Elephant Walk Retreat

Elephant Walk Retreat

Elephant Walk Retreat

From ZAR 1450 per unit self catering

Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River, at the most southern entrance to the Kruger National Park lies Elephant Walk Retreat, just a stone throw from the Crocodile Bridge Gate.

Offering unrivalled views of the Kruger National Park and the magnificent Crocodile River, Elephant Walk Retreat is your home away from home.

We cater to all travellers by offering a variety of accommodation from basic to luxurious self-catering, and all nine of our units boast superb views of the Crocodile River.




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Family Chalets | Inyati (Unit 1) & Bhejane (Unit 2)

These chalets offers superb views of the Kruger National Park, with a wonderful seating and barbeque (braai) area overlooking the Crocodile River.

The unit comfortably sleeps six guests and has two separate bedrooms, which are airconditioned; the master bedroom has a king-sized bed, plenty of wardrobe space and a large dressing table.

A glass sliding door leads on to the patio with magnificent views of the Kruger.

The second bedroom has two single beds, and also offers a wardrobe. This unit offers one bathroom with a shower, washbasin and toilet, and a second toilet separately.

The living room area offers comfortable seating, and a fold-out sleeping couch, which the staff can make up upon request. Both units also offer a TV with the full Dstv bouquet.

The kitchen is fully equipped including a microwave, oven, stove, kettle and toaster.

This unit offers an under-roof parking and is situated close to the communal pool area.


3 Sleeper Chalet - Ingwe & Ingwenyama (Unit No. 6 & 7) 

These are smaller air-conditioned thatched units, which can accommodate three guests. The unit has a queen bed and single bed, with an en-suite shower and separate toilet.

The shower offers a curtain, which can be drawn for privacy.

The unit has a fridge, microwave and coffee/tea making facility.

Enjoy a rustic African experience with an outside communal bush kitchen, where you can prepare meals. The bush kitchen is shared with the unit next door and is equipped with a few cooking utensils with a stove and microwave oven, as well as cutlery and crockery, and a wash up area.

Both units face the Crocodile River, and has a small patio sheltered by a thatched umbrella with a dining table, where you can enjoy a barbeque (braai) in the evenings, there is no living room area.

Family Log Cabin | Ingulule (Unit No. 3)

Ingulule, which means cheetah in Zulu, is a stunning five sleeper log cabin. The cabin, which is raised on stilts, offers panoramic views of the Kruger National Park.

The master bedroom is air-conditioned with a king-sized bed and a three-quarter bed, with an en-suite bathroom, which has a shower and toilet.

The lounge area is air-conditioned and has a television with a couch that can be converted into a double sleeper couch. This unit is ideal for families.

Please note that there is only one bathroom, and the guests sleeping in the lounge area will need to walk through the master bedroom to make use of it.

The bedroom opens on to a small viewing deck, which has a kitchenette, and a dining table, which is used as the living room area. The kitchenette does not offer an oven, but has a stove top, microwave and a lovely barbeque (braai) area in front of the log cabin, offering an authentic African experience. 


Log Cabin - Imvubu (Unit No. 4)

Imvubu, which means hippo in Zulu, is a fully self-catering thatched log cabin that is raised on stilts. Being raised off the ground ensures that this is the perfect spot for wildlife viewing, with daily visits from a variety of birds, and many animals that come for a drink at Crocodile River. Favourites include huge herds of elephant, and buffalo, which enjoy taking a wallow in the refreshing water.

Imvubu is a one-bedroom log cabin, which sleeps four guests.

The sleeping configuration offers a king-sized bed, and fold out sleeper couch, which can be made up upon request by the staff.

The cabin is air-conditioned and has an en-suite glass shower and basin with a separate toilet.

A kitchenette, and dining table is situated on the private viewing deck, which is used as the living room area, where you can enjoy the sounds of the African bush while preparing your meal.

A barbeque (braai) area is situated in front of the log cabin.


Log Cabin | Ndlovu (Unit No. 5)

Ndlovu, which means elephant in Zulu, was the first log cabin built at Elephant Walk Retreat. Over the years this quaint, gorgeous log cabin has catered to small families, and couples from all over the world.

The log cabin, which is also raised on stilts, has one bedroom and sleeps four guests.

It is airconditioned and offers a king-sized bed, three quarter bed and a foldout sleeper couch, which can be made up by the staff upon request.

The unit offers an en suite bathroom with a glass shower and a separate toilet.

The room leads on to a private deck, which has a dining table, and a kitchenette, which is used as the living room area. The kitchenette does not offer an oven but has a stove and microwave. A barbeque (braai) area is situated next to the log cabin.

Bateleur Eagle Luxury Cabin (Unit No. 8)

This gorgeous, air-conditioned luxury log cabin was named after the magnificent short tailed African eagle, bateleur, a popular species, which you should look out for on your trips in to the Kruger National Park.

The log cabin offers a master bedroom, which sleeps four guests, with a king-sized bed, and fold out sleeper couch, which the staff can make up on request. It also has a 42 Inch screen television with full DSTV, and an en suite bathroom with a shower and separate toilet.

Large glass sliding doors lead out of the master bedroom to the private viewing deck, offering unsurpassed views of the Kruger National Park. Elephants frequently wander below the deck, next to the fence, a truly wonderful way to admire them from a safe distance and platform.

The second bedroom is for the more adventurous, and offers a true African experience, as you sleep out on the deck (undercover of a thatch roof) in a comfortable queen-sized bed, which is covered with a mosquito net. It offers roll down canvas in case of inclement weather, and a roof fan, washbasin and separate toilet.

The deck area has a dining table and well-equipped kitchenette; it does not offer an oven but has a microwave and stove. A barbeque (braai) area is also provided below the entrance to the log cabin.

The log cabin comfortably sleeps six guests (as long as two of the guests are comfortable with sleeping on the deck) but is also a popular and romantic option for couples


Martial Eagle Family Suite (Unit No. 9)

Martial eagle family suite, which is named after the largest African eagle, is not an uncommon sight while staying at Elephant Walk Retreat. This fabulous log cabin is fully self-catering, air-conditioned and offers unparalleled views of the Kruger National Park, and the great Crocodile River.

It’s the perfect spot to spend an afternoon watching herds of game frequenting the area for a drink of water, or a refreshing dip. The log cabin can sleep six guests.

The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed, a three-quarter bed and a fold out sleeper couch, which can be made up upon request by the staff, as well as an en suite bathroom with a private shower and toilet area.

The second bedroom offers two single beds, with an en suite bathroom, which has a private toilet, shower and washbasin.

Both bedrooms have large sliding doors, which open on to the thatched private deck, where there is a dining table, and well-equipped kitchenette, which is used as a living room area, it does not offer an oven but has a microwave and stove. A barbeque (braai area) is situated just outside the entrance to the log cabin and has a comfortable seating area for friends and family to come together and enjoy a scrumptious meal while taking in the atmosphere of the magical African bush.

Game Drives

Elephant Walk Retreat is primarily a game destination and a perfect base for self drives into the game rich South-Eastern corner of Kruger. Guests may also elect to join a qualified Ranger on an open vehicle Game Drive. Outstanding sightings of the "Big 5" will certainly delight our guests.

Additional Activities

Early morning bush walks into Kruger can also be arranged and are an absolute must for the serious nature lover. Experience the adrenalin rush when you meet one of the "big five" face to face on the trail. Other activities include Bird Watching, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Tennis, Walking / Hiking.

Spend Time at The Lodge

Enjoy fantastic wildlife sightings from the comfort of your patio or deck. The big 5 as well as an array of other wildlife, and birdlife frequent the area. Elephant Walk Retreat lives up to its namesake with the huge herds of elephant that visit on a regular basis. It’s a wonderful and exhilarating experience to be able to safely view these magnificent giants, as they stroll along the fence line.

Elephant Walk Retreat boasts some of the most spectacular sunsets, sip on a glass of crisp wine, as the last rays of sunlight disappear behind the horizon and listen to the bushveld choir come alive at night, with lions roaring, hyenas giggling and hippo’s groaning.


Southern Kruger is bordered in the South with the Crocodile River. Elephant Walk Retreat is situated 50 metres from Crocodile Bridge Gate. 

Swimming Pool

A large swimming pool and communal relaxation area are situated on the property behind the units. The pool is filled with crystal clear borehole water and is the ideal spot to spend those Lowveld sunny days while reading a book or sipping on a refreshing beverage.

There is a wide step leading into the swimming pool, which is perfect for the kiddies, and the older folks. Three thatched Lapa areas surround the pool, with comfortable seating.

Please note that children under 12 may not use the swimming pool without adult supervision.


Elephant Walk Retreat is the perfect destination to relax, unwind and switch off all electronics, but should you require WI-FI, you can visit the reception area of the lodge where you can connect.

Cleaning Service

All units are serviced once per day.

Shopping and Dining

The nearest town is Komatipoort and is a mere 12km away for shopping and dining. Let us know if you’d like to go out for dinner, we’d be delighted to assist you in making a reservation at one of the local restaurants in town. For a few basic groceries and curios, you can also visit the shop at Crocodile Bridge Camp.


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Elephant Walk Retreat Facilities BBQ/Braai Area