Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in the 8,000 hectare Mthethomusha Game Reserve, bordering the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo walk ancient paths once used by the San (Bushman) people. Over 250 San rock art paintings, estimated to be 1,500 years old, are found in the Reserve, the greatest concentration of rock art per square metre on earth.
Bongani is a low-risk malaria destination due to the altitude of the lodge, which offers an unforgettable mountain safari with breathtaking views of the surrounding African bush. Experienced rangers and Swazi trackers lead interpretive game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, and interpretive bush walks.
Guests are also welcome to visit the local communities and view ongoing empowerment initiatives, in addition to meeting the local sangoma (medicine man).
Bongani's cosy bar/library, dining and sitting areas feature striking furniture with ethnic fabrics and generous decks with magnificent wraparound views. There is also a Spa.
Bongani's rooms are ideal for families, groups or individual travellers and are set atop the Malelane Lebombo Mountains with private decks featuring magnificent wraparound views.
All chalets and suites, each with 2 en-suite bathrooms and a private deck, are a subtle blend of timber and thatch, spaciously spread out across an impressive mountain ridge, within easy walking distance from the guest areas perched above.
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Our standard rates for a Safari Chalet
1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020
GBP 195 USD 254 ZAR 3,514 EUR 228
per person sharing
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; the Conservation Levy; and 2 daily game drives are included.
Children aged 2 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 4 are not allowed on any game drives. Children aged between 4 and 7 are taken out on their 'kiddie bumble' game drives, which are short game drives (and they must be accompanied by at least one parent). Children aged 7 and above can go on the normal adult game drives. Babysitting services are available.
Bongani Mountain Camp Location.
Directions For Drivers
Important Notice:It is recommended that guests follow these directions instead of relying on a GPS as the GPS co-ordinates lead to an unmanned delivery gate and NOT the correct entry gate.
From Johannesburg: Take the N12/N4 towards Witbank/eMalahleni. From Witbank/eMalahleni, stay on the N4, passing Middleburg and Waterval Boven before reaching Nelspruit. Go past Nelspruit still staying on the N4 towards Malelane. 38 km out of Nelspruit, turn left at the Matsulu Road turnoff. Turn left again 50m further along, onto the gravroad marked Bongani Mountain Lodge. Proceed 7 km along the gravel road until you reach the gate, where the guard will direct you to the secure car park (400m further along). From the car park you will be picked up by a ranger in an open 4x4 safari vehicle and taken to the lodge (approximately 35 minutes).
From KMIA: Follow the signs to Nelspruit/N4. Turn onto the N4 towards Malelane, and follow the directions as above.
From Hazyview: Take the R40 to Nelspruit. Turn onto the N4 towards Malelane, and follow the directions as above.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have a fan, a room safe, a hair dryer, a mosquito net, a direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning unit and feature a private deck with magnificent wraparound views.
There are no fences around the lodge so you might encounter wild animals in the vicinity. However, there are uniformed security guards who monitor animal activity around your accommodation. The guards are available to walk you to and from your accommodation in the evenings.
Morning and afternoon drives in open safari vehicles coincide with the best game viewing times.
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