The Tembe People

The Tembe Elephant Park is a link to unspoilt ancient Africa with its animals and birds – and its people too. It is owned by the Tembe tribe, the ancestral custodians of the area, while its precious bio-diversity is managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife; the KwaZulu-Natal conservation service.


The Tembe people are eager to share this treasure with you, to introduce you to the real wilderness, and the richness of their own culture.


We are proud of our Park and proud of the fact that it carries our name. And we welcome you to Tembe Elephant Park with open arms. Let the peace and quiet, the healing presence of animals and trees soothe and rejuvenate you. Let Tembe give you the gift of a few days that will enrich your life.

Our ancestral birthright, preserved for you