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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
    011 27 87 550 3939
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We spent 3 wonderful nights at Pondoro. The service and the food were 5 stars! We really enjoyed every game drive with Marius and Eric, they were extremely experienced and had a great knowledge of the animals' behavior. Unfortunately we only saw 3 out of...More

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    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 14 June 2017

    A group of 6 of us stayed at Pondoro a couple weeks ago (end of May 2017). With such an unbelievable trip and experience at Pondoro, I'm not sure how to keep this review short. SAFARIS/GAME DRIVES: We went on early morning drives and a...More

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    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 15 June 2017

    Dear Crazy Group of 6 from Texas, Wow what a fabulous review! It is so inspirational to see that you had a great time with us. I will inform all the staff of your accolades, specifically Sam and Eric who will both be thrilled. Greetings...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The hotel staff is amazing making the experience one of a kind. The reserve is also full of animals and the tracker/rangers try to customize the experience so that the guest sees all the animals. The food was amazing. In general it was a wonderful...More

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    Thank Juan A
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Our first safari experience could not have been any better! From the beginning - where we got upgraded to one of the stunning villas - via informative game drives always with sightings of the Big5 and delicious food - our stay could not have been...More

    Thank Travelholic999
    Reviewed 1 November 2017

    We just returned from a month trip to South Africa, Egypt and Jordan. Our favorite place during this time was definitely Pondoro. The staff made you feel as if you were part of their family. They greeted you by name every time they saw you....More

    Thank John C
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$696 - US$1,237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Balule Nature Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
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    Traveller (850)
    Room & Suite (143)
    Dining (57)
    Pool & Beach (18)
    Hotel & Grounds (624)
    Bathroom (33)
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    Rrrrrrrrr2014
    16 November 2017|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    Hi there, From next year (2018) all soft drinks, housewines, selection of spirits and beers, tea and coffee and mineral water would be included. Kind regards, Robbie
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    Joanna N
    23 August 2017|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    Dear Joanna, 2017 Rates include: 14% VAT. Accommodation. Three meals daily. Tea & Coffee. Mineral water. All local game drive drinks. A morning and evening game drive. Nature walks accompanied by experienced armed... More
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    "This lodge is so amazing no room will disappoint"
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    "Tree suite for view of hippos!"
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