Combine incredible game viewing with the experience of a life-time, an Elephant interaction.
Just 2 hours outside of Johannesburg, near to Bela-Bela in the Limpopo Province one will find the magical Zebula Lodge
. Situated on a 1600 hectare game reserve Zebula is home to a wide variety of African wildlife including the Big Five; Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino.
Set in an unspoiled malaria-free game reserve Zebula offers an exceptional safari experience with fantastic game viewing on both game drives and walking safaris as well as horseback safaris and the unforgettable experience of an Elephant interaction.
Aiming to offer more than just the usual Elephant encounter where visitors would usually be able to just touch and feed the Elephants, Zebula offers a hands-on experience where guests can visit the Elephant Spa. Accompany the herd up to the top dam to watch the herd swimming while you relax with a soft drink and some light snacks on the observation deck. You will have the opportunity to spend some intimate time with some of these majestic elephants in the water, while brushing & bathing them (with a bit of splashing thrown in). There are also great photo opportunities where you can pose with the elephants mud bathing and swimming in the background.
These gentle giants will welcome you into their world, where you will learn more about their grace, intelligence and gentle natures. Friendly and highly qualified rangers will be with you at all times to share their knowledge and experience with you as you fall in love with the beautiful animals in front of you.