What to do at Premier Resort Mpongo Private Game Reserve

Guests at Premier Resort Mpongo Private Game Reserve can enjoy an Eastern Cape safari holiday near East London, weddings or conferencing. This game reserve offers two conference halls and is close to the East London beaches.

Mpongo Game Reserve is well suited for a bush and beach holiday. Guests can enjoy game drives and swimming at the River and Indluvo Lodges or at the Umthombe Bush Villa pool or beach activities 35 minutes away.

Game-viewing on safari at Mpongo Private Game Reserve

On an Eastern Cape safari holiday at Premier Resort Mpongo Private Game Reserve, South Africa, guests can see 4 of the Big Five animals as well as Giraffe, Zebra, Impala and Warthog. More than 225 bird species can be spotted in the reserve. Guests are taken out on 2 to 3 hour open vehicle game drives during the day with refreshment stops.

Thrilling night drives to track nocturnal wildlife also takes place. The experienced game guides have extensive knowledge to share. Day visitors can combine a game drive with breakfast, lunch or dinner at Huberta Restaurant.

Banqueting, weddings and conferencing

Conferencing in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, couldn't be easier. Mpongo River Lodge is 40km (25 miles) from East London airport and even less from the city. It is an ideal venue for team building and business events. Airport and shuttle transport can be arranged and there is safe parking on-site.

A standard conference package includes snacks, refreshments and lunch, or a tailor-made arrangement can be organised. Equipment provided includes a screen, data projector, flip charts and stationary. Extensive additional audio visual equipment can also be provided on request.

There are 2 thatched conference halls and a boardroom seating 25 to 100 people. Each hall is air-conditioned and well appointed, seating 80 people in various seating styles. An outdoor thatched venue or the Lapa can be used for breakaways.

Mpongo Game Reserve is a popular wedding venue near East London, South Africa. It offers a variety of catering options and great service. Interesting additions such as a large bonfire, traditional African dancers, even a late afternoon game drive can all be included in a dream South African safari wedding.

Fine Dining at Huberta Restaurant

During your Eastern Cape safari holiday at Mpongo Game Reserve, South Africa, enjoy delicious meals at the Huberta Restaurant. This restaurant at Mpongo River Lodge is named after intrepid 'Huberta the Hippo', who travelled an incredible 1 600km (994 miles) down through Africa into the Eastern Cape, sadly, a hunter shot her near East London. Her story and lifelike remains can be seen in the Amathole Museum in King Williams Town.

The Huberta Restaurant is built around a waterhole. The restaurant has stylish decor with a touch of Xhosa culture. A blend of African and European cuisine and fine wines are on offer. Alternately, the Buffalo Lapa (outdoor enclosure) serves fireside meals like a traditional African pot roast.

Safaris and activities

  • Game drives
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming pools at River & Indlovu Lodges and Umthombe Bush Villa
  • Bush Picnics (on Request)

Attractions in this Eastern Cape area near East London

  • Great golf courses
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Water sports
  • East London beaches, shopping and aquarium
  • Whale watching in season
  • Wild Coast resorts
  • Historical attractions
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