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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 6 June 2015

    The most beautiful , quiet and quaint Lodge ! There are only 8 Lodges on site so never more than 16 people at one time ! I lucked out as their was only 1 group of 3 when I arrived ( I prefer smaller groups...More

    1  Thank DanielCartwright723
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 7 June 2015

    Dear DanielCartwright723, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to host you and I am so glad that you enjoyed everything during your stay, from the cuisine to the rooms and service. You are a great...More

    Reviewed 5 June 2015

    From the moment we arrived our experience was flawless and our memories will last a life time. The staff welcomed us like family and the service and accommodation was impeccable. The game drives were incredible, our ranger Rul and tracker Andries were amazing ensuring we...More

    1  Thank Colina-Chris
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 7 June 2015

    Dear Colina-Chris, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Congratulations again on your engagement and everyone at Pondoro feels honored that you choose us as the spot for celebrating such an unforgettable and special moment. Thank you for the recommendation...More

    Reviewed 2 June 2015

    I want to write this review to make it useful for others choosing a safari lodge, but it's really hard to describe how amazing this place is in 500 succinct words. We visited on our honeymoon, for 4 days, and during our honeymoon, stayed in...More

    3  Thank Holly S
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 7 June 2015

    Dear Holly S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for choosing Pondoro as part of your honeymoon and I am glad that we could add to such a special event. Thank you also for noticing all the...More

    Reviewed 22 May 2015

    Everything and everyone at Pondoro are first rate. They go way out of their way to cater to your every request, no matter how strange that request might be. From reviews I read on this site, I knew Pondoro would provide good and tasty meals...More

    1  Thank Jacquie W
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 27 May 2015

    Dear Jacquie W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It has been a pleasure to host you at Pondoro. It was no trouble at all to cater for your special dietary needs and we are grateful that we managed...More

    Reviewed 13 May 2015

    Pondoro was recommended by friend, who have been visiting few times in the past. True to her recommendation, this place did not failed our expectation. The accommodation was comfortable, quiet and private. Just need a bit of improvements on the slippery floors in the bathroom...More

    1  Thank Lessnaus
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 27 May 2015

    Dear Lessnaus, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am elated to see that your visit to Pondoro was the highlight of your stay in South Africa and that you found that the service, food, knowledgable guides and whole...More

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    About
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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
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Price range
    • US$754 - US$1,202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Balule Nature Reserve
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    • Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game 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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