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Mpongo Game Reserve

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Huberta Restaurant

The Huberta Restaurant at Mpongo Game Reserve is decorated with undertones of the Xhosa culture. Guests are welcome to experience the African pot-roast in the Buffalo Lapa next to fire, under the evening sky.

The Huberta Restaurant at the Mpongo Game Reserve is one of the top Eastern Cape game lodge restaurants. This stylish restaurant is strategically built just above the Mpongo hippo waterhole, where guests can enjoy a meal while watching the hippos lingering in the water nearby.

Elegant decor with a touch of Xhosa culture compliments the dining experience and the close, but a safe encounter with Africa's wild animals. Guests are treated to a blend of African and European cuisine. Diners can select from a wide range of wine cultivars to compliment their delicious meals.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Wildlife activities

Game drives, be it a self-drive or a guided game drive, can be enjoyed in the Mpongo Private Game Reserve. Various routes are available to choose from, and game drives can be enjoyed at different times of the day due to the number of options available. Bookings for game drives are essential to avoid disappointment.

Mpongo Private Game Reserve also offers wilderness horseback trails which will take riders deep into the heart of the legendary reserve. Mpongo is also a birder's paradise and has re-introduced the endangered Red-Billed Ox-Pecker, a bird extinct in this part of the Eastern Cape since the early 1900s.

Nearby activities
  • Beaches
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Rock climbing
  • Water sports
  • Gym
  • Nightclubs
  • Restaurants

Conferences & Events

Mpongo conferencing
Mpongo offers tranquil surroundings, intimate venues and tailor-made packages to suit specific conferencing requirements.
The standard conference package includes:
  •  Arrival tea, coffee or juice
  •  Mid morning tea, coffee, and pastries
  •  Lunch
  •  Afternoon tea, coffee, and biscuits or rusks
  •  Stationery
  •  Mints and mineral water·
  •  Flipchart
  •  Screen
Other audio visual requirements are also available, and extra-mural activities can be arranged on request.
Conferencing venues:
  •  Mvubu room - 39 pax u-shaped seating, 100 pax cinema style, 72 pax schoolroom seating, 80 pax banquet style
  •  Nyala room - 33 pax u-shaped seating, 80 pax cinema style, 54 pax schoolroom seating, 70 pax banquet style
  •  Indaba room - 25 pax u-shaped seating, 50 pax cinema style, 30 pax schoolroom seating
  •  Buffalo lapa - 80 pax banquet seating


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Room service
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms

Huberta Lodge

# Rooms:

The Huberta Lodge features six en suite bedrooms. A combination of European style and African decorations at the Mpongo Game Lodge ensures that the deluxe suites provide the perfect setting for relaxation after a day of safari. En-suite bathrooms, a fireplace, and excellent game viewing opportunities from the comfort of the stylish suites make for an unforgettable stay.

The Huberta Lodge in the Mpongo Game Reserve offers true Eastern Cape hospitality in its 6 African-colonial styled en-suite bedrooms. A warm lounge and kitchenette welcome guests. The honeymoon suite features its own Jacuzzi.

River Lodge: Deluxe

# Rooms:

The Mpongo River Lodge and Chalets offer accommodation in 11 fully furnished rooms and three chalets which feature two rooms each. The lodge provides a lounge, an excellent dining area, a swimming pool, viewing deck, a braai area, and a bar.

Lodge room features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer


Deluxe Room

Standard Twin

IL Superior

IL Standard room

Superior Suite


GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -32.852803

Longitude: 27.744872


Directions from the Beacon Bay Circle:
1. Turn left/right onto the Friendly N6, travel for 28km's, passing Newlands and Ducats on your left
2. Look out for the Mpongo sign on your left and turn left into St Lukes Road
3. You will travel approximately 7 km on this road & reach Mpongo Private Game Reserve on your right

Directions from Bloemfontein:
1. Follow the N6 main route from Bloemfontein until you reach Stutterheim
2. From Stutterheim continue the N6 until you pass Maclean Town
3. Once you pass Macleantown, continue for approximately 4km
4. Turn off to the left after the Mpongo signage, into St Luke's Road
5. Continue for approximately 7km on this road. Mpongo Private Game Reserve will be on your right. Proceed through the main gate

Directions from East London Airport:
1. Once you leave the airport area, turn left at the traffic lights onto Settlers Highway
2. Follow the Highway into the City Centre
3. At the Traffic Circle at lower Oxford Street, you are to proceed straight ahead to the second set of traffic lights. You are now at the Fleet Street & Currie Street Intersection
4. Proceed straight ahead to the Fleet Street and Fitzpatrick Street intersection (there are no traffic lights at this intersection)
5. Turn left into Fitzpatrick Street. Proceed straight ahead
6. You will pass two sets of traffic lights and will continue straight ahead onto the North East Expressway. You will pass the following off-ramps: (i) Pearce Street and (ii) Beacon Bay. Continue Straight ahead
7. You will pass a Sasol garage on your left at the next set of traffic lights. Continue straight ahead, the road will make a slight right turn until you reach a traffic circle
8. At the Traffic Circle turn left onto the "Friendly N6" Highway towards Stutterheim/Macleantown/Queenstown
9. Proceed on this road for approximately 25km. You will pass landmarks such as The Lion Park, Thornpark Valley and Marine Centre
10. You will pass the turn-off to Newlands. Slow down - the Mpongo signage will soon be visible
11. Turn off to the left after the Mpongo signage, into St Luke's Road
12. Continue for approximately 7km on this road. Mpongo Private Game Reserve will be on your right. Proceed through the main gate


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Hotel Group(s)

  • Premier Hotels & Resorts