What an amazing place!
I dont think I have felt that relaxed in a long time - we were treated amazing well by the awesome staff at White Elephant, that I immediatley felt they were all friends and I had known them for a lot longer than I had. The rangers were amazingly knowledgable and a highlight for me was the bush walk with Adriaan - I will remember that for a long time. Also the sighting of Black Rhino was amazing. From all the rangers, you got a sense of an amazing passion for the bush and a pride in the reserve they worked in - it was infectious and I just couldnt wait to get out for the next game drive.
The accomodation was fantastic, very tranquil and calming and after the first day, getting up at 5.30am didnt seem so bad, especially when you knew there was an amarula coffee and awesome morning muffin waiting for you. What was unique about it was that you could go on game drives as well as boat cruises on the Jozini Dam - this was awesome.
I would certainly recomment White Elephant to friends and I hope to be back soon.
Well done White Elephant - your staff are awesome!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- White Elephant is the only lodge in South Africa to offer Kariba-like, water based safari activities (motorized and canoeing) as well as the traditional land based activities. This sets us apart from other safari destinations. We are passionate about conservation and offer a superb Black Rhino tracking experience (with an excellent chance of viewing Black Rhino on foot), as well as fascinating Elephant research activities. 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. White Elephant is the perfect romantic retreat for newly weds and anniversary celebrations. 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. ... more less
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