Getting There – Tembe EP
Tembe Elephant Park is located about 460km/285mi north of Durban. The drive takes about five and a half hours. There is only one camp in the park and it offers fully inclusive packages. With a 4x4, you can drive to the lodge and leave your car for the duration of your stay. Non-4x4 vehicles can safely be left at the entrance gate. A limited number of 4x4 self-drive visitors are allowed in the park (note that there are very few accommodation options nearby).
O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town are the primary points of arrival in South Africa. King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban is another option, from where you could rent a vehicle.
Please check Skyscanner or, for multiple destination flights, check Expedia to see which airlines can take you to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) and what tickets would cost.
Most charter flights between parks are included as part of a safari package and booked by tour operators. There are many choices for domestic carriers running scheduled flights to Durban:
Please check our South Africa getting there page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.