At Ecolux we aim to give you unforgettable accommodation as well as an opportunity to experience the wild side of Africa by offering adventure safari activities. All the activities provided by Ecolux are done under the auspices of professional operators. Your safety and well-being is of the utmost importance to us here at Ecolux.

Kruger Park

Early Morning Drive in open vehicle


Sunset Drive in open vehicle


Night Drive in open vehicle


Early Morning Walks


  • Warm clothing recommended for morning and night drive
  • Children under 6 are not allowed in the open vehicle
  • 72 hours notice required to arrange and pay for external activities
  • No cancellations refunds
  • Soft drinks and snacks are welcome, no alcohol allowed
  • Children under 12 are not allowed on the early morning walk
  • All activities away from Ecolux and self-drive unless otherwise stated
  • T's & C's Apply

Elephant Safari

The elephants, Tswale and Modjadji are based in the 70 ha non-Big 5 area of the reserve about 10 minutes’ drive from Kwa Madwala’s entrance gate & also about a 10 minutes’ drive from Manyatta Rock Camp. Our guests start all elephant experiences with a brief introduction to Tswali and Modjadji and a safety talk. The elephant experiences end with guests being offered the opportunity to feed the elephants with their favourite game pellets.

Horse Safari

Equestrian safaris are extremely popular throughout Africa and provide an exciting addition to the many other safari activities Ecolux offers. Both beginner and intermediate horse trails wind through the reserve and indigenous bush passing rocky outcrops, river beds and exceptionally scenic terrain. You are likely to see antelope, giraffe, impala, zebra, waterbuck, wilderbeast and sometimes herds of wild elephant and rhino.

Elephant Interaction Experiences

No age restriction

  • A 15min elephant interaction(min 4 people)
  • Includes; touching, feeling and feeding

Elephant Back Safaris for Guests

Max. 4 adults+2 children(5-12yo)

  • A 30min interaction which includes touching, feeling and feeding
  • A 30min elephant back safari through the bush

Morning elephant experiences are from 07:00-10:00 in the summer and winter

Afternoon elephant experiences are from 15:00-18:00 in the summer and 14:30-17:30 in the winter

Winter months: 1st May to 30th September

Small groups of only six ride with the professional supervision of the dedicated team of staff whose extensive experience guarantee you a very enjoyable time. Their passion for nature, conservation and the environment, and their involvement in the management of the game reserve make for fascinating discussions and stories while you ride, and provide you with a wealth of information about the hard work required to protect the various species in the reserve.

Options Include

  • 1 hour rides
  • 2 hour rides

Please Note

  • 105kg weight limit
  • Long trousers, shirts and closed shoes or boots are recommended
  • Children over 3yo are welcome if accompanied by their parents