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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 9 August 2017

    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 7 August 2017

    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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    Reviewed 7 August 2017

    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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    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 13 August 2017

    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

    Reviewed 7 August 2017

    The staff (ALL OF THEM) was friendly and attentive to ALL details. They truly care and you will no doubt feel cared about. You become part of their family during your stay. The guides and trackers WILL make your safari experience memorable. It is not...More

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    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 13 August 2017

    Dear Ken P, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Glad that you had an amazing time with us. Greetings from the bush, Robbie and Pondoro family

    Reviewed 5 August 2017

    We've stayed at Pondoro 9 or 10 times - we've lost count. It never fails to be excellent. The staff and owners always go the extra mile to make our stay wonderful. They have become our treasured friends. We've stayed at other lodges over the...More

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    Response from Robbie_Prehn, Owner at Pondoro Game LodgeResponded 13 August 2017

    Dear shar0nchell, Thank you for going the extra mile in writing this review. It has been, as always, a pleasure to host you at Pondoro. Lize and I, as well as all the staff, are always looking forward to your visit as we know that...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
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 757 - USD 1,205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • 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
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    • Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve ,
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    Joanna N
    23 August 2017|
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    Response from Robbie_Prehn | Property representative |
    Dear Joanna, 2017 Rates include: 14% VAT. Accommodation. Three meals daily. Tea & Coffee. Mineral water. All local game drive drinks. A morning and evening game drive. Nature walks accompanied by experienced armed... More
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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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    "As for room away from the main building."
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    "Our bungelow was wonderful. Great views everywhere."
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