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About Elephants Crossing

Elephants Crossing is a luxury safari camp tucked away within the captivating and diverse Welgevonden Game Reserve, in The Waterberg region. Known as one of South Africa's most impressive game reserves, Welgevonden Game Reserve offers rich game viewing of The Big 5, a substantial population of white rhinos, nearly 400 distinct bird species, and much more.

The scenic Elephants Crossing camp offers an intimate, private safari experience with just three Luxury Tents and one Tented Suite (each sleeping 2), and a four-sleeper Bush Villa perfect for friends or families traveling together. Each accommodation offering features a private deck with a refreshing splash pool, a spacious king-size bed, en suite bathrooms complete with a bathtub, an outdoor shower and a private fireplace, with a self-catering kitchen and lounge in the Bush Villa.

Elephants Crossing Setting

The Waterberg Region in northern South Africa is a mountainous and biodiverse area known for its many wilderness safari camps, Big 5 private reserves, excellent birding opportunities and as a malaria-free getaway destination close to many main cities – such as Johannesburg, Pretoria, Polokwane, and Gaborone (Botswana).

Every accommodation option at Elephants Crossing treats guests to the beauty of The Waterberg and the lodge's surroundings teeming with wildlife. Moreover, guests have the opportunity to observe wildlife wandering around the private waterhole, all while enjoying the warmth of a deck fireplace. Elephants Crossing takes pride in its outstanding cuisine and impeccable service, seamlessly blending these elements with an authentic bush experience.

What's included

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Soft drinks, house wines and local beers
  • Two game drives per day
  • Wi-Fi access

Frequently asked questions

  • What type of room can you book at Elephants Crossing?

  • Does Elephants Crossing have a pool?

  • How far is Elephants Crossing from the centre of the Welgevonden Game Reserve?


  • Great personal touch

    The staff was very friendly - the food was delicious - really a TOP chef present here. They asked what we wanted, what the children would like - that's all you can ask for. The view, while you eat, makes it even better - this is a 10/10!

    Conservio.com review

    V. Frank

  • Intimate atmosphere

    Magnificent view and location, very helpful staff, wonderful food. Due to the size of the campus, only a maximum of about 14-16 guests can stay there. We were there at 8 during our time. The small size is the biggest luxus in the lodge.

    Conservio.com review

    K. Maggs

  • Private and intimate

    Service, location, food, game-drives all very good. Staff very friendly. Setting fitting for surroundings. Not commercialised - very private & intimate for small group.

    Conservio.com review

    S. Parker

Elephants Crossing impact highlights

Welgevonden Game Reserve stands as a beacon of dedicated conservation efforts, encompassing a multifaceted approach to safeguarding its rich biodiversity. One pivotal aspect of their commitment is evident in their leopard research initiatives, where rigorous studies contribute to understanding leopard behavior and population dynamics. Additionally, the reserve's meticulous fire policy aids in maintaining a balanced ecosystem, allowing natural processes to flourish while minimizing risks.

In lion management, Welgevonden employs adaptive strategies to ensure the harmony of predator and prey populations, fostering a thriving ecosystem. Their approach to elephant management is equally commendable, focusing on sustainable practices that prevent overpopulation while respecting the role these majestic creatures play in the ecosystem.

All these endeavors coalesce within a comprehensive conservation strategy that encompasses not only the local sphere but resonates on national and international levels. Welgevonden's commitment to research, holistic management policies, and collaborative efforts reflects their determination to preserve the natural world for generations to come.

WEAP, a program led by Welgevonden Game Reserve and supported by various partners, aims to introduce local learners and community members to the natural world. The goal is to cultivate awareness and appreciation for the environment, underlining its social, economic, and global significance.

This initiative involves engaging communities to educate learners and individuals about the environment. Our focus is on instilling the value of the environment and promoting awareness of potential career paths in wildlife, conservation, and hospitality through environmental education. By enhancing environmental understanding and addressing challenges, we equip participants with the knowledge to take proactive measures. This empowerment enables informed decision-making regarding the environment's importance.

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