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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    2017-09-03 2017-09-04
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    Reviewed 20 June 2015

    We spent 3 days at the lodge with friends and we were very impressed with the lodge. We travel a lot and didn't know what to expect for a "game lodge" and they exceeded all of our expectations. The accommodations were very well maintained, the...More

    Thank Dana W
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 3 July 2015

    Dear Dana W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am very happy to read that we managed to exceed all your expectations regarding food, service, accommodation and safaris and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Greetings from...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2015

    What more can we say that hasn't already been said. Pondoro Game Lodge was everything we had expected and more! The location was fantastic, right next to the river gave us the opportunity to view the animals as they walked past. The lodge itself was...More

    2  Thank Gauscouple
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 20 June 2015

    Dear Guascouple, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It really makes one feel good to read a review such as this. I am so glad that all the small and finer touches are seen. Rul and Andries will be...More

    Reviewed 6 June 2015

    The most beautiful , quiet and quaint Lodge ! There are only 8 Lodges on site so never more than 16 people at one time ! I lucked out as their was only 1 group of 3 when I arrived ( I prefer smaller groups...More

    1  Thank DanielCartwright723
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 7 June 2015

    Dear DanielCartwright723, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to host you and I am so glad that you enjoyed everything during your stay, from the cuisine to the rooms and service. You are a great...More

    Reviewed 4 June 2015

    From the moment we arrived our experience was flawless and our memories will last a life time. The staff welcomed us like family and the service and accommodation was impeccable. The game drives were incredible, our ranger Rul and tracker Andries were amazing ensuring we...More

    1  Thank Colina-Chris
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 6 June 2015

    Dear Colina-Chris, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Congratulations again on your engagement and everyone at Pondoro feels honored that you choose us as the spot for celebrating such an unforgettable and special moment. Thank you for the recommendation...More

    Reviewed 2 June 2015

    I want to write this review to make it useful for others choosing a safari lodge, but it's really hard to describe how amazing this place is in 500 succinct words. We visited on our honeymoon, for 4 days, and during our honeymoon, stayed in...More

    3  Thank Holly S
    Response from Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 6 June 2015

    Dear Holly S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for choosing Pondoro as part of your honeymoon and I am glad that we could add to such a special event. Thank you also for noticing all the...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • US$739 - US$1,201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 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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