Surrounded by the majestic Lebombo Mountains and shimmering waters of Lake Jozini, White Elephant offers every comfort for your sojourn in the African wilderness.
To access Shayamoya by air, Richards Bay is the nearest airport with daily flights from Johannesburg.
Our preferred venue is The Ridge Guest House with 180 degree sea views, spacious modern rooms and personalised service.
Tamboti Ridge Cottage is situated in a lovely sub-tropical garden with a breathtaking view up the Pongola River. It is ideally located 1km off the N2 Highway between Pongola and Mkuze at the T-junction to Golela. A perfect venue to break the long journey to/from Johannesburg or Kruger Park to the Southerm Mozambique scuba diving resorts or Northern KwaZulu Natal’s resorts and Game Reserves.
Experience a true African safari with a difference! The only luxurious Houseboats of their kind in South Africa are available for your dream water safari. On board Shayamanzi Houseboat, soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and Pongola Game Reserve. Enjoy calm serenity on the water or the thrill of Tiger fishing!
You may hire the entire houseboats exclusively (sleeping 12 or 20) or book a cabin (sleeping 2). There is a minimum of a 2 night stay.
Superb accommodation in beautiful natural settings from the heights of the mountains in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site, through the tropical savannahs of Zululand where the “big five”, elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard inhabit Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park and on to the brilliant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean that fringe the lakes and wetlands of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, (Greater St Lucia Wetland Park) also a World Heritage Site.