How to get to Tembe Elephant National Park and Safari Lodge

 - Directions, map and transfers to the game reserves and safari camp


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Tembe may be remote, but is very accessible - whichever way you choose to get there. Just let us know your transport preference and we'll do the rest.

  • Own road transport

  • Road transport from Durban

  • Air transfers - private charter

  • Zululand Flying Service

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    How to get to Tembe Elephant National Park - transfers, car hire and road map
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    Transfers, car hire and road map

    Conference facilities
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    modern, fully equipped for up to 20 delegates

    malaria precautions are not applicable
    Malaria precautions
    - not applicable, insect repellent recommended

    Tembe is a four-and-a-half-hour drive on a tarred road from Durban - or a six hour drive from Johannesburg, Gauteng. Once you arrive at Tembe’s gate, you will be met and directed to the secure parking area where you can safely leave your vehicle for the duration of your stay. From there, you will be driven in a 4x4 to the lodge. From then on all game-drives and transport around the lodge are provided under the supervision of an experienced guide. 

    Visitors requiring transport from Durban will be met either at Durban International airport, their hotel or preferred pick-up point and driven to Tembe in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. All game drives and transport within the park are provided. Visitors are returned to Durban at the end of their stay.

  • LUXURY CAR: - This can take 1 - 4 Passengers Rate: R2 800.00 return 

  • LUXURY 4x4 WAGON: - This can take 1-8 passengers Rate: R3 600.00 return Please note that prices, especially for transfers are subject to change, as they are dependent on the fuel price.

    If required, a return air-service is can be chartered from Virginia Airport, just north of Durban, direct to the airstrip at Tembe or to the neighbouring Manguzi airstrip, depending on weather conditions. Again, all road transport to and from the park is provided, as well as within the park for the duration of your stay. This is a great way to experience Africa from the sky and another bonus is that you land within the Tembe Elephant Reserve itself! 
    1 - 3 Passengers R 4 400 US $ 642.50 
    1 - 5 Passengers R 4 900 US $ 715.32

    Prices are dependent on the various charter companies we utilise. Please enquire for exact costs as pilot / aircraft standby charges are not included for periods over 24 hours. Rates are subject to change. R/$ exchange rate was calculated on 6.85 and is subject to the daily bank rate at time of payment.

    There is a daily flying service operating out of Virginia Airport. This is suitable for guests who would like to stay at Tembe for longer periods of time, as it eliminates the problem of pilots having to stay on-call at the lodge for long periods at a time, or having to make two trips at your expense. This is also ideal for single passengers / couples who don’t want to charter a whole aeroplane. This scenic flight over the beautiful Maputaland coastline, the St Lucia wetlands and Kosi Lake System, can be booked through our reservations office ...

      1 to 3 pax = R2065.00
      4 to 7 pax = R1550.00
      8 to 10 pax = R1380.00
    (Prices are per person one way and subject to change)
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    Tembe Elephant Park & Lodge

    Tel  +27-31-267 0144
    Fax +27-31-266 8718 

    P.O. Box 438
    Westville 3630
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