Glistening Lake Jozini is one of the bright jewels in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. This vast body of water is a magnificent feature of the landscape, framed by the Lebombo Mountains. The lake draws holiday-makers to experience its wildlife and the thrill of tiger fishing. There are several luxury lodges in the area, from which to enjoy a variety of attractions.
Lake Jozini, also known as Pongolapoort Dam, is about 30 km in length, and 5 km wide. It is located on the western side of the Lebombo Mountains in a bushveld area surrounded by game reserves.
Wildlife: Lake Jozini has a diverse ecosystem that supports elephant, hippo, crocodile and many bird species. There are also zebra, wildebeest and buffalo herds in this area, as well as warthog, giraffe, impala, kudu, steenbok, bushbuck, cheetah, serval, hyena and wild dog. Boat safaris and guided game drives bring all of this to life.
Fishing: Lake Jozini draws anglers with its abundance of tiger fish. Other species iclude yellow fish, barbel, tilapia, black bass and carp. There are close to 30 fish species in the lake. Fishing at Lake Jozini is on a catch-and-release basis.
Water Adventures: These include scenic sunset cruises, kayaking and motorized boat excursions.
Cultural Attractions: nearby villages can be explored for a first-hand experience of vibrant heritage of northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Luxury Accommodation: Upmarket lodges surround the lake, offering a variety of accommodation choices, with access to lake Jozini and the surrounding wonderland.
Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa is situated along the banks of Lake Jozini, overlooking the shimmering water. The lodge offers a variety of water- and land-based activities for all ages. Lodge facilities include an open-plan restaurant and wrap-around deck, a boutique spa and gym, rim-flow pool, dining areas, and events facilities. The lodge is well-positioned for trips to St Lucia, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Ndumu Game Reserve and Tembe Elephant Park.
Tandweni Villa is a luxurious self-catering villa beside Lake Jozini. Every room has panoramic views across the glistening waters. The veranda and pool area also have beautiful views over the dam and up the Jozini Gorge. Ten adults can be comfortably accommodated in five bedrooms, with the use of four bathrooms. The villa has its own boma, gym, and equipped kitchen. A fenced garden with jungle gym provides a safe play space for children. Tandweni Villa is a wonderful choice for a independent waterside safari for families and small groups.
Mail us to book your holiday at Lake Jozini, or call +27 21 797 7122 to speak to a consultant.