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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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          Overview
          • Excellent94%
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          “water suite” (16 reviews)
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          Reviewed 3 days ago

          We recently stayed at Pondoro for 3 nights. It exceeded every expectation we had. From the pick up at the airport by Raymond we knew we had made a wise choice. We stayed in the tree suite which was beautiful and clean. Not even a...More

          1  Thank Julie C
          Reviewed 4 days ago

          Everyting was excellent! I highly recommend Pondoro! Staff was friendly, foods and drinks were great, room was really beautiful, clean and well maintained and safari was amazing! It´s perfect if you are in your honeymoon!

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          1  Thank Fabio S
          Reviewed 5 days ago

          The Good: The service and friendliness of Pondoro are excellent. The dining and bar area has a lovely setting. Hippos are on the riverbanks as well as giraffes across the river. Having been a guest at several safari camps, Pondoro has THE best cuisine. It...More

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          Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge

          Dear Edistocreekgirl, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Good to read that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. Pondoro is different from most hotels around the world. Our rooms are each individually decorated with their own theme. Not colonial...More

          Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

          This place is wonderful. My wife and I spent 3 nights for our honeymoon. The staff is extremely welcoming and fulfills all your needs. "The devil is in the details": that's what I mentioned to Lize (one of the owners) while she was kindly transporting...More

          1  Thank wagner542016
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          We had an amazing experience. The place is beautiful, the food is fantastic, everyone is very attentive.The trackers are fantastic, they foun all the big five. The room was very good, I hope to come back one day.

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          • 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
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          • Minibar
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          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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          • US$646 - US$1,062 (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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          Bathroom (29)
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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?
          10 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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          "Tree suite for view of hippos!"
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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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          "As for room away from the main building."
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          "Our bungelow was wonderful. Great views everywhere."
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