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Pongola Country Lodge

14 Jan Mielie Street P.O. Box 307, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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14 Jan Mielie Street P.O. Box 307, Pongola 3170 South Africa
Pongola Country Lodge
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rodneymunsami wrote a review Dec 2023
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
The room was awful, filthy, infested with roaches. For the duration of our stay we did not have hot water, this was raised with hotel staff. Nobody came to check the water, on the last night they offered another room, Will never stay here again. Regards - S Munsami - 0828048837
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Nelly wrote a review Feb 2023
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A had a great time though it rained heavily so I couldn't stay longer.... The food was nice by the kitchen. Due to the heavy rains... I couldn't explore the beautiful yard as well as the swimming pool. Staff was very welcoming, esp. The males
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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ldube415714 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Value for money. Very warm welcoming. My brother overslept. That showed the place feels like home. It was very quiet. No much to say. It was an overnight sleep. It was very easy to find the place. Thank you , I would not mind to book the place next time I come Pingola.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Busi wrote a review Jan 2022
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Firsly the breakfast was not nice they say its a buffet but they have very selected options The juice was not 100% The sausages were salty Cornflakes were dry and hard No decaf coffee Omelet was terrible Bacon was hard and dry I think Pongola chefs needs to go to Tsogo sun group hotels and learn what buffet breakfast is The room were clean but the bathroom had a terrible smell They dont change the linen daily The only thing i would say i enjoyed was dinner i ordered fish and chips but the mushroom sauce was terrible Please change your Chefs i dont even want to comment on strawberry milkshake oh my God it was sooooooo sweet Dont go there for a holiday rather go if you just wasnt to pass and you want to rest please For me i did not enjoy my stay this time at all
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Pierre P wrote a review Nov 2019
Pongola, South Africa27 contributions
Hi there I had an opportunity to go to the Pongola country lodge for our year end function i must say it was a very very good night and the barman even remembered wat each person was drinking (about100 people) and the manager was very very accommodating even sneaking me a take away lol as i don't eat sweet stuff but wanted to take home for my wife lol the best was that the food was exceptionally good i don't think i had better any ware els i have been. Great job guys will refer any one to go there thanks for a very special night 💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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mangalanijustice wrote a review Oct 2019
Thohoyandou, South Africa2 contributions
The service at Pongola country lodge is good. The rooms are clean and the staff members are friendly. The hotel gives a good value for money. It is accessible from the N2 road but the outside surrounding is a bit awkward. It is generally a good hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Narina B, Owner at Pongola Country Lodge
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Pongola Country Lodge. Hope to host you soon in the near future
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Angela B wrote a review Aug 2019
Boane, Mozambique4 contributions
We had a lovely stay at the Lodge, very friendly staff, an amazing venue for functions, especially weddings. The restaurant's food is excellent and is definetly value for your money. Buffet breakfast the next morning, was one of the best that we had in a long time.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Rooms with the best view is Eland block, down stairs. Next to the pool.
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cindydalling wrote a review May 2019
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa13 contributions2 helpful votes
We found this lodge to be very average. From the outdated rooms and furnishings in general areas. Unhelpful and uninterested staff in the restaurant. A feeling of things being not quite clean. Not somewhere I would quickly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Raj wrote a review Mar 2019
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Enjoyed the stay excellent service all round the food was excellent and the portions on the food was more that enough they were prepared for load shedding by the use of a generator which run all appliances including the aircon which was a relief in the heat
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from LoisKuhle, communications at Pongola Country Lodge
Responded 21 Mar 2019
Thank you for your review, and for the positive comments. It is difficult for everyone to maintain excellent service during load-shedding and we are glad that we can cope during these times.
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Companion01877481823 wrote a review Nov 2018
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What is Buffet?Buffet is where you choose variety of food that you would like to eat on that specific time i need to teach the Lodge that surely they don't know I visited Pongola Country Lodge and they promised us breakfast Buffet boom no buffets,explanation given not enough people booked for that day daaaaah! don't you guys having smaller serving dished?can't you give us what we paid for? and guess what when the white Manager came to the dining hall he rolled his eyes on us?hello we paid our money and we must get what we paid for not so happy at all i feel robbed
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Narina B, Owner at Pongola Country Lodge
Responded 03 Nov 2018
Dear Companion 01877481823 Pongola Country Lodge offers a buffet breakfast , however if we have 20 or less room we do a plated breakfast were you can choose as much as you want of the variety which was on the buffet.This include a variety of cereals, yogurts, fruit salad, bread, english breakfast and bottomless coffee. This plated breakfast is not equivalent to our buffet. Mam surely you will understand that if we only have one room we can not have a buffet display.This has been our policy for the last 19 years . It is unfortunately that you are the first person to complain about this.You are welcome to eat as much as you want.Do not feel robbed. You did get what you paid.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,008 - R 1,408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPongola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pongola Country Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Pongola Country Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pongola Country Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Pongola Country Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pongola Country Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pongola Country Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ntonga Recreation Club, Debonairs Pizza, and Buffalo Bay Spur Steak Ranch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pongola Country Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Pongola Country Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Pongola.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pongola Country Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.