Pongola: Nkwazi Lake Lodge

Elevated on a cliff overlooking the shores of the Pongolapoort Dam (Lake Jozini), this secluded fully catered lodge offers guests commanding views of lake and savannah bush.

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The lodge accommodates 30 guests in 11 en-suite thatched chalets and 2 family chalets consisting of a living area, 2 bedrooms with twin beds and en-suite bathrooms. All chalets are tastefully furnished and have air conditioning, mini bar fridges tea and coffee facilities and private verandas.

Nkwazi Lake Lodge is the ideal setting for Corporate Conferences and Team Building. Our conference centre is fully equipped with all modern facilities. The location allows conference delegates the perfect combination of work and play.

Because the lodge is built on a slope overlooking the Dam the elevation of the lodge it is not child-friendly, but we do welcome children with adult supervision.

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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