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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely surprise to find this air-coned spot where we could stop and have lunch. After 4 hours of travels. With nearly no other options in the area, it was refreshing to find good service ( with a smile) and food. Wine was served ice cold, in a lovely wine glass( not the thick cheap kind). Will surely stop...

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Countrylodge16, Owner at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Isabelle for sharing your lovely lunch experience with others. We hope to be at your service again in the near future. You are always welcome. Management and staff Pongola Country Lodge

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped over for lunch and were very impressed. The Lodge is very well maintained with beautiful gardens. The service is good and the meals are more than adequate. Safe parking. The restaurant area is very large and there is plenty of seating area on the balcony outside.

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CraigH607, Group Operations at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Diether K Thank you for taking the time to share your experince of Pongola Country Lodge. Although a short stop over, we are delighted to hear that your stay was well enjoyed and worth your while. We do hope to maybe see you in the not too distant future. Pongola Country Lodge

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Coming from a big city, small town hotels and lodges are always a mystery. Well I was pleasantly surprised by the level of service, the friendliness of the staff and well furnished, warm and modern room. This lodge is great value for your money.

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CraigH607, Group Operations Manager at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sips027 Thank you for choosing Pongola Country Lodge for your stay over in Pongola. We pride ourselves in offering an exceptional service and the friendliness of our staff is certainly one of best attributes. We are constantly reviewing our service standards and upgrading and modernising our facilities. Eleven of our rooms are now nearing completion post complete refurbishment. The...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Do not stay here... But go to the restaurant, its lovely. There is a tiny old fashioned room, 200mb of internet is your allowance and it lasts all of 10min. The entire hotel has a kitch "africa" design. The room I was staying in is noisy, and you must park your car around 200 meters from your room (it is...

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CraigH607, Grtoup Operations Manager at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear NickMojoHolmes Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Pongola Country Lodge on Tripadvisor, it is much appreciated. Your constructive criticism is valued but I can assure you not appreciated! The comments and compliments about the restaurant and staff are though, certainly our strongest point and one which we are indeed very proud of! Pongola, being...

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

From the gate man trying to accomodate a sotho speaker after I pretended I cannot speak zulu let alone English he handled all well and laughed his lungs out when he founf out that i was pulling his leg to the ever smiling receptionists who guessed who I am and made a small research about my company the food from...

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CraigH607, Group Operations Manager at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mpho S Wonderful indeed, thank you so much for sharing your experience on tripadvisor! It is indeed inspiring to receive positive feedback of this nature and we are delighted to know that all your expectations were met. We are currently in process of upgrading a number of our rooms and this will prove to add immense value to ones...

Vryheid, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed in room 22 at country lodge beautiful and clean room nice big beds but they didnt have matress converters ? Which is odd if you going put single beds use converters but the linen was super clean, cleaning staff was very helpful and nice but they were the 1st thing you would hear in the morning with taxies loud...

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CraigH607, Group Operations Manager at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Gugulethu C Thank you for choosing to stay at Pongola Country Lodge and for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers. It is most unfortunate that you experienced one of the rooms that have two single beds in. We do however have mattress converters on request and also double King size beds in our other...

Reviewed 14 July 2016

Nice rooms, little noisy from outside the lodge area at nighttime (weekends). The chef prepared memorable food ( we are still talking about the oxtail stew, breakfast was good , the beer is cold, service is friendly and good. Yes I will visit again.

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CraigH607, Group Operations Manager at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Johan v Thank you for choosing to Pongola Country Lodge whilst visiting Pongola. We are thrilled to hear that your stay was most memorable and that you had the opportunity to enjoy our array of memorable dishes from our kitchen. The oxtail is indeed a winner and the cold beers served in chilled glasses just the thing needed...

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The staff are friendly and helpful. This is a nice place to eat and make new friends. The food are excellent. The gardens are beautiful. The bedding and rooms are of a good standard. There are safe parking for your vehicle.

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CraigH607, Group Operations Manager at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Good day karienp2016 Thank you for visiting Pongola Country Lodge and for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We value and appreciate your kind words and are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed you stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pongola Country Lodge. Management & staff - Pongola Country Lodge

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to choose on the extensive well priced and catered for menu. The waitress suggested peri peri liver with bacon over fillet steak amongst other things. OK I've just smashed that dinner and was seriously impressed... so much so that I had to stop in at the kitchen door and thank the lady chef. I usually stay...

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CraigH607, Group Operations Manager at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andrew_Durban460 Thank you for recently paying us a visit in Pongola and for taking the time to share your experience on tripadvisor! We are indeed very proud of the quality of our food served and the friendliness of our staff is most certainly the cherry on this cake. WE are delighted to hear that you, in your words say...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We stayed over on the way back from our diving trip to Ponta Malongane. The rooms are very clean and comfy, but try to book in advance. We were four cars travelling together and dinner was a scramble for 14 people. Sunday has a very limited menu but the food turned out well. Breakfast was awesome with a buffet spread...

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CraigH607, Group Operations Manager at Pongola Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pieter F Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We value you feedback and appreciate your kind words. Pongola Country Lodge is indeed an oasis and we are very proud to offer what we have. From lovely gardens which add to the oasis feel after a long a sometimes dusty road, especially during the current drought to the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Pongola Country Lodge

Address: 14 Jan Mielie Street | P.O. Box 307, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range: €57 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pongola Country Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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“All the rooms are brilliant, but if you really wanna spoil yourself the honeymoon suite is you room.”
 of 5 bubbles Sips027, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are nice, and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles karienp2016, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles 1pieterf, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Chose rooms in the Kudu building. Central to everything.”
 of 5 bubbles IanSchoeman, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room overseeing the gardens or pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles Mohammed_FR, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
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