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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Pondoro is one of the best, if not the best resort my wife and I have ever been too, a true diamond in the bush. The attention to detail and overall hospitality shown by the facility and staff is world class. If looking for a...More

    Thank MMorg3
    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 14 June 2017

    A group of 6 of us stayed at Pondoro a couple weeks ago (end of May 2017). With such an unbelievable trip and experience at Pondoro, I'm not sure how to keep this review short. SAFARIS/GAME DRIVES: We went on early morning drives and a...More

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

    Dear Crazy Group of 6 from Texas, Wow what a fabulous review! It is so inspirational to see that you had a great time with us. I will inform all the staff of your accolades, specifically Sam and Eric who will both be thrilled. Greetings...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Pondoro has great facilities and food, but it is obvious the people make it special. We could not have asked for a more attentive staff. They made sure everything was perfect. Our every need was met beyond expectation

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We really enjoyed the beautifull lodge with the stunning view. Andries and Rul showed us every corner of the Belule park and were really knowledgable of the animals and their behaviour. The meals were fabulous, very well prepared and served on a beautifully located terrace...More

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    Thank Holidayandfun
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our stay at Pondoro was outstanding. Exceeded any and all expectations for our first time safari experience. We were a large family & friends group. The suites were fun and unique and my accommodation in one of the Chalets was perfect. A private dinner on...More

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    Thank Pat D
    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Pat D, I am delighted to read that your group had an outstanding time at Pondoro and that the suites, chalets and overall safari experience exceeded your expectations. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family

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    Amenities
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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Minibar
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    • US$742 - US$1,209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • 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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