Backed by luxury accommodation – where comforts, service, food and wine are equally well-considered – this is a safari in style, an African original.

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Where the souls of Giants come to rest …

Crowning the ridge among magnificent age-old indigenous Milkwood Trees,
Elephants Lodge overlooks the endless valleys of the Bellevue Forest
Reserve. Teeming with wildlife and where a world of intrigue awaits you.
Game drives, walking safaris and daily activities are some of the excursions
we offer to guests. Children are welcome.

Our Lodges

Our lodges, all in a beautiful and natural setting inside Bellevue Forest Reserve guarantees guests breathtaking views of the rolling hills, landscapes and most majestic sunrises and sunsets. For nature lovers the lodges features the opportunities to see wild animals from very close and or from our viewing decks.

Backed by luxury accommodation – where comforts, service, food and wine are equally well-considered – this is a safari in style, an African original. That being said, each Bellevue Forest lodge has its own special appeal. The one for you will depend entirely on who you are, and what you are looking for. Let us help guide you in choosing the right one for your stay…


  • The Wildlife

  • Giraffe Walking

  • Stargazing Safaris

  • Buffalo Encounters

  • Bush Tapas Tour

Experience a World of splendid beauty, views and nature at Bellevue Forest Reserve’s Elephants Lodge. This private oasis is the perfect balance of a colonial and bush experience for romantic safaris, families and Kids on safari, groups and friends. Situated within the very exclusive Bellevue Forest Reserve, Elephants Lodge is a thatched safari lodge offering outdoor activities such as game drives, romantic picnics, sleep outs under the Milky Way Galaxy and guided giraffe walking and buffalo feeding tours daily. The lodge boasts a beautiful garden and sun terrace.

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Go to the Lodge

The Port Elizabeth Airport is 74 km away, thus only 30 minutes’ drive from the airport. Addo Elephant National Park is 20 minutes’ drive, and neighbors the property as well.

From R5,045

PER ADULT SHARING PER NIGHT

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  • The Wildlife

  • Giraffe Walking

  • Stargazing Safaris

  • Buffalo Encounters

  • Bush Tapas Tour

Visitor Inspired, African Shaped

The African skies have so much to offer, so why not enjoy Africa’s raw beauty by sleeping under the stars. Sleep under the stars, where you can drift off while admiring the glittering jewels above. This magical experience will immerse you in a natural world that, will make you feel all on your own. The Milky way is an extraordinary ceiling, and you can lose count to the number of shooting stars above you. What could be better than immersing yourself in nature and enjoying total tranquility.