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Elegant Lodge

68 Hans Strydom Street, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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#4 of 8 B&Bs in Pongola
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Elegant Lodge is a luxury double story Guesthouse opposite the golf course, just off the N2 between Pretoria and Durban. Guests can enjoy the lovely landscaped garden and lounge/bar area. There are 2 luxury rooms, 5 double rooms & 5 single rooms each with an en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV with DSTV, WiFi, air-conditioner, safe, hair dryer, bar fridge & tea/coffee station.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Golf course
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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68 Hans Strydom Street, Pongola 3170 South Africa
Elegant Lodge
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Roshan R wrote a review Oct 2023
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa27 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly comfortable bed and linen. Lovely hostess and staff. Very clean, neat and comfortable for a business stay. Excellent surroundings, good facilities and within close proximity of all amenities. Good shower and bathroom.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Very relaxing
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Peter L wrote a review Nov 2021
Doha, Qatar202 contributions69 helpful votes
Excellent breakfast. Comfy rooms but be warned the single rooms ARE single - with a small single bed! The fridge is MINUTE!! I've never seen such a small fridge - but it did keep a couple of cans cold though. Not too much else would fit in! Secure parking and relatively good wi-fi - except when there is load shedding.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Roshan R wrote a review Jul 2021
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa27 contributions1 helpful vote
Rooms - clean, neat, practical, warm, comfortable and well equipped. The standby generator ensured that we had electricity supply when loadshedding kicked in. The staff were excellent, and the management were very accommodating and extremely good to our team. definitely the place to stay at when in Pongola to enjoy a safe, comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Downstairs rooms are more spacious but upstairs rooms have lovely morning and evening views
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Response from Leza Brecher, Owner at Elegant Lodge
Responded 04 Jul 2021
Thank you for your positive review. We always strive to give our guests the best. Hope to see you soon!
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AlbaGumbau wrote a review Oct 2019
Barcelona, Spain43 contributions10 helpful votes
The breakfast was very complete. The facilities are ok and everything is very new. When we arrived at the hotel they could not find our reservation, even having proof of payment. Even that, the lady who attended us gave us a room. There is almost nothing around the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Shuttle King wrote a review Sept 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions
Stayed overnight, staff were really friendly, breakfast was absolutely fantastic. The entire guesthouse is immaculate. Highly Recommended. If I travel to this area again, I would not bother looking at another guesthouse. 5 Stars for me.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from lizelleheystek, Manager at Elegant Lodge
Responded 17 Sept 2019
Thank you very much for such a kind review! We really try and make the Guesthouse as homey as possible. We look forward to accommodate you again! :)
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Charlene ludick wrote a review Aug 2019
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Friendly staff,excellent rooms with comfy beds and the best home cooked meal on arrival. Breakfast catered to every need and was extremely tasteful. Highly recommended when visiting or traveling through Pongola.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from lizelleheystek, Manager at Elegant Lodge
Responded 05 Sept 2019
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We really appreciate your praising, and we look forward to accommodate you in the future!
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1_Mile_@_A_Time wrote a review Aug 2019
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa14 contributions8 helpful votes
Booking was made online and when I arrived at gate and buzzed around 18h30 nobody answered. I then called the cell number and a very rude lady answered and made it seem as though I'm interrupting her and an inconvenience! She did not bother apologizing for keeping me standing outside the property. Upon my arrival into the property Nobody bothered greeting me. Even though I stayed here many times before and the hostess says she does recall my face, she demanded payment and I was happy to comply, however she could not produce an invoice or receipt after they swiped my card. The point being is if you quick to demand payment then surely you must issue a receipt with the same efficiency. The next morning again nobody (staff) bothers greting you at breakfast . The waitress handed me the menu without saying a single word and I was supposed to guess as to whether she is handing me the menu to review or want to Take my breakfast order. After I greet her and enquire if she is here to to take my order, I request her to have my invoice / receipt prepared whilst I eat so I can leave as soon as I am done. As can be expected from Elegant Lodge, my receipt was not done. After I eaten I walked to office and requested my receipt the lady inside the office did not bother greeting me handed me the receipt - not even a thank you or drive safely! It is very very sad when both the ground staff and the manager cannot greet guests or be professional when executing their duties. The owner has taken great strides in this establishment yet ALL the staff does not carry their duties with the same stride. The overall experience is that the staff think they doing you a favour and it is clear they don't value your support. I will not be returning to Elegant Lodge, Pongola- they certainly don't value returning loyal guests.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from lizelleheystek, Manager at Elegant Lodge
Responded 26 Aug 2019
Dear sir, Unfortunately we don't know your name as to contact you personally about this incident. Management and the staff can not recall any incident like this that happened. We apologies for any inconvenience caused. We always strive to give our guests a friendly welcome and that they feel comfortable with our accommodation. Please feel free to contact us personally if there is anything else that we can assist you with. Elegant Lodge strive to give guests only the best value for money.
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Linda E wrote a review Mar 2019
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa15 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you Elegant Lodge you went the extra mile. Our flight to Durban was delayed, and we had to travel quite a distance by car to Pongola. We booked for supper and even though we arrived late, we were still served with such friendliness. Very neat and clean lodge and great staff. Beautiful garden.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from lizelleheystek, Manager at Elegant Lodge
Responded 26 Aug 2019
We are very happy that we could've accommodate you! Thank you for your nice feedback!
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Lutchmee M wrote a review Jan 2019
Ladysmith, South Africa1228 contributions136 helpful votes
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We traveled for business and we didn't know where we would end up. Went online Elegant Lodge Pongola came up and we booked. Check in was quick and easy. Special arrangements made for Vegetarian meals and willingly obliged. Will definitely come back. Well done
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from lizelleheystek, Manager at Elegant Lodge
Responded 26 Aug 2019
Thank you very much for such positive feedback! We highly appreciate it :)
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andrewdowner wrote a review Mar 2017
Pretoria, South Africa78 contributions32 helpful votes
Checking in was a breeze...easy and effortless! Rooms very clean and comfortable with aircon. If wanting to dine at night, book for dinner a day in advance. However, a few restaurants in the area will cater for your hunger pangs! Does not have liquor licence, but you can bring your own drinks. Mixture of continental and hot breakfast...all worth it. More of a sleepover facility than a traditional residential hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: I preferred the ground floor rooms, which open onto the courtyard area
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PRICE RANGE
R 898 - R 1,128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPongola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elegant Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Elegant Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Elegant Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Elegant Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Elegant Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elegant Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ntonga Recreation Club, Debonairs Pizza, and Buffalo Bay Spur Steak Ranch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elegant Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Elegant Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Pongola.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elegant Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.