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Tembe Elephant Park Accommodation
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This was my second visit to Tembe and the reserve was as lovely as I remembered it. I wanted to have the best chance of seeing the biggest elephants possible and Tembe is one of the best places in Southern Africa for this. I have read that in the whole of Africa there may only be 40 genuine tuskers left. A tusker is an elephant that has tusks weighing 100 pounds. We had some great sightings and did come across an elephant who looked to be very close to a genuine tusker. We had other encounters on our drives and back in camp. Always great to hear then see bush babies. The staff are great, the food is good and the reserve is very different to most in the area. Well worth another visit!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

My family (myself, husband and 2 boys, ages 9 and 5) spent 3 nights at Tembe just after Easter. Guest numbers are small which makes the camp very intimate. The staff at Tembe are efficient, courteous and unassuming. The game drives leave at 6.30am and 3pm, and last for about 3 hours; I was worried that my boys would be not able to sustain their interest and misbehave on the vehicle - but, they were enthralled. They went on every game drive available and loved every one! Our ranger (and camp manager), Tom chatted to them, entertained them and educated them. He went the second mile for us to track the game. Our tent was (truthfully) a little down at heel, but it was atmospheric, made all the more exciting by an evening visit from a friendly elephant, and a few nyala by day. The need for a revamp was overshadowed by the commitment of the staff and their care. The food was hearty and wholesome, and oh so well timed. The game, the birds, the butterflies are beautiful and plentiful. Thank you Tembe, we will be back.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Matriarch suite, which was perfect for 4.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

We were your guests for the second time and we loved it again.
The whole atmosphere is wonderfull , the food was absolutely delicious and the game-drives with Patrick were thrilled. His knowledge about nature is great.
One of the highlights was our 3 hours spend in the Hide,the peace & tranquility watching the animals coming and going,was beeing in a National Geographic documentary.. We saw Mkadebona, what a big elephant!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

If you are looking for a fantastic experience in the bush you must go to Tembe. The thing we liked most is that they only have a limited number of guest at one time which makes the experience feel very personal. The tents were very nice, the food excellent prepared by the talented Dave and the game drives FANTASTIC. We probally saw over one hundred elephants in our four day stay! Put Tembe on the top of your list for an excellent experience in the African Bush! You won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: All the tents are located in the bush and are lovely.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

What a special place.
The whole experience is nothing short of amazing.
Here you get a very personal experience with the biggest elephants on earth.
Our guide(Patric) on the game drives has o wealth of knowledge and shares it with a smile, making the game drives something to always remeber.

At the lodge Tom and his team goes to great lenghts to look after your every need.
They truly make you feel welcome.

I cannot whait to go back for another visit at this very special place

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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