Pongola: Mvubu River Lodge

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.

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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 11 twin and 2 double 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.

Mobile Network coverage - MTN, Vodacom & Cell C
Children over 12 are welcome.
No pets allowed.

Game Drives

Game Drives are in open vehicles with sightings of White Rhino, Buffalo, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Kudu, Nyala, Warthog, Impala and many other species. Appropriate attire necessary.

Boat Cruises

Combine game viewing & bird watching from the tranquility of the water. Boat cruises last approximately 3 hours.

Rhino Tracking

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 Walks

Learn more about nature, the environment, and conservation by joining one of our guides on a nature walk. Appropriate attire necessary.

Fishing Boat Hire

Fishing in the 13,276ha Pongolapoort Dam for Africa's freshwater predator... the Tiger Fish. This is a must for visitors.

Fish Eagle Safari Boat

Enjoy a Breakfast, Lunch or Sundowner cruise while viewing the game grazing along the shores of the lake or simply relax while our friendly crew looks after you.


It's the stillness of the bush and the flow of the waters that allow you to relax, unwind and breath.

Situated near Mvubu River Lodge, with a breathtaking view over the Pongola river, where the elements of beauty and nature come together. You can choose from a variety of professional treatments while enjoying the wildlife and nature.

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