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, duiker suites & Family Suite:
(Duiker & Tusker Suite 1-2 people & 3 or more people in the family suite)
Family Suites:
(1-2 people in the Family Suite)
Low Season

  • R 1 700 pp – R 1 950 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
  • R 1 870 single – R 2 145 single per night (depending on length of stay)

High Season

  • R 2 000 pp – R 2 250 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
  • R 2 200 single – R 2 475 single per night (depending on length of stay)

Low Season

  • R 1 800 pp – R 2 050 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
  • R 1 980 single – R 2 255 single per night (depending on length of stay)

High Season

  • R 2 100 – R 2 350 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
  • R 2 310 single – R 2 585 single per night (depending on length of stay)
The quoted includes?
  • Accommodation
  • Two daily game drives
  • Transfers to & from the hide during the day
  • All Meals
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 82 651 2868
Rates are subject to change without prior notice