Located just a stones throw away from Crocodile Bridge Gate, Elephant Walk Retreat offers unsurpassed views of the Kruger National Park and Crocodile River. It’s a popular spot for an array of wildlife including the big 5. The lodge lives up to it’s name with magnificent herds of elephant visiting the area frequently. Combining comfort and tranquility, with the perfect location, Elephant Walk Retreat promises to be the ultimate bush experience, which is ideal for families and couples.
We cater to all travellers by offering a variety of accommodation from basic to luxurious self-catering. All nine of our units offer splendid views of the river, have their own barbecue area and are equipped with a fridge, microwave and kettle. The log cabins and bigger chalets offer a fully equipped kitchenette, while the two smaller more basic units offer an outside bush kitchen. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, or read a book under the shaded lapa area, take a drive in the Kruger National Park, or simply unwind while taking in the nature and views. Elephant Walk Retreat is also an excellent spot for the avid birdies.
For the more adventurous, we also offer an array of outside activities and tours to do during your stay with us at an additional cost. Activities include, game drives in to the Kruger National Park and hiking tours, The Panorama Route, Sudwala Caves, Swaziland day tours, Mozambique beach day tours and fishing. The nearest town, Komatipoort is a mere 12 kilometers away for shopping and dining and airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.
Martial Eagle Family Suite - Log cabin fully self-catering and air-conditioned
Main bedroom en-suite, it has a king size bed as well as a double fold-out sleeper in the same room. 42" big screen TV, dstv in the main bedroom. Big glass sliding doors lead out onto the open air deck and kitchen area. No Lounge area. Seating on deck with unsurpassed view over the Kruger Park and the Crocodile River from the bedrooms. Second bedroom - Air-conditioned, two single beds en-suite. Big glass sliding doors lead out onto the open air deck. Private under thatch deck with a well equipped kitchenette. Unsurpassed view over the Kruger Park and the Crocodile River. Elephant and buffalo come to within 2 metres of the deck. Lion sightings very close-up is not a uncommon sight either. Kills have been made less than 15 meters from the cabins quite a few times. Nocturnal sounds seems to be amplified and can be very exciting. Daily serviced.
Bateleur Eagle Log Cabin Suite - Fully self-catering and air-conditioned
Bedroom en-suite, it has a king-size bed as well as a double fold-out sleeper in the same room. 42" big screen TV, DSTV in the main bedroom. Big glass sliding doors lead out onto the open air deck and kitchenette area. Unsurpassed view over the Kruger Park and the Crocodile River from the bedroom.
Open air aeck area can be used as a second bedroom. It has a queen bed which is covered with a mosquito net. It has a roof fan, basin and a toilet. It has roll down canvas sides to protect the occupants against inclement weather conditions, and creating privacy. This room gives you the feeling of sleeping in the open nature with the wildlife all around you. Unsurpassed view over the Kruger Park and the Crocodile River. Private under thatch deck with a well equipped kitchenette. Unsurpassed view over the Kruger Park and the Crocodile River. Elephant and buffalo come to within 2 metres of the deck. Lion sightings very close-up is not a uncommon sight either. Kills have been made less than 15 meters from the cabins quite a few times. Nocturnal sounds seems to be amplified and can be very exciting. Daily serviced.
Luxury Log Cabin - INGULULE Meaning Cheetah - Unit No. 3
Ingulule is a 2 bed roomed unit and can comfortably accommodate 5 guests.
The main en-suite bedroom opens onto a small viewing deck which hosts a dining table and seating for those cosy family gatherings.
The main bedroom has a comfortable King Size bed, plus a single bed in same room. The shower and toilet are en-suite onto the main bedroom. There is a second bedroom suitable for children - with 2 single beds. Entrance at second bedroom. Remember this room has to share the bathroom which is onto the main bedroom. Both rooms are air-conditioned. The Cabin has a fully equipped kitchenette on a private deck (no oven). No lounge area. Guests experience the luxury of being able to prepare a meal whilst overlooking the Crocodile River. In front of the unit there is a braai/barbeque area where guests can have a true South African braai.
This Cabin is also raised high on stilts to optimize views over the Crocodile River Kruger National Park. The view over the Kruger Park and the Crocodile River is one of the big attractions for this specific cabin. The game viewing right from your own very private deck is excellent.
Luxury Log Cabin IMVUBU meaning Hippo - Unit No. 4
Guests are able to view the Crocodile River while preparing their meals. How exciting to view the wildlife from your own private deck.
This Cabin is one room only, air-conditioned and is en-suite. There is a comfortable King size bed and double fold out sleeper couch in the same room. It can accommodate 4 guests. Bathroom glass shower and separate toilet. No lounge area.
There is a fully equipped kitchenette on your own private deck enabling guests to view the wildlife and birdlife whilst preparing meals.
There is a braai/barbeque area in front of the cabin.
Luxury Log Cabin NDLOVU Meaning Elephant - Unit No. 5
Ndlovu is an executive suite and is raised high on stilts to optimise your view over the Crocodile River bordering the famous Kruger National Park.
This unit has one room and is en-suite. It has a comfortable King size bed plus a double fold out sleeper couch in the same room. Air-conditioning and fan in room. There is a glass shower with a separate toilet.
The unit can accommodate 4 guests, keeping in mind this unit is one room only. No Lounge area.
A fully equipped kitchenette is situated on your own private deck, enabling you to view the animals whilst preparing your evening meal.
There is a braai/barbeque area next to the Cabin.
INYATI Meaning Buffalo - Unit No. 1 & BHEJANE Meaning Rhino - Unit No. 2
These comfortable family chalets have spectacular views and offer the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen. Two separate bedrooms with a lounge, accommodates six guests in comfort.
Both units have: main bedroom King size bed with sliding doors opening unto patio with Kruger Park view. Second bedroom 2 single beds and double fold out sleeper-couch in lounge.
These 6 sleeper family chalets have a large patio in front of the unit, with stunning views over the Crocodile Bridge. The wild life comes within a stone's throw from the unit. The structures are brick with a tiled roof.
The braai/barbeque areas are in front of units, which enables guests to benefit from game viewing and bird watching. The chalets have 2 bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens - microwave oven, toaster, kettle and stove. Main bedrooms have King size beds, cupboards, dressing table and ample cupboard space. The bedrooms are air-conditioned. Second bedrooms have two single beds and are air-conditioned. Bathroom: shower, basin and toilet. Extra separate toilet. Lounge areas have a double fold-out sleeper couch. Car port next to units.
Ingwenyama- Meaning The LION
This basic self-catering unit is river facing with a braai/barbeque area in front of the unit
The chalet has a queen bed and a 3/4 bed in a single room. The unit is en-suite, with a fridge and microwave. No Lounge area. Tea and coffee facility inside the unit.
There is an outside communal kitchen which is shared with the chalet next door. Outside kitchen contains cupboard with basic utensils and cutlery.
Elephant Walk Retreat swimming pool area
This pool has a nearly 10 x 3 meter wide kiddies step, within the clear view of where the adults sit under thatch umbrellas. The pool itself is 10 x 15 meters in size and between .9 meter and 1.8 meters deep. It is filled with clear borehole water and is always blue and sparkling. No small children may use it without the supervision of the parents.