The Mpongo Reserve is located only half hour drive from the popular seaside city of East London. This novel wildlife reserve provides visitors with an exceptional safari. This malaria-free game reserve features conference rooms, a boardroom, and luxurious accommodation, a swimming pool and several activities such as adventurous safari drives.
The reserve is 45 km from the airport. It is a mere 25 minutes drive on the N6 road to the city for shopping, theatre entertainment, and visits to the many attractions offered by the city, or relaxation on its sandy beaches. A tarred road from the N6 leads the visitor straight to the entrance of the wildlife-rich reserve. The Reserve received its name from the Umpongo River, which features prominently in Xhosa history.
The lodge is home to the lion, hippo, elephant, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, numerous grassland species and several bird species. It provides its guests with a unique combination of luxury with more than 8000 acres of wilderness in undulating hills and valleys. The Huberta Lodge provides six en-suite bedrooms while the River Lodge offers 12 elegant bedrooms. Guests may also be accommodated in one of the two bedroom chalets overlooking the reserve's river.
A combination of European style and African decorations at the lodge ensures that the deluxe suites provide the perfect setting for relaxation after a day of safari. En-suite bathrooms, a fireplace, and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities from the comfort of the stylish suites make for an unforgettable stay.
The Lodge & Chalets offers safari lodge accommodation in the heart of the reserve in it's 12 fully furnished bedrooms. The lodge provides a lounge, excellent food at its dining area, a swimming pool to cool off, deck for stunning views, a braai area and a bar to quench the thirst.
The lodge has 6 African-colonial styled en-suite bedrooms. A sunny lounge and kitchenette welcome guests. The honeymoon suite offers luxurious safari lodge accommodation to newlyweds, which features its private jacuzzi.
Guests staying at the lodge are invited to enjoy the delightful evenings in the Huberta Restaurant, which is decorated with undertones of the Xhosa culture. Visitors are welcome to experience the African pot-roast in the Buffalo Lapa with its crackling fire under the open evening sky.
The Huberta Restaurant is one of the top Eastern Cape safari lodge restaurants. This stylish restaurant is strategically built just above the Mpongo hippo waterhole, where guests can enjoy an afternoon meal while watching the hippos lingering in the water nearby.