This African Colonial style lodge caters for the discerning nature lover, and its unique position on a ridge overlooking the Pongola River commands panoramic views of the reserve. It is the ideal place in which to relax and enjoy regular sightings of Hippopotamus, Crocodile and the many species of general game that are found in the reserve.
Accommodation is in 9 twin and 2 single en suite chalets all with air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini bar fridges, tea and coffee facilities and private verandas. The chalets combine comfort and simplicity with architectural use of stone, wood, reeds and thatch.
The central area of the lodge includes the Hippo Hole bar, TV lounge with DSTV, covered open plan lounge and dining area, boma, swimming pool and curio shop.
Rates include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast/Brunch, tea and coffee.
All activities are booked separately as per the Activities rate page.
Private boat launching and jetty facilities are available.
Children over 12 are welcome.
No pets allowed.
Few exclusive yet affordable private getaways combine the scenic variety of bushveld, mountains, major water bodies and a range of leisure activities that make the best of all the natural features. This combination, an abundance of space and the results of a "light footprint" development philosophy are key ingredients of the special experience offered by Mvubu Game Lodge, Pongola Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal.The reserve extends over part of the original area that, in 1894, was declared the Pongola Game Reserve by Paul Kruger, President of the old Transvaal Republic. The original reserve has since been re-proclaimed, in part, as the Phongolo Nature Reserve, which is the present Pongola Game Reserve's immediate neighbour.The business is owned and managed by the Landman family who have been in Africa since 1744.The Pongola River, broad and perennial, meanders through the centre of the reserve before entering the man-made 13 276 hectare lake. It provides a leisure environment unique for a South African bushveld destination. Safari cruises, canoe adventures, birding and tiger fishing are among the main activities.The area is home to many typical plains game species, four of the Big Five (excluding lion), Hippoopotumas and crocodile. It is also a birding "hotspot". Over 350 species have so far been recorded here. One can also enjoy the experience of tracking rhino on foot and participating in the elephant monitoring programme.Please take your time and enjoy your visit to our website and please feel free to make a booking enquiry if you are interested in visiting the Pongola Game Reserve.
The reserve is 450km from Johannesburg and 350km from Durban.
Mvubu SpaIt\'s the stillness of the bush and the flow of the waters that allows you to relax, unwind and breath. What started as an idea three years ago, grew into a dream and that dream has finally become reality. Situated near Mvubu Lodge, with a breathtaking view over the Pongola river, where the element ...
Game DrivesR200.00 per person Game Drives are in open vehicles with sightings of White Rhino, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Kudu, Nyala, Warthog, Impala and many other species. Appropriate attire necessary. ...
CanoeingR200.00 per person A different and exciting way to experience game viewing. Appropriate attire necessary. ...
Boat CruisesR200.00 per person Combine game viewing & bird watching from the tranquility of the water. ...
Rhino TrackingR200.00 per person Join one of our guides while following the spoor of these prehistoric giants. Feel the excitement of viewing them from a concealed spot in the bush. Appropriate attire necessary. ...
Guided WalksR50.00 per person / hour Learn more about nature, the environment and conservation by joining one of our guides on a nature walk. Appropriate attire necessary. ...
Fish Eagle Safari Boat
Fish Eagle Safari BoatThis luxurious 21 metre cruise boat with onboard licensed cash Bar, Kitchen, Sundeck and Toilets departs twice daily on either:
Morning Cruise - with brunch or lunch included or
Sundowner Cruise with snacks included.
Brunch/Lunch Cruise: R 165-00 p/p
Fishing in the 13,276ha Pongolapoort Dam for Africa's fresh water predator... the Tiger Fish. This is a must for visitors.
Fishing Charters with a professional guide available on request.
Subject to availability. ...
Fishing Boat Hire
Fishing Boat Hire2009 Prices Includes Skipper and 1 Tank of fuel per day. No rods, tackle or bait is included. Please take note that our boats do not fish past the KZN campsite.
Osprey 1 - Double Decker Pontoon Boat, with onboard portable chemical toilet and gas braai facilities.
R 950 ...