Mpongo - East London

The heart of wild Africa is closer than you think. Twenty short minutes by tarred road from East London is Mpongo Private Game Reserve, authentic, safe, idyllic, and really wild. With a restaurant built up against the tranquil hippo pool, sumptuous accommodation, superb conference and function facilities, and a game drive where you’re likely to encounter some of the Big 5 up close and personal, Mpongo is wild Africa.
Come for a short visit and stay for lunch, or linger to soak up the ancient African air, enjoy the remarkable wildlife, do business in style, or host an occasion you’ll remember forever. A stunning six-bed roomed guest lodge with spacious cabin-type lounge and superb African décor assures visitors a comfortable luxury stay at Mpongo. Each bedroom is complete with its own ensuite, and a roaring fireplace in the large but cosy sitting room warms the chilly African air during winter months. In these lavish Out of Africa surrounds, guests can sit back to a genteel high tea, then take a late afternoon-evening game drive with experienced guides, returning after dark for a gourmet dinner overlooking the softly-lit hippo pool.

The luxury lodge boasts a romantic honeymoon suite complete with Jacuzzi. Privacy is assured, and couples are welcome to breakfast in bed.
With the park’s new, more conservation-friendly boundaries, lodge guests are able to see game from their windows. Many species of buck roam freely within the reserve boundaries, and soon guests at the Luxury Lodge will be able to view the Big 5, behind secure fencing, but in astonishingly close proximity to their rooms. Wild Africa at its finest. You cannot get closer to nature than Mpongo’s Huberta Restaurant. Delight in the kitchen’s Afro-global cuisine while the hippo pool laps up against the side of the building. Absorb the uninhibited view of the tranquil watering hole and enchanting East Cape countryside through resplendent open windows.The restaurant is open to the public for lunches and dinners, and breakfast for guests, and can be booked out for special functions. Hippos are fed during Sunday lunchtime, so sit back, savour the sumptuous fare, and enjoy the show. If you’d like to get even closer to nature, dine out in the bush, where traditional cooks will whip up the true taste of Africa to the enigmatic beat of nature.


Tel (013) 767 1377