The Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in the 8000 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 ancient San rock art paintings are found in the Reserve – said to be the greatest concentration of rock art per square metre on earth.
Due to the altitude at which the Lodge is situated, Bongani is considered a low-risk malaria destination. It is the perfect setting for an unforgettable mountain safari with panoramic views of the surrounding African bush. From the moment you arrive, staff are on hand to offer the hospitality, care and personal attention for which Bongani has become renowned.
Bongani Lodge’s unique safari accommodation is ideal for families, groups or individual travellers. Chalets and family suites set atop the Malelane Lebombo Mountains feature private decks ensuring magnificent panoramic views. Bongani’s elevated safari lodge comprises timber and thatch chalets and suites dotted across an impressive mountain ridge, within easy walking distance from the guest areas above.
At mealtimes delicious Pan-African cuisine can be enjoyed in the fire-lit, traditional Swazi boma (outdoor dining area) or in the spacious dining area. Bongani also offers exceptional bush banqueting in unusual settings.
The Lodge houses a cosy bar, library and dining and sitting areas featuring striking furniture clad with ethnic fabrics. Generous decks ensure magnificent wraparound views. Gigantic rocks arch overhead at the Lodge’s magnificent entrance where it is said ancient tribes once held sacred ceremonies. Local legend holds that a nearby boulder enhances fertility !
Activities / Facilities
Interpretive game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles and interpretive bush walks are lead by experienced rangers and Swazi trackers. Local communities welcome guests to view ongoing empowerment initiatives, in addition to meeting the local sangoma (medicine man). Explore the Mthethomusha Game Reserve and Africa’s exciting wildlife on exhilarating, twice-daily game-drives, interpretive bush walks, and guided San rock art walks.
This Lodge has received the Endangered Wildlife Trust award.