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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    03/09/2017 04/09/2017
    Traveller (824)
    Room & Suite (139)
    Dining (56)
    Overview
    • Excellent95%
    • Very good3%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “water suite” (17 reviews)
    “our honeymoon” (53 reviews)
    “the river” (114 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    Multilingual Staff
    Spa
    Laundry Service
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 601 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    We enjoyed our stay so much!!!! Unforgettable game viewing with Sam and Eric! Nice rooms, very good food and drinks! Very friendly staff. We felt at home and we will come back for sure. Best safari ever!

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    Thank Dieter L
    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 4 days ago

    It was an great experience on the most beautiful place! The staff was great, the food was super, the rooms are excellent and the drive is great! The elephant river in front of the lodge is also very beautiful!

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    Thank dieperink
    Reviewed 1 week 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
    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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    Thank bradw591
    Kapama River Lodge
    1,718 reviews
    #4 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
     
    Kapama Buffalo Camp
    399 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
     
    Kapama Southern Camp
    597 reviews
    #3 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
     
    Kapama Karula
    437 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
     
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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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$739 - US$1,206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Balule Nature Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve ,
    • Pondoro Game Lodge South Africa/Kruger National Park
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    Traveller (824)
    Room & Suite (139)
    Dining (56)
    Pool & Beach (17)
    Hotel & Grounds (604)
    Bathroom (33)
    Family and Play Areas (7)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
    Nearby
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    19.14 miles away
     
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    22.15 miles away
     
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    22.18 miles away
     
    Kapama Karula
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    23.04 miles away
     
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    Peter O
    7 August 2017|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    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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    21 June 2017|
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    Response from rdp480 | Reviewed this property |
    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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    "Tree suite for view of hippos!"
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    "All the suites we saw were great, but the big specialty suites have larger decks with integrated hot tubs..."
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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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