This is a budding ‘living’ bibliography, and elephant resource guide, to accompany Eva-Lotta Jansson’s new book ‘On the road to elephants.’ The guide will grow and change as new resources are added.

Please suggest valuable resources here. You’re also invited to read, and suggest topics for the related blog.

Parks in South Africa:

Where to ‘see’ elephants in South Africa

Addo Elephant Park

Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park

Kruger National Park

Pilansberg National Park

Tembe Elephant Park

(more being added here)

Where to ‘meet’ elephants in South Africa

Adventures with Elephants, Bela Bela

Knysna Elephant Park, Plettenberg Bay

(more being added here)

Conservation organizations doing elephant work:

(more being added here)


Community-driven lodges

(more being added here)

Eco lodges

(more being added here)


The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

The Secret Elephants by Gareth Patterson

(more being added here)

Publications, resource documents about elephants:

(more being added here)

Elephant behaviour:
(more being added here)

Elephant folklore:
(more being added here)