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Pondoro Game Lodge

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Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at Pondoro for 3 nights/four days in mid January. Everything from pick up and at the Hoedspruit airport to the day of my departure was handled flawlessly. Each day was paced very well, with early starts to the day but plenty time to relax in the late morning and afternoon. I was able to see the big five multiple... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice lodge in front of olifantsriver. Just on the river we had already the spectacle of crocodiles swimming and eating the rest of an hipo... Very nice private games, we saw the big five thanks to our super driver and the tracker who did wonderfull discoveries by driving trough the bushes. Almost attacked by a rhino by night. Excellent... More 

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Detmold, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was definitely the highlight of our South Africa journey. The Pondoro lodge is an amazing place and the service is excellent. The lodge, we stayed in the Wildevy Chalet is very nice, has lots of Details and everything is made and designed with love. At every night we heard the elephants near by the chalet when they came along.... More 

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Thank Peggy K
geneva, switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Pondoro Lodge for 6 nights for our honeymoon and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience! Pondoro is impeccably run, from the pick-up at the airport, to the twice-daily safaris, the amazing food, the beautiful decor and the incredible staff. We could not have asked for a better way to spend our honeymoon. The game... More 

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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sash_Nico, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to host you during your honeymoon and I am so glad that you had such a good time. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 incredible nights at this wonderful game lodge. The lodge is tucked in the african bush, with a beautiful view by a creek. The wildlife scenery by the lodge is terrific with monkies and a lot of other animals near by. The bungalows is beautiful with jaccuzzi on the terrass, the food and service is perfect and the... More 

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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lena M, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. The whole idea of traveling is to expand your view of the world and to create great memories. I am so glad that we could oblige and that you had a wonderful time. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family More 

Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pondoro Game Lodge....what a place!! simply fantastic...the lodge itself, rangers, trackers, food.... best.... each and every day. All the staff members are friendly and treat you well. Our 4 nights stay at Pondoro has been unique, everything was amazing, location is incredible with its lodges on a river. As soon as you get there you start to live & breathe... More 

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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 10edit, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am very glad to read how much you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to be your guide. Always nice when there are some eager ears on the car. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Pondoro four days around New Year 2015/2016. I had been there six times before. Pondoro has everything. The location is fantastic with its view over the Olifant river where you can watch the hippos in the river or be watched by them when you take a shower outside! The chalets are beautiful and individually... More 

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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mona_nordin, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We feel so honored to had you visiting us for the 7th time. Such a pleasure to meet your husband. I am truly grateful that you enjoyed your stay as we challenge ourselves with each visit to try and exceed the expectations. We are already looking... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this place is amazing! We had such a great time here and saw plenty of animals on the game dives. The reviews below are accurate. The food was amazing! very fresh and plenty of it. Small tip, the game drive cars are not shaded, which is actually very good), but do take a good hat and plenty of... More 

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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PGH1010, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Great to see that you had an amazing time and that you saw plenty of animals during the game drives. We take great pride in our food and Lize will be elated about your review. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family More 

Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was definetely the best place we have ever been to! Very nice Suites/Chalets, interior design made with love and lots of details. Everything is perfectly organized, you dont need to worry about a thing. Just go there and have the best ever safari experience you can think of. The service level is very high. Food is excepional good.

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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear NicoMark, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am very glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and that you had a great safari experience in stunning suites with perfect service and exceptional food. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Pondoro Lodge in December 2015. It was an unforgettable experience! There were 2 game drives a day ( 5.30am and 4pm) and a bush walk at around 10.30am. Each game drive was about 4 hours long and the our guides Rue and Andreas were absolutely wonderful. We got really close to the animals and even did a... More 

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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear melliet, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for enjoying your stay with us. Yes, Rul and Andries form a great team. I will let everyone know how much you enjoyed your stay and will send your thanks through to them. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family More 

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