Bongani Mountain Lodge is nestled in the Mthethomusha Game Reserve, only forty-five kilometers from the world-renowned Kruger National Park. With its rich San history and unspoiled beauty, Bongani Mountain Lodge is the perfect destination to embark on a true adventure.
Bongani Mountain boasts private chalets that offer uninterrupted 360-degree views. Each private chalet is equipped with an en-suite bathroom with hot tub, air conditioning, overhead fan, mosquito netting, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, in-room safe, hairdryer, and a private viewing deck. There are Standard Rooms that either feature double beds with a sleeper
Interleading Rooms feature an extra large double bed or two single beds and a comfortable lounge area.
The Freedom Villa has two interleading bedrooms, en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, spacious lounge, viewing deck and a private vehicle with an expert ranger.
The lodge facilities include an attractive and relaxing restaurant, an outdoor boma, swimming pool, spa, conference venue, laundry services, and babysitting services.
Morning and afternoon game drives in the private reserve are conducted in open safari vehicles and led by professional guides. Other additional activities include San rock art tours, cultural village tours, and Kruger National Park game drives.
The private 8000 hectare Mthethomusha Game Reserve, along with the world-renowned Kruger National Park affords the opportunity of seeing an abundance of wildlife which includes the Big Five, buffalo, white rhino, impala, Burchell’s zebra and waterbuck. The private reserve also sees elephant, lion, leopard and African Wild dog moving in and out from the adjacent Kruger National Park.
Bongani Mountain Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a unique safari experience.
Transfers, beverages, gratuities, conservation fees and items of a personal nature.
Children of all ages are permitted at the lodge. Please note that there are no fences around the lodge.
Stand Alone Rooms with Sleeper can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child under the age of 12 years on a sleeper couch.
Children under the age of 7 years are not permitted on game drives. There are exclusive "Bumble" safaris available on request for children between the ages of 4 – 6 years. This drive is approximately 1.5 hours long and a parent must be present.
No children under 16 years are permitted on the View Deck.
Includes: Accommodation in a Standard room, Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
Excludes: Conservation levy of R185 per person per night
Terms & Conditions: Valid for SA Residents only (SA ID will be requested upon check in).
From $ 259
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 Apr 2021 — 30 Sep 2021||$ 259||$ 389|
|01 Oct 2021 — 31 Mar 2022||$ 269||$ 405|
From $ 299
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 Apr 2021 — 30 Sep 2021||$ 299||$ 448|
|01 Oct 2021 — 31 Mar 2022||$ 310||$ 466|
"Bongani is the perfect place to enjoy a real African experience. The staff are very friendly and professional. The game drives are amazing, the sundowners overlooking a beautiful view a really nice touch."
"Very nice place, very friendly staff, we saw a lot of animals including the famous big five (except for leopard). You have a wonderful view from the lodge which is on top of a rocky mountain! We saw elephants and buffaloes from our room's terrace!!!"
"The ultimate bush retreat - great value for money, friendly staff and a relaxing environment. Superb food - good hearty meals. Worth going on both game drives - lots to see. Great relaxing environment!"
"A really special place in the mountains of Bongani. 4x4 is required. Super friendly staff, clean and appealing rooms/houses. Food is good and the guides are very eager to teach you lots of the bush. This very quiet and peaceful place provides time to rest and time to explore. We'll come back for sure."
"We had such a wonderful time at Bongani. The rooms are comfortable and have a unique design and feel that truly add to the bush experience. The game drives were so much fun and very informative. Rangers are so knowledgeable and go out of their way to spot animals. The food was good and there were snacks available before game drives that were also good. I enjoyed the morning and afternoon mid game drive stops in the bush where they served coffee and sun-downers. Overall I loved this place and would definitely go back!"
"I had a great weekend at Bongani Mountain Lodge. Value for money indeed!! The highlight for was the early morning game drive. Seeing the rhinos at close range was the best. The staff was so welcoming and willing to assist."
"My husband and 2 young sons stayed at Bongani for 3 nights. I have traveled extensively over Southern Africa and have been on many many safaris, this however was only our second family safari and it was superb! it exceeded our expectations in every way! The staff were superb! Our guide Aaron was great and our tracker Simon was outstanding. From an individual point of view, even after staying at numerous 4 - 5 star safari lodges over the last 17 years, Bongani Mountain Lodge was the first one I have shed a tear when I left. I desperately needed a "safari injection" and some quality time with my family, Bongani was just perfect. I guarantee you will not find any better value for money than Bongani Mountain Lodge. Game viewing was very good and it is real game viewing going off road and not having to stick to main roads/ paths. One of my most enjoyable game drives was when game viewing was a little slow and Aaron and Simon introduced us to the smaller equally magical parts of the African bush veld. We loved every minute, did not miss a single game drive, even had a chance to enjoy a spa treatment and 3 nights had us relaxed and ready to face the rat race again. Thank you everyone at Bongani Mountain Lodge for imprinting on our hearts forever."
"We visited Bongani Mountain Lodge at the end of June 2015 and were very pleasantly surprised at the amazing venue and the great service we received. Simon was our game ranger and he was incredible. He has incredible knowledge of the bush and all the creatures that live in the bush including animals, birds and even trees. He made us feel like part of the family and went out of his way to show us the animals that we wanted to see, including Leopard! on our last night at the lodge, we had a very lovely surprise in our room with a little bottle of sparkly and rose petals in the shape of a heart on our bed. this was such a lovely surprise to end off an already amazing trip and honeymoon! thank you all at Bongani Mountain Lodge, we will definitely be back and bring along our family and friends."
"We loved our stay at Bongani Mountain! It was great to stay at your House, Chris and all the staff. We really enjoyed the game drives with Simon and Jabu. All the staff (incl. kitchen, service and housekeeping) was very friendly. They made our stay a dream. We hope to come back again. The food was excellent and we ate too much every day."
"We stayed at Bongani Mountain lodge in December 2014 for three nights from 29th-30th and it was a most magical experience. The staff were lovely and so helpful. The game drives were unbelievable with very knowledgeable guides who were able to spot animals and take us very close to the animals - we were able to get very close to the rhino which was amazing. Game drives were early morning and afternoon. The rooms were beautiful and very luxurious and well maintained, offering in and out door private showers. We were lucky to see wildlife from our room. Amazing views of the bush from the swimming pool / sun deck area. We traveled as a couple and we would highly recommend Bongani."
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