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Mpongo Park Game Private Reserve

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Address: N 6 National Road | Macleantown District, East London 5201, South Africa

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Enjoyed the ride. Saw many different types of animals including a pack of giraffes very very close. Sad to know a Rhino was poached. We did not found the elephants but did see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
liherbawell
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East London, South Africa
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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the ride. Saw many different types of animals including a pack of giraffes very very close. Sad to know a Rhino was poached. We did not found the elephants but did see the Hipo while having dessert at the restaurant afterward. Service and dessert were good. Nice way to see the African wildlife without spending a ton of money.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our two year old son loved the game drive through Mpongo. It's small and safe enough to accommodate a family with a small child.

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good family outing to view game and a game drive. Ranger was knowledgeable and good game seen. Close to East London to experience a taste of Africa.

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1 Thank BreezeInn4
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a brilliant day at Mpongo, we opted for a self drive as we are pretty experienced with wildlife. The reserve has plenty of animals out and about and no open predators as they would probably gobble everything up! We were given a map and told to have fun. We really enjoyed the drive and you will too. 4x4... More 

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for a morning game drive. The ranger was friendly, well informed and conveyed many interested facts about the wild life in the reserve. Perhaps just unlucky but didn't see much wildlife... Restaurant food is of good standard. Try the chicken pie!

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East London, South Africa
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Unfortunately the area is still very dry despite the rain lately. Met one of the rangers who was helpful. He chatted to us about the park and what we might see on our self drive tour. We saw a variety of bucks - from very small to the very large. Giraffe and water monitor. A few bird species and a... More 

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East London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Not good at all - virtually no game only antelope and one Giraffe in the distance. The lunch menu was not good and the service also not great. We will not be back

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Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

had a very good time staying here. staff very helpfull, relaxed bush experience with plenty animals and good food!

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Thank 239gertd
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Its a good option for Game drive, but the number of animals are bit less in count. Lions are caged. Couldn't catch elephants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Mpongo Game Reserve is amazing. The tranquillity and scenery takes your breath away. Waking up to the buck grazing outside your door, plus the roars of the lion. No better place to relax, take a game drive and experience the bush. Meals are amazing and well done to all staff!!!! I was taken back at the hippo pool, 2 beautiful... More 

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