Safari Lodge Guestbook

More than 10 years ago I was here before (alone), after a business trip. Many stories I told my wife and children about this place. My promise to myself and the children was that one day we would visit this wonderful place. These days we are here as a family. It was what I remembered and more. It’s as close to Paradise as you can get. Wonderful experiences, warmth both in atmosphere and climate, but also cold and a bit of rain. We were taught the ethic of the land. Thank you very much and I hope for my grand children to come to this place again.
Thank you!!!

- Andre van der Aarde and Family

The Netherlands

My little place that has found a spot in my heart. The absolute beauty is simply breathtaking. I have loved every moment – the staff, who thought of the little things, the amazing sunsets, the uninterrupted heaven of stars. This place rocks and I am sure that I will be back. Lotsa love

- Roxanne

Cape Town, South Africa

The year we extended our visit to the lodge only proves how much we enjoyed our holiday here. The staff attended to everything in detail and Richard our guide made our game drives memorable. How wonderful such place like “white elephant” exist. Both an adventure and romantic experience. Thank you to you all.

- Peter Obernauer & Kate Hauer


20 years before we came to Africa and that was our first love. We came back several times, but now we lost our hearts for always here at White Elephant. We love you people, around the lodge, the animals and the nature. Thank you, dank you wel.

- Kees & Jenny


One word, “Superfantasticwonderfulbrilliantexceptional” Animals, birds, food, STAFF, Caroline. It was absolutely perfect and thanks for taking care of mum

- John & Penny Cleaves and Jill Perkins


To the White Elephant family,
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to come up from Cape Town to experience this place. We had such a relaxing and peaceful stay here and we really enjoyed our time here!
We wish you all the best for the continued success of the lodge and the reserve. You really do have something unique and special and we thank you for sharing your dedication, commitment to conservation, and passion with us!
All the best, Sarah & Marius

- Sarah & Marius

7/1/15 – The staff at White Elephant are friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. We have had a wonderful experience during our time here and have seen and learned many new things.
Thank you for going above and beyond.
We’ll see you again soon!

- Crystal & Jason

4/1/2015 – Thank you for an amazing stay! Apart from the great sightings (Including seeing the twin elephants), experiencing the time in the hide and enjoying the boat trip, this place will forever stay special to us for another reason, our engagement. A big thank you for the special treatment, the amazing bush experiences, the delicious food, the warm baths to look forward to, and the all round VIP treatment.
See you next time.

- Natalie & Nic

4/2/15 – We will never forget this beautiful place on earth with great hospitality, we felt like a king and queen! Thank you all so much for a pleasant stay.
Greetings, Rob & Irene Haarmans

- Rob & Irene Haarmans

There aren’t enough superlatives to express our feelings about our wonderful experience and excellent care of a loving team. We felt most welcome and nothing was too big or too small to anyone of “your family”. We had an excellent guide who shared his knowledge unstintingly. Thank you Mitchell. Thank you all.

- 25 July 2015 Steve and Janine

Thanks for the wonderful time, the hospitality and the smiles! Also close encounter with the Black Rhino was a moment never to forget!

- 10 July 2015 Regina, Jan and Julius

03/08/2015 It was wonderful. Mitchell taught us so many amazing facts and despite not finding the elusive black rhino our walking safari was wonderful. The highlight must have been the rhino family on the boat safari and sunset over the lake. Thank you.

- Kate Jutem


After a very warm welcome we felt "at home at once". We enjoyed a beautiful set up, excellent food and rangers committed to show the beauty of both flora and fauna to the guests. You won't see the 'big five' but you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend!

- Inken and Wilfried Bebber (22/2/2016)


Thank you. This was an absolutely fantastic way to celebrate the new year. George was such an informative and fun guide! We will definitely bring ourselves and friends and family back here. Wishing you all a successful 2017.

1 January 2017

- Zanita & Vaughn

South Africa

Words can’t describe how thankful we are for the service and overall experience you have showed us. The team has made our honeymoon a memorable experience that will stay with us forever. We loved every minute of it and we’ll certainly be back in the future. God bless, always.

22 April 2017

- Zaheer & Zaheera

South Africa

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! The staff are always happy and smiling and the food is wonderful! Thank you also to our guide who provided so many different experiences for us! We have loved it.

- Rob & Fiona

South Africa

Thanks you for the amazing stay, it was lovely. The hospitality was immaculate as well as the service, we were provided at all times. The food was of a great quality and was always enjoyable. Thanks you again.

12 Feb 2017

- Chantelle & Jason Naidoo

South Africa