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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We stayed for 3 nights mid September. Pondoro Lodge was absolutely fantastic, and we hope to visit again in the future. We highly highly recommend it The staff make you feel like royalty. They are really attentive but also subtle; we always felt like we...More

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    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 14 June 2017

    A group of 6 of us stayed at Pondoro a couple weeks ago (end of May 2017). With such an unbelievable trip and experience at Pondoro, I'm not sure how to keep this review short. SAFARIS/GAME DRIVES: We went on early morning drives and a...More

    Thank ehowardhunt
    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 15 June 2017

    Dear Crazy Group of 6 from Texas, Wow what a fabulous review! It is so inspirational to see that you had a great time with us. I will inform all the staff of your accolades, specifically Sam and Eric who will both be thrilled. Greetings...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Everything was amazing! The staff is very kind and made us feel like we were at home! They did a special dinner for us at the cellar... We loved the experience! I recommend strongly for a unforgettable honeymoon!

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed here for just two nights to complete our South African adventure and wished we could have stayed for longer. A beautiful lodge with an amazing setting overlooking the river bed. The room was spacious and comfortable with a deck to sit out on...More

    Thank jsclitheroe
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Every aspect of staying at Pondoro was incredible. Beautiful, friendly staff who treat you more like family. Talented drivers and trackers who delivered in every way- every drive more amazing than the last! Such beautiful surrounding, perfect rooms and housekeeping, attentive wait staff and chefs...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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$754 - US$1,198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • 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
    • Also Known As
    • 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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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    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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    "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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