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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 16 October 2014

    Pondoro Game LODGE (Kruger) offered us the perfect combination for a Safari. The elegant comfort of a richly furnished lodge with a panoramic view of the Oliphant River let us observe and enjoy the animals in there natural habitat, it was simply memorable. It is...More

    Thank Adria D
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 23 October 2014

    Dear Adria D, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Great to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the food, service and safari drives to be of a high and professional standard. Greetings...More

    Reviewed 9 October 2014

    This place is a foodies delight! One of the owners is the executive chef and it shows. The food is literally the best I've ever had over a period of days and I think that's saying something. Better than Nobu which we visited in Cape...More

    Thank flsterling
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 14 October 2014

    Dear flsterling, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It looks like you really enjoyed your stay with us, especially the food of which we are very proud of. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family

    Reviewed 2 October 2014

    I stayed with my wife at Pondoro at the End of August 2014 for 2 nights (unfortunately only 2 nights) at the beginning of our first South Africa holiday. To summarise it directly: It was perfect, we really hardly thought about, if there is anything...More

    6  Thank LairdofGlencairn69
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 14 October 2014

    Dear LairofGlencairn69, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Reading through your review was like a breath of fresh air on a hot and sweltering afternoon! It makes all the hard work and special touches worthwhile. Thank you for this...More

    Reviewed 2 October 2014

    My partner and I spent the most amazing 3 days at Pondoro Game Lodge, everything about the lodge was immaculate. Our room, the service and the attention they gave us made us feel like we were royalty. We had a long drive from jhb so...More

    Thank PumlaT
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 6 October 2014

    Dear Pumla and Neil, 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 glad to read that you felt like royalty at our lodge. We hope to welcome you...More

    Reviewed 28 September 2014

    My friend and I were astouned by our first experience of Africa. We had travelled from Mumbai India straight to Pondoro. We reached feeling tired. But once we were in our room it was as if the magic of Africa was all upon us. The...More

    1  Thank Tejas P
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 3 October 2014

    Dear Tejas P, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad that we could exceed your expectations and that you managed to see so many animals during the safari drives. Yes, we take great pride in our...More

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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$754 - US$1,202 (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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    • 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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    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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