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50 Schoeman Street, Polokwane 0699 South Africa
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#6 of 53 Specialty lodging in Polokwane
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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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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
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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 contributions176 helpful votes
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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
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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
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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
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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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suzybishop wrote a review Jun 2013
Bologna, Italy18 contributions
The lodge is located in an amazing area of Southern Mozambique, right where the Limpopo river meets the sea. The lodge is well kept, the chalets are nice and clean (the swimming pool needs a good cleaning though), food was very good (we stayed just for one night and had fresh fish). Friendly and attentive staff - it was a very good one night stay, but the place is definitely worth a proper holiday or long weekend.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Gerda V wrote a review Jul 2012
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
We had the most wonderfull holiday in the dunes camp. 5 Chalets built round a swimming pool.. we spend many lazy days cooling down. It has a great self catering area and a nice braai area. if you do not feel like cooking, there is allways the restaurant, which serves the best pizzas and yummy steaks. We especially liked the quad bike trip, driving on endless beaches and watching the breathtaking sunset
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Date of stay: May 2012
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Room Tip: choose a room near the pool
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devonvisitor0 wrote a review Apr 2012
Axminster, United Kingdom96 contributions40 helpful votes
We visited Zongoene with family and friends, we were the only people staying at the lodge.We arrived early morning and we were welcomed with breakfast. We had informed the Lodge that we would be early and our rooms were cleaned and ready. The storms had caused a lot of damage and the beachbar was gone. The service was generally good, the waiting staff attentive but there were communication problems, a rare steak arrived well done, but it was soon replaced. No salad was available at lunch time and the toast was very crunchy. The grounds were well cared for and the beach was clean and beautiful. The stars were stunning! There were problems with the outside lighting and it was a hazardous journey back to our rooms in the evening. We had hoped for a boat trip up the Limpopo but the boat was out of action. It's a beautiful spot at the end of a long sandy road, but sorry to say it just failed to meet our expectations.
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Date of stay: April 2012
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Uglyterrier wrote a review Dec 2011
england5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had previously camped here in October 2009, had a great time although food in restaurant was not good but we were able to self cater. In October we returned with our two adult children to stay in the rooms. It was a very over priced, expensive and disappointing experience. The management staff did not seem to care at all, the waiting staff tried their best but it was still not good. The food choice and cooking was bad. We later learned that the lodge manager had been shot four months previously and that they are having problems with local authorities with regards paperwork - one to avoid I think.
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Date of stay: October 2011
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raylin22 wrote a review Jan 2011
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
This is truly a wonderful place. We had an amazing 18 days there. The staff are accomodating and friendly. The food is great, the one thing is go with the atitude that you on holiday and not in a rush, as all food is freshly prepared and takes awhile and well priced. But to sit chat and have a few drinks - well thats what holiday is all about. If you like quiet, peaceful places then this is it. We could not believe how peaceful it was for December period. The fishing is great deep sea and shore fishing. The lodge is clean and well kept, it has running water and electricity. We never had any problems. To me a holiday is what you make of it - and we made the best and had the best. The privacy is amazing as the only people you will see at the river/lagoon and beach are the people who stay at the lodge - its not crowded like Durban and Cape Town. We had a wonderful time and cant wait to go back again this year.
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Date of stay: December 2010
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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.