If you want to watch elephants drinking from the pool at your safari camp I would recommend a stay at the nThambo Tree Camp. Located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, it’s an eco-friendly camp housed on wooden stilts. There are only 5 “treehouses” located around a small waterhole. The camp is open and at night you’ll hear the hyenas scuttling beneath your treehouse. Elephant herds are drawn to nThambo and have made a habit of helping themselves to the water in the swimming pool. It’s not uncommon to see them trudging past the breakfast area, knocking down trees next to your room and drinking from the pool.
The pool is designed for guests, not elephants. But hey, we’re not complaining. Sightings like these are exceptional. Below are a few photos taken from this week’s elephant antics.
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