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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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Stayed here for two nights with my husband and what a lovely small intimate place this is. The chalet we stayed in was called "Water" and the huge room had a water theme. The interior decoration is fantastic. One of the best parts was that we had our own bubble pool looking out over the bush. The other four luxury... More 

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

Thank for taking the time to write a review. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that Pondoro lived up to your expectations. We hope to see you again soon. Greetings from Robbie and the rest of the team at Pondoro More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Though this hotel had many wonderful attributes, there were a few things wrong that I feel I need to post for future travelers. My husband and I came here for the first 2 nights of our honeymoon. THE BAD - When we got back to our room the first night is when the trouble began. First, there was a scorpion... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your complaints have been noted and are taken in a very serious light as this is not the kind of service and standards that we pride ourselves in. The issue with regards to the 2-way radios has been addressed. I had an emergency meeting with housekeeping to discuss your report... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Great hospitality! Great food! Excellent service! Robbie and Andries searched everywhere to show us as wildlife as possible and succeded!

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

We spent 5 nights at Pondoro Lodge, and had a wonderful experience. This lodge is rated as a 5 star, but we disagree!!!!! This is a 6 star plus. We have travelled extensively and can honestly say, this lodge exceeded our expectations of a 5 star. The accommodation was beautiful, we stayed in the Water Suite. The food was gorgeous,... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Just arriving at Pondoro was already incredible: the standard chalets are so gorgeous it makes us wonder what the luxury chalets must be like. Beautifully decorated, very comfortable (big bed!) and a magnificent setting with view of the river. But the experience was only starting: the meals, served in another amazing setting, were very tasty, and the rangers and trackers... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

we intended to stay one night at this lodge but after arrival we decided to stay an extra night. The standard rooms are allready nice but the luxury rooms are something special. Nice setting along the river, very friendly, decent food and a good winelist. First safari was the best, lions very nearby, a big herd of elephants with small... More 

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kuala lumpur-malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Spend our summer holls with two young kids at this beautiful place for 4 nights just last week .From pick up at local airport to drop off back after the safari,everything was well arranged with personal attention from Liz and her crew.A pleasent drive from the airport.Rooms very clean,cosy beds.Game drives very well organized with very friendly ranger n tracker.Saw... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

From the warm welcome to the wonderful food & hospitality offered with such kindness & care to the amazing 4 wheel drive animal spotting this 7 day holiday truly exceeded our imagination. It was a privilege to be introduced to the African Bush & animals by such a knowledgeable,skilled & sensitive Ranger /owner as Robbie,ably assisted by Andreas.The staff without... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Our room did not have heat but they did provide a portable heater. Robbie and Derrick our guides took us on some excellent Safaris.

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South Africa
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19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We spent the weekend at Pondoro to celebrate my sisters birthday. Lize and Robbie you get 5 out of 5 for service, food, excellent rooms, game drives and staff attitude and much more. I would highly recommend this lodge for couples who seek a romantic time out with all the luxuries of the South African Bush. Would definately go back... More 

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