Pongola Places of Interest

Pongola is situated in Zululand, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Pongola

AmaZulu Game Reserve

Situated in Northern KwaZulu Natal, on the banks of the Mkuze River, the Amazulu Private Game Reserve is the home of the Amakhosi and Mkuze Falls Lodges. Boasting 10 000 hectares, this private game reserve is ...

Ithala Game Reserve

This magnificent Ithala Game reserve, tumbling from the heights of the Ngotshe Mountains a thousand meters down into a deep valley, carved over the aeons by the Phongolo River revealing the world's oldest rock ...

Pakamisa Game Reserve

The Pakamisa Private Game Reserve comprises a pristine malaria free wilderness area of some 2500 hectares. Access to the reserve is restricted, enabling guests at Pakamisa to enjoy the exclusive experience of ...

Pongola Nature Reserve

The Pongola Nature Reserve was first proclaimed in 1894 and is the second oldest reserve in the world and the oldest in South Africa. Pongola Nature Reserve is a sanctuary to a large variety of wildlife, ...

Pongolapoort Nature Reserve

Travel inland in a north westerly direction from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Heritage Site and you will reach the large Pongolapoort Dam, on the south-eastern shores of which lies the Pongolapoort Nature ...

Attractions AROUND Pongola

iGwala Gwala Nature Reserve

iGwala Gwala Nature Reserve lies just outside of Ithala Game Reserve and is a registered Heritage Site. As such the reserve has a rich biodiversity with tracts of riverine and other forest in the lower parts ...

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

Situated in the heart of historic Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal, Mkuze Falls is one of only two Private Game Reserves in the region where you can view the 'Big 5' - lion, leopard, ...

Route 66 Zululand Heritage Route

Whilst the name of the route brings the battlefields of Ladysmith, Colenso, Dundee and Volksrust to mind, Route 66 is of a slightly different nature. Rather than heading up and around the N3, Route 66 takes ...

Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village

Shakaland has been hailed as one of the best Zulu experiences on the continent, thanks to its authenticity and the sheer element of fun that infuses every part of it. This is, technically, a replica of a ...

Ubombo Mountain Nature Reserve

This barely known little nature reserve lies to the left of the more frequently visited uMkhuze Game Reserve, directly south of the Phongolo Nature Reserve. The Mkuze River connects the two, flowing along the ...

Zululand Birding Route

KwaZulu-Natal is a world-famous birding venue, its forests, grasslands, mountains, wetlands, bushveld and estuarine, coastline and open ocean habitats a feast of diverse birding. The coastal province is ...

... and little further afield

eMakhosini Ophathe Heritage Park

Set in the valley also known as the Valley of Kings, eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park lies less than 10 kilometres south of the town of Ulundi on the banks of the White Mfolozi River and incorporates the ...

Empangeni Golf Club

The Empangeni Country Club was formed in the early 1900's and photographs of the first Club president and honours board indicate that record keeping was initiated in 1921. The original 18 hole Golf Course was ...

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is the only park under formal conservation in KwaZulu Natal where the Big Five occur. Established in 1895, this is the oldest game park in South Africa along with nearby St Lucia ...

Mzingazi Golf Estate

The Mzingazi Golf Estate is situated in the quiet seaside town of Richardís Bay, known for its balmy weather and excellent beaches. In fact, the golf course is flanked by the Indian Ocean and the Mzingazi ...

Ngome Forest Reserve

Ngome Forest lies on the southern slopes of high altitude mistbelt grasslands, near the western extremities of Zululand, 70 km east of Vryheid. Here the rolling hills have a climate of their own, and the air ...

Nkandla Forest

56 kilometres north-west of the town of Eshowe, once the capital of Zululand, is a beautiful forest; one of the most magnificently beautiful in the province. Nkandla Forest is a rare type of high wet rain ...

Ondini Historical Reserve

Ulundi (uluNdi) lies on the banks of the White Mfolozi River on a hill overlooking the valley below. Its name means 'the high place' and, given its advantage over any approaching enemy, it is small wonder this ...

Raphia Palm Forest

The Raphia Palm Forest has been an official National Monument since 1942, thanks to its diversity and unique botanical value. This natural monument is one of only 18 botanical places in the country. The palms ...

Thakazulu Game Reserve

South of Vryheid, in the north-western parts of Zululand, lies an area of of rolling grasslands, bushveld and undulating hills. It is essentially cattle and game farm country although the Thaka River Valley ...

Ubizane Wildlife Reserve

Ubizane Wildlife Reserve boasts a variety of wildlife including white rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, most species of antelope, and over 350 species of birdlife. You can view the game from the comfort of ...

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