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White Elephant Safaris

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Farm Leeuwspoor, Pongola Game Reserve on Lake Jozini Pongola Game Reserve South, Farm Leeuwspoor, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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#4 of 12 Specialty lodging in Pongola
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The White Elephant is situated at the foot of the majestic Lebombo Mountains next to the shimmering blue waters of Lake Jozini in the Pongola Game Reserve, Northern Kwazulu Natal. The White Elephant is the most diverse and unique safari destination in South Africa offering true water and land based safari options as well as conservation and research programs. The White Elephant consists of various self catering options including The Bush Camp which is an exclusive use, self catering camp suited for a group of up 16 guests and The Cottage which is great for small families of up to 4 guests. We are passionate about conservation and offer a superb Black Rhino conservation experience, as well as a fascinating Elephant research activity. We also offer the conventional activities such as 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.
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Outdoor pool
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Farm Leeuwspoor, Pongola Game Reserve on Lake Jozini Pongola Game Reserve South, Farm Leeuwspoor, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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King Shaka Intl Airport157 miSee all flights
Zulu Inyala Airport38 miSee all flights
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Iaine M wrote a review Jan 2020
Howick, South Africa16 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and i spent an incredible extended weekend here. the facilities are amazing and the although very hot all the time the rooms have fans and air conditioners.The game viewing is incredible.The fishing is great.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Get up early before the heat of the day to enjoy game viewing.
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Culture631095 wrote a review Jul 2019
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Myself and my buddy took the Umkaya lodge for 4 days. We were made welcome the moment we set foot in the place. We were offered advice when we needed it and left to do our own thing otherwise. There is a lot of experience to be had between the game and the fishing and we tried the lot. Great laughs and good people.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: All accommodation differs and you must choose to suit your circumstances. But you do have choice
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Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safaris
Responded Jul 31, 2019
Good Day, Thank you very much for the review. Umkhaya Cottage is a great option for guests that want to be left to do their thing like you said. Its great that you did all the activities. We hope you will return in the future. Warm White Elephant Regards Stephanie Loots
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SueHux wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom12 contributions10 helpful votes
We absolutely loved this place (me, hubby and kids of 18&16) and would quite happily have stayed for longer. The setting was beautiful, the accommodation was stunning, food great, service even better and activities fantastic - made more so by our guide Adriaan. We had 3 6.30am starts that the kids didn't even complain about!! We saw so much (unfortunately not the leopard!) and learnt so much from Adriaan, who was a mountain of information. We loved the safari drives and even more so the boat trips to see the hippos, crocs and white rhinos up close, but the highlight has to be the boat trip to find the elephants - which we did - all 43 of them!!! This was magical - thanks also go to Suzette for this trip. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this wonderful place, and intend to revisit.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safaris
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Dear Susan, Wow what a fabulous review, we appreciate so much that you took the time to tell others about your experience at White Elephant. We are so happy that you had such a great time and make a bucket load of family memories. We hope to see you again in the future. Warm White Elephant Regards Stephanie Loots Marketing Manager
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JLC wrote a review Jun 2019
Durban, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
We absolutely loved our stay at this beautifully situated lodge. The luxury safari tents are super comfortable and equipped with everything you need and more. The staff and rangers are fantastic. What sets this lodge apart is the unique position on lake Jozini. The boat safaris are beautiful and really remind one of Lake Kariba. Unfortunately we only stayed 1 night , if we had known how beautiful it was we would've definitely extended our stay. We had some beautiful bird sightings along with Hippo, crocs ,rhino, zebra and a variety of antelope. The sound of the hyenas at night while sitting around the bonfire was fantastic. Next visit we hope to see the elephants on our boat safari and do the black rhino tracking experience.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All luxury tents are private and have a stunning view of the lake!
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Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safaris
Responded Jun 19, 2019
Dear Leigh, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the stay. We keep telling potential guests how special the lake is, but its hard to anticipate. Now you understand. We hope to see you again soon for more than just one evening. Warm White Elephant Regards Stephanie Loots
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80kga wrote a review Apr 2019
Åmli, Aust-Agder, Norway32 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed in a selfcatering unit, the rooms were very nice and the other facilities were very good AS well. We had a very good young lady taking us out for game drives and saw interesting animal and lovely bush and the lovely dam, Jozini. Friendly people and lovely soroundings.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from WhiteElephan, Marketing Manager at White Elephant Safaris
Responded Apr 15, 2019
Thank you for taking a moment of your time to write this review of our product. We are happy that you enjoyed stay and hope that you will return soon. Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Warm White Elephant regards Stephanie
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$71 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPongola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Elephant Safaris
What are some of the property amenities at White Elephant Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at White Elephant Safaris?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at White Elephant Safaris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Elephant Safaris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does White Elephant Safaris have an airport shuttle?
Yes, White Elephant Safaris offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at White Elephant Safaris?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Afrikaans, and Zulu.