Zululand Tree Society on 2 June at the Enseleni Nature Reserve
Our next tree-watching outing will take place on 2 June at the Enseleni Nature Reserve. We will concentrate on the Lowveld riverine forest trees, but there are also savanna woodlands and Maputaland Coastal Belt grasslands along the routes and around the picnic spots. The tree species on offer are generally easily identifiable (compared to the coastal and scarp forests) and will make for an ideal outing for the beginner and less seasoned tree enthusiasts among us. Please make use of this opportunity to invite any person interested in a leisurely stroll along the Nseleni River with an interest in nature.
"Biltong Fees" on the 7th of June 2013 at the Dutch Reformed Church
Contact Schalk vd Berg for more information and tickets.
His contact number is 034 413 1214.
Tickets are also available from Junk D.I.Y Gunshop.
Pongola Cane Rally from 26th - 30th of June 2013
Accommodation is limited, so make sure you book your stay early.
The best mid winter rally in the country.
Enjoy the warmish winter climate of Pongola and share in the Saturday evening feast of local "Potjiekos"
Tiger Fish Bonanza 2013 from 26 - 28th of September 2013
This competition is nearly 20 years old and arranged by the Sodwana Angling Club.
Only 300 boats will be registered.(Skippers license compulsory). Make sure you get your entry form in early and do not forget to book your accommodation.
Only 170 Campsites available at Sodwana Angling Club grounds.
Registration starts on Wednesday 25th of September from 07h00 - 20h00.
Pongola TourismPongola Tourism explores the adventures, beauty and history of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Zululand.
Pongola has varied accommodation available. As well as a multitude of activities to engage in.
Experience the heart beat of Africa!
Pongola Tourism can take care of all your arrangements for your visit. Tour group bookings are also taken care of.
Just browse through our website or contact us.
Advanced booking is recommended, particularly during peak holiday season.
In the Depression years of the 1930s, a government irrigation settlement was established on the west side of the Lebombo mountain.
This settlement comprised of 159 plots with a total area of 6 189 ha.(This settlement, which is today the town of Pongola, is still strong today)
What to do and see
Experience the tradition and hospitality of the Zulu Kingdom with a visit to the Zulu Royal Palace, rural villages and townships. And there we have tiger fishing, hunting, game trials and safaris, art galleries, tropical gardens, game reserves and you can visit sugar cane, citrus and pecan nut farms in production.
Where to stay
There are a wide range of accommodation options in Pongola.
- From luxury safari lodges
- Traditional Zulu huts
- Rustic bush camps
- Lakeside chalets
- Country guest houses
- Homely B&B cottages
The N2 is a major national road that arcs through Zululand, linking Mpumalanga with the KwaZulu-Natal coast, but the regional roads R33, R34, R66, R68 and R69 that criss-cross most of the area are well used. Zululand is not well served by public transport and visitors should check with tourist information offices before setting out.
Pongola Poort Dam
The Pongola River rises at some 2 200 m above mean sea level near Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga, and descends steeply through the major portion of its catchment to the west of the Lebombo mountains. The Pongola passes between the Lebombo and Ubombo ranges through a narrow gorge (known as Pongolapoort)
The Pongola Tourism website have been revamped. The result is that the website is much more functional and user friendly.
Strength are in numbers. We are going to pool the money that you are paying as an advertiser, to promote Pongola as a prime tourist destination. We are going to maximize internet exposure and make sure that when people do a search,