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Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pinetown, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent one night at this reasonably priced lodge. Such friendly staff who go the extra mile to ensure your comfort. Our room was very comfortable with a wonderful view of the river and we could watch the game on the plain from our veranda. Maxwell was excellent guide on the game drive. We were so close to 2 magnificent rhino... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a wonderful few days at Mvubu Lodge. The Rhino Walk was a new and exhilarating experience. We did get very close. And the river cruise in the afternoon was equally impressive. We lost count of the number of bird species we spotted. Maxwell also managed to get us close enough to the hippos for a good view. The staff,... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just back home from a Exellent stay at the Mvubu River Lodge. Wonderfull staff very freindly and had a exciting Rhino Walk with Karl . You cant imagine how close he gets you to these wonderful animals.Also on our first day Elephants were spotted and on our second day from a few meters on a Game Drive. Many game to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Pongola is so much nicer than going to Kruger, roads are better and what a place. The place is so well cared for and the staff is wonderful. The view is perfect. Don't miss this beautiful place, If you need to relax, this is the place. You won't be disappointed.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

After a warm welcome at the gate we drove though the magnificent reserve to the lodge. Several game showed interest in the new arrivals. Well trained and experienced staff made the tours and trails unforgettable events. Views over the Pongola river and lake comparable with 'Gods Window'. Excellent service and meals. We recomment to make use off the Spa services.... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We spent one night at Mvubu on our way to Cape Vidal. We were astonished by the quality of the care we experienced in this wonderful lodge. Our host was the friendly Donovan Gloy, but we also met owner and legend Karel Landman. The acommodation was perfect and the cuisine excellent at very affordable prices. The history of the place... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We started our trip in South Africa with a three nights stay there..it was just amazing! The staff was very attentive to our needs and proposed us many activities. We enjoyed a cosy dinner just for the two of us around the camp fire! This was amazing and Sim one of the most valuable team members made it an exceptional... More

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Basingstoke
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Mvubu Lodge on 4 and 5 October. We stayed in a thatched lodge with double bed and hip bath overlooking the river. The accommodation was excellent and very romantic. We enjoyed a swim in the small swimming pool before sitting an excellent evening meal. The food was fantastic throughout our stay and the staff... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I was on a close to six week business trip in Cape Town, and during this stay me and another work colleague had a week of vacation, a week spent on two different game lodges. Our stay in Mvubu River Lodge was simply brilliant. We had cabin 9 and 10 (I think it was). The cabins was filled with all... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stayed here with friends for a weekend in April. Other lodges in this area were too expensive for us & we got a good last minute deal here to make it even more worthwhile! The chalets have lovely views over the river and game reserve, and we could see hippos, many different birds, antelope & even giraffe from the lounge... More

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Address: Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
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