Elephant Walk Retreat is an intimate bush lodge situated at the Crocodile Bridge Gate of Kruger National Park in South Africa, providing an exceptional wildlife encounter in the park's southern region. The retreat provides a selection of nine comfortable accommodation choices, such as deluxe log cabins, family chalets, basic bush chalets, and one-bedroom log cabins, each of which is self-catering and offers scenic views of the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park.
Guests can witness incredible wildlife and bird sightings right from the comfort of their patio or deck, given that the close proximity of wildlife to the lodge offers an exhilarating experience as animals stroll along the fence line and graze along the river bank. Although self-catering, Elephant Walk Retreat also provides optional breakfast packs for an extra fee. There's also a shared swimming pool for warm days, and the town of Komatipoort is conveniently located just 12 kilometres away.
Considered one of the largest and oldest safari areas in South Africa, the Greater Kruger region is made up of Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, and Manyeleti, as well as the surrounding private game reserves. The entire area is one of the best places to view wildlife, experience guided walks and explore some of the wildest areas in the country. The close proximity of Elephant Walk Retreat to Crocodile Bridge Gate (50 meters) ensures convenient entry to Kruger National Park, enabling guests to embark on self-drive safaris.
Additionally, the retreat facilitates organised morning, sunset, and night drives, as well as bush walks. Half-day and full-day safaris into the park can be arranged, along with bush braais. Nearby attractions encompass golf courses, spa facilities, and cultural village tours. For more adventurous experiences, horse safaris, day tours to Mozambique, Swaziland, and the Panorama Route, Sudwala Caves exploration, tiger fishing tours, and sunset cruises are also available upon request.
(breakfast baskets can be ordered at an extra cost)
Location to the kruger gate is fantastic! Beautiful views from the cottage overlooking the crocodile river.
Brilliant spot for a stopover from Maputo… lovely area overlooking the river, very quiet and comfortable beds.
We have had the most relaxing holiday in a beautiful location where we were able to spot hippo, elephant, hyena and many species of bird from our chalet
Elephant Walk Retreat stands as a testament to dedicated conservation efforts and sustainable practices. When the land was initially acquired many years ago, it was dominated by sugarcane. Through years of hard work and commitment, the retreat has successfully transformed the landscape, fostering the growth of diverse plants and trees. This metamorphosis not only contributes to the preservation of the natural habitat but also enhances the overall ecological balance. The retreat actively engages with local communities by employing local staff and providing support, thereby fostering a symbiotic relationship with the surrounding area. Committed to sustainability, Elephant Walk Retreat harnesses solar power to ensure a reliable source of electricity for guests, even during periods of load-shedding. This dedication to eco-friendly practices exemplifies the retreat's role in promoting sustainable tourism and preserving the beauty of the region for generations to come.