In the 'hood, Pongola as a destination

The town of Pongola is small town just 10 km from the Swaziland border in the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains. Rich in Anglo and Zulu Boer War history, Pongola is surrounded by 50 km² of sugarcane and subtropical fruit plantations. It is just 270 km from the southern gates of the Kruger Park and tourist attractions include local game farms and lodges, the Pongolapoort or Jozini Dam and a local ... cont.

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2km off N2 on Golela Road, Pongola District, Pongola, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge

When traveling North from Durban: Pass the towns of Empangeni, Mtubatuba, Hluhluwe, 39km past Mkuze, turn right onto the Golela (Swaziland Border Post) road. Travel up a hill for 2km and turn left at the Shayamoya entrance gate and follow the road to Reception. It is clearly signposted from the N2.

When traveling South from Johannesburg: The route is through (N17 fromJHB, or N4 from Pretoria) Bethal, Ermelo, Piet Retief, 27km past Pongola, turn left onto the Golela (Swaziland Border Post) road. Travel up a hill for 2km and turn left at the Shayamoya entrance gate and follow the road to Reception. It is clearly signposted from the N2.

When traveling South from Kruger Park, Crocodile Bridge: The quickest route is through Swaziland using the Mananga, border post. Continue south towards Big Bend, to Lavumisa border post. From here, travel for only 8 km into KwaZulu Natal, turn right at the Shayamoya entrance up on the hill.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (30 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (30 km)
  • Business Services (30 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (30 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (30 km)
  • Grocery Store (30 km)
  • Post Office (30 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (30 km)
  • Shopping Mall (30 km)
  • Airport (180 km)
  • Car Hire (180 km)

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Rhino / Elephant tracking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Swimming

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