Affordable luxury accommodation at Elegant Lodge Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal

Elegant Lodge Pongola - Accommodation - KwaZulu-Natal

Elegant Lodge Pongola, Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal

For a luxury accommodation experience in the heart of Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal, book a stay at  Elegant Lodge Pongola. This 3-star bed & breakfast accommodation is not only luxurious, but also affordable and spacious enough for both leisure and business travellers to enjoy.

The guesthouse is situated across from the Pongola Golf Course, right off the N2 highway between the cities of Pretoria and Durban.

Whether you are an exhausted businessman in need of a stopover accommodation or a holidaymaker making their way through the country, Elegant Lodge Pongola has everything you could possibly need.

They even offer tailor-made luxury breakaways that are affordable in order to give you a more memorable and enjoyable experience.

Accommodation at Elegant Lodge Pongola

There are 15 rooms to choose from at Elegant Lodge Pongola, each one elegantly furnished and fitted with all the modern amenities you could possibly need. There are two luxury double rooms, five double rooms and eight single rooms available.

All rooms are equipped with a TV with DStv, air-conditioning, bar fridge, hairdryer, safe, and a coffee and tea-making facility.

The luxury double rooms come with an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath; while the double rooms and single rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a shower only. The beds are fitted with fine percale linen to ensure you are completely comfortable during your stay.

Facilities & breakfast at Elegant Lodge Pongola

Breakfast is not included in the tariff, but please book to enjoy a warm and filling meal to get you pepped up and ready to face the day ahead. Home cooked three course dinners can be arranged upon request for those who don’t feel like going out to eat.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the guesthouse so you can always stay connected. Secure and free parking is available onsite for your peace of mind. The guesthouse has its own lovely and spacious garden that you can explore and admire during your stay as well as a newly built modern function and conference centre with outdoor pool.

At the main lodge, you can sit in their spacious lounge area and enjoy some much-needed relaxation time. Watch one of your favourite sports teams on the TV, take up a game of pool or head on down to the courtesy bar and serve yourself a sundowner after a long day. Elegant lodge does not have a liquor license but the courtesy bar  has soft drinks available for your convenience. You can bring your own alcohol along.

There are a number of activities you can enjoy near the lodge during your stay, from playing a round of golf, fishing or bird watching.

You can play a few holes in the Pongola Golf Course which is right across the road from the lodge. The course consists of 18-holes and allows you to enjoy a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. If you are not much of a golfer you can also take a stroll through the greens and just enjoy the scenery.

The Jozini Dam is a mere 60km from the lodge, where you can experience a Tigerfish bonanza! The dam is the only one of its kind in South Africa where you can catch a Tigerfish. Tours and day trips to the dam can be arranged through the lodge.

What do people say about Elegant Lodge Pongola

“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.” – Charlene

“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.” – Linda TripAdvisor.

“We travelled 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.” – Lutchmee TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Elegant Lodge Pongola:

  1. The staff and owners of the lodge are always friendly, helpful and accommodating.
  2. Breakfast is delicious and can be made to cater to your dietary requirements; a three course home cooked dinner can be served upon request.
  3. The rooms are elegantly decorated and spacious.
  4. There are a number of activities you can enjoy in the surrounding area.
  5. A lounge area with an honesty bar offers guests the ideal place to relax.

To find out more about Elegant Lodge Pongola, give them a call on 034 413 1047/083 608 7689 or email Visit their website at Find them on Google Maps.

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