Tembe - Elephant Park

Accommodation in Tembe Elephant National Park

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Within the unique sand forest and grassland ecosystem of the Tembe National Elephant Park roam over 220 of the largest elephant in the world, the last remaining indigenous herd in KwaZulu-Natal.

This 300km pristine wilderness, a proclaimed reserve on the old Ivory Route between Mozambique and the Zulu territory, also boasts the other members of the Big Five – lion, leopard, black and white rhino and buffalo – as well as over 340 bird species and abundant other mammal species right down to the tiny Suni, one of the smallest antelope in the world. Tembe combines the best of both worlds – an authentic Big Five experience in a national game park and the personal touch and world class service of a private luxury lodge, 50% co-owned and managed by the Tembe tribe, headed by Nkosi (Chief) Tembe.

Room Description at :

Royal Tembe Suite: (1 unit)
- Luxury safari tent on a wooden platform with a deck
- 2 x Queen size beds
- Inside basin & toilet en suite
- Outside shower
- Suitable for families
- This unit is approximately 300m from the main lodge area.

Matriarch Suite: 
- Luxury, spacious, safari tent built on a wooden platform with a deck
- 1 x Queen size bed & single bed with space for an additional single    bed
- Inside shower, basin and separate toilet en suite
- Suitable for families or special occasions - e.g. honeymooners,    wedding anniversaries, etc.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Includes:
- All meals
- Accommodation
- Teas & Coffee
- 2 game drives daily
- Transfers to and from the hide during the day

Rates Exclude:
- Beverages from the bar and on game drives
- Gate entry fees
- Gratuity
- Clothing
- Curios
- Laundry
- Spa Treatments


Extra information

PLEASE NOTE: Long weekend: min 3-4 nights stay.
When making a booking over the weekend, please ensure you have included both Friday & Saturday night. We are only able to take a 1 night booking over the weekend if it is a Sunday night.

Gate Fees:
R35 per vehicle entrance fee
R30 per person conservation levy fee

Rhino Gold Cards / Wild Cards:
Should you have either of these cards - please show them at the gate and the gate fees will be wavered.

NOTE: Unfortunately there is no pensioners discount at Tembe.

Safari Game Drives:
Come and enjoy the thrill of a Tembe safari Game Drive in one of our open vehicles. Shiver with anticipation as you edge up close to one of Tembe's giants. Feel their steady gaze as they size you up – as you observe each other. And meet one of the most dangerous animals in Africa – the Cape Buffalo – and watch as even the lions tread carefully around the horns of the massive buffalo bulls.

Meet the Big Five:
What would a Game Safari be without the complete Big 5! There's no doubt you will see some of Tembe's celebrated elephants and buffalo, but how about experiencing the prehistoric-looking white rhinos and their slightly smaller relatives, the black rhinos. Observe the deadly yet graceful leopard, and feel the overwhelming macho presence of a male lion and the casual power of the lionesses.

Check in & Check Out times:
Check in: 12 noon
Check out: after the morning game drive & brunch, approximately 11am.

Gate Times & Late Arrivals:
Gate opens: 6am
Gate Closes: 6pm
Should you be arriving after 6pm, please arrange this with the Durban office so we can organize for the gate to be opened for you.

On arrival at the lodge:
- There will be a guard at the gate
- NB! Please advise him that you have a reservation and that he must radio the lodge to notify them of your arrival
- Only if you are in a 4x4 vehicle (NO 2x4's with difflock) - may you self-drive to the lodge.
- If you are not in a 4x4 vehicle ask the guard to show you to the secure parking and our guides will collect you in our 4x4 vehicles.

NOTE: What to bring:
- Insect repellent
- Light-weight jacket
- Rain coat
- Closed shoes
- Hat
- Sunscreen
- Swimming costume

**Please note that rates, meal and game drive times are subject to change without prior notice**