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50 Schoeman Street, Polokwane 0699 South Africa
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#6 of 49 Speciality lodging in Polokwane
Are you looking for a holiday away from the crowds? Zongoene is a mere 3 and a half hour drive from Maputo and 50 kilometers from Xai-Xai. After a 35 kilometer dirt road you will find our little paradise that can offer you the down time you were looking for. Take a long stroll over the beach that meets the river, were the only people you will find are the local fishermen trying to catch their meal of the day. Don't forget to bring your binoculars, because Zongoene Lodge is resident to many different bird species. The lodge facilities include, 3 different types of accommodation, as well as two swimming pools, an a-la-carte restaurant, boma and beach bar, are all set in beautiful green surroundings. You'll feel like you've landed in paradise. Our friendly staff will try to do their up most to give you your well deserved time to sit back and relax.
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Free parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast available
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rajan p wrote a review Jul 2016
35 contributions6 helpful votes
The manager Gus and his wife Ristette were always on hand to ensure that guests were well taken care of. They were fully booked except for a 4 bedroom villa, which they let us have for the same price as a 2-bed. The location in the mouth of the Limpopo is fantastic. The sundowner boat trip up the Limpopo was relaxing and informative. The quad bike ride to the lighthouse and village is a must
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Zongoene L, Manager at Zongoene Lodge
Responded 27 Jul 2016
Thank you Rajan, It was a real pleasure having you at Zongoene! Kind regards, Gus & Risette
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brysc01 wrote a review Apr 2015
Sydney, Australia972 contributions172 helpful votes
I think everyone will agree this is not a place to stop off at in passing. It's unique location at the mouth of the Limpopo, exotic enough, is stunningly improbable as it is beautiful. It's not an easy trip to get there on land - for us lesser mortals, but what a sight for sore eyes when you arrive. A pool ! A restaurant! A BAR! - it brought me to tears to think such a great place was here, but we were very, very grateful. Janine and Jock have done an incredible job to carve this oasis out of what seems like wilderness, and they do have an on-going battle with nature loosing grounds and facilities as the Limpopo gobbles up parts of the land. What remains are extremely comfortable and cosy villas and a terrific main house with excellent bar and restaurant. There are great walks along the river bank to the beach and they provide for swimmers and fishers. It's so out of the way, but so worth it when you arrive.
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Date of stay: December 2014
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Villas nearer the water have amazing views of the estuary, but are a further walk from the main...
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Esousas wrote a review Feb 2015
Maputo, Mozambique299 contributions74 helpful votes
I was expecting more from this place. Janine was nice, but we felt a bit abandoned when we arrived, and the lodge was strangely empty. The indications for the river trip weren't enough convincing for a 5000MZN trip...the food was also below expectations. One sandwich for lunch made of old toasted bread. Dinner with frozen fish. The accommodation was good, as for the pub and restaurant. Has a nice 80-90s soundtrack. The pool is biological, so no blue water expectations. The beach has to be reached by boat, provided for free. The staff tried to be nice in every situations. Unfortunately I had to get to the hospital in Maputo during the night, and couldn't take a serious advantage of the whole place. I think it's a bit expensive comparing to other lodges with better conditions. There is a friendly black pig wandering in the lodge :).
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
Dentistafelice wrote a review Feb 2014
Turin, Italy114 contributions87 helpful votes
Good place to go with a partner right on the Limpopo s mouth. The restaurant is not the best but you can always braai on ur own! The Road to get there is plenty of small villages and a bit Rough Need a 4x4 to get there. Quite nice the quad trip!
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Date of stay: August 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Silvia C wrote a review Oct 2013
Turin, Italy6 contributions3 helpful votes
A bit difficult to reach, the zongoene lodge is really a lost paradise. There you can spend some days enjoying the ocean or the untouched countryside, but what makes this lodge special is the very nice staff, the delicious food and the affordable prices.
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePolokwane
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zongoene Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Zongoene Lodge?
Nearby attractions include St John Church (0.7 km), Savanna Mall (0.7 km), and Polokwane Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zongoene Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Zongoene Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Zongoene Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zongoene Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saskias Restaurant, Ocean Basket Savannah Mall, and Ambiance Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zongoene Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Zongoene Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Polokwane.
Are pets allowed at Zongoene Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.