Discover wilderness Africa & be charmed at aha Bongani Mountain Lodge

If you are searching for a dream-like escape to satisfy your wanderlust, aha Bongani Mountain Lodge, adjacent the Kruger National Park, in Mpumalanga, is for you. Aha is a group of award-winning African hotels.

At aha Bongani Mountain Lodge, you will discover authentic Africa and experience the bushveld just as the famous African explorers and hunters did a few centuries ago – and the San tribes many centuries before. The area remains largely untouched (animals actually roam around the dwellings) and is a great choice for anyone wanting to connect with the tranquility of nature.

It’s not just the magnificent surrounds, but the lodge’s staff have also been noted by many previous guests for their warm, friendly service. The African-inspired cuisine, which can be served at an open fire under a starry sky, and the game drives have also been praised.

Accommodation at aha Bongani Mountain Lodge

aha Bongani Mountain Lodge offers luxury lodge accommodation in 38 rooms that are designed to leave you, your family, spouse or friends captivated.  Expect safari-style living in units that have every modern lodge comforts as well as private decks with magnificent 360° views of the area!

Choose to stay in any one of their Standard Room – Double. As the name suggests, these are standard chalets furnished with double beds and a sleeper couch. Besides an en-suite bathroom, they also have air-conditioning; a coffee & tea Station.

Or you can opt for their Standard Room – Interleading. This Interleading chalet is ideal for families or groups and comes with a sitting area, air conditioning, a coffee & tea station, hairdryer and tile/marble floor. It gives you the choice of two-bedroom options – one with an Extra Large Double Bed and the other with two Single Beds.

You can also choose any of the Standard Room With Sleeper. The Standard Room chalets have a sitting area, air conditioning, a coffee & tea station, shower, tile/marble floor, and patio. Again, you have two-bed options – either a room with two Single Beds with a Sleeper couch or one with a Double Bed.

There are also nine Standard Room – Twin units available, which feature twin beds, air conditioning, a coffee & tea station as well as a shower.

For romantic couples and honeymooners, aha Bongani Mountain Lodge’s Freedom Suite is also popular with guests. This is one of two inter-leading bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and an indoor and outdoor shower, a spacious lounge and a viewing deck.

While staying in the suite, you have access to a private vehicle with their expert Ranger as well as exquisite cuisine prepared by a professional chef and fully stocked beverage fridge.

The Freedom Suite also features air conditioning, a coffee & tea station, mini-bar, patio and safe.

See the aha Bongani Mountain Lodge specials here.

Facilities at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Dining at aha Bongani Mountain Lodge is an experience. At their charming Restaurant you can take in views of the natural surroundings and mountains while enjoying a delicious bush breakfast, leisurely lunch and mouthwatering buffet dinner. The food is wholesome and hearty and gets served by warm, friendly waiting staff.

The Outdoor Boma is the perfect setting to relax around an open-fire and dine under the stars (weather permitting). Here, their chefs prepare the most delicious meals cooked over the flames and presented in traditional African style.

Need a quick snack or light meal? The Viewing Deck is the place to be with its magnificent mountain and bushveld views. Here, you can also sip sundowners while watching the animals roam about in the sunset.

If you are planning a corporate outing, you should consider the aha Bongani Mountain Lodge Conferencing. It is an air-conditioned, fully equipped conference venue can accommodate up to 60 business delegates. Their experienced team will be on hand to assist in customising your event to your specific requirements and budget.

Bongani Mountain Lodge activities

There are several aha Bongani Mountain Lodge activities to keep you entertained. Their staff will be happy to help you arrange from spa services (at the lodge), to rock art tours; cultural village tours; Kruger National Park game drives; adventurous game drives; and bush walks through the game reserve in Mpumalanga.

Reviews from Bongani Mountain Lodge guests

“We have had many visits to Bongani Mountain Lodge run by AHA group. The sunsets and views are some of the best in Africa. Friendly staff come from local communities of Luphisi, Matsulu, Daantjie and Mpakhema. Lodge Manager Johan and Surette are gems as are the Rangers who take you on twice daily Safaris,” wrote Grant F on their TripAdvisor page.

Spudlie added; “Had a great safari with Simon as our guide. He responded to our birding interest and was knowledgeable in all subjects. The lodge was comfortable and the staff were all excellent. The chef needs a special mention as he coped with my dietary problems without prior warning.”

“A fantastic location with very friendly staff. The location price includes full board and includes 2 game drives per day. Everything perfectly cared for and with a smile. I’ll definitely return. Thank you aha Bongani Mountain Lodge,” said ddoes684832.

aha Bongani Mountain Lodge is located at Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, in Mbombela. For bookings, call +27 (0) 13 590 7278 / +27 (0) 84 600 9147 / +27 (0) 81 258 5945 or email gsm@bonganimountainlodge.co.za. Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.

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