Please note that there is a Gate Entrance fee of R 25.00 per vehicle, payable at the gate. Gate hours strictly: 6h00-18h00 NO LATE ARRIVALS WILL BE ALLOWED. The road to the camps are clearly marked with signs. The road is a gravel road but can be driven with a normal sedan.
From Durban (approximate 3½ - 4 hours drive)
From King Shaka International Airport follow the road signs indicating N2, when nearing the interchange keep left and take the N2 Richardsbay/Empangeni off-ramp. Keep heading north on the N2, the gate of the lodge is approx. 350km from King Shaka. Follow the N2 north towards Hluhluwe and then on to Mkuze.
Continue 24km along the N2 past Mkuze towards Pongola. At the sign on your left hand side that reads Pongola Game Reserve (SOUTH) White Elephant, turn right into White Elephant main gate. The camps are signposted from here.
From Johannesburg (OR Tambo Int. Airport) (approximate 6 hours drive)
From the Airport take the R21 S exit to Boksburg, follow the road and after 7.9km turn right into Rondebult Road. Drive 6.6km and merge onto the N17 Springs. This road has tolls, please make sure to have cash handy.
Follow the N17 all the way to Ermelo (187km). In Ermelo turn right into Kerk Str/N2 (3rd road to the right after you’ve crossed the bridge). Drive 1.6km and turn left into Voortrekker Str (Engen 1 Stop Garage on left-hand corner). From Ermelo follow the N2 to Piet Retief and Pongola (200km). Approximately 40 km after Pongola towards Mkuze at the sign on your left hand side that reads Pongola Game Reserve (SOUTH) White Elephant, turn left into the White Elephant main gate. The camps are signposted from here.
NOTE: The N2 route between Ermelo and Richardsbay is carrying a huge number of heave motor vehicles daily, this causes delays. Travelling after dark is not advisable – stray animals close to Pongola.
From eSwatini (approximate ½-1 hours drive)
After Leaving Swaziland via the Golela-Lavumisa Border post, drive 11km through the Phongolo Nature Reserve to Main N2 T-Junction. Turn left to follow sign Pongola Game Reserve (SOUTH) towards Mkuze. Drive 13 km on N2. At sign Pongola Game Reserve (SOUTH) White Elephant , turn left into White Elephant main gate. The camps are signposted from here.