Kruger Park Lodges in South Africa

Bongani Mountain Lodge

A revitalizing bush experience in fresh mountain air…therapy for your soul, tranquil surroundings accompanied by thousands of years of San (Bushmen) culture…An escape from the hustle and bustle to reconnect with your inner peace…Bongani Mountain Lodge offers you a relaxing, tranquil bush experience where you can unwind and reconnect with fascinating history, tranquil nature, fresh mountain air and escape from civilization.

Bongani Mountain Lodge, Mthethomusha Game Reserve, bordering Kruger National Park 

Situated in the 8000ha Mthethomusha Game Reserve right next to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, you will find Bongani Mountain Lodge.

The African Big Five - Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo roams this ancient land once occupied by the San, also known as the Bushmen of Southern Africa. You will find more than 250 San rock art paintings in the Reserve – the greatest concentration of rock art per square metre on earth and more than 1500 years old. History so real and so raw you can almost feel it!

Because of the height above sea level Bongani Mountain Lodge is one of a few low-risk malaria destinations. Bongani Mountain Lodge offers you an undescribable mountain safari. Enjoy breath taking views of the African bushveld and experience an African bush Safari with personal rangers and qualified Swazi trackers who will accompany you on game-drives in open safari vehicles, and informative bush walks where you will learn more about the plant life and how the Bushmen survived in the African bush. Bush walks provide you with informative, interesting facts about even the smallest insect and a hands on experience with the flora of the African bushveld. You will also experience the thrill of meeting the local medicine man, also known as a Sangoma and also to visit the ongoing empowering initiatives in the local communities.


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Bongani Mounain lodge lounge area - nelson mandela artwork




bongani mountain lodge also have a curio shop - buy african craft art


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Accommodation at Bongani Mountain Lodge is provided in 29 Double bed rooms, 9 Twin rooms and a suite with a double bed and twin beds.10 of our double rooms include a sleeper couch.  Our guest rooms are a blend of traditional timber and thatch and each one has a private deck with stunning views. Bongani Mountain Lodge is ideal for families, groups or the individual traveller. The following facilities are availble in each guest room:

Guest Room Information


Double-bedded rooms (10 x include a sleeper couch)


Twin-bedded rooms


Suite (consisting of 1 double-bedded room and 1 twin-bedded room) 

Guest Room Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Fan
  • Safe
  • Amenities
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito Net
  • Information Folder
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee station
  • Gown & slippers

Lodge Services & Facilities

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24 hour reception desk
  • Laundry/valet service
  • Leisure activities
  • Game drives
  • Honeymoon suite
  • Viewing deck
  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Babysitting service
  • Porters
  • Swimming Pools
  • Amani Spa
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet facilities
  • Bar with television

Check-In/ Check-Out

  • Check-in time is from 14h00
  • Check-out time is 10h00
  • Minimum check-in age is 18 years
  • Early check-in available upon request

All guest units are built from traditional timber and thatch to give you that african atmosphere. Private decks give you stunning views of the African bushveld.

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Bongani mountain lodge exterior of accommodation     bongani mountain lodge exterior of accommodation - all with private decks with wraparound views


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Our qualified staff will make your stay at Bongani Mountain Lodge a memorable one. Personal attention is given to each guest from the moment you arrive up to where you enjoy breath taking views from the top of the mountain on your game drive to the delectable Pan-African meals prepared by our skilled chef. An outdoor dining area, also known as a Boma, is the central entertainment area and here you will enjoy dinner around a traditional african bushveld fire. Bongani Mountain Lodge also has a spacious dining area and lounge with breathtaking views of the surroundings.  You might also be surprised with a candle lit dinner in the bush. Meal Times may vary according to the length of your game drive

  Winter: (May - Sep) Summer: (Oct - Apr)
Early morning tea/coffee before safari 06h00 05h30
Morning Safari 06h30 06h00
Breakfast 09h00 09h00
Afternoon tea in the dining room before the game drive 15h30 16h00
Late afternoon game drive 16h00 16h30
Dinner 19h30 20h30

Breakfast: 09h00 - 10h00
Lunch: 11h00 - 17h00
Dinner: 19h00 - 22h00

  • Early breakfast as well as lunch and breakfast packs can be arranged from reception.
  • Mini bar facilities are available in all rooms and can be stocked with beverages of your choice.
  • A La Carte lunch menu available which can be charged to your room.
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 bongani mounain lodge dining views



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 bongani mounain lodge game drive and rhino sighting
Bongani’s mountainous terrain and location next to the famous Kruger National Park, where Bongani has limited traversing rights, offer the finest safari activities.

One game-drive per 24-hour stay is included in the tariff, and further game-drives are offered at an additional cost.

The following activities may be enjoyed at no extra cost:

Interpretive game-drives:
Professional and skilled rangers will lead you on morning and evening game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles through the Reserve and into the adjoining game-rich Kruger National Park.

Spotlit night game-drives reveal the wonders of the nocturnal world, and you may see the elusive leopard, civet and genet.

Guided San rock art walks:
At no additional cost, explore Bongani’s wealth of ancient San (Bushman) rock art sites – estimated to be 1 500-years-old – on guided bush walks led by skilled CC Africa rangers.

With over 250 sites, Bongani is renowned for sheltering one of the world’s richest sources of San rock art – the greatest concentration per square metre on earth.

Interpretive bush walks:
Experience the Reserve on interpretive wilderness walks led by an experienced ranger, at no additional cost.

Learn more about the area’s intriguing fauna and flora on these guided bush walks, bringing you face-to-face with wild Africa at its best.

There is little to match the wonder of standing on a rocky outcrop, San paintings all around, while viewing animals in the valley below.

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We offer a morning game drive that is planned to coincide with the best game viewing time in the morning. An afternoon game drive can be arranged at an additional cost. Your game ranger will meet you and from there you will be shown to the vehicle (be sure to take sun cream, hats, binoculars, camera etc with you.)
  • Game drives on 4 x 4 Game vehicles
  • Kruger National Park Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Cultural Village Tours
  • Scenic Panoramic Tours
  • San Rock Art Tours
  • Eco guide and bird watching
  • Various Adventure Activities can be arranged

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  Bongani Mountain Lodge, conferenceBongani Conference facility in Mpumalanga

Fully-equipped, air conditioned conference room accommodating up to 60 delegates. The Deck offers panoramic views and ample breakaway areas and is an inspirational and revitalising destination for productive strategy-sessions, team building, bush adventures and board meetings.

Standard Equipment includes

  • Flip Charts and markers
  • Magnetic White Board
  • Data Projector
  • Television
  • Screen
  • Pens & Notepads

Business services

  • Facsimile
  • Copying

 bongani mountain lodge pool


Children over 2 years are welcome at the lodge, however there are some restricted areas. No children under 16 are permitted at the View Deck and Pool due to safety reasons. Bongani Mountain Lodge will not be held responsible for any liabilities or accidents at the pools.

No children under the age of 16 are permitted near the Conference centre and Amani Spa due to conferences and treatments taking place. Unfortunately no children under 7 are permitted on game drives. However, there are exclusive ‘Bumbles‘ kiddies game drives available on request to children between the ages of 4 - 6 years. This drive is approximately 1.5 hours long and a parent must be present.


Malaria & Animals

Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in a sub tropical area that contains a variety of mosquitoes that carry different strains of malaria. Although the Lodge is in a low risk area, it is the company’s sole and absolute responsibility to ensure that all guests, tour guides, drivers and the like consult with their doctor, to ensure that all necessary precautions against malaria are timeously taken.

There are no fences around the lodge to prevent animals from wandering around at will. Uniformed security guards monitor animal activity around the lodge; however we request that you exercise caution when walking around. The guards are available to walk you to and from your room in the evenings.

  Bongani-Mountain Lodge - Elephant with mountains in the background




Approximately four hours on excellent roads from Johannesburg. Daily scheduled flights to KMIA (Nelspruit) and 35 minute road transfer available on request. Departure time from the lodge to Nelspruit airport is 2 hours before scheduled flight and Skukuza 3 ½ hours. Flights, car hire and transfers can be arranged through the lodge.



From Johannesburg take the N4 towards Nelspruit, drive straight through Nelspruit towards Malelane/Komatipoort still on the N4. About 30 km outside Nelspruit you will find an area with fruit vendors on the right-hand side. On the left is the 'Matsulu' turn off, take this road. Just after you have turned left, approximately 10 meters, there will be a sand road to your left with a sign for Bongani Mountain Lodge. Take this road and head straight on this dirt road for +/- 7km and you will arrive at the Mthethomusha Game Reserve. Sign in at the security gate and drive +- 1 km down to the parking lot and Welcome centre where someone will be there to meet you.



Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park.






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