Pondoro Game Lodge was truly an amazing experience in every way. I was traveling with eight friends and we all stayed in the uniquely themed suites. Each suite had a private deck, hot tub and great view of the river. The meals prepared by Lize and staff were so delicious and worthy enough to rival a high-end dining experience . Robbie was our guide during the drives and his enthusiasm for tracking the animals was great to see. He truly loves his job and is good at it and it made for a very enjoyable experience.
Lize, Robbie and Pondoro Game Lodge staff ROCKED! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a truly amazing experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the cool riverine banks of the Olifants River (largest in Kruger) in the 40 000 ha Big 5 Balule Private Game Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park, Pondoro offers its visitors comfort, sophistication, elegance and a canvas on which to create a truly unforgettable African safari.In this small, very exclusive 16-bed lodge ( owner managed ) you will discover the only way to experience the African bush. In addition to luxurious accommodation and the caring attention from trained professionals, our visitors are lavished upon with international fare and humble African hospitality.Meals are an extraordinary culinary experience where Traditional African Cuisine fuse effortlessly with modern European trends.To compliment the food, select any of our fine wines from our extensive wine cellar. Vegetarians are specially catered for. All meals are served on a wooden deck high up in the tree canopy overlooking the Olifants River (weather permitting).Between game drives in open safari cruisers, nature walks and peaceful afternoon naps, enjoy a dip in the sparkling rock pool, a spot of sun bathing or browse through the library. The Pondoro bar is the ideal spot to quench your thirst and grab a snack. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
- Pondoro Game Lodge South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve