Tembe Elephant Park Retreat

Tembe Elephant Park Retreat
Big 5 reserve – Big Tusker Elephants – Tiny Suni Antelope – Great Birding – Visiting Bushbabies – Photography

 Join our scheduled departures:
21-24 April 2024 (Bookings Closing Soon)

21-24 June 2024
18-21 Aug 2024

Minimum 6 guests per departure. Bookings close 8 weeks prior to travel

Enquiries/Bookings: info@africamemoriestravel.com retreats@africamemories.com /
Val:+27 83 441 4514 (WhatsApp preferred) | Carol:+27 73 168 8201 | Derek: +27 82 889 3516 | Megan: +27 82 652 5777

Tembe Elephant Park offers intimate encounters with some of the largest elephants in Africa. The 300km2 reserve, located in the Republic of South Africa between Kwa-Zulu Natal and Mozambique, is the ancestral home of the Tembe tribe who own and co-manage both the park and the Tembe Elephant Lodge, the only community-owned full-service game lodge inside a proclaimed game reserve, right in the middle of unspoiled bush, in a stunning sand forest eco-system. Your dedicated guide and tracker have grown up in Tembe and will be showing you their ‘back yard.’

Your guides know the elephants and the elephants know the guides, so they are calm and relaxed around the game drive vehicles. This makes for some unforgettable encounters with Tembe’s gentle grey giants. Join us in a journey searching for these big tuskers and discovering the Big 5 and other wildlife species that trample these ancient pathways in the ancient Tembe Elephant Park wildlife paths.

“Natalie was the star of the show. Right of the top drawer – 5 *****. Our driver was as safe as a house, perfect. Our Tembe guide Philemon was the best and knew just about everything… animals, birds, plants etc. Accommodation 10/10. We had a ball. An elephant fancied my wife – she landed up with his left tusk on her lap for about 15 seconds. Oh so special” Roy

Tembe Hosted Retirement Retreat

Hosted Retirement Retreats Tembe  HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Big 5 Tembe Elephant Park
  • Beautiful sand forests
  • Home to a sand forest dweller, the 2nd second smallest antelope, the tiny suni
  • Last naturally occurring, free-roaming elephants in Kwa-Zulu Natal – they were not re-introduced
  • Home to some of Africa’s largest elephants – see big “Tusker” elephants= ivory weighing 45.5kg (100lb)
  • Includes 2 game drives per day in 4×4 game viewing vehicles
  • Includes Wildlife Hide visits during day
  • Includes all meals, teas/coffees
  • Bushbabies & other animals visit camp
  • Brilliant birding – over 340 species
  • Ancient trees & a diversity of flora
  • Fenced camp – walking permitted within camp perimeter only
  • Authentic tented safari experience in a sand forest –
  • Outside private shower – revitalising shower under the stars
  • Passionate, local Tembe community run this rustic bush lodge
  • Private spa treatment salas outside rooms

Hosted Retirement Retreats travelling with Africa Memories Travel


  • You don’t need to drive yourself – Door to door service provided – your Africa Memories Travel host and driver, collect you from your home in our comfy vehicle with trailer (transfers include vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, water, refreshment stop, comfort stops, snacks)
  • You aren’t travelling alone or unaided – Trustworthy, dedicated, caring host accompanies you throughout
  • You are safe – Qualified, knowledgeable guides & drivers
  • No big groups – we offer small, customised group getaways
  • There are no hidden costs
  • Memorable experiences – we always go the extra mile to make your stay extra special
  • Meet new people or bring your friends
  • Join our scheduled departures or we will work around your dates & destination
  • Retreats are only invoiced once the group is filled with the minimum required number of guests

Tembe Hosted Retirement Retreat

YOUR TOTAL INVESTMENT – Hosted Retirement Retreats Tembe :

  • 21-24 April 2024 – R12,874pps / R13 776 Single Rate
  • 18-21 August 2024 – R12,874pps / R13 776 Single Rate

Includes: Road transfers including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, waters and snacks, tea/coffee refreshment stop; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host; 3 nights’ accommodation in a tented suite; All meals, teas & coffees; 2 game drives daily with your dedicated, knowledgeable wildlife guide; Conservation levies.

Excludes: All beverages consumed from the bar and on game drives; Laundry; Items of a personal nature; Spa Treatments; Travel insurance; Gratuities; Activities other than specified; Increases in prices beyond our control.


  • One transfer vehicle will transport guests and your Africa Memories Travel Host. Space inside the vehicle is limited and we have a trailer for your bags. Please be mindful of everyone’s comforts and it may not be possible to occupy more than 1 seat.
  • Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice due to fuel prices and/or alternative outsourced hire vehicles.
  • Transfers are based on pick up from your home en route Upper Highway / Howick to your destination. Should pick-ups be outside of the direct route, a supplement may apply.
  • You do need to be physically able to get in and out of the transfer vehicle/s, boats, airplanes and game viewing vehicles and you will need to be able to walk with/without walking aids for short or in some cases longer distances to/from your room and the lodge and navigate uneven ground and steps. Your host can assist you where possible but please be aware that they are not carers and you do need to be physically ‘fit’.

Enquiries/Bookings: info@africamemoriestravel.com retreats@africamemories.com /
Val:+27 83 441 4514 (WhatsApp preferred) | Carol:+27 73 168 8201 | Derek: +27 82 889 3516 | Megan: +27 82 652 5777

Subject to Availability. Terms & Conditions Apply. E&OE


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