Lake Jozini Glamping Self Catering


At the foot of the majestic Lebombo Mountains and the shimmering waters of Lake Jozini

AfriCamps at White Elephant Safaris in Pongola Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal is the perfect destination for a self-catering family getaway where land-based and water-based guided safaris departing right from the camp are the highlights of your stay.

Pongola Game Reserve is the world’s second-oldest private reserve and the oldest in Africa, dating back to 1894. Here, at the shore of the 15000-hectare Lake Jozini and at the foot of the majestic Lebombo Mountains you will find 12 fully equipped AfriCamps tents.

Enjoy an AfriCamps glamping getaway while experiencing all the thrills of an established private game reserve where buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, 12 different antelope species, and over 350 bird species roam the plains and grace the skies. The occasional splashes of hippo, crocodile, and tigerfish in Lake Jozini provides an exciting water-based safari experience. Safaris, guided bush walks, tiger fishing on Lake Jozini and sundowners by the pool are some of the must-dos during your stay. Spend a day in the life of a rhino and elephant researcher and uncover all the mysteries of these majestic, but vulnerable creatures. The experiences at this camp are both thrilling and educational and will give visitors an insightful view of conservation.

To end off your day, soak up the African sunset from your outdoor wood-fired hot tub and, if you’re lucky, antelope roaming among the tents will pay you a visit.

Tents include: 2 Queen size beds (extra length); Bunkbed with 1 Single bed (extra length) for a miaximum of 5 people per tent; Tent size 55 sqm; Air conditioning – cooling / heating; Wood burning fireplace closed combustion; Electric blankets; Private braai area; Fully equipped kitchen including 4 burner hob; Baby cot and high chair; Wood-fired Hot Tub; 12 Tents; Communal Pool.  Excluded – breakfast (optional extra)

Validity:  1 Oct 2020 – 30 Sep 2021              
LOW SEASON: 1 May to 30 June 2021              
HIGH SEASON: 1 October to 10 December 2020; 10 January to 30 April 2021 ; September 2021        
PEAK SEASON: 11 December 2020 to 9 January 2021; 1 July 2021 to 31 August 2021        
    Rate per tent  Additional fee adults (pp) Children fee (pp)    
Rate Season 2 pax 3rd 4th 5th 0 – 2 16-Mar    
Rack Rate Low Season            1,340.00           275.00              275.00              275.00  Free               175.00    
Rack Rate High Season & Public Holidays            1,840.00           275.00              275.00              275.00  Stay Free               175.00    
Rack Rate Peak Season            2,340.00           275.00              275.00              275.00  Stay Free               175.00    


Project Elephant *TOP PICK*
The Elephant Research Project is a unique educational full day activity.
Adults R950pp | Children 4-12: R475pp | Children 0-3: Free
(minimum 4, maximum 16 per boat)

Elephant Cruise
A safari by boat focussed on spotting herds of elephants on the other side of Lake Jozini. Guests will also see antelope, hippo and crocodile during this cruise.
Adults R660pp | Children 4-12: R330pp | Children 0-3: Free
(minimum 4, maximum 16 per boat)

River Safari
White Elephant Safaris is the only lodge in South Africa to offer Kariba-like, water-based safari activities.
Adults R440pp | Children 4-12: R220pp | Children 0-3: Free
(minimum 4, maximum 16 per boat)

Game Drive
Game drives are conducted in open 4×4 vehicles, either in the early morning or late afternoons by a professional guide .
Adults R440pp | Children 4-12: R220pp | Children 0-3: Free
(Minimum 3, maximum 10 guests per vehicle.)

Bush walk
This is the best way for bird watchers to spot some of the 350+ bird species on the reserve. Walking trails are very much a part of the White Elephant Safaris experience. Being on foot is not only a more energetic way of experiencing the Bush but also provides a ‘closeup’ invigorating encounter with Nature.
Adults R440pp | Children 4-12: R220pp
(Minimum 2, maximum 8 guests per walk. No children under 16 without permission from parents.)

Fishing / Boat Hire
Lake Jozini is the most southern lake where tiger fish are endemic. It’s the ideal location for the novice fisherman to the expert angler for a tiger fish catch of a lifetime, strictly catch and release, of course. Tilapia, Barber (sharp-toothed catfish), Yellowfish, Grass carp, Mozambique and Red-breasted Bream are also found in The Lake. The best time for tiger fishing at Lake Jozini is September through to April.
16 seater – Half Day R2550
16 seater – Full Day R4150
Fishing rod hire – R120 per rod per day
(Additional charges for lost or damaged tackle or equipment.)

Rhino Project
This activity provides a glimpse into the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. With the use of a Telemetry device, we will follow the rhino’s signal, look for tracks and dung middens and examine our camera ‘trap’ locations as part of our rhino monitoring and conservation project.
Adults R600.00pp | Children 4-12: R300
(Minimum 2, maximum 8, No person’s under the age of 16 without permission from parents.)

Drinks and snacks will be available for guests to purchase to take on the guided safaris

Tours can be pre-booked, or booked on arrival (subject to availability)

AfriCamps at White Elephant Safaris may cancel tours due to bad weather. In this event, refunds will be given, but a 10% administrative cancellation fee will apply.

No self-drive game viewing is allowed in Pongola Game Reserve.

Wood-fired Hot Tubs
All 12 tents have their own wood-fired hot tub. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation. After a day of exploring, relax while listening to the calming crackle of the fire. Or use it as a splash pool on the hotter days.

Come relax at the pool overlooking the vast plains of the reserve and take a dip among nyala and warthog roaming on the lawns.