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AfriCamps at White Elephant Safaris

Tent hosted by Andrea
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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At the foot of the majestic Lebombo Mountains lies the thriving Pongola Game Reserve, the world’s second-oldest private reserve, dating back to 1894. Here, at the shore of Lake Jozini you will find AfriCamps at White Elephant Safari.

The space
Luxury boutique glamping tent with a lounge area, dining area, wooden veranda, two bedrooms and one bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Both bedrooms are furnished with a queen-size bed. One of the bedrooms also contains a single bunk bed. All tents include a private outdoor wood-fired hot tub.

Enjoy an AfriCamps glamping getaway while experiencing all the thrills of an established private game reserve where buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, 12 different antelope species, and over 350 bird species roam the plains and grace the skies. The occasional splashes of hippo, crocodile, and tigerfish in Lake Jozini provides an exciting water-based safari experience. Safaris, guided bush walks, tiger fishing on Lake Jozini and sundowners by the pool are some of the must-dos during your stay. Spend a day in the life of a rhino and elephant researcher and uncover all the mysteries of these majestic, but vulnerable creatures. The experiences at this camp are both thrilling and educational and will give visitors an insightful view of conservation.

To end off your day, soak up the African sunset from your outdoor wood-fired hot tub and, if you’re lucky, antelope roaming among the tents will pay you a visit.

Guest access
All areas around tents are accessible by guests, including the communal pool and lounge area. Guests may only enter the reserve surrounding the camp on a guided game drive, bush walk or boat cruise. Guests may drive to nearby restaurants or neighbouring lodges but are not permitted to exit their vehicles in the reserve. Reserve gate times are strictly 06:00 – 18:00

Other things to note
Pongola Game Reserve South Gate Times: Strictly 06:00 – 18:00 (exceptions only in case of emergency)

Check-in: from 14:00 – 18:00 on day of arrival

Reception times: 08:00 – 16:00. In case of arrival between 16:00 and 18:00, please report to reception first thing the next morning.

Estimated time of arrival: As prior arrangements need to be made, guests are kindly requested to inform the host of their estimated time of arrival. This way you are ensured that the check-in can be arranged without delays. You will receive the host’s telephone number in your bookings confirmation email. For check-in after 18:00, please call the hosts at the camp to make arrangements.

Gate Entrance Fee: R25.00 per vehicle, payable in cash at the gate (R50 entrance fee charged for late arrivals) Please note this is not included in your accommodation fee.

Check-out: before 10am on day of departure

Shop: Essentials like water, wood, firelighters, ice and curios are available at the shop from 8:00 – 16:00. Please note, your stay with us is self-catering. Make sure you have all the necessary supplies as the gate closes at 18:00 daily and the nearest shop is roughly 50km from the reserve.

Special precautions: Pongola Game Reserve is declared malaria-free by the Department of Health. However, if you are travelling via Mpumalanga and Swaziland or to the Northern coastal areas of KwaZulu Natal, before or after your visit to White Elephant, you may pass through higher risk areas. We advise you to consult your doctor for the latest high-risk areas and medication advice.

Please be aware of ticks on the reserve. We suggest that you spray all your packed clothing, socks and shoes with a tick repellant (such as Bayticol) prior to your safari and then re-applying repellent once you are at White Elephant, before going out on game activities. Symptoms of tick-bite fever include flu-like symptoms approximately 14 days after tick exposure. Please consult a doctor if this occurs.
At the foot of the majestic Lebombo Mountains lies the thriving Pongola Game Reserve, the world’s second-oldest private reserve, dating back to 1894. Here, at the shore of Lake Jozini you will find AfriCamps at White Elephant Safari.

The space
Luxury boutique glamping tent with a lounge area, dining area, wooden veranda, two bedrooms and one bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Both bedr…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Air conditioning
Pool
Heating
Hangers
Kitchen
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

AfriCamps at White Elephant Safari is located in Pongola Game Reserve, between the towns of Mkuwe and Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal. The Zululand area is known for its private game reserves and close vicinity to heritage sights commemorating the great Zululand battles.

Hosted by Andrea

Joined in September 2015
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
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