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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 6 May 2015

    We has 4 wonderful days at Pondoro in April. Everything was amazing from the accommodation (Chalets) to the food and wine, to the safaris and midday walks. Eric our driver and Ramson our tracker were amazing at finding us all the wildlife and pointing out...More

    Thank Ian F
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 7 May 2015

    Dear Ian F, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It has been a pleasure to host you and your family at Pondoro and to help in making it a memorable stay. Eric and Remson will be delighted to read...More

    Reviewed 4 May 2015

    Friendly and helpfull staff made our stay at this lodge superb. The view from our lovely well-equiped guest house was magnificent. The food was great and always served with a smile. Safaris were amazing: many thanks to Josia and the others for sharing their knowledge....More

    2  Thank Lizzy L
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 7 May 2015

    Dear Lizzy L, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Good to see that you enjoyed and appreciated the efforts of our wonderful and well trained staff. I will be sure to let Josiah know of your appreciation. Greetings from...More

    Reviewed 25 April 2015

    Everything about our stay at Pondoro was perfect. Game drives were great with stunning sightings. This included a 'once in a lifetime' leopard sighting but obviously that's never guaranteed, we were VERY lucky. Robbie and Eric worked really hard to find everything for us and...More

    1  Thank wwglobetrotting
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 7 May 2015

    Dear wwglobetrotting, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am very happy to read that you really enjoyed your stay with us and that you noticed all the small touches that we do in order to enhance a guest's...More

    Reviewed 16 April 2015

    Everything was splendid! The guest houses were beautifully appointed and the staff was attentive and timely. In particular, Rul and Andreis, our guide and tracker, were fantastic - incredibly knowledgable and intuitive. We were seconds from witnessing a mother elephant give birth to her calf....More

    2  Thank Carole B
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 19 April 2015

    Dear Carole B, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for staying with us and I will most definitely inform Rul and Andries of your excellent review. Yes, nothing can beat having more than 70 years of experience...More

    Reviewed 15 April 2015

    Stayed 3 nights at Pondoro. The Earth room was super luxurious . Our driver Josiah and tracker Samson were excellent. The Safari was amazing . The food was better then any restaurant in rope or USA. The staff were very friendly and helpful . Roby...More

    3  Thank Rashad E
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 19 April 2015

    Dear Rashad E, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It is very good to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed your suite, knowledgable guides, the safari and cuisine. Greetings from the bush,...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Balule Nature Reserve
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    GolingGal949
    21 June 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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    Savanna I
    11 January 2017|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    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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    3 December 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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