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“What a view!”
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Nkwazi Lake Lodge
Frankfurt, Germany
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“What a view!”
Reviewed 14 June 2012

14k dirty track ride but than you atre in heaven. Little wooden cottages, excellent views to the lake (dam) with corcodiles and hippos, birds and rhinos. Good breakfast and lovely supper! Go there and book a boat trip!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

Six nights here was soooooooo relaxing! Staff and management were always on the ball, going that extra bit for us. Staff singing Happy Birthday in Zulu was a bonus. New years eve was a special occasion too. Wildlife abounded. Fish bit. Beautiful country. I have to go back!

  • Stayed December 2011
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pgrwim, Owner at Nkwazi Lake Lodge, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for your wonderful comments in TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure reading your short comments, straight forward and to the point.
Hope to see you soon.

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Pongola Game Reserve Team
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

this lodge really caters well for fishermen - but wives/ "non fishers" could spend all day watching game, reading a book , swimming, chilling etc at the lodge - the views are stunning accommodation fairly rustic - mvubu lodge is slightly more up market - both are so reasonable- excellent value for money

Room Tip: if you like ethnic stay here - if you like white crisp crisp linen stay at mvubu
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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pgrwim, Owner at Nkwazi Lake Lodge, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Hope to welcome you back to Nkwazi Lake Lodge In the near future.

Warm Regards

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Reviewed 20 October 2011

Thank you to Chris, Mientjie, Patrick, Gerrit and Martha for your attentive service. Alfred your broccoli salad is define! We stayed over for 4 nights on our way to Mabibi. Will highly recommend this lodge for leasure, tiger fishing and game viewing. Saw in excess of 20 hippos in the river, many crocs sleeping on the banks of the river, Will defenitely be back.

Room Tip: All the challets have a river view, the familiy units do not have the view
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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pgrwim, Owner at Nkwazi Lake Lodge, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Dear Guest

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Nkwazi Lake Lodge. It was a pleasure reading and sharing your comments with the Nkwazi team.

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Additional Information about Nkwazi Lake Lodge

Property: Nkwazi Lake Lodge
Address: Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Pongola
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Few exclusive yet affordable private getaways combine the scenic variety of bushveld, mountains, major water bodies and a range of leisure activities that make the best of all the natural features. This combination, an abundance of space and the results of a "light footprint" development philosophy are key ingredients of the special experience offered by Pongola Game Reserve, Pongola Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal. The reserve extends over part of the original area that, in 1894, was declared the Pongola Game Reserve by Paul Kruger, President of the old Transvaal Republic. The original reserve has since been re-proclaimed, in part, as the Phongolo Nature Reserve, which is the present Pongola Game Reserve's immediate neighbour. The business is owned and managed by the Landman family who's ancestors arrived in the Cape in 1744. The Pongola River, broad and perennial, meanders through the centre of the reserve before entering the man-made 13 276 hectare lake. It provides a leisure environment unique for a South African bushveld destination. Safari cruises, canoe adventures, birding and tiger fishing are among the main activities. The area is home to many typical plains game species, four of the Big Five (excluding lion), Hippopotumas and crocodile. It is also a birding "hotspot". Over 350 species have so far been recorded here. One can also enjoy the experience of tracking rhino on foot and participating in the elephant monitoring programme. Please take your time and enjoy your visit to our website and please feel free to make a booking enquiry if you are interested in visiting the Pongola Game Reserve. The reserve is 450km from Johannesburg and 350km from Durban. ... more   less 

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