White Elephant is located within the Pongola Game Reserve (South) along the shores of Lake Jozini (Pongolapoort Dam). The 10 000 ha Game Reserve is situated east of the N2, in north eastern Zululand bordering Swaziland (Golela/Lavumisa Border Post). The lodge is approximately 485km from Johannesburg and 330km from Durban, and half-way between Durban & Skukuza in the Kruger National Park. The closest major center is Richards Bay, which is 180km south east on the N2 freeway. GPS Coordinates: S 27.446806 E 31.890183 If using a Garmin GPS, please do not search for the lodge, enter these coordinates instead.
The White Elephant gate entrance is situated on the N2 main road. With our entrance being so easy to find, self drive is a very good option. No 4x4 is needed to drive on our roads, however we would discourage the use of low profile cars. Road transfers can be arranged from all airports as well as inter-lodge transfers. The closest commercial airport is Richards bay (200km) and the closest international airport is King Shaka in Durban (350km).
*Gate Entrance Fee is R25 per vehicle, payable in CASH at the gate.
*VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE NOTE: The Game Reserve gate closes STRICTLY at 18h00 (for YOUR safety as well as the safety of our staff and wild animals). NO entry what-so-ever is permitted after 18.00. *Plan carefully to ensure that you arrive at the gate BEFORE 18h00 (factor in extra time for heavy traffic, potholed roads, accidents, and any other unforeseen delays)
Spend more time on safari and less time travelling by flying to White Elephant. Chartered flights can be arranged and land either on our airstrip or the Mkuze airstrip. Fly-in Guests will be picked up at the airstrip and transferred to the lodge. You are also welcome to fly in with your own plane.
Packages including accommodation and flights are available on request.