Attractions in Phongolo

  • This picturesque freshwater and bushveld reserve is dominated by the Pongolapoort Dam (also known as Jozini Dam) in one of the oldest designated conservation areas in Africa. Phongolo has a bird list of over 300 species, as well as a range of wildlife species including elephant, white rhino, giraffe, blue wildebeest, kudu, impala, nyala, warthog, waterbuck, suni, common and mountain reedbuck and zebra.
  • The massive Pongolapoort Dam has significant populations of hippo and crocodile, and fish species that include the tough-to-fish tiger fish. The two boat launch sites are situated close to the campsite and wildlife can be viewed by vehicle using the road network. Phongolo has a scenic campground set at the waters edge on expansive green lawns under a grove of acacia trees with twenty sites, suitable for tents or caravans, which accommodates up to 120 people.
  • Sites share one coldwater tap for drinking water and there are twenty barbecue facilities. The campsite is not electrified. Guests need to be self-sufficient as there is no firewood or charcoal for sale. The ablution facilities have cold running water, flush toilets, showers and basins. An adjacent picnic site is available for day visitors to enjoy. Tel: (034) 435 1012 Fax (034) 435 1021.

Phongolo Gallery