COUNTRY: South Africa
AREA: Zululand and Maputaland
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 Mvubu Game Lodge, situated in Pongola Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Mvubu Game Lodge is an African Colonial style lodge that caters for the discerning nature lover, and its unique position on a ridge overlooking the Pongola River commands panoramic views of the reserve. 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.
The Lodge can can accommodate up to 22 Guests. Pongola Game Reserve is located 450km from Johannesburg and 350km from Durban.
Accommodation at Mvubu Game Lodge is in 9 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.
Private boat launching and jetty facilities are also available.
Accommodation at Mvubu Game Lodge includes Dinner and Breakfast/Brunch served daily in the welcoming dining room or under star-strewn African skies in the Lodge's boma area.
Pongola Game 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 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), Hippopotamus 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.
|Rate||Description||Start Date||End Date|
|ZAR 730||Per Adult per night sharing||1 Nov 2009||31 Oct 2010|
|ZAR 885||Per Adult per night single|
Rates include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast/Brunch, tea and coffee. All activities are booked separately.
Please note that rates are subject to change without notice, and only children over 12 are permitted at the Lodge.
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