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.