Jozini is a small town on the main route to Mozambique, and it is close to the Jozini Dam. Lake Jozini is popular as a Tiger fishing destination.
Things to do at Jozini Dam
You can drive nearly three quarters of the way around Lake Jozini in under an hour, so it’s easy to use one lodge as a base and do various activities on different properties.
1. Track a rhino on foot
Highly recommended! Experience the thrill of walking in the fresh footprints of a wild rhino with one of Pongola Game Reserve’s certified trackers, who will get you close enough to count the oxpeckers on its back. Excursions depart from Mvubu River Lodge, but are not exclusive to guests at the lodge.
Contact: Tel 034 435 1123, www.mvubugamelodge.co.za
2. Spoil yourself at a spa
Escape the sun for a morning’s pamper at Mvubu Spa, which overlooks the lush, winding Pongola. Enjoy all sorts – from a manicure to a full body Swedish massage. Open to outside guests, pre-bookings essential.
Contact: Tel 083 320 0358, www.mvubugamelodge.co.za
3. Sip sundowners on the lake
If you’re not staying at a lodge with its own boats, book a sunset cruise with Shayamoya. Two gentle hours of G&T-sipping on a covered 12-seater boat, while spur-winged geese, Goliath herons, giraffes, hippos and a myriad other bird and game species pass by.
Contact: Tel 034 435 1110, www.shayamoya.co.za