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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We were made welcome from the moment we stepped out the car. All staff went out their way to make sure we were comfortable and nothing was too much trouble - they even adjusted the menu for our fussy daughter every evening! The game drives...More

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    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

    Thank ehowardhunt
    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 5 weeks ago

    We visited Pondoro as the second leg of our honeymoon, after relaxing for a week prior – we were ready for some excitement and we definitely got it! Our safari started on our trip from the airport when our driver had to navigate around a...More

    Thank jdlevy2017
    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear jdlevy2017, Thank you for choosing Pondoro as part of your honeymoon vacation. Great to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I will inform Raymond, Marius and Amerika about your accolades. They will be thrilled. Hope to welcome you back soon again....More

    Reviewed 12 June 2017

    The bedroom is very comfortable, the staff were very attencious, the game drivers were fantastics and the food were very good too. And the staff solved our problem, since we decided live one day before and our shuttle could not take us, the pondoro took...More

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

    Dear Alinemmo, Thank you for choosing Pondoro as your safari destination and I am glad to read that you had a wonderful time. Glad that we could assist in your travel arrangements. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family

    Reviewed 27 May 2017

    Our only-too-brief stay at the Pondoro Lodge was one that will remain with us as a positive and unforgettable memory of our "trip of a lifetime." The unlimited energy to guest needs, attention to detail in all aspects of the Pondoro operation along with the...More

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

    Dear Harvey, Anna and Sally, It was a pleasure to host you at Pondoro and I am elated to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us. It is nice to read how much Julius and Ramson contributed to enhance your experience and I...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • US$738 - US$1,104 (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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    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Balule Nature Reserve
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    • Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
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    GolingGal949
    21 June 2017|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    Hi there, there is no real best time as it all depends on your preferences. Winter is very moderate with less leaves on the trees and summers are hot, but with the bonus of more birds and some baby animals. It is a summer... More
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    Savanna I
    11 January 2017|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    Dear Savanna I, Only bugs a day or 2 after after good rains. It is not a problem during safari drives, but can be irritating during dinner. In the day it is fine. Long sleeves and pants are not really necessary. You may... More
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    3 December 2016|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    All the suites have indoor and outdoor showers. Hardekool and Wildevy chalets have indoor showers. All our rooms can be changed to twins. All the suites have a Jacuzzi. Early morning can still be chilly. Wear jackets or... More
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    "As for room away from the main building."
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    "Our bungelow was wonderful. Great views everywhere."
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