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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent94%
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    “our honeymoon” (51 reviews)
    “the river” (112 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We visited Pondoro to celebrate my wife birthday. We have visited quite a few lodges in Southern Africa but this was the best one ever. The staff is very friendly, caring and attentive. The food is very good and varied. The safari experience is absolute...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Only one word describes Pondoro, 'fantastic'. There aren't enough superlatives to describe the lodge, the fabulous owners, Lizie & Robbie, the attentive, polite and professional staff and of course the excellent and amazing rangers and trackers. These guys know everything about the reserve, the behaviour...More

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We were a little apprehensive before the safari part of our trip, as we don't make it a habit to travel to see wildlife specifically. We wondered if we'd feel trapped in some super rustic camp full of bugs & monkeys, getting out only for...More

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Everthing relating to this lodge exceeded our expectations. The rooms were very comfortable and gave one a wonderful feel of Africa. Michelle and all staff could not be faulted, food was excellent and to top it all off the number of animals we saw was...More

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    If you were allowed to award hotels 6*s once in your life, Pondoro would get the 6 stars. From the moment we arrived we had the best of times and got to know all the staff very well who were sensational. It felt like staying...More

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    Naledi Bushcamp and Enkoveni Camp
    1,028 reviews
    #2 of 19 Speciality lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
     
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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Minibar
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    • Pool
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Price range
    • US$656 - US$1,068 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
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    Savanna I
    Has anyone been in January/February and can tell me about the bugs? Will regular bugspray be enough or should we wear long sleeves and pants even though it is very hot?
    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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    alladesertrose
    Would you please tell me which unit has indoor shower ? which one can have two twin beds? Which one has outdoor jakuzi? What weather is at the beginning of September? We are planning to stay for 4 nights Aug31 to Sept 4. Thank you.
    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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    Renee P
    Hi! Your lodge looks amazing. Beside the bush dinner night, Do you typically offer communal meals or serve at individual tables? Also, is it possible to make arrangements to get a bush dinner on a 2-night stay? Is the bush dinner communal or private? Thanks!
    28 August 2016|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    Thank you. Meals are served at individual tables. We can arrange a river dinner on a 2 night stay. It is usually communal, but let us know your preference. Please email our reservations and inform Annchen about your... More
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    "All the suites we saw were great, but the big specialty suites have larger decks with integrated hot tubs..."
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    "Our bungelow was wonderful. Great views everywhere."
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    "All rooms we saw were great although some had better views of the river."
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