Pongola Game Reserve offers a unique African safari experience situated in the heart of the beautiful bushveld of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This exclusive game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal combines the scenic beauty of the bushveld, mountains and a variety of leisure activities offering the ideal holiday or safari destination.
Mvubu River Lodge combines the scenic variety of bushveld, mountains, rivers and a range of leisure activities that make the best of all the natural features. The chalets combine comfort and simplicity with architectural use of stone, wood, reeds and thatch, keeping a "light footprint" philosophy in...
Nkwazi Lake Lodge is situated within the Pongola Game Reserve South in Northern Zululand. It is set on a hillside overlooking the Pongola River and is the perfect place to combine the excitement of Tiger fishing and game viewing with the tranquillity of the bush and panoramic views.
Sondaba Bush Camp is located in the Pongola Reserve in the extreme north of KwaZulu Natal, just south of Swaziland. It is named after the highest hill in the reserve and of all the reserve’s camps, Sondaba inspires the strongest sense of remoteness. Offers self-catering exclusive use to guests.
White Elephant Safari Lodge offers a variety of different activities, which include boat cruises, rhino walks, a unique 'elephanting' experience, scenic flights, research projects and behind-the-scenes conservation operations; all of which ensure a rich, varied experience.
Sun Safaris can arrange scheduled flights for visitors from most major airports in South Africa to Durban, Johannesburg or Richards Bay from where guests can access the reserve. Guests can choose to self-drive to the reserve on good roads; the drive time will obviously depend on where you are driving from; Sun Safaris arrange a rental car or a road transfer for guests, and private air transfers can be arranged.
Pongola Game Reserve offers superb wildlife viewing and is home to four of the 'Big Five' species (exluding lion). Wildlife includes buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, 12 different antelope species, over 350 bird species and an interesting array of smaller mammal and insect life.
The reserve consists of privately owned land which totals 30 000 hectares including Lake Jozini. Activities at White Elephant Safari Lodge include game drives, guided walks, boat cruises, rhino walks, a unique 'elephanting' experience, scenic flights, research projects, behind-the-scenes conservation operations; ensure a rich, varied experience.
Pongola Game Reserve offers pleasant weather conditions year round and the climate in this area is subtropical with hot and humid summers from October to February. The best time to visit Zululand is from March to June during the dry and cooler winter months; the days are warm and dry with low humidity and no wind. Temperatures in summer are on average 35°C.
Winters are very mild from min 10°C and averaging at 22°C. Early mornings and evenings are chilly in