Accommodation Kruger Park at Bongani Mountain Lodge Hotel in South Africa
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests76
  • Rooms/Units38
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

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  • Listed on since August 2009

Bongani Mountain Lodge is a 4 star graded game lodge offering Malelane accommodation in 38 guest rooms.

About Bongani Mountain Lodge

The Bongani Mountain Lodge is beautifully located in the shadows of the Malelane Mountain range in the 8 000 hectares of the Mthetomusha Game Reserve, on the south western border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is a low-risk malaria destination due to its altitude where guests have the unique opportunity to experience the Big Five including lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.

Visitors to the Bongani Mountain Lodge are invited to walk the ancient paths once used by the San Bushman people of South Africa with over 250 San rock art sites, estimated to be 1 500 years old. This San bushman art site is to date the greatest concentration of rock art per square metre on earth.

At a Glance

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement


• 29x Standard Double Rooms (10 x include a sleeper couch)
• 8x Standard Twins Rooms
• 1x Suites (2 bedrooms each with a Double bed)

The Suites are a subtle blend of timber and thatch. Each has private decks featuring magnificent wraparound views, ideal for families, groups or individual travelers. The fully inclusive rate includes two game drives, breakfast, lunch and dinner. It exlucludes beverages and any additional extras.

Guest room facilities:
• Air conditioning
• Hairdryer
• Mini bar
• Fan
• Mosquito nets
• Vapour mats (mosquito repellent plug)
• Safe
• Direct dial telephone
• Amenities


From the moment guests are met for their scenic game-drive to the lodge, they will be delighted by hospitality, care and personal attention. Delicious Pan-African cuisine is enjoyed in the fire-lit, traditional Boma outdoor dining area or in the spacious dining area.

The Bongani Mountain Lodge is also renowned for exceptional bush banqueting in surprise settings. The bar, dining and lounge areas with striking views are open from 10h00 daily.

Lodge services and facilities

Amongst others, the Lodge provides the following services and facilities:
• Daily housekeeping Foreign currency exchange
• 24 hour reception desk
• Laundry / valet service
• Porters
• Leisure activities
• Swimming Pools
• Game drives
• First Aid
• Arts and African crafts shop
• Spa
• Viewing deck
• Internet facilities
• Boma Bar with television
• Honeymoon suite
• We regret no children under 7 are allowed
• Drinking water is supplied by bore-hole and is safe to drink

Attractions and activities

Guests staying at the Bongani Mountain Lodge have the choice of different activities and tours such as:
• Game drives on 4x4 game vehicles in the Mthetomusha Game Reserve
• Scenic panoramic tours
• Kruger National Park Game drives
• San Rock Art Tours
• Walking safaris
• Eco guide and bird watching
• Cultural village tours
• Various adventure activities can be arranged

Game Drives

The Bongani Mountain Lodge offers a morning game drive, which is planned to coincide with the best game viewing time in the morning. An afternoon Game drive can be arranged at the Lodge.

Business Services

The Bongani Mountain Lodge provides its guests with the following business services:
• Satellite Business Centre
• Facsimile
• Copying


The Bongani Mountain Lodge features a fully-equipped, air conditioned conference room accommodating up to 80 delegates. The Deck at the lodge offers panoramic views and ample breakaway areas and is an inspirational and revitalizing destination for productive strategy-sessions, team building, bush adventures and board meetings.

The Standard Conference Equipment includes:
• Flip chart
• Television
• Magnetic white board DVD player
• Screen data projector
• Pens & notepads stationary kits

Distance and Transportation

The Bongani Mountain Lodge can be reached within approximately four hours on good roads from Johannesburg. Daily scheduled flights to KMIA (Nelspruit) and a 35 minute road transfer is available on request. Departure time from the lodge to the Nelspruit airport is 2 hours before the scheduled flight and Skukuza 3 ˝ hours.


The Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in a sub tropical area that contains a variety of mosquitoes that carry different strains of malaria. Although the Lodge is in a low risk area, it is recommended to consult the doctor, to ensure that all necessary precautions against malaria are timorously taken.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Video player

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Foreign exchange desk
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Laundry service
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Decorating
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Shangaan
  • Sotho
  • Venda
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Standard Room

Stand alone room with two double beds, en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower. Guest room facilities include air conditioning, Hairdryer, Mini bar, Fan, Mosquito nets, Vapour mats (mosquito repellent plug), Safe, direct dial telephone, Amenities.

Qty: 29
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Freedom Suite

Please NOTE that we do not have sleeper sofas or extra beds in these room. The Freedom Villa offers 2 inter-leading bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and an indoor & outdoor shower, a spacious lounge and a viewing deck that provides spectacular wraparound views. Its exclusive services include a private vehicle with expert Ranger, exquisite cuisine prepared by a professional chef and fully stocked beverage fridge (additional costs).

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Stand Alone with Sleeper Couch

Double Bed with sleeper couch. 2x kids 2 - 6 yrs / 1x child 6 - 12yrs. Guest room facilities include air conditioning, Hairdryer, Mini bar, Fan, Mosquito nets, Vapour mats (mosquito repellent plug), Safe, direct dial telephone, Amenities.

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Luxury Accommodation in your chosen room or suite
Two guided, open vehicle game drives included in the daily rate
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the daily rate
Wi-Fi and free on-site parking

Guest Reviews

6 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Overall really good. Definitely enjoyed our stay there. Well equipped lodge with great rooms. We had the pleasure of the freedom suite which is huge and has a really good overview of the park from the terrace. (One of three terraces by the way). The bed was amazing. I never slept in a bed which was 2.5m broad. Room service was good - just one small thing to concern - they did not picked up our welcome eating basket which leads to a few ants in our living room. Even as we have putted at directly in front of the entrance they did not recocnized it. - really a small thing ;) Always well cleaned. They had put the mosquito net each evening down and in the morning cleaning session up. So no need to do anything by yourself. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner - perfect! Really good - huge choice of meat. We really enjoyed each meal. Especially the ones outside with campfire. They have two Pool areas - both of them very lovely and one with a special view - so for all instagrammers - you will love it ;) Game drives with our Guide Aaron where excellent - he is well experienced and tries to catch everything. We had luck - saw elephants, rhinos, giraffes, buffalos, kudus. We where very close to them. You always had the feeling Aaron knows how to handle - especially when we had a flat tire on the evening game drive. After 15 minutes in the dark the situation was solved. Another thing which needs to be solved is the road Situation to the Welcome Center. Its a very hard ride and not that easy with a economy rental car. A dust Road with a lot of Stones and potholes. We took the road description from the lodge - and we are very upset and thought lets turn around every hundred Meters. A very hard ride. And the interesting thing was that there is another way which is much better - the Ranger recommended that way and drive in front of us to show the way! (Nice from the Ranger by the way) so please change the description of the way to the welcome centre. Thats nearly our biggest concern. Rest was lovely - good rooms, perfect beds, friendly staff, great food nice game drives. We defently recommend Bongani.

February 2019

Daniel Westbomke (Germany)

Verified reviewvery good

We had a great time, thanks for making our holiday worthwhile. Excellent service, clean rooms and healthy meals. Also had a great view surrounded by nature. A great place if you wanna rest and be far away from normal day activities. Highly recommended, we got value for our money.

December 2018

Amukelani Nkuna (Malelane)

Need to Know

Response timeBongani Mountain Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren over the age of 7 years are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 30km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since August 2009

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