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About AfriCamps at White Elephant Safaris

AfriCamps is all about glamping at the most beautiful working farms and estates in South Africa. At each of our locations, you can get closer to nature without compromising on the creature comforts of home.

AfriCamps at White Elephant Safaris is located in the thriving Pongola Game Reserve, at the foot of the majestic Lebombo Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, just south of Eswatini. Pongola is the world's second-oldest private reserve and home to the popular White Elephant Safaris and the shimmering waters of Lake Jozini.

Twelve self-catering boutique glamping tents dot the unhindered Savannah-like bushveld on Lake Jozini's shore. View game and birdlife from your deck and take in the unique surroundings and views over the Lebombo Mountains. Each AfriCamps tent consists of an outdoor wood-fired hot tub or splash pool, a spacious open plan lounge area with a comfortable couch, a dining area with a solid wooden table and seating for five guests, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms that comfortably sleeps five guests and a bathroom complete with hot shower, flushing toilet and washbasin.

Both bedrooms are furnished with an extra length queen size bed and have their own private entrance which allows maximum privacy. One of the bedrooms also contains a single bunk bed. Our tents are equipped with air-conditioning and an indoor fireplace. Enjoy a braai on our spacious wooden decks and take in the views from the comfortable deck loungers. Pull up the front covers and transform the tent into a large outdoor living area. Unwind and appreciate a festive family breakfast while taking in the serene natural beauty of the South African Bush. Our tents are equipped with Wi-Fi.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Vitality Collection
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Our rates are based on two people sharing. There is an extra charge of R 200 per adult per night, with a total of five adults per tent.

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

As prior arrangements need to be made, guests are kindly requested to inform the specific AfriCamps host of their estimated time of arrival. This...
Our rates are based on two people sharing. There is an extra charge of R 200 per adult per night, with a total of five adults per tent.

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

As prior arrangements need to be made, guests are kindly requested to inform the specific AfriCamps 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. The road to the lodge from Gate is 12km dirt road with clearly marked signs.

Check-out - before 10 am on the day of departure

Reception hours: 08:00 - 16:00
Pongola Game Reserve Gate Times: Strictly 06:00 - 18:00

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

The following items or services are not included in the price unless otherwise stated:
- Food & Beverage
Please note that your stay at AfriCamps at White Elephant Safari is self-catering and the reserve gate is locked at 18:00 daily. Please ensure you bring enough supplies or order our meal baskets in advance. The nearest shop is roughly 50km from the reserve.
- The optional Breakfast baskets and Braai packages are placed in the tent for guests to prepare themselves.
- Activities & Tours
- Daily cleaning service (Complimentary cleaning every 4th day only)
- Wood and firelighters for the fireplace and campfires (for sale at the farm)

AfriCamps and the corresponding farm accept no liability for theft, loss or damage, of whatever nature, during or as a result of a stay on one of our affiliated farms, falling into a defect or putting out of the action of technical equipment and loss or closure of supplies on the farm. The guests and those who accompany him or her, are jointly and severally responsible for all loss and/or damage which arises, for AfriCamps, the farm in question and/or any third party as a direct or an indirect consequence of their stay, irrespective of whether this was caused through actions or refraining from actions by themselves or by third parties, who are at the farm through their making, as well as of all damage which is caused by any animal and/or matters which they have under their responsibility. If you leave your tent in an improper condition, AfriCamps is entitled to charge R250 of additional (cleaning) costs. This can double to R500 in combination with a late departure. For the full terms & conditions check our website: www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

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.

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      Reviews for AfriCamps at White Elephant Safaris

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      Jaco van der Merwe
      14 July 2021

      Ons vinnige besoek was heerlik.Sal weer teruggaan.Het net bietjie lank aan daai donkie gestook maar die badjie met Jozinidam uitsig was die moeitewerd.

      Mj Pollard
      17 February 2020

      Enjoyed the brake away with good facilities,friendly staff en always helpfull.

      Adil Saloojee
      12 January 2020

      Place was excellent. Really nice for a stop over. It is just a pity there are no self drive/fish options in the reserve

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      AfriCamps at White Elephant Safaris is 7km from the centre of Pongola Game Reserve , the nearest airport 112.6km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling