Elephant Kraal & Nhlangwe Game Lodge, Pongola
Known as The Elephant Kraal Game & Eco Estate | DFA Application for Development of 30 Full Title Erven (21 Private Lodges) as well as Hotel Site approved | 5 Sites already sold | The Lodge on the Farm comprise luxury self-catering with 8 en-suite bedrooms, bar, dining room, conference facilities | Spectacular views over the Game Farm and Jozini Dam | Situated between the N2 and Jozini Dam with direct access to the Dam | Most sought after hub in Northern KZN
This unique development opportunity is located within the Pongola Game Reserve and is named ‘The Elephant Kraal’. The game farm is roughly 1456Ha with an additional 500 Ha of custodial land. The property presents a unique opportunity to develop the site with a proposed 21 private lodges. The lodges are set in the heart of the bush and retain the true African bush feel. 5 of the proposed lodge sites have been sold already with two already built. The development also includes a proposed Hotel with 72 sectional title units.
The property also has direct access to the famous Jozini Dam which is renowned as a top tiger fishing location. The Dam allows for a growing tourist attraction. The location of the property creates many options for the tourist, these include: Fishing, boat cruises, game drives, bush walks, bird watching and hunting.
The Pongola Game Reserve was first proclaimed in 1894 and is the second oldest reserve in the world. It is a sanctuary to a large variety of wildlife, including giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, impala, hyaena, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Exactly 100 years ago after the last sighting of elephant in the Pongola area, two breeding herds were reintroduced.
Birdlife is prolific due to the diversity of habitats, with in excess of 350 species recorded.
Pongola Game Reserve is a co-operative conservation project between private landowners, tribal communities and government conservation services, and aims to form the heart of a large ecological and socio-economically viable "Big Five" reserve. Allied to this quest the “Space for elephant” Foundation has been formed to realise the goal of a biosphere large enough to viably sustain an elephant population of a thousand elephants and allow the re-establishment of the ancient elephant migration routes.
Pongola is a small town situated in a fertile valley on the N2, near the Lubombo Mountains, in the valleys of Zululand, easily accessible to the Swaziland Border Posts. It is a unique and tranquil subtropical environment. It has 50 km² of sugarcane and subtropical fruit plantations surrounding it. Pongolapoort Dam is to the east. It is the only dam in South Africa where you can catch Tiger Fish.
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