A mere 30 minute drive from the river port city of East London, Mpongo Private Game Reserve offers a unique blend of an up-close wild life experience, exquisite accommodation and an enchanting restaurant. Home to the big five, hippo, giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope species, Mpongo's rolling hills and river valleys give the visitor the opportunity to come into close contact with Africa through game drives and bush walks. Mpongo's Huberta Lodge offers 6 luxury en-suite bedrooms, furnished in great Out of Africa style, with a comfortable yet elegant sitting room. The River Lodge, consisting of 11 rooms and three 2-bedroom chalets, enjoys a cosy and private dining room, lounge with fire place and swimming pool with barbeque facilities. Activities include bass fishing in one of our fresh water dams, bush walks (accompanied by an experienced field guide) and game drives aboard a game viewing vehicle, where you will come into close contact with abundant wild life. Dine at the Huberta Restaurant, overlooking the Hippo Pool, where diners have the rare opportunity of coming face to face with one of Africa's most dangerous animals. The Huberta Restaurant offers a delightful mix of traditional African, game and European dishes, to the uniquely African experience of sitting around a huge open fire whilst enjoying lamb on-the-spit and traditional African pot roast (potjies) under the stars.