Mpongo Private Game Reserve (GPS S32.85295 / E27.74391), only 35km from the popular coastal city of East London, offers visitors a one of-a-kind experience of game viewing and true South African hospitality.
Home to the elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, numerous antelope and bird species, Mpongo Private Game Reserve offers a unique blend of luxury and gaming experiences on more than 3500 ha of conservation land. Enjoy a day, weekend or a whole week at this magnificent reserve in the heart of the Eastern Cape. With its rolling hills, river valleys and luscious surroundings, it caters to the heart of even the keenest eco-tourist.
Set in a malaria free environment, with many facilities including conference rooms, a boardroom, boma and a choice of luxurious accommodation, Mpongo offers its guests the enjoyment of swimming, a game drive, or for those that want to view game from the comfort of their own vehicles, a self drive game viewing experience.
The Huberta restaurant, received its name from South Africa’s travelling hippo. Named the “Wandering Star of South Africa” and honoured by the Xhosa as a spirit of an ancient chief, she travelled more than 1600 km south where journalists attempted to photograph her graceful safari through Africa.
Dining at the Huberta restaurant provides guests the opportunity to relive the legend of Huberta by being so close to the hippos at Mpongo Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. This beautiful 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. Guests are treated to a blend of African and European cuisine. The Huberta restaurant is open to the public for lunch and dinners. Many a tourist has been treated to the best of African game viewing on Sundays when the hippos are fed.
Game drives can be enjoyed at various times of the day due to the number of options available, namely early morning drives, late afternoon drives, sunset drives whereby one gets to enjoy both diurnal and nocturnal species, or night drives whereby one encounters the hidden wildlife treasures of the temperate climatic evenings.
Bookings for game drives are essential to avoid disappointment.
N6 National Road, Macleantown Area, East London
35km from East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)43 742 9000/2/4
Fax: 086 775 6208
Central Reservations: 086 111 5555
Telephone: 043 734 3234
Schafli Road, East Coast Resorts, East London
PO Box 236, Kwelera, , East London, 5259