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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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    29/10/201730/10/2017
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Very good3%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    Restaurant
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    Fitness centre
    Multilingual Staff
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    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 28 July 2015

    From the owners and staff, to the suites and vistas, there is absolutely nothing here that disappoints. You'll come for the animals, and want to stay forever. The breakfast muffins alone are a memory all by themselves... DOn't even think about it. Just book and...More

    Thank Alexander P
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 6 August 2015

    Dear Alexander P, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for staying with us and great to see that you had a really amazing time at Pondoro with lots of animals and some not too shabby breakfast muffins....More

    Reviewed 27 July 2015

    Off a two lane hiway in the remote northeast corner of South Africa and then down a rough dirt track for 16 kilometers one comes across, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but alongside a beautiful river, the Pondoro Game Lodge. The lodge is a...More

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    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 6 August 2015

    Dear Glen D, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am very glad that we managed to live up to and even exceed your safari expectations. Look like you were really lucky with seeing the Big 5 and much...More

    Reviewed 12 July 2015

    Absolut lovely Game Lodge located in a very nice country side. The rooms are indvidual and luxury furnitured and have a lot of space. Great experience is the Yacuzzi on the terrace and watching elephants at same time. The rangers and trackers for the game...More

    Thank G H
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 21 July 2015

    Dear G H, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Looks like you had a wonderful time at Pondoro and that you enjoyed your rooms, the safari drives and knowledgable guides. We look forward to your next visit. Greetings from...More

    Reviewed 8 July 2015

    Visited for husband's birthday. We had been to Kenya and wanted to try South Africa. Pondoro was a great choice. Very upscale game reserve. Game drives twice daily. Rooms were actually individual huts/cabanas/suites. Food was gourmet all the way.More

    Thank Jan M
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 9 July 2015

    Dear Jan M, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you also for choosing Pondoro as the place to celebrate your husband's birthday. Glad that you enjoyed the safari experience at Pondoro and looking forward to your next visit....More

    Reviewed 8 July 2015

    It was beyond our expectation. Everything was so well organized to every small details. Staffs are super. Chalet was clean, specious with breath taking view of the wilderness. Foods are elaborate and delicious. We were treated like royalties during 4 nights stay. Safari guides are...More

    Thank Ahmed F
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 9 July 2015

    Dear Ahmed F, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We always strive to exceed guests' expectations and glad that we managed to succeed. I will share your gratitude with the guides, especially Josiah. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and...More

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    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
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    • US$728 - US$1,224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kruger National Park >
    • Balule Nature Reserve
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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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    Peter O
    7 August 2017|
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    Dear Peter O, Tipping is entirely up to the discretion of guests visiting the lodge and it should only be for service over and beyond expectation. TripAdvisor forums can be searched for guidelines to tipping practices for... More
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