Pongola Nature Reserve
KwaZulu-Natal’s beautiful Pongola Nature Reserve is home to an impressive collection of wildlife and vegetation. In addition to the breeding herds of African elephant, there are also hyenas, buffalos, rhinos, leopards, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, wild dogs, honey badgers and various buck species. These guarantee rewarding game drives and excellent photography opportunities. The Pongola Nature Reserve in Pongola was first proclaimed in 1894 and is the second oldest reserve in the world and the oldest in South Africa.
The reserve has successfully implemented a cooperative conservation project that sees the working together of landowners, official conservation services, and the indigenous communities that have lived on the land for generations. It is part of a larger Big Five reserve. The Space for Elephant Foundation is involved here and is committed to creating a habitat that can accommodate 1 000 elephants, and to reestablishing the old elephant migration routes.
The region is internationally known as a Tiger Fishing destination.
To define the area: ” Beautiful views, glorious sunsets, therapeutic silence, game drives, guided walks, boat cruises, rhino walks, a unique ‘elephanting’ experience, research projects, behind-the-scenes conservation operations, ensure a rich, varied experience”. – White Elephant Safari
The regional tourism MAP: Jozini Lake KZN Tiger Fishing