Bongani Mountain Lodge

Entrance of Bongani Mountain Lodge
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Hotel Type:
Family, Conference, Leisure, Game Lodge, Big Five
Mthethomusha Game Reserve
Southern border Kruger National Park
South Africa
Single Rate for Today: R3090.00 Book Now


Located approximately a 5 hours drive from Johannesburg and an hour away from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA),  the family welcoming Bongani Mountain Lodge is ideally suited to both leisure and corporate guests seeking an exclusive bushveld retreat. With majestic views of the surrounding landscape, this game lodge offers beautiful accommodation, delicious cuisine and a magnificent wildlife experience.


Accommodation seamlessly blends the beautiful surroundings with the tasteful décor which incorporates various natural textures and tones. Each room enjoys a beautiful view and is suited to both families and couples. The lodge offers 38 rooms of which 18 are inter-leading, making them ideal for families with children.

Room features:

  • Hairdryer
  • Fan
  • Safe
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Information folder
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Gown
  • Daily housekeeping.


Travelers choosing to stay here during their safari getaway enjoy refreshing swims in the lodge's outdoor swimming pool. From the viewing deck, passing wildlife can be admired in their natural habitat.  Relaxing spa treatments await in the health and beauty spa of the safari lodge while conference facilities are available for companies who wish to hold their functions in a game lodge setting.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Swimming pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Curio shop
  • Conference facilities
  • Spa.


  • Game drives
  • Babysitting service
  • Porters
  • Wake up call
  • Laundry/valet service
  • Housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk.


Dining can be enjoyed in the Main Restaurant with nice views of the bush and mountains where a delicious bush breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner is served. The Outdoor Boma offers the perfect setting around an open-fire to dine under the stars while the lodge's chefs prepare the unique meals cooked over the flames, presented in a traditional African style.  On the Viewing Deck, light snacks and meals are offered. Here, guests may also enjoy sundowners as the sun sets in the African bush.

Dining venues:

  • Main Restaurant
  • Outdoor Boma
  • Viewing Deck.


The spa offers relaxing treatments which soothe, harmonize and rejuvenate the body to vitality, using Eco-friendly products and practices. The wellness spa enjoys wonderful views of the surrounding landscape and is open to the sounds and scents of nature providing a tranquil setting for the perfect break.


Conferences are catered for in a venue which accommodates up to 60 delegates in air-conditioned comfort offering an optimal working environment. A conference team is on hand at the lodge to ensure the smooth running of all events.

Conference equipment includes:

  • Flip charts and markers
  • Magnetic white board
  • Data projector
  • Television
  • Screen
  • Pens and notepads.

Wildlife Experience

Game drives are conducted in the Mthethomusha Game Reserve, which is home to the 'Big 5' where an abundance of wildlife, bird and plant species can be admired. The area is also rich in archaeological treasure and the experienced rangers assist to make the most of your safari experience by sharing vast local knowledge and expertise.

Children under the age of 7 are not allowed on game-drives, but the lodge will happily accommodate kids between 4 and 6 years old on the exciting wildlife bumbles (with an accompanying parent) which have been especially designed for children to enjoy wildlife and nature.

Mthethomusha Game Reserve

Set on the south western border of the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga's Mthethomusha Game Reserve covers 8 000ha of bushveld. It is located in close proximity to Karino, lies west of Malelane, north of Krokodilpoort on the southern side of the famous Kruger National Park.

This game reserve in South Africa is home to the "Big Five" which include lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos and a great variety of birds can be observed here. Rugged terrain and different ecosystems characterize the Mthethomusha Game Reserve which provide shelter for wildlife such as giraffe, kudu, zebra, sable and nyala.

Nearby attractions and tours:

  • Rock Art Tours
  • Tours to the adjacent Bongani and Ingwe Sites in the Mthethomusha Game Reserve
  • Cultural Village Tours
  • Kruger National Park Drives
  • adventurous game drives
  • Bush walks.


Check In and Check Out Times

  • Check In: 14:00
  • Check Out: 10:00

General Services

  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Malaria and Animals

  • The Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in a sub tropical area of South Africa which is home  to a variety of mosquitoes that carry different strains of malaria. Although the Bongani Mountain Lodge is in a low risk area, it is the company’s sole and absolute responsibility to ensure that all guests, tour guides, drivers and the like consult with their doctor, to ensure that all necessary precautions against malaria are timeously taken.

    There are no fences around the Bongani Mountain Lodge to prevent animals from wandering around at will. Uniformed security guards monitor animal activity around the lodge; however the lodge requests that guests exercise caution when walking around. The guards are available to walk guests to and from the room in the evenings.

Children Policy

  • Children over 2 years are welcome at the Bongani Mountain Lodge, however there are some restricted areas. No children under 16 are permitted at the View Deck and Pool due to safety reasons. 

    The Bongani Mountain Lodge will not be held responsible for any liabilities or accidents at the swimming pools. No children under the age of 16 are permitted near the Conference centre due to conferences taking place.

    Unfortunately no children under 7 are permitted on game drives. However, there are exclusive ‘Bumbles‘ kiddies game drives available on request to children between the ages of 4 - 6 years. This drive is approximately 1.5 hours long and a parent must be present.

Room Types

Chalet: 38 rooms

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The Bongani Mountain Lodge which nestles in the Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, features 29 double and 9 twin bedded rooms. Ten of the double-bedded rooms include a sleeper couch which is suitable for families travelling with children. One Suite is also available, consisting of 1 double and 1 twin-bedded room.

The spacious and comfortable rooms are a subtle blend of timber and thatch. Each room at the Bongani Mountain Lodge provides private decks featuring magnificent wraparound views.

Guest Room facilities include:

  • Hairdryer
  • Fan
  • Safe
  • Amenities
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito Net
  • Information Folder
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee station
  • Gown & slippers

Today's Rate

Single Room: R3090.00

Double Room: R4120.00

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Gown & slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Hotel Restaurants

Dining at the Bongani Mountain Lodge

Guests staying at the Bongani Mountain Lodge near the Kruger National Park may enjoy delicious Pan-African cuisine in the fire-lit, traditional Boma which is the outdoor dining area or in the spacious dining room.  The Bongani Mountain Lodge is also renowned for exceptional bush banqueting in surprise settings. The bar, dining and lounge areas offer striking views.

Early breakfast as well as lunch and breakfast packs can be arranged. An a la carte lunch menu is also available, which can be charged to the room. Mini bar facilities are available in the rooms, and can be stocked with beverages of personal preferences.  The meal times may vary according to the length of the game drive.

Address: Mthethomusha Game Reserve, Southern border of the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Hotel Spa

No Spa available

No Spa information available currently.

Activities / Sports and Leisure

Game Drives

The Bongani Mountain Lodge offers a morning game game drive which is planned to coincide with the best game viewing time in the morning. An afternoon game drive can be arranged at an additional cost. The game ranger meets guests and from there guests are shown to the vehicle.  It is recommended to take sun cream, hats, binoculars and a camera along.  Kruger National Park game drives and walking safaris can also be arranged.

Unfortunately no children under 7 are permitted on game drives. However, there are exclusive ‘Bumbles‘ kiddies game drives available on request to children between the ages of 4 - 6 years. This drive is approximately 1.5 hours long and a parent must be present.

Day tours to nearby attractions

Various day tours can be arranged while staying at the Bongani Mountain Lodge, including Cultural Village Tours, Scenic Panoramic Tours and San Rock Art Tours.


Guests may enjoy a relaxing swim, or choose to soak up the African Sun while admiring the breathtaking views next to the swimming pool.

Conferences and Events

Bongani Mountain Lodge Conference Venue

The Bongani Mountain Lodge in the Mthethomusha Game Reserve on the southern border of the Kruger National Park offers a fully equipped, air conditioned conference room which is able to accommodate up to 60 delegates.

The Deck offers panoramic views and ample breakaway areas and is an inspirational and revitalising destination for productive strategy sessions, team building, bush adventures and board meetings.  Business services available to delegates include facsimile and copying.

Standard conference equipment:

  • Flip chart and markers
  • Magnetic white board
  • Data projector
  • Television
  • Screen
  • Pens and notepads.
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Facilities Available

  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Bongani Mountain Lodge Specials & Packages


GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: -25.459723
Longitude: 31.290034


From Johannesburg take the N4 towards Nelspruit, drive straight through Nelspruit towards Malelane/Komatipoort still on the N4.
About 30 km outside Nelspruit you will find an area with fruit vendors on the right-hand side. On the left is the Matsulu turn off, take this road.
Just after you have turned left, approximately 10 meters, there will be a sand road to your left with a sign for Bongani Mountain Lodge.
Take this road and head straight on this dirt road for about 7km and you will arrive at the Mthethomusha Game Reserve.
Sign in at the security gate and drive 1 km down to the parking lot and Welcome centre where someone will be there to meet you.



On site parking facilities are provided for guests.


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Submitted By: (12 August 2012)

Rating: Very Good

Bongani was beautiful with an unforgettable mountain safari with breathtaking views of the surrounding African bush.

I definately enjoyed the guided San rock art walks.

Submitted By: (02 July 2012)

Rating: Excellent

At bongani the family and I had some great adventurous game drives through the untamed African bush whilst admiring magnificent vistas of the surrounding bushveld.

We had some of the most delicious Pan-African cuisine in the fire-lit, traditional Swazi boma and definately enjoyed the guided San rock art walks.


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