Tembe Elephant Reserve

Tembe Elephant Reserve is a great self-drive option for a day trip from Umkhumbi Lodge. If you have a 4×4 you can do your own game drive. If not, you can book a 3-hour game drive safari with the reserve (pre-booking essential). This is one of the lesser known reserves in KwaZulu Natal. It is best known for its large elephants and abundant birdlife. They also get good sightings of Black Rhino, White Rhino, Lion and Leopard.


Time of year – Year Round!

Sunrise to Sunset – season dependent


Park entrance fees are R55 pp and R55 per vehicle.

The cost of a 3-hour safari will depend on the number of passengers. Please enquire for details.


Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from Umkhumbi Lodge to Tembe Elephant Reserve