Makongo Hills is a malaria-free, secluded bush lodge found within 6000 hectares of untouched African wilderness.
Makongo Hills derives its name from the AmaQongo hilltops it overlooks.
This is the site where the 1840 Battle of Maqongqo took place - a battle between Dingane and Mpande for the title of the Zulu Kingdom.
Outside lapa with amazing views
Secluded and well worth every second off the beaten track, you will travel through two Big Five game reserves to get to us.
Ven-Africa Private Game Reserve is home to nyala, impala, bushbuck, red hartebeest, grey and red duiker, the elusive kudu, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, warthog, bush pig, baboons and monkeys. Predators include leopard, spotted hyena, brown hyena and a number of smaller cat species, such as genet, caracal and African wild cat.
Our trees and bush are teeming with birdlife. Some of our most sought after species include; Narina Trogan, Gorgeous Bush Shrike, Eastern Nicator and the Pink-throated Twinspot. The reserve hosts nesting Southern-Bald Ibis and Cape Vultures.
In Room Facilities:
Teas and coffees
The Fight for the Zulu Kingdom: Battlefields trail