"We and our kids had a wonderful time at Tembe. The whole staff has been lovely and very helpful. Our accommodation was very comfortable and the food delicious. We had a true taste of Africa at its best. We'll never forget it. Thank you!"
Chris & Cinzia Martin, United Kingdom

Did you know that we have a unique booking offer?
The Longer You Stay, The Less You Pay!
Each additional night you stay at magnificent tembe, the more the price comes down on each nights accomodation.


Tusker Suites & Family Suite/Tembe Suite if there are 3 or more people in the unit:

Low Season
R 1 500 pp - R 1 750 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
R 1 905 single - R 2 230 single per night (depending on length of stay)

High Season
R 2295 pp - R 2200 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
R 2295 single - R 2620 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)

Family Suites & Tembe Suite: (1 - 2 people in the unit)

Low Season
R 1 600 pp - R 1 850 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
R 1 885 single - R 2 210 single per night (depending on length of stay)

High Season

R 2035 pp - R 2 150 pp sharing per night (depending on length of stay)
R 2 425 - R 2 750 single per night (depending on length of stay)

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
Rates are subject to change without prior notice

The quoted rates include:

All meals (Lite Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner)
Teas & coffee
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
Gate fees: R 35 vehicle entrance fee + R 30 pp conservation levy - once off
R 50 pp per night community levy
Gratuity (tips)
Spa treatments
Wi-Fi R 50 per unit for duration of stay

What makes the Tembe experience so affordable?

It’s a question 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 in essence, 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.

Here’s how it works

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

This means our daily rate for visitors only has to 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.