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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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    Reviewed 27 June 2015

    Stayed in October 14. The property is very well appointed and has great views of the river from all rooms and the outside dining area where you could watch Elephants, Hippos etc in the water. Saw all animals except Leopards on our game drives. Staff...More

    Thank ARC333
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 3 July 2015

    Dear ARC333, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the view over the river and our friendly staff and service. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family

    Reviewed 26 June 2015

    My fiancé and I stayed here for 3 nights last month as part of a several week trip around Southern Africa. It was an amazing trip and our stay at Pondoro was the highlight. We stayed for 3 nights and split our stay between a...More

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

    Dear amacdonald87, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Look like you had a wonderful time with great safaris, good service and excellent food. Yes, Balule Nature Reserve and the other private reserves are located in the central part of...More

    Reviewed 21 June 2015

    We spent 3 days at the lodge with friends and we were very impressed with the lodge. We travel a lot and didn't know what to expect for a "game lodge" and they exceeded all of our expectations. The accommodations were very well maintained, the...More

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

    Dear Dana W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am very happy to read that we managed to exceed all your expectations regarding food, service, accommodation and safaris and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Greetings from...More

    Reviewed 14 June 2015

    What more can we say that hasn't already been said. Pondoro Game Lodge was everything we had expected and more! The location was fantastic, right next to the river gave us the opportunity to view the animals as they walked past. The lodge itself was...More

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    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 20 June 2015

    Dear Guascouple, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It really makes one feel good to read a review such as this. I am so glad that all the small and finer touches are seen. Rul and Andries will be...More

    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

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Minibar
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    • US$725 - US$1,228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kruger National Park >
    • Balule Nature 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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