great memories of your honeymoon. We hope to have you at the lodge...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Piece of heaven in Africa....... All I can say is......WOW!!!! This lodge is unique in so many ways. We were welcomed in a warm, friendly yet very professional manner. From the onset you feel at ease and at home. The lodge is full of surprises...More

1  Thank Alanjustin
Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safari LodgeResponded 14 December 2016

Dear Allan, Thank you very much for the great review. It makes our hearts so happy when guests leave with such happy memories of our lodge and it makes all the hard work worth it. We hope to see you again soon to make some...More

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

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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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