There is a place in Africa where the wild elephants still roam. The legendary Ivory Route where the great tuskers still tramp their ancient pathways through dense sand-forest and tall yellow grass. This is Tembe Elephant Park, a 300 square kilometer reserve between Zululand and Mozambique, home to Africa’s largest elephants as well as the smallest antelope, the suni.

The Big Five also find their home here – lion, leopard, black and white rhino and buffalo, as well as more than 340 bird species and myriad other animals and plants. It is a world of hot silence and white sand, where the busy modern world ceases to exist and only the rising and setting of the sun marks the passage of time. It is also the ancestral home of the Tembe people, who co-own and manage Tembe Safari Lodge: a place of warm African hospitality, classic safari food, world-class personal service. This is where you will find the Africa of story and legend, of adventure and myth.

And it’s waiting for you….

The unique Tembe Web Cam is a LIVE video stream with full color and sound. What you see on the screen is what is happing live at the water hole. The web cam runs 24 hours a day. Turn up your speaker volume to hear the sounds of the birds and wildlife. To see it full screen, click on the two arrows on the bottom right corner of the web cam

A commentary on what is happening at the water hole can be found on our Facebook page here .

The date and time in South Africa is GMT +2. (USA 6 hours behind us, Australia 8 hours ahead.)

Most active time for elephant at the water hole is 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, but there is always activity at the waterhole all day and night.

If you are experiencing  problems viewing the Web Cam, please refresh your screen by holding down CTL and F5 - this will update the webcam.

Booking Enquiry

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Meet Tom Mahamba

Meet Tom Mahamba, Tembe's Hospitality Manager, who will give you a quick 2 minute tour of Tembe and all it has to offer. Tembe is a community run camp offering comfortable accommodation and friendly hosts, at affordable rates.