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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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    • Excellent95%
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    “water suite” (17 reviews)
    “our honeymoon” (55 reviews)
    “the river” (121 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 18 February 2015

    We stayed 3 Days at Pondoro Game Lodge and we must say that this is the best lodge we've ever been to all over Africa. What's most outstanding is the location directly on the river, the room set-up, the food, the friendlyness and hospitality of...More

    3  Thank Andrea B
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 19 February 2015

    Dear Andrea B, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, we are blessed with our setting on the beautiful and majestic Olifants river. I will relay your appreciation...More

    Reviewed 16 February 2015

    First I am going to describe the wonderful things about Pondoro and then I will tell you why I will never return to this establishment. Our room – the Water Suite – was fantastic. Spacious, well furnished with a comfortable bed. There were many special...More

    13  Thank seeking_seashells
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 20 February 2015

    Dear seeking_seashells, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am saddened by your review and that you feel that you had such a bad time at Pondoro. This is not how we want any of our guests to feel....More

    Reviewed 12 February 2015

    We were a group of 4 families and booked out the entire camp. It was the most amazing game reserve experience we've ever had. I thought the accommodation might not be as beautiful as shown on Pondoro's website, but in reality, it was even better....More

    1  Thank Val R
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 15 February 2015

    Dear Val R, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It was an absolute pleasure to host your group at Pondoro and I am so glad to read how much you enjoyed your stay. It is nice to know that...More

    Reviewed 7 February 2015

    We came here for the first part of our honeymoon and have been for four nights. There is so much to say that a TripAdvisor can not do it justice. A few comments about our stay: 1. My wife and I are gluten and dairy...More

    1  Thank ericjafari
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 9 February 2015

    Dear ericjafari, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and choosing Pondoro as part of your honeymoon. I am elated to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and that we managed to exceed your expectations. The dietary...More

    Reviewed 27 January 2015

    We had a great stay at the Pondoro lodge. Very nice game drives, perfect food, beautiful rooms and surroundings.....above all, the people involved with the lodge put so much love in their work, you cannot feel different than spoiled in the best way possible......sorry, no...More

    1  Thank FloorWJ J
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 2 February 2015

    Dear FloorWJ J, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Look like you had a wonderful time at Pondoro. Good to see that you enjoyed the food, accommodation, safari drives and the ever eager to please staff. Greetings from the...More

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    • 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
    • Hot Tub
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • US$672 - US$1,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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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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    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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    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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