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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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    Reviewed October 30, 2013

    There are NO words to describe our experience in Pondoro. We were SO spoiled, we couldn't imagine how perfect our honeymoon could be. The lodge is very comfortable, very clean and has an incredible 'vibe'. The food is just perfect, we could see all the...More

    1  Thank Felipe T
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded November 24, 2013

    Dear Felipe T, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It makes me very happy to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything from the food to the safari drives were excellent. Greetings from the...More

    Reviewed October 27, 2013

    It was the first time in a safari experience. Wow, wow and wow! Pondoro is gorgeous. Hospitality of Lize and Ronny make you feel as a part of that succesful great team. Decoration (water and buffalo suite), food and wine, service, safari game are unbelievable....More

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    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded October 28, 2013

    Dear GlobeTrotter591001, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am grateful that Pondoro could contribute in all of you having a wonderful time in South Africa. Glad that you enjoyed everything from the suites to the safari drives and...More

    Reviewed October 24, 2013

    Just been a couple of nights to Pondoro. It was stunning !!! The safaris were everything you would expect and beyond, the food was unbelievable, staff was amazing and owners make you feel at home from the first minute !!!! Recommendable to everyone !!!!More

    1  Thank Krist S
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded October 25, 2013

    Dear Krist S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that we could help in creating a wonderful safari experience at Pondoro and that everything were found to be to your liking. Greetings from the bush, Robbie...More

    Reviewed October 23, 2013

    We spent 3 nights in Pondoro as a family of three and completely enjoyed each an every aspect of hospitality at the lodge. The rooms are beautiful, each one a separate cottage with a private bath at the back overlooking the river running behind the...More

    2  Thank gypsicsoul
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded October 25, 2013

    Dear gypsicsoul, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It looks like you had a fantastic time at Pondoro and that you saw and got very close to a lot of our friendly and not so friendly neighbors. Glad that...More

    Reviewed October 18, 2013

    Words simply can't express how wonderful of an experience my husband and I had while staying at Pondoro! The service is supurb with the most thoughtful of details; the food was devine and worthy of the best restaurants around; the game drives were authentic, informative,...More

    1  Thank luv2travel520
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded October 25, 2013

    Dear luv2travel520, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are honored to be part of your honeymoon experience and that we managed to live up to your expectations. We will definitely be looking out for you sometime in the...More

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    • Pool
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • $742 - $1,110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kruger National Park >
    • Balule Nature Reserve
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    GolingGal949
    June 20, 2017|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    Hi there, there is no real best time as it all depends on your preferences. Winter is very moderate with less leaves on the trees and summers are hot, but with the bonus of more birds and some baby animals. It is a summer... More
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    January 10, 2017|
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    Dear Savanna I, Only bugs a day or 2 after after good rains. It is not a problem during safari drives, but can be irritating during dinner. In the day it is fine. Long sleeves and pants are not really necessary. You may... More
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    December 3, 2016|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    All the suites have indoor and outdoor showers. Hardekool and Wildevy chalets have indoor showers. All our rooms can be changed to twins. All the suites have a Jacuzzi. Early morning can still be chilly. Wear jackets or... More
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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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