Safari at White Elephant Bush Camp

Enjoy land and water-based activities that include game drives, boat cruises, guided game walks, Rhino walks, horse riding and canoeing during a safari in Pongola Game Reserve at White Elephant Bush Camp.

Stunning views, glorious sunsets, therapeutic silence, Rhino walks, the unique Elephant experience, tiger fishing, an insight into research projects and behind-the-scenes conservation operations, cultural tours, safaris and more can be experienced at the White Elephant Bush Camp.

Safaris in Pongola Game Reserve

Pongola Game Reserve - the first proclaimed game reserve in Africa - is host to 4 of the African Big 5. Wildlife includes buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, 12 different antelope species, over 350 bird species and an array of smaller mammal and insect life that can be witnessed on twice-daily game drives that are conducted by qualified game rangers and guided walks.

Those seeking a unique game viewing experience can the magic of the bush on exciting Lake Jozini boat cruises. The White Elephant Bush Camp is one of the few safari lodges in South Africa where water-based safaris are conducted. On boat cruises, guests may even have the opportunity to witness hippos, crocodiles and elephants bathing in the lake.

Tiger Fishing in Lake Jozini

White Elephant Safari Lodge and Bush Camp also offers fishing at Lake Jozini and invites guests to embark on a catch-and-release fishing experience for yellowfish, grass carp, Mozambique and red-breasted bream.

The best time for Tiger fishing at Lake Jozini is from September to April. Lake Jozini also attracts nature lovers and bird watchers alike to appreciate the prolific birdlife and waterfowl, as well as a multitude of game including elephant, buffalo and hippo.

Elephant Research Project

An alternative activity to traditional game drives and walking safaris is the incredible elephant interactions. This guided experience will give you the opportunity to track elephants and learn more about these magnificent creatures through the elephant researcher, Heike.

This experience is fun and educational as guests will spend time with researchers and conservation staff sharing all the interesting facts about the elephants.


On the tranquil water of Lake Jozini you can embark on an unforgettable canoeing safari. The canoeing safari is ideal way to end of the day to witness the abundance of wildlife in the area. The 2 hour paddling safari is tailored to the fitness needs of its guests.

Black Rhino Tracking

With the use of a Telemetry device you will follow the Rhino's signal, looking for tracks and dung middens, and examine locations where monitoring cameras have been set up. Black Rhino walks are also offered and are conducted by expert safari trackers.

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