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Reviewed November 27, 2016

Ponderous has it all. The staff was exceptional, very helpful and made sure you had a wonderful experience. There are only 8 chalets (we were in "Rock") very private spread out along the Olifants River. There was a large balcony with its own hot tub and out door shower. The chalet had a large seating area and a huge bath room. The meals were a culinary delight, served on a tree top deck overlooking the river. Morning and evening safaris were in open land cruisers and because it is in a private area the vehicles could go off road and get extremely close to the animals. Saw all of the Big 5 plus many more birds and animals. The property also had swimming pool, spa, and fitness center. We also had excellent wifi and cellular connections. Could not be better.

Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank DAH44
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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2016

Dear DAH44,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.

We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were happy with the service, rooms, safaris and our wifi.

Greetings from the bush,

Robbie and Pondoro family

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Reviewed November 23, 2016

This was my second visit to Pondoro and our honeymoon. They delivered in every category -- both on my first visit with family and on the romantic trip. Superb staff, luxurious accommodation, wonderful food. Elephants grazing feet from the elevated breakfast area. The safaris (two driven per day) are fantastic. We saw the big 5 within the first 24 hours, so we felt lucky -- but it was more that the trackers work tirelessly. Hot towels and a little sherry after a cold/dusty drive is definitely a nice touch!

We stayed at many places, but the staff and intimate touches here put this lodge above all the others. Definitely book and you will not regret. Memories for a lifetime.

Room tip: Water Suite was beautiful and private
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank TheClevelander
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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2016

Dear TheClevelander,

Thank you very much for choosing Pondoro as part of your honeymoon for your second stay with us and for taking the time to write a review.

Glad that we could aid in providing special memories that will last for a lifetime.

Greetings from the bush,

Robbie and Pondoro family

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Reviewed November 22, 2016

Very nice lodge with special décor. Perfect infrastructure. Very clean. High level of luxury. Beautiful view over the olifant river. Helpful and very kind stuff. Excelent breakfast, lunch and dinner !

Room tip: all rooms have view over the olifant river
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank cruetsche2016
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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2016

Dear cruetsche2016,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.

Great to know that you had a perfect safari experience at Pondoro.

Greetings from the bush,

Robbie and Pondoro family

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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a hotel for the people who are looking for nature. It's far away from the main road, then it is really nice. You see wild animals from you room.
Staff is great, very pleasant and available.
The room have a rustic and amazing decoration.
Excelente food.
Two days there were unforgettable.

Date of stay: November 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Expedition610239
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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2016

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Pondoro as part of your honeymoon vacation and taking the time to write a review.

Glad to see that you spent 2 unforgettable days with us.

Greetings from the bush,

Robbie and Pondoro family

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

This was my third visit to Pondoro, and I was as impressed as the first two times. I brought my American neighbours and they blown away by the level of service, the delicious food and the superb accomodations. The fact that they got to see the Big Five was an added bonus

Room tip: All rooms are fantastic
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank bushandsea
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Pondoro, Owner at Pondoro Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2016

Dear bushandsea,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review as well as being such a loyal supporter. We are elated that we managed to live up to the expectations.

Greetings from the bush,

Robbie and Pondoro family


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