Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge, Pongola

Experience how the breeze cools you as it blows gently off the great lake up the ridge or join us for one of our speciality Tiger Fishing excursions where the thrill of fighting one of these rare ferocious game fish is simply invigorating.

A truly unique bush lodge in Northern KwaZulu Natal where the view from the spectacular setting is particularly breath-taking as you gaze out onto Lake Jozini, the Lebombo Mountains and the Pongola Game Reserves.

Privately managed by the Blevin family who have lived in the area for many years, Shayamoya exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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The Lake Jozini Experience

  • Awesome Breath-taking Views
  • Fantastic service
  • Hearty Home-Cooked Meals
  • Game Viewing from a BOAT
  • Thrilling Tiger Fishing
  • Free 250MB WiFi
  • Stylish Bush Chalets
  • Customized itinerary
  • Family fun
  • Well positioned to break the long journey
  • Easily accessible


Bush Chalets (8 in total)
The standard bush chalets are appointed with stylish elegance. Relax on your private deck overlooking Lake Jozini and the Lebombo Mountains and observe the curious behaviour of the scarlet-breasted sunbird. The chalets have either King size beds or twin beds and each sleep 2 guests.

All rooms have flat-screen TVs, a bar fridge and overhead fans.

Honeymoon chalet (1)

Enjoy private moments in this spacious air-conditioned suite where the view of Lake Jozini is endless, and also a Kingsize extra length bed. The thatched chalets are built of local wood and stone and blend deliciously into their wild surrounding.

All rooms have flat-screen TVs, a bar fridge and overhead fans.

Family chalet (1)

This roomy chalet is ideal for families; Mum and Dad enjoy a Kingsize extra length bed, while the rest of the family have fun in the bunk bed and pull-out couch. This unit has a spectacular sunset view.

All rooms have flat-screen TVs, a bar fridge and overhead fans.

Wheelchair friendly

Shayamoya has one chalet that is wheelchair accessible with ramps as access. Please enquire with Reservations for more details.

Outdoor showers & En-suite bathrooms

Getting even closer to nature, enjoy the experience of taking a steamy outdoor shower under the stars. Each chalet is beautifully finished with attention to detail, such as the custom-made basins and brass taps in the bathrooms.

Indigenous Gardens

Well-manicured pathways link the chalets with the central lodge. Marvel at the extraordinary indigenous gardens hosting over 60 species of aloes. While strolling from the chalets, you may come across duiker, zebra and guinea fowl that roam around the lodge.


We are a social enterprise! Please use the enquiry form below – by doing so you are supporting both this partner and nearby community and conservation projects at no extra cost. You will also get access to discounts and other offers.

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