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Pongola hotels and places to stay

Amakhosi Safari Lodge and SPA
5 out of 5
Entrance Kwazulu Private Game Reserve, (On the farm Vergelegen), Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal
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15.36 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Faultless Absolute perfection from the second we arrived until the morning we said goodbye. Close up experiences of the big 5 in their natural habitat Amazing rangers Excellent food A seething to long for We will e back as soon as we are able to."…"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Amakhosi Safari Lodge and SPA
White Elephant Safari Lodge
5 out of 5
Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal
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10.18 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Great spot

"Small lodge w lots of personal attention. The Rangers are incredible and really get to know you and tailor the experience to your requests."…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2014

White Elephant Safari Lodge
Mavela Game Lodge
3 out of 5
Mavela Game Lodge, Manyoni private game reserve, D240, Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal
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$304
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Apr 17 - Apr 18
21.82 mi from city center
Mavela Game Lodge
Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge
4 out of 5
Golela Road, Tamboti Ridge Ranch, Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal
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$80
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Apr 11 - Apr 12
11.6 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (28 reviews)

"This lodge is an absolute hidden gem. We loved our stay. Beautiful rooms, very clean, outdoor luxury shower was amazing. Dinner was fantastic with the firepit. Staff were lovely and friendly. Thanks so much for a great stay. Will definitely return."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge
Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge
5 out of 5
D464 District, Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal
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27.81 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
excellent and luxurious stay

"Excellent game lodge in a private reserve. A real treat of a place to stay. Staff are excellent; always there to assist but without being in your face. The 2 game drives are brilliant and led by knowledgable guides who clearly care for the animals and love what their work, (but who wouldn’t!) Food ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge
Qabuleka bnb
3 out of 5
10147 off Main Road, Lindizwe Area, Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal
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$38
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Apr 24 - Apr 25
31.73 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
A gem hidden in the bush

"Good place but difficult terrain and access."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Qabuleka bnb
Ghost Mountain Inn
4 out of 5
Fish Eagle Road, Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal
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$76
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Apr 21 - Apr 22
18.34 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)

"Very peaceful location. The service and staff were excellent"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Ghost Mountain Inn
Rhino River Lodge
3 out of 5
P450, Bayala, Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal
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30.27 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)

"Good stay but perhaps better value for money at other lodges near by."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

Rhino River Lodge
Rhino Sands Safari Camp
4.5 out of 5
Mkuze, Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal
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27.71 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"This place deserves 10 stars!!! Such a hidden gem with a lovely staff that really goes above and beyond to enjoy your stay with them. The “tents” are the nicest tents you will ever stay in your entire life. The private plunge pool and outdoor shower was absolutely amazing! Being able to enjoy a gin ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Rhino Sands Safari Camp
The Guest House Pongola
3 out of 5
123 Dr Jansen Street, Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal
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$43
per night
Apr 27 - Apr 28
11.54 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (13 reviews)
Friendly staff. Great Breakfast

"The team were very friendly - it felt very homely. Breakfast is great"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

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Visiting Pongola

Visitors can enjoy all that Pongola has to offer including the golf courses and gardens. This city also attracts tourists with its relaxing and scenic setting. In Pongola, there are 7 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

Sightseeing and Staying in Pongola

The picturesque setting of Pongola Nature Reserve and Mkuze Falls Game Reserve exemplify the city's natural beauty. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Pongola River Bridge and Pongola Golf Course.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 7 hotels and other lodging options to pick from in Pongola. Here's a top place to stay based on Expedia user reviews:

Dressing for Pongola

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 77°F and the nighttime average to be 56°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 73°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • July through September averages 72°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 76°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Pongola is 1.14 inches
  • Hottest months are usually January and February with an average temperature of 76°F, while the coldest months are June and July with an average of 42°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Pongola?
Based on our traveler data, Africamps at White Elephant is one of the top choices for your stay. This 3.5-star tentalow offers private plunge pools and an outdoor pool. Other good options for your stay include Amakhosi Safari Lodge and SPA and The Guest House Pongola.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Pongola, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals available in Pongola.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Pongola?
For additional details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Pongola, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best hotel when traveling with kids to Pongola?
The Guest House Pongola is a top 3-star guesthouse on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to Pongola?
Amakhosi Safari Lodge and SPA is a favorite 5-star lodge for couples, and features a full-service spa and an alfresco restaurant.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Pongola?
The Guest House Pongola is a top guesthouse for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool for its human guests.
Where is the best place to stay near Mkuze Falls Game Reserve?
Amakhosi Safari Lodge and SPA is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 5-star lodge offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. It’s located just a short 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Mkuze Falls Game Reserve. Other good options in the area include Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge and Ghost Mountain Inn.
What about the best place to stay close to Pongola River Bridge?
One of the top choices for your stay is Tamboti Ridge Bed & Breakfast, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from Pongola River Bridge, and this 3-star B&B offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. White Elephant Safari Lodge, located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) away, is another good option for your stay.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Pongola?
Amakhosi Safari Lodge and SPA is a 5-star lodge with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale option for your vacation is White Elephant Safari Lodge.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Pongola?
White Elephant Safari Lodge is a favorite 5-star lodge with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and an outdoor pool.
What's the best golf hotel in Pongola?
Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge is a 4-star lodge featuring free breakfast and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. You can tee off at Pongola Golf Course during your trip.
What's the best hotel for staying near King Shaka International Airport (DUR)?
Eden Rose Manor is one of the top choices for your stay and is a popular 3-star guesthouse featuring a roundtrip airport shuttle and free breakfast. It’s located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from King Shaka Intl. Airport.

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