We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our Honeymoon and have only positive things to say about our experience! The adventure started when 4 giraffe stood by the signposts to the lodge directing us to our paradise-I mean how did the organise that? On arrival we were met with cold towels, homemade iced tea and a warm welcome from the lodge manager. We were then shown our luxurious tent, given afternoon tea and sent straight out on a bush drive with our fantastic ranger Luke! The bush drives, boat trips, rhino tracking, bush walks, gin and tonics at sunset were all faultless but what made the experiences totally amazing were Luke and Mitchell the rangers. They were intelligent, informative and clearly passionate about their job but not only that they were down to earth and happy to spend 4 days sharing stories and jokes enabling us to have a truly memorable experience! It was lovely to see their excitement when we had the wonderful experience of an early morning walk watching a black rhino eating and drinking only a few hundred metres away! We left genuinely thinking we had made new friends! All the staff were helpful, happy, joyous people serving delicious breakfast, afternoon tea and 5* dinners all served overlooking the African bush! A must visit!!
- 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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