A great way to spend a morning is to go elephant spotting at Tembe Elephant Park. Only a 40-minute drive from Utshwayelo Lodge and Camp, Tembe is home to KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest elephant herd and its only indigenous elephants.
The magnificent elephants – more than 220 in total including adults and juveniles – are Tembe’s main attraction and make for spectacular viewing.
Self-drive options are available at Tembe Elephant Park, but only 4×4 vehicles are permitted.
Day-trips to the park typically last four to six hours and are a fantastic opportunity to spot the Big Five in their natural habitat.
Besides the elephants, Tembe Elephant Park is also well known as the home of the rare and elusive suni antelope, one of the smallest and shyest species of buck in southern Africa.