Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge

View of the waterhole in front of the lodge
  • 4 star
  • 3 Luxury Chalets, 1 Double Chalet
  • R 2 495
  • Yes
  • Ages 3 and above welcome
  • Main Lodge Pool
  • Yes
  • In room treatments
  • Elephant Rock has a double chalet with inter leading rooms that is perfect for family holidays. Sleeps 4

    Interleading room at Elephant Rock
    Sleeps 2 in each room
  • In between game drives, enjoy the cool water of the rock pool or enjoy a G&T on a sun lounger on the viewing deck overlooking the Elephant Rock Dam.

    Rock Pool
    from: R 2 295 per person sharing
  • Elephant Rock never disappoints... great treatment from .... the team at the lodge, to delicious meals to enjoyable game drives. This time went for three nights, and this certainly makes for a really relaxing stay

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    Guest Tripadvisor, Stayed Aug '21

About Elephant Rock Lodge

Elephant Rock Lodge is superbly positioned in the Nambiti Reserve overlooking a waterhole where game come down to drink quite often. It is a small boutique lodge offering luxury accommodation for up to 10 people

You will find an indoor dining area and lounge with free-standing fireplace in the main area of the lodge and what would a safari be without a G & T which you can get from the large bar area.
A perfect companion for watching the game below. There is a beautiful rock pool and an outdoor entertainment area that overlooks the watering hole.

Elephant Rock lodge has just 5 rooms. It is a small and intimate lodge. We have found it quite popular with extended families and friend groups securing the whole lodge on an exclusive use basis. With just the 5 rooms it is easily done.

The lodge allows kids from the age of 3 ( unless the whole lodge has been booked on an exclusive basis ) and they really work hard at getting the children involved in the game drives and game spotting.

The lodge is also popular for small workshops and Management Retreats. The relaxed and stimulating atmosphere helps create opportunities for methodical planning and decision making.


Facilities around the lodge

  • Boma Dinner
  • Swimming Pool
  • Views from the bedroom
  • Big Five Game Drives
  • Large indoor bar facility
  • Indoor dining area
  • Boma
  • Bird Watching

Facilities at your chalet

  • In-room wellness treatments
  • 5 Suites1 is a family suite - 2 inter-leading rooms
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Outdoor shower.
  • Fans
  • A mini-safe.
  • Bathroom amenities, insect repellent and hair-dryers.
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities.

  • A morning and late afternoon game drive are included in the rate.
  • Birding
  • The Drakensberg Mountains are an hour away. A great holiday combination known as a "Berg and Bush"
  • There is fishing by request (seasonal).
  • Battlefields tours can be booked
  • While it may not sound like an activity, sitting on the deck watching the animals ( often elephant ) drink and play at the waterhole is extremely satisfying

Kindly note that children 12yrs and under are welcome to join game drives, however, Depending on the maturity of the children and at the Rangers discretion these drives may not be allowed within 50 meters of a big five sighting.

Unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis, children under the age of 3 cannot be accommodated at the lodge.


Please advise your Nambiti.info reservations agent or Elephant Rock Lodge if your arrival time is going to differ from the one you completed on your booking form.
On arrival at Memorial Gate and after filling in your arrival form you will be directed to the parking area where your Elephant Rock Lodge Guide will come and fetch you.

You are entering a big 5 Game reserve, please drive carefully and be responsible if you happen on any sightings on your way to the parking.
You will be transported by Game Viewer by your Game Ranger to the Lodge.

Daily Timetable

All times are approximate and are dependent on weather and seasonal sunset and sunrise times. Visiting groups that are large enough to use one Game viewer together can further customise the times to suit themselves.

  • Please arrive for pickup from the parking area by 2pm at the latest.
  • Lunch is at about 1.30 pm and and you can check into your tents from 14h00 hours
  • Game drives are at about 15h00 in winter. In summer they leave a bit later usually at 15h30 to 16h00
  • Dinner in winter is at around 19h30 and a bit later in summer
  • In Winter, morning coffee is at about 06h30 with your game drive departing at about 07h00. In Summer your game drive will be about an hour earlier
  • Breakfast in Summer is at about 09h00 and about an hour later in winter.

Check out time is about 11h00 and you will be transferred to your vehicle by 12h00


All extras to be settled directly with the Lodge unless pre arranged with Southern Routes Reservations


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Midweek Rates | Valid: Monday to Thursday

Luxury Suite
  • Valid:1 Sep 2021 to 15 December 2021
  • Per Person Sharing: R 2 495 per night
  • Valid: 16 December 2021 - 10 January 2022
  • Per Person Sharing: R 3 595 per night
  • Valid for Midweek reservations only - Monday to Thursday
  • Spa Treatments need to be booked in advance
  • Subject to availability and excludes conservation and gate fee's ( See rate below )

Luxury Suite
  • Valid:16 Dec 2021 to 10 January 2022
  • Per Person Sharing: R 3 595 per night
  • Valid: 16 December 2021 - 10 January 2022
  • Per Person Sharing: R 3 595 per night
  • Min 2 night booking applies.
  • Spa Treatments need to be booked in advance
  • Subject to availability and excludes conservation and gate fee's ( See rate below )

Children at the Lodge
  • No children under the age of 3 years are permitted unless the lodge has been booked an exclusive use basis.
  • Rates for children 3-12 can be requested at time of booking
Children on game drives
  • Children aged 3 years and older are permitted on game drives at the lodge management's and ranger's discretion
  • Parents going on game drives are welcome to use the Babysitting facilities. An extra fee applies
  • Even if the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis - Children under 3 cannot go on game drives

Normal Inclusions and Exclusions


  • Accommodation in a luxury room
  • Luncheon arrival, dinner and breakfast daily
  • All hot beverages
  • Two game drives per day
  • Snacks On Afternoon Game Drive And Hot Muffins On Morning Game Drive


  • Rhino Conservation Levy ( See below )
  • Tours and Transfers not mentioned
  • All Bar Service
  • Gratuities,
  • Personal Purchases, Extra Activities Offered By The Lodge
    Conservation Levy/ Rhino Protection Levy ( Excluded from normal rates )
  • Nambiti Rhino Protection Levy is R 70 (including VAT) per person per night
  • Payable directly at the lodge on the day of departure
  • Subject to change without notice.

Room Types

Bedroom of Luxury Suite
3 Suites - Max 2 adults

Luxury Suites

Three stand-alone luxury chalets that accommodate two guests each. They all have their own private deck and swinging chairs. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom, complete with a shower and bathtub as well as a double outdoor shower. The chalets can be made up with either a king bed or with two single beds. Please advise when booking. A flight of stairs leads to each chalet along pathways which are well lit at night.
Tea & Coffee station, Complementary drinking water, Electric blankets, Heater/Air conditioner, Ceiling fan, Hair-dryer, Safe, Mini fridge (stocked on request), Bathroom amenities, Bath & pool towels, Insect repellent, Complimentary Wifi

Family Suite Lounge area
1 Double Suite - Max 4 adults

Double Luxury Suites

The luxury double chalet is made up of two luxury chalets which share a common wall and are joined by an inter leading door. These chalets can each accommodate two guests. Each chalet has a private area of a shared deck overlooking a waterhole as well as two swing chairs. Both chalets are self-contained and have an en-suite bathroom complete with a shower and bathtub as well as a double outdoor shower. The chalets can be made up with either a king or two single beds. There is a flight of stairs leading to these chalets that is well lit at night.