Pongola, Zululand - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Pongola is a small town situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa only 10 kilometres from the Swaziland border. Pongola has 50 kmÂ² of sugarcane and subtropical fruit plantations surrounding it. During the Depression years of the 1930s, drastic irrigation systems were started in Pongola. The town of Pongola thrived as a result of the canal system and a sugar mill that was built.
Considered as the jewel of Kwa-Zulu Natal, uPhongolo or Pongola is now said to be "Right at the Heart of the Zulu Kingdom". Road access to the area is via the N2 from Gauteng and Natal and the Golela Border post from Swaziland - a major gateway to the area for foreign visitors traveling south from the Kruger Park. Distances from all major centers are: Johannesburg 420km, Durban 380km and 270km south of the southern gates of the Kruger National Park.
Accommodation near Pongola, Zululand
LEOPARD MOUNTAIN - a Big 5 multiple award winning 4 Star lodge, set within the Zululand Rhino Reserve. Take advantage of total peace and tranquillity with warm friendly hospitality at our exceptionally beautiful lodge which has the most spectacular views in Zululand from the river meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains. Big 5 game drive take you through well stocked unspoilt bushvelt ...
DuneSide Guest House is located in Richards Bay, in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. The town is vibrant and is fast becoming a very popular north coast holiday destination. Richards Bay boasts the country's largest harbour and some of its most magnificent wetland scenery. Natural furnishing and earthy accessories of the highest quality create an organic atmosphere around a magnificent fig tree ...
This stunning Richards Bay accommodation offers all the comfort and luxury you require, and your hosts, Marilynne and Rob are ready to offer you a wonderful experience at astonishingly affordable rates. Situated in the peaceful and tranquil village of Kwambonambi near to Richards Bay and Empangeni, Marrob Lodge is close to the tourist attractions of St. Lucia, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve - ...
Lodge Afrique is a 4 star Bed and Breakfast Lodge with 8 freestanding luxury thatched suites, each with a full afro-victorian bathroom plus an outside african shower leading off a private patio surrounded by a luscious tropical garden. The spacious and luxurius air-conditioned suites are connected to the central lodge by a raised wooden deck pathway. Guests gather on the patio of the main ...
Birds of Paradise B&B is an up market guest house situated in the oldest Town of European settlement in Zululand, Eshowe. This accommodation facility offers a private, secluded environment with a relaxed atmosphere. The private dining room offers a great continental breakfast, with muffins, fruit and a selection of yogurts, and a full English breakfast. The rooms are spacious and tastefully ...
Traditional sugar farm homestead in a beautiful garden bordering Eshowe, offering country hospitality, healthy breakfasts and personal service. Relax in two spacious, well-appointed double en-suite rooms overlooking rolling cane-fields, cattle and the farm dam, or two self-catering garden cottages with the option of breakfast. Cool off in a sparkling pool after tennis, cycling and the trampoline! Great ...
Bonamanzi Game Reserve - Hluhluwe, Backpackers Lodges, Caravan and Camping, Game Reserve, Lodge, Self Catering+ more details
Touch the Wilderness in the heart of Zululand. Bordered by Lake St Lucia, a World Heritage Site, on Hluhluwe River. Set in the heart of Zululand, privatly owned, Bonamanzi is recognised as one of the best birding destinations in Southern Africa. 4000ha Teaming with game, one of Bonamanzi's most special feature is you may walk safely, explore and experience the bush first hand. Splendid summers and ...
The guest house is ideally situated in a quiet part of Hluhluwe town. Lush tropical garden to relax and unwind. Exceptional comfort, good food, friendly service at affordable rates. Children welcome at half price. En-suite rooms, air conditioning, DSTV, swimming pool, bar, laundry and daily Game Drives. What more do you need? ...
It is the epitome of ethnicity, a true reflection of the African nature and a symbol of nature. The Hluhluwe accommodation is the ultimate safari expedition on its own. When it comes to Game Reserves, Zulu Nyala Game Lodge can definitely hold its own, with its subtle luxury and natural beauty. The rare safari beauty is situated between the town of Mkuze in Hluhluwe and St Lucia and enjoys scenic views ...
Sodwana Bay Lodge Dive & Fishing Resort - Sodwana Bay, Bed and Breakfast, Hotels and Resorts, Lodge, Self Catering+ more details
The name Sodwana derives from the Zulu word "Å“odwa" meaning "little one on its own" referring to the small stream which breaches the dunes from the Mgobozeleni-Shazibe lake system. This estuary is the only substantial breach in the dunes from the St. Lucia in the south to Kosi bay in the north, a distance of 170kms. Accessibility to the beach that this breach provides, as well as protection ...
Things to do near Pongola, Zululand
Mkuze is a small Elephant Coast trade and transport centre. It is also the name of one of the Elephant Coast waterways that meanders across the southern expanse of Maputaland, eventually feeding into the St Lucia wetlands. The Mkuze River cuts through the Ubombo Mountains before serving as a boundary for Zululand's famous Mkuzi Game Reserve now part of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. ...
Mtubatuba is ideally located as a base from which to explore the rich culture of the Zulu Nation and world renowned game reserves and the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park - about 25km away. Various accommodation establishments are located in the greater Mtubatuba area along with restaurants and sporting facilities. Mtubatuba has developed from a humble railway siding into a strong sub-regional ...
MTUNZINI - is the Zulu word for "Place in the Shade" which originated from the time when a white trade hunter, named "John Dunne" (who served as chieftain under the Zulu king Cetswayo), had his Indaba's (hold discussions) under the big Milkwood trees adjacent to the Umlalazi lagoon. Historical sites dating back to these turbid times lend a mystical aura to this unspoilt area of Northern Natal. ...
Ndumo is perhaps best known for its magnificent bird life with the highest bird count in South Africa, some 430 species. Situated near the Tembe Elephant Park on the Mozambique border, the Usuthu River forms its northern boundary and the Pongola River flows through to its confluence with Usutu. This varied habitat hosts an astonishing range of aquatic birdlife and game species such as nyala, bushbuck, ...
Pongola is a small town situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa only 10 kilometres from the Swaziland border. Pongola has 50 kmÂ² of sugarcane and subtropical fruit plantations surrounding it. During the Depression years of the 1930s, drastic irrigation systems were started in Pongola. The town of Pongola thrived as a result of the canal system and a sugar mill that was built. ...
Richards Bay was named after British naval commander Rear Admiral Sir Frederick William Richards, who landed troops on the Zululand coast in 1879, this was a small fishing village until the port was opened in 1976. Richards Bay now boasts the largest export coal terminal in the world - loading 65 million tons every year - and the specialised ships that call are a must-see for maritime buffs. The enormous ...
St Lucia is an enclave within the World Heritage Site of Isimangaliso and presents the entire range of accommodation options - from back-packer to ultra- luxury - and while the approach from Mtubatuba is breathtaking, nothing compares to views of the surrounding magic from the village itself. A particular nearby attraction to St Lucia is the Crocodile Centre that features a breeding programme for two ...
Situated in the heart of the old Zulu kingdom, which lost its independence to Colonial expansionism in the late 19th century, Ulundi is near the site of King Cetshwayo's royal settlement - razed to the ground after the final battle of the Anglo-Zulu War. ...
Eshowe's cool, elevated position on a hilltop overlooking the hot and humid Zululand coastal plain gives the town its serenity, but the Dlinza Forest around which the town wraps itself, gives Eshowe it soul. No other town in South Africa has blended so organically into its environment as Eshowe. Blessed with abundant natural diversity, Eshowe residents boast that there is a flower in a tree every ...
Dinizulu Safaris (Est. 1969) operates open 4x4 safari vehicles in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. We handle coach groups and individual travelers on request on 3, 6 and 9 hour game drives. Private road transfers from/to Richards Bay to/from destinations in the Elephant Coast region are done in minibuses. We also have Dinizulu Cottage, self catering holiday accommodation ...
Hluhluwe is a small town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It situated between Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve on the banks of the Hluhluwe River. The Zulu name refers to the thorny climbers that were found growning in profusion along the river. Cattle, timber, sugarcane and pineapples are farmed in the area. Up to 95% of South African pineapples are produced ...
In addition to a prime hotel and lodge, self-catering holiday chalets, tent sites and caravan parks are spread through many hectares of coastal forest making Sodwana a leading domestic holiday destination. Sodwana Bay also provides an access point to 50km of unspoilt reefs for beach revellers, divers and anglers to indulge in the spectacular coastline and warm Indian Ocean (above and below the surface). ...
Map of Pongola Tourism in Pongola, Zululand+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 31° 37' 11.1" E / 27° 22' 59.3" S
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Directions to Pongola Tourism in Pongola, Zululand
|Departing: King Shaka International Airport|
|Address: M65, La Mercy 4405, South Africa|
|Distance: 78 m / Duration: 3 hours 35 mins|
|1.||Head southeast||1.3 km|
|2.||Take the 1st left onto Mdloti St|
|3.||Continue onto M65|
|4.||Keep left at the fork and merge onto N2|
Partial toll road
|5.||Turn left onto Penguin Ave||0.4 km|
|6.||Take the 2nd left onto Suikerbekkie Ave||0.8 km|
|7.||Suikerbekkie Ave turns right and becomes Makou St|
Destination will be on the right
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Things to do near Pongola, Zululand
|Pongola, Zululand »||Current||Current|
|Mkhuze, Zululand »||1 hour 41 mins||120 km|
|Ulundi, Zululand »||1 hour 47 mins||124 km|
|Hluhluwe, Zululand »||1 hour 42 mins||133 km|
|Ndumo, Zululand »||2 hours 10 mins||138 km|
|Mtubatuba, Zululand »||1 hour 46 mins||161 km|
|Sodwana Bay, Zululand »||2 hours 39 mins||169 km|
|St Lucia, Zululand »||2 hours 6 mins||186 km|
|Richards Bay, Zululand »||2 hours 25 mins||209 km|
|Eshowe, Zululand »||3 hours 0 mins||219 km|
|Mtunzini, Zululand »||2 hours 40 mins||244 km|