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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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    “the river” (120 reviews)
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    Reviewed 7 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

    Reviewed 3 July 2015

    The whole experience was magnificent. Accommodation and comfort were top-notch, food was out of this world with unbelievably friendly and efficient service. Attention to detail all-round was marvellous. Game drives were excellent with really good sightings. Did not want to leave and would love to...More

    Thank Richard R
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 9 July 2015

    Dear Richard R, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that we could live up to your expectations and that you enjoyed the accommodation, food, service and game drives. We are already looking forward to your next...More

    Reviewed 1 July 2015

    We chose this off the back of Trip Advisor recommendations and we were not disappointed. Fabulous suites - we had the Rock Suite, wonderful decor and so private, yet it felt open too, great views over the river. Staff were always friendly and helpful. Food...More

    Thank SonyaMuller
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 3 July 2015

    Dear SonyaMuller, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to host you at Pondoro and I am very glad that we could live up to your expectations. Look like you were really fortunate with all the...More

    Reviewed 29 June 2015

    If you want to see the animals and be treated like royalty, this place should definitely be on your list. The accommodations, the food, and the personal treatment were spectacular. Pandora has only six casitas, so it feels that you are being waited on hand...More

    Thank Matt R
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 3 July 2015

    Dear Matt R, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It has been a pleasure to host you at Pondoro and I am elated to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, we aim for great personal...More

    Reviewed 29 June 2015

    My husband and I recently stayed at Pondoro Game Lodge and absolutely loved it. The accommodations were top notch, the staff warm and friendly, and the food was like eating in a top notch restaurant for every meal. The room was clean and well appointed....More

    Thank 01froggy
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 3 July 2015

    Dear 01froggy, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for the nice review and glad that we could live up to the expectations. I will be sure to inform your ranger and tracker of your accolades. Greetings from...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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    • US$693 - US$1,178 (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
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    • Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve ,
    • Pondoro Game Lodge South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve
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    Traveller (850)
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    Bathroom (33)
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    15 November 2017|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    Hi there, From next year (2018) all soft drinks, housewines, selection of spirits and beers, tea and coffee and mineral water would be included. Kind regards, Robbie
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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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