Nkonkoni Fishing Camp is situated within the Pongola Game Reserve close to the southern shores of the Pongolapoort Dam (Jozini Lake), in the bird sanctuary part of the biosphere, and overlooks the western escarpment of the Lebombo Mountains. The small town of Mkuze is situated about 11kms from Nkonkoni and the closest town at which to purchase provisions.
The dam is also home to hippos, crocodiles and of course, the fighting tiger fish. The dam covers approximately 16,000 hectares, with a river stretch of approximately 5 km. Fishing takes place from boats and we support the catch and release method.
Accommodation is offered in self catering chalets and safari tents. There is a communal swimming pool and a boma / braai area with DStv.
- Self Catering Chalets – Each chalet sleeps up to four guests (4 beds, one room)(there is also Chalet number 1 that sleeps 5 people, 2 rooms with 5 beds), is air-conditioned, and equipped with a fridge-freezer, mini stove and oven, cutlery and crockery, linen and bath towels. Each chalet also has a private outdoor shower, a private boma with braai facilities, use of a central boma with DStv, fire pit and additional cooking facilities and use of a communal splash pool.
- Safari Tents – Each Safari Tent sleeps up to seven guests (7 bunk beds) and is equipped with fans, a fridge-freezer, cutlery and crockery, linen and bath towels. Each tent has its own private bathroom facilities with an outdoor shower and toilet, a private boma for cooking with a two-plate gas cooker and braai facilities, use of a central boma with DStv, viewing deck, fire pit and additional cooking facilities, as well as use of a communal splash pool. Linen and towels are provided, not swimming towels.
- Soaps and shampoos are not supplied.
- Rooms are serviced daily. Sundays and public holidays staff only work until 10:00.
- All accommodation is self-catering. However, catering for 4 or more people can be arranged on request. (Breakfast R130, Dinner R250)
- All accommodation is serviced daily.
- Nkonkoni has two hides from which to observe the comings and goings of the wildlife at our water pan.
- This area is also a bird-watchers haven boasting over 400 species of birds, including less common species like the Heuglins Robin, Pink Backed Pelican and Osprey.
- We launch from a slipway approximately 5kms from the camp.
- Wood, ice, bait and some basic supplies are sold from the camp office.
- From R500 per person per night sharing (in a chalet)
- From R380 per person sharing per night (in a Safari tent)
- Children of all ages are welcome
- Children: 0 – 12 years pay 50% of the sharing rate, 13 – 18 years pay 100% of the sharing rate
- Check-in from 14h00 and Check-out by 10h00