Pongola Game Reserve Accommodation

Pongola Game Reserve is a private conservation initiative in Northern Zululand, an area in the far north of KwaZulu Natal. It is close to the Swaziland border and the nearest big town is Vryheid. Pongola Game Reserve lies adjacent to the original Pongola Nature Reserve which was declared in 1894 by the president of what was then known as the Transvaal, Paul Kruger (of Kruger National Park fame). Both are named after the slow, wide Pongola River which passes through the properties.

The area in which the game reserve is located experiences a subtropical climate, which can make it extremely hot and humid in the summer months, between December and March. The environment is defined largely by hilly grasslands which bend and wave in the wind, and the large, man-made Pongolapoort Dam, which is fed by the river, is definitely the focal point of the reserve.

The reserve is home to a wide variety of animal species, making a safari here an exciting and satisfying experience. Among the mammal species are buck like blue wildebeest, and kudu, and you will also find buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant, 4 of the big 5, in the reserve. The reserve also boasts great bird-watching opportunities.

While normal vehicle safaris are on offer, the reserve excels at unusual tours, like rhino tracking, walking safaris, safari cruises and canoe safaris, all of which provide one with a different perspective of the African bush.

Accommodation in Pongola Game Reserve ranges between self-catering cottages and catered lodges, all promising great views and a relaxing experience, enhanced by the health and beauty spa.

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White Elephant Bush Camp

From R2400* unit

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White Elephant is the only destination in South Africa to offer Kariba-like, water based safari activities (motorized and canoeing) as well as the traditional land based activities. This sets us apart... Read More




White Elephant Safari Lodge

From R2910 pps

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White Elephant is the only lodge in South Africa to offer Kariba-like, water based safari activities (motorized and canoeing) as well as the traditional land based activities. This sets us apart from ... Read More

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Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge
12.7 km

From R800 pps

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A truly unique lodge in Northern KwaZulu Natal where the view from the spectacular setting is particularly breathtaking as you gaze out onto Lake Jozini, the Lebombo Mountains and the Pongola Game Res... Read More

Umziki Chalets
13.7 km

From R450 pps

Umziki Chalets are situated on a hill with a view of the Jozini Pongolapoort dam. The camp consists of seven chalets, all of which are air-conditioned, with a private shower and toilet. Each chalet... Read More

Jozini Tiger Lodge
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From R740 pps

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Situated in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, with its rich heritage and untamed natural beauty, Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa is the perfect luxury getaway in the heart of nature. Incredibly positioned al... Read More

Ghost Mountain Inn
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From R820 pps

At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain in Mkuze, northern KwaZulu Natal lies the privately owned 4 Star Ghost Mountain Inn - a perfect setting to experience the allure of Africa in stylish comfor... Read More

Rosegarden Guesthouse
24.1 km

From R300 pps

Rosegarden Guesthouse is a peaceful & intimate guesthouse with a “home away from home” atmosphere. Nestled in a tranquil, save environment, this is an absolute must stay stop over.... Read More

The Guest House Pongola
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From R345 pps

Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to The Guest House. Children Welcome Large Tropical Garden and Swimming Pool Lots of Secure Parking Spacious Entertainment Patio with Braai Facility A... Read More

Tamboti Ridge
27.2 km

From R530 pps

Tamboti Ridge Cottage is situated in a lovely sub-tropical garden with a breathtaking view up the Pongola River. It is ideally located 1km off the N2 Highway between Pongola and Mkuze at the T-junctio... Read More

Dive Inn Guesthouse
27.5 km

From R250 pps

Dive Inn Guesthouse is located in the sub-tropical town of Pongola, which is situated in the heart of the prosperous sugar cane plantations of Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Pongola is one o... Read More

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