Attractions IN Pongola

Game Reserves

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 made up of a varied ecosystem. The diversity ...

Game Reserves

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 formations, is a game viewers paradise ...

Game Reserves

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 natural African bushveld with its ...

Game Reserves

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, including elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, ...

Attractions AROUND Pongola

Nature Reserves

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 of the reserve that attract a particularly ...

Game Reserves

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, buffalo, rhino, elephant and for bird lovers, ...

Popular Tourist Routes / Heritage Routes

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 one along a parallel route, slightly further ...

Miscellaneous / Cultural / Uniquely South African

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 traditional Zulu homestead. But, in reality, it is ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

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 southernmost boundary of the Ubombo ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

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 divided into two main birding ...

... and a little further afield

Nature Reserves

Amatikulu Nature Reserve

Roughly an hour's drive from Durban, the Amatikulu Nature Reserve is one of those rare natural spaces where, not only will you be one of few people (particularly during the week), but you can see wildlife feeding on forested dunes overlooking the sea – ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Battlefields Route

The KwaZulu Natal hinterland has witnessed some of the most brutal and significant battles to be fought in South Africa. These historical sites form part of the Battlefields Route, a trip through 14 historical towns whose surrounding areas boast the ...

Nature Reserves

Dlinza Forest Nature Reserve

Found just outside the little town of Eshowe, the Dlinza Forest is one of two indigenous forests that lie close to one another in this southern part of Zululand; the other is Entumeni. Dlinza, 250-hectares of incredibly beautiful forest bisected by ...

Landmarks / Memorials / Nature Reserves

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 Ophathe Game Reserve and the eMakhosini Valley ...

Golf Courses

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 laid out and maintained by predominately ...

Nature Reserves

Enseleni Nature Reserve

The Enseleni Nature Reserve is a small reserve of 293 hectares lying just inland from the town of Richards Bay, almost midway between Empangeni and Richards Bay. Obviously it is a popular day's outing for visitors to the area, and the coastal grasslands ...

Forests / Nature Reserves

Entumeni Nature Reserve

Just outside the historical Zululand town of Eshowe, in the heart of the balmy KwaZulu-Natal Province, lies the beautiful forest reserve of Entumeni. This is a small nature reserve, occupying only about 750 hectares, but is rich in plant- and animal ...

Game Reserves / Game Farms / Game Parks

Falaza Wildlife Park

Falaza is aptly named after a war veteran of King Cetshwaya's Zulu Impi (1873-1883), who, over a century ago fought against the British forces at the famous battle of Isandlwana. His village, built on the fertile banks of the Mzinene river, was known by ...

Museums

Fort Nongqayi Museum Village

This beautiful old fort was originally created in the middle of the Dlinza Forest in eShowe in 1883. Around 90 barefoot Zulu police (known as the Nongqayi or 'restrainers') moved into the building to maintain law and order in Zululand in what today ...

Game Reserves

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 Reserve. Set in the heart of Zululand this is ...

Pongola as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

AmaZulu Game Reserve, Empangeni, Eshowe, Hluhluwe, Isandlwana, Jozini, Kuleni Game Park, Kwambonambi, Louwsburg, Meerensee, Melmoth, Monzi, Mtunzini, Paulpietersburg, Pongola Nature Reserve, Pongolapoort, Richards Bay, Rorkes Drift, Ulundi, Vryheid

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