Welcome to Tembe Elephant Park
South Africa’s last free-ranging big tusker elephants are protected in the sandveld (dry, sandy coastal belt) forests of Tembe Elephant Park. This transfrontier park on the Mozambique border is owned by the Tembe tribe and managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. Around 230 elephants live in its 300 sq km; these are the only indigenous elephants in KZN, and the largest elephants in the world, weighing up to 7000kg. The park boasts the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino), plus more than 300 bird species.