For your safety, the White Elephant gate entrance times and access is strictly controlled. Gate hours: 6h00 am until 18h00 pm. Should you anticipate arriving after opening hours please call the lodge direct on 082 945 7174 to arrange for entrance.
Avoid travelling at night. The South African Roads are frequently under construction and maintenance. Roads often have potholes and are subject to heavy truck and taxi traffic. Also many cattle, other animals and pedestrians can be encountered on the roads.
Once inside the Pongola Game Reserve, do not leave your car until you arrive at the lodge. Remember, our wildlife have right of way.
The wildlife in the reserve constitutes a potential danger to all persons, therefore do not walk or drive around without being accompanied by a guide outside of the lodges fenced in areas.
The roads inside the Pongola Game Reserve are gravel not tar. Be careful of large rocks on these roads.
For general travel safety please ask your travel agency, or contact us for more information.
Hamba kahle!! (Zulu: Travel Safely)