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Mpongo Park Game Private Reserve

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Family wild-life education in an easily accessible game park.

This venue offers touch-farm facilities, a great restaurant that overlooks an active hippo pool... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Marie Steyn

We are here with elderly people , 2 move with difficulty. A person who are disabled will be able to... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
Marie S
Lephalale, South Africa
via mobile
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“self drive”(14 reviews)
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N 6 National Road | Macleantown District, Mpongo Private Game Reserve 5201, South Africa
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Just done the day safari, reserve is amazing and staff very friendly. Some great sights and animals to see including lots of giraffes and zebra. Stopped half way round the reserve for some refreshments which was nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 26robh
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Accommodation and staff were outstanding but food quality and game drive were dissapointing and very expensive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Graham P
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The game drive per person was R440, and when I enquired in Port Alfred it was R135 per person. So I suggest Mpongo Park to have competitive prices. And this is depriving the young kids and young adults that must still explore and learn about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nomphelok
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This venue offers touch-farm facilities, a great restaurant that overlooks an active hippo pool, game drives and close-up encounters with a variety of wild and not-so-wild animals, including lions and monstrous tortoises.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RodneyH1027
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We spend a peaceful Mothers Day at Mpongo and like always, l think it is such a blessing, to be able, to do this! Having lunch in this tranquil and peaceful setting, next to the water, is a special experience. The food was well prepared...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ansa P
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We had a one on one day trip with a ranger who took us around in his jeep 4x4. The was the best, funny, welcoming, so knowable or the reserve and all the animals. We saw most of the 5 five except the rhino, they...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Very exiting safari . I went with the ranger only, very fun to drive big 4x4 toyota in the bush. Plenty of girafes, buffalos, zebras, sprinboks....very confortable lodge.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 459hubertr
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

We are here with elderly people , 2 move with difficulty. A person who are disabled will be able to move easy. We are in the Lodge. There are Chalets at the gate. Not disabled friendly. If you want peace and quiet, this is the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marie S
Reviewed December 22, 2017

A small park close to East London. The game drives are a bit expensive (you used to be able to drive your own car), but once you are in the park it is hard to believe you are only 30 km away from town. There...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Traveller_Oldie
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

I have taken the self drive thrice. I have been lucky once to see a rhino and hippo. However that makes it fun unlike it being predictable as if its a zoo.

Date of experience: December 2016
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May 6, 2017|
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Response from liherbawell | Reviewed this property |
Yes I went for a day only
October 5, 2015|
Response from callkm | Reviewed this property |
The pamphlet we got states operating hours: Summer Times: 6.30am - 6.00pm Winter Times: 7.30am - 5.00pm Sorry I'm unable to tell you what months these are