Tandweni Villa


Tandweni Villa offers various tourist activities in the area to enjoy while staying at our Pongola Biosphere Reserve Accommodation….

Tandweni Villa offers an exclusive, elegant and tasteful bush experience in the heart of the Pongola Biosphere Reserve.


The game viewing in the Reserve offers sightings of four out of the Big Five. We are often spoilt with sightings of the elephant swimming and playing in the dam. We have plenty of aardvark activity at night – they love scratching and digging up our airfield for ants.


The Mkuze area is situated in Northern Zululand which is world renowned for its birding opportunities. Bush walks are a must for birders –  with over 400 bird species in the area, it’s every birder’s dream.


· Activities offered at Tandweni Villa:
· Tiger Fishing
· Sunrise/Sunset Boat Cruises
· Boat Cruises to the River Mouth
· Game Drives
· Bush Walks
· Lounging by the pool
· Bird Watching
· Photography
· Weddings


Contact us now and book your Pongola Biosphere Reserve Accommodation today to avoid missing out on the ultimate luxury bush experience.

Tandweni Villa Activities

Your own private GAME DRIVE in Pongola Biosphere Reserve!

We offer game drive in Pongola Game Reserve which is a Big 4 Reserve, Game drives are with a private guide and we include a bush experience with drinks set up in the bush for guests to stop walk around and admire the small things that play such an intricate role in the larger eco-system. Enabling guests to sit peacefully and be one with the bush, listen to the birds chattering in the trees above, take the time to admire the dung beetles rolling past whilst enjoying a drink or sundowner.

Tandweni Villa, Jozini Dam, KZN, South Africa
Tandweni Villa Gamedrives
Tandweni Villa, Jozini Dam, KZN, South Africa

Incredible BOAT CRUISES on Jozini Dam!

We own a beautiful flat deck boat which has a shade cloth roof for sun protection and can take up to 10 guests at a time on Boat cruises on Jozini dam to spot some of the largest hippos and crocodiles along the banks which are bustling with birdlife. Our main attraction on boat cruises is find the large herd of 100 elephants which love swimming in the dam on hot summer days, you are able to get up close to the herd with the quiet boat and be amongst them whilst they frolic and play in the water. We often see rhino along the banks of the dam which is such a special sighting. For those adventurous fishing enthusiast, the boat come fully equipped with rods and tackle for Tiger Fishing, where guests can enjoy the challenge of trying to catch Africa’s most sought after game fish.


Tandweni Villa – best tiger fishing on Lake Jozini!!

Tandweni Villa Boat Cruises

Exciting GAME WALKS in the Pongola Game Reserve


We also offer Bush walks in Pongola Game Reserve with a private guide who specializes in birding and botany, allowing guests to take time to appreciate the flora and fauna of the bushveld. We also offer evening aardvark walks with our guide from Tandweni Villa. Guided by the light of the moon and stars guests are invited to experience an evening walk on our property which is bustling with Aardvark. These very timid prehistoric animals thrive on foraging for terminates and ants on our airfield outside the villa, we’ve had up to 3 different sightings of Aardvark in one nights walk. This is a unique experience which connects guests with nature, by taking away the light they learn to focus on the sounds of the night and soon learn how alive the bush is with nocturnal animals and creatures.

Tandweni Villa, Jozini Dam, KZN, South Africa
Tandweni Game Walks
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