Unveil a hidden gem within the embrace of the Pongola Game Reserve – welcome to Nkonkoni Fishing Camp & Chalets. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Pongolapoort Biosphere, this is more than just a destination; it's an experience like no other.
Embraced by Nature
Nestled on the cusp of the southern shores of the Pongolapoort (Jozini) Dam, Nkonkoni Fishing Camp & Chalets offers a front-row seat to the untouched beauty of the Bird Sanctuary. Gaze upon the Lebombo Mountains' rugged silhouette as it merges with the sprawling savannah woodlands of northern Zululand. This is a place where the natural world takes center stage, and the Pongolapoort Dam, often called a mini-Kariba, showcases its vibrant wildlife tapestry. Roaming this landscape are elephants, buffalo, rhinos, leopards, and a captivating array of antelope. The dam's waters come alive with hippos, crocodiles, and the revered TIGER FISH. Our commitment to sustainable fishing practices echoes through the "catch and release" philosophy, preserving the ecosystem for generations to come.
Journey into the Unknown
Did you know?
A mere 1km separates our fishing boat launch from the camp, ensuring effortless access to aquatic adventures.
Ease into your stay with check-in at 14:00 and check-out at 10:00 am, including on public holidays.
Our dedicated office operates from 7 am to 4 pm, promising attentive service throughout your visit.
Savor delightful culinary offerings with our catering services, an essential part of your wilderness sojourn.
Gather around inviting boma areas, fostering connections and shared moments beneath the starlit African sky.
Witness the grace of elephants along the North-Eastern dam shores, a sight to treasure.
Keep your senses keen for glimpses of warthogs, nyala, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, impala, and giraffes that adorn this landscape.
Unleash the Angler in You
Step into the heart of fishing ecstasy at Pongolapoort Dam, where the tigerfish reigns supreme. Over the years, the population of these feisty fish has flourished, with substantial specimens appearing in the early 1990s. The annals of fishing history were graced with an extraordinary moment in 1998, marked by an 8.3kg tigerfish triumph. Even today, expect to encounter specimens in the impressive 5 to 7kg range. While the average catch typically weighs less than a kilogram, the lure of landing a 4kg giant during a 3-day fishing expedition adds to the thrill.
The tigerfish's unwavering resistance, characterized by their formidable jaws and captivating predatory tactics, makes them a true prize. A 4:1 catch ratio is often anticipated when tangling with these water predators. Their lightning-quick sideways strikes, followed by a deft flip and engulfing of the bait headfirst, embody the essence of the hunt.
Unearth Your Adventure
Imagine retreating to the comfort of our Safari Tents or Chalets – this is the essence of Nkonkoni Fishing Camp & Chalets. Each Chalet accommodates up to 4 individuals in cozy single beds designed for both communal bonding and personal relaxation. Our Chalet 1 extends this experience to 5 guests across 2 bedrooms, ensuring ample space for all. Complete with modern amenities and air-conditioning, these havens are your sanctuary in the wild.
Alternatively, embrace the rustic allure of our Safari Tents. Hosting up to 7 individuals, these tents blend the charm of bunk and single beds for an authentic wilderness encounter.
Embark on Your Odyssey
To delve deeper into our offerings and tailor your experience to your desires, we invite you to explore our website. There, the vibrant threads of your Nkonkoni encounter come to life, showcasing the harmonious fusion of nature, thrill, and relaxation.
Begin your journey now – venture into the world of Nkonkoni Fishing Camp & Chalets.