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Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa See on map
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
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5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience with pondoro. Amazing rooms, service, safaris and hospitality. Highly recommend the entire package. The food was good as well. Only thing which can be further perfected on ( food) otherwise no issues at all. Will recommend to fellow friends as well. Thank you!

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Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

First came to Pondoro in 2010 ... have been back about every 2 years since. In the meantime we've been to many other game lodges. But Pondoro is by far and away our stand out, go to favorite! Liza and Robbie are such wonderful, gracious...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were fortunate enough to spend five days at beautiful, tranquil Pondoro Game Lodge. We stayed in the stunning Rock suite, which boasted an outdoor shower and jacuzzi built into the deck - overlooking the Olifants River. We were incredibly lucky to...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Sherri R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting and accommodations. The staff is fantastic and is determined to make sure everyone is comfortable and happy. Safari guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made sure we saw everything you would want to see.

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Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food and one of a kind food and room experience. Each chalet suite gives you an opportunity to commune with nature with outdoor showers and baths. The food is tailored for special experiences including dinner by the river.

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Date of stay: January 2019
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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, More 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. Less
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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
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Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$754 - US$1,463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
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Pondoro Game Lodge South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$754 - US$1,463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
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Pondoro Game Lodge South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
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Debra B
December 6, 2018|
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Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
Dear Debra, The black mambas are an all woman anti-poaching team based in our reserve. They play a vital part in protecting rhinos in our reserve. You can book at the lodge or beforehand through our reservations office. For... More
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Maci G
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Pondoro's guides are excellent and I would just use them. Safaris are twice daily
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IsabelOh
April 8, 2018|
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Response from mflora1950 | Reviewed this property |
We were signed up to do it, but there was a poaching that night so the event was cancelled.
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"Go the whole way & get a suite!"
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Sep. 24, 2018
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"All the views are wonderful"
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Sep. 23, 2018
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"The Suites are amazing..."
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Sep. 9, 2018
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"This lodge is so amazing no room will disappoint"
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Sep. 25, 2017
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