Tembe Elephant Cam
Location: Tembe Elephant Bush Lodge, Tembe Elephant Reserve, South Africa
Content: Big 5 and a variety of other wild animals
Camera: Live streaming
Night vision: Yes
Pan / Tilt / Zoom: Full motion
Season: All year round
The Tembe Camera is situated in the Tembe Elephant Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa on the border with Mozambique. The reserve was established 1983 to conserve the last free roaming Elephant population in this area. Traditionally the Elephants used to migrate northwards into Mozambique, but due to pressure put on the population by poachers the Elephants resorted to spending most of their time in the dense sand forest areas that has now become part of the Tembe Elephant Reserve. Now conserved the population has began to expand and tourists can now visit this area and enjoy this unique environment. The camera is located at one of the central watering holes on the reserve, and is well used by the animals that inhabit this area.
Tembe Elephant Reserve is home to a wide variety of animals, including the Big Five (Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard). Foremost are the Elephants, said to be the largest Elephants in Africa, weighing in at 6 tons (13 000 pounds) The population of around 150 individuals also boasts an impressive number of "big tuskers" that are regularly seen on the cam. Tembe is also a great camera to see both White and Black Rhino lazing in the water, a real and rare treat. There are lots of other species including nyala, kudu, warthogs that are regularly seen on the camera.
When to view:
Tembe has Elephants at the water hole all year round and from March-October one can see as many as 50 to 60 elephants a day coming down to drink. In the summer months September -February it is not unusual to see as many as 25 elephants visiting the waterhole a day.
Tembe has a very high traffic flow of animals all year round with Elephants and Rhino being regular visitors.