Stay Longer, Pay Less!

For each additional night you stay at Tembe, the more the price comes down for each night’s accommodation.

Tusker Suites & Family Suite:
(if there are 3 or more people in the unit)
Family Suites:
(one – two people in the unit)
Low Season

  • R 1 550 pp – R 1 800 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
  • R 2015 single – R 2340 single per night (depending on length of stay)

High Season

  • R 1850 pp – R 2100 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
  • R 2405 single – R 2730 single per night (depending on length of stay)
Low Season

  • R 1 650 pp – R 1 900 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
  • R 2 145 single – R 2 470 single per night (depending on length of stay)

High Season

  • R 1 950 – R 2 200 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
  • R 2 535 single – R 2 860 single per night (depending on length of stay)
The quoted includes?
  • Accommodation
  • Two daily game drives
  • Transfers to & from the hide during the day
The quoted rates exclude
  • Beverages from the bar & drinks consumed whilst on game drives
  • Clothing
  • Curios
  • Laundry
  • Gratuity (tips)
  • Spa treatments
  • WiFi (nominal daily charge payable)
What makes the Tembe experience so affordable?

We’re often asked: How can Tembe Elephant Lodge offer comfortable safari-style accommodation along with all meals and 2 daily game drives at a fraction of the price of similar game lodges in southern Africa? 

The answer is a combination of generous donor-funding, subsidised accommodation and our participation in what has become the most successful community-based conservation initiative in the country.


Basically, all the tented accommodation rooms and buildings at Tembe have been prefunded by donors, visitors are not charged for what is essentially subsidised accommodation.

This means our daily rate for visitors must only cover the running costs of the lodge – staffing, vehicles, food, maintenance of facilities and utilities, etc.

As a community -owned and managed lodge it is vital to ensure that the Tembe community can all experience the benefits of tourism. To this end, any surplus from visitor revenue is put into job creation, creating new posts on an ongoing basis to accommodate as many community members as we can. We believe that that the support of a community that has been economically empowered through tourism is the way to secure the future of Tembe Elephant Park for generations to come..

It’s an unusual and unique model that benefits both the people of Tembe and visitors like yourself, who can enjoy an unforgettable bushveld experience in our pristine reserve at a price that, we certainly hope, will keep you coming back again and again.

We are the lowest priced full-service game lodge in a National Park in Southern Africa offering unbeatable value for money.

Please complete the “online booking enquiry” form or email Claudette on info@tembe.co.za
You are also welcome to phone Claudette on +27 31 2670144/ +27 82 651 2868
Rates are subject to change without prior notice