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Nkwazi Lake Lodge

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Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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#2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Pongola
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Few exclusive yet affordable private getaways combine the scenic variety of bushveld, mountains, major water bodies and a range of leisure activities that make the best of all the natural features. This combination, an abundance of space and the results of a "light footprint" development philosophy are key ingredients of the special experience offered by Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal. The reserve extends over part of the original area that, in 1894, was declared the Pongola Game Reserve by Paul Kruger, President of the old Transvaal Republic. The original reserve has since been re-proclaimed, in part, as the Phongolo Nature Reserve, which is the present Pongola Game Reserve's immediate neighbour. The business is owned and managed by the Landman family who's ancestors arrived in the Cape in 1744. The Pongola River, broad and perennial, meanders through the centre of the reserve before entering the man-made 13 276 hectare lake. It provides a leisure environment unique for a South African bushveld destination. Safari cruises, canoe adventures, birding and tiger fishing are among the main activities. The area is home to many typical plains game species, four of the Big Five (excluding lion), Hippopotumas and crocodile. It is also a birding "hotspot". Over 350 species have so far been recorded here. One can also enjoy the experience of tracking rhino on foot and participating in the elephant monitoring programme. Please take your time and enjoy your visit to our website and please feel free to make a booking enquiry if you are interested in visiting the Pongola Game Reserve. The reserve is 450km from Johannesburg and 350km from Durban.
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Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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King Shaka Intl Airport161 miSee all flights
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alliebrown66 wrote a review Oct 24
Ballito, South Africa1 contribution
A Beautiful lodge which has been well designed. What a great outlook for magnificent game viewing ; masses of space and comfortable seating areas and comfortable accommodation . The staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The food was lovely. We enjoyed the fishing and the game viewing from the boat was amazing. Great place!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Tim B wrote a review Oct 11
Mtubatuba, South Africa14 contributions9 helpful votes
I have stayed at Nkwazi many times and have never been disappointed. I go for the tiger fishing which is always good fun, and even if there are no fish the dam is great and there is always game along the shores of the dam. Staff are friendly and the food is good.
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Greg B wrote a review Oct 4
Durban, South Africa25 contributions3 helpful votes
Just spent a few nights at Nkazu Lodge fishing with some mates. We’ve been here a few times but awesome to see the effort they put in over lockdown upgrading and maintaining the lodge. Staff are awesome and great home cooked meals. Well done all
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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daktarihoedspruit wrote a review Mar 2020
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The first time we stayed at Nkwazi we were astonished by the breath taking view we had from the chalets and the whole lodge. We were then wonderfully surprised by the friendliness and efficiency of the skipper who took us for fishing. It was amazing to see lots of wildlife around while fishing such as Rhino, elephant, crocodile, hippos, buffalos and all the plain game you can think of. The food is excellent and more than sufficient, the rooms are cosy and very well maintained. We have been returning every year, as much as we can and every time, we have the same feeling, like the first time: What a wonderful place to be! We thank the whole management of Nkwazi for giving us such an opportunity of happiness!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Pongola Game Reserve, Owner at Nkwazi Lake Lodge
Responded Apr 14, 2020
We are glad to hear that you discovered our wonderful game reserve and facilities. Our facilities, wildlife, views, variety of activities and friendly staff are our draw cards. We hope that you feel like family when you are visiting us! All the Best!
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Durbanites wrote a review Feb 2020
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
We had a great stay. The manager and staff were so accommodating and efficient and made our stay really very enjoyable. The food was very tasty, we enjoyed the lovely rooms not only from the common areas but also our chalets. We had very comfy beds.
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Response from Pongola Game Reserve, Owner at Nkwazi Lake Lodge
Responded Apr 14, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We like to think that we are a home away from home. Please come and relax and enjoy yourselves once again with us. Best Regards,
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$143 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPongola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nkwazi Lake Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Nkwazi Lake Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Nkwazi Lake Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Nkwazi Lake Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Nkwazi Lake Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nkwazi Lake Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Nkwazi Lake Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Nkwazi Lake Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.