Pongola is situated on the north bank of the Pongola River. Nearby you will find the Lubombo Mountains, in the valleys of Zululand, easily accessible to the Swaziland border posts.
Pongola is surrounded by hunting lodges and several have even the Big Five. Some farms specialize in biltong hunting and others concentrate on trophy hunting. This unique and tranquil subtropical town is a must on any tourists list.