Spectacular views over a pristine floodplain and the Zuurberg Mountain as backdrop are the picture perfect image that welcomes every Nguni River Lodge guest.
The name Nguni refers to a collective group of people who migrated form Central Africa south in search of gracing for their cattle and eventually settled along the eastern seaboard and adjacent hinterland of Southern Africa. This group divided into three broad divisions based on linguistic and cultural differences and comprise of the Zulu, Swazi and Xhosa, which account for about 60 percent of the Bantu speaking people of South Africa. Today it is the ancestral cattle breed that carries the Nguni name. The Nguni cattle breed is endemic to Southern Africa and is known for their fertility and resistance to diseases and characterized by multicolored skins, which can present many different patterns. To this day cattle is the symbol of wealth, status and respect among the Nguni descendants and forms an integral part in “labola” (pride’s price) transaction during cultural matrimonial ceremonies.
Situated in the malaria free Addo Elephant National Park, only an hour’s drive from the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, Nguni River Lodge offers a wide variety of game viewing, outdoor adventure and luxurious accommodation
Eclectic selections of shapes, textures and colours offers the guest at Nguni River Lodge luxurious accommodation in seven double guest suites and one King suite.
It is the Xhosa people that traditionally inhabit the hills and coastline of the Eastern Cape and for this reason the exquisite architecture of Nguni River Lodge are both perceptive of the Xhosa cultural and environmental conservation. The suites are all named after the colour patterns of the Nguni cattle breed and the elegant interior décor follow modern trends by using the Nguni skins as the base colours for creating individually styled private guest suites. Each suite boasts private plunge pools and balconies overlooking the river and floodplain below. The romantic bathrooms with its huge stone bath and outdoor shower share the same views and sightings of animals can be seen from the privacy and comfort of your own room.
Guests can experience the delights of the lodge’s hospitality at its well stocked bar, enjoy a relaxed chat in the lounge, or assist with the preparation of African cuisine in the interactive kitchen. The Nguni River Lodge staff is always on hand to deliver a high standard of personal service that will make your stay at Nguni Rover Lodge a memorable adventure.
Experience a world of extreme bio-diversity. Addo Elephant National Park is about to become the only wildlife park in the world where you can view the African Big seven in their natural environment. With the expansion of the park you will be able to see the big five plus whales and great white sharks, all in one great park comprising of a 240 000 hectare terrestrial zone and a 120 000 hectare marine zone.
Africa’s abundant wildlife is without a doubt the main attraction at Nguni River Lodge. Guided game drives on open land rovers and walks led by professional rangers offer close encounters with the Big Five and hundreds of smaller animals, birds and reptile species can be spotted with the help of an informed eye, quite body and patient mind. Every sound, scent, footprint or broken blade of grass is a sign waiting to be explored by many a keen nature lover. Nguni River Lodge offers the bird watchers 240 species of birds and the adventurer, such activities as elephant back safaris and horse riding.
Nguni River Lodge offers extraordinary biodiversity within easy reach.
24 hour reception.
24 hour security.
Major credit cards accepted.
Ample Parking to be at main entrance gate not at the Lodge.
Lounge and dining area.
Transfers from Port Elizabeth Airport and surrounds
• Woody Cape Nature Reserve for additional game viewing experiences including whale, dolphin and shark spotting.
• Addo Elephant National Park.
• Horseback safaris.
• Guided 4x4 excursions though the Zuurberg mountain range to Darlington Lake.
• Bird watching excursions.
• EcoCruises to the St Croix Island Marine Reserve.
• Elephant walking safaris.
• Night drives on the Nyathi concession.
• Port Elizabeth and all of its attractions, such as Sea World and Boardwalk Casino.
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