Mpongo, located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, is 35 kilometres from East London’s city centre and 40 kilometres from the airport. It is a treasure trove of beauty, rugged terrain, and untouched land.
Mpongo Private Game Reserve near East London is located in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape. It is named after the historic Mpongo River and offers safari weddings, wildlife viewing, and conferencing. This malaria-free Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa offers luxurious accommodations and game viewing on a private reserve near the seaside city of East London. Mpongo, which includes 3,500 hectares of conservation land, has enchanting countryside with lush river valleys and rolling hills. Mpongo guests can expect affordable luxury accommodation in this Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa, which has wonderful amenities and activities for every type of traveller, from the eco-tourist or wedding guest to an executive conference delegate.
Open vehicles are used for game drives, with a picnic stop for light refreshments. Exciting night drives are also available. Visitors can see a variety of wildlife, with an emphasis on buck species (red hartebeest, eland, kudu, nyala, mountain reedbuck, blue wildebeest), zebra, buffalo, and giraffe. A small herd of elephants and lions can be seen, but they are in a caged area.
Over 250 bird species can be seen by birdwatchers at this game reserve near East London, South Africa. SA Birdlife has designated this game reserve as a birder-friendly establishment. Mpongo has reintroduced the endangered Red-Billed Ox-Pecker, which has been regionally extinct since the early 1900s, in collaboration with the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
Although East London is a great place to visit almost any time of year, June-July is the best time to visit due to the ideal weather conditions. Flights and accommodations can also be cheaper around this time of year because they are outside of peak holiday seasons if you book far enough in advance.
Temperatures in the summer months typically reach around 27°C (81°F). Temperatures in the colder months, such as July, typically drop to an average low of 14°C (58°F).
Mpongo Private Game Reserve guests can enjoy an Eastern Cape safari holiday near East London, as well as weddings and conferencing. This game reserve has two conference halls and is close to the beaches of East London. Mpongo Game Reserve is ideal for a bush and beach vacation. Guests can go on game drives and swim at the River and Indluvo Lodges, as well as at the Umthombe Bush Villa pool or beach activities, which are 35 minutes away.
Game-viewing on safari at Mpongo Private Game Reserve
Guests can see four of the Big Five as well as Giraffe, Zebra, Impala, and Warthog on an Eastern Cape safari vacation at Mpongo Private Game Reserve in South Africa. The reserve is home to over 225 different bird species. During the day, guests are taken on two to three-hour open vehicle game drives with refreshment stops.
There are also thrilling night drives to track nocturnal wildlife. The knowledgeable game guides are eager to share their knowledge. A game drive can be combined with breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Huberta Restaurant.
At Mpongo Private Game Reserve, guests and honeymooners seeking malaria-free Eastern Cape safari lodging will find a blend of European and African elegance at an affordable price, as well as access to great amenities and services. Couples can get married and stay in the beautiful honeymoon suite with a private Jacuzzi at this South African safari resort in the Eastern Cape. Other Mpongo suites feature fireplaces or wooden decks from which to sight animals and take in the breathtaking views.