Tugam Gamr Farm in Pongola
TUGAM GAME FARM One of Drive Out Top 10 tested Trails for 2005 and 2006 Pongola / Magudu. - Northern Kwazulu Natal Deep in the Zululand bush one will find the Tugam Game farm. It has a variety of game, including rhino, giraffe, zebra, nyala, kudu and impala. Many indigenous trees and excellent bird- life complements this bush retreat. There is also a safari network of more than 75 km of off-road tracks. To enhance your chance to spot the game close-by guests can walk on the farm and stop at several of the hides at the dams to spot both game and water birds . The farm is situated on the eastern slopes of the Magudu hills which is steeped in natural beauty and cultural history. There are three accommodation options for families and related groups. The Khangela Lodge is perched high on the mountain with the most magnificent view across the Zululand bush and the Lebombo mountains as a backdrop. It has a spacious deck with a jacuzzi to cool off in the heat of the day, a spacious lounge cum dining area, a kitchen and informal cooking area under a magnificent thatched structure. A few steps down is the lapa where the campfire may be enjoyed. There are 3 x 4 bed family chalets with loft upstairs and en-suite bathrooms with air-conditioning. There is 2 x 2 bed chalets en-suite and 1 x 4 bed hut (2 single & 2 small single beds) sharing ablution facilities. Matumi Bushcamp has 2 x 3 bed chalets en suite with air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, thatched lapa with open braai facilities, and spacious deck with Jacuzzi. Safari enthusiast are accommodated a Safari camp, called and Tambotie Grove. The basic necessities (bucket shower, environ loo and a bush scullery) are in place to complement the bush environment and where guests can either pitch surface or roof tents. Both camps can accommodate a maximum number of 16 persons & 4 vehicles maximum. Tugam is within a 2-hour drive from the Maputo land coast with places like Kosi Bay and Sodwana Bay ideal to visit for the day. Otherwise one can also take a day outing to the three Natal Parks Board reserves of Itala, Mkuze or Umfolozi. Tugam Game Farm is the best choice to enjoy the magic of the Zulu land bush, beautiful sunset and sunrise views, game and bird viewing as well as places of interest at the coast or game reserves for day visits.