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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We were made welcome from the moment we stepped out the car. All staff went out their way to make sure we were comfortable and nothing was too much trouble - they even adjusted the menu for our fussy daughter every evening! The game drives...More

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    Thank Susan M
    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Susan M, Was great to host you at Pondoro and glad that we could assist with your daughter's menu. It was no trouble at all. Glad you enjoyed your stay and that the game drives exceeded your expectations. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and...More

    Reviewed 18 June 2017

    We visited Pondoro as the second leg of our honeymoon, after relaxing for a week prior – we were ready for some excitement and we definitely got it! Our safari started on our trip from the airport when our driver had to navigate around a...More

    Thank jdlevy2017
    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 21 June 2017

    Dear jdlevy2017, Thank you for choosing Pondoro as part of your honeymoon vacation. Great to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I will inform Raymond, Marius and Amerika about your accolades. They will be thrilled. Hope to welcome you back soon again....More

    Reviewed 12 June 2017

    The bedroom is very comfortable, the staff were very attencious, the game drivers were fantastics and the food were very good too. And the staff solved our problem, since we decided live one day before and our shuttle could not take us, the pondoro took...More

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    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 15 June 2017

    Dear Alinemmo, Thank you for choosing Pondoro as your safari destination and I am glad to read that you had a wonderful time. Glad that we could assist in your travel arrangements. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family

    Reviewed 27 May 2017

    Our only-too-brief stay at the Pondoro Lodge was one that will remain with us as a positive and unforgettable memory of our "trip of a lifetime." The unlimited energy to guest needs, attention to detail in all aspects of the Pondoro operation along with the...More

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    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 15 June 2017

    Dear Harvey, Anna and Sally, It was a pleasure to host you at Pondoro and I am elated to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us. It is nice to read how much Julius and Ramson contributed to enhance your experience and I...More

    Reviewed 23 May 2017

    We recently stayed at Pondoro for 3 nights. It exceeded every expectation we had. From the pick up at the airport by Raymond we knew we had made a wise choice. We stayed in the tree suite which was beautiful and clean. Not even a...More

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    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 15 June 2017

    Dear Julie C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and staying with us at Pondoro during your safari holiday. We try our best to exceed guest expectations and to add little extras to enhance the experience. Thank you for noticing. Greetings...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Free Parking
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$ 739 - US$ 1,201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Balule Nature Reserve
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    Peter O
    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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    We spent 5 days in Cape Town prior to flying into Hoedspuit and I would highly recommend spending some time in that area. We actually stayed in Somerset West which is about half hour east of Cape Town. Somerset is a nice... More
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