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Balule Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa See on map
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Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
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5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time, lodge facilities were good, food was well prepared and game drives with excellent rangers were very good. The surrounding was divers as well as the animals we have seen. Directions to the lodge were very clear. We certainly will come...More

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Reviewed 6 June 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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

a fantastic overwelming experience. Lodge, staff, food, wildrit , ... everything was perfect.De whole staff was so friendly, helpfull, Just a pity that we didn't see the buffels, but we saw the other big 4 several times.It was the best part of our South-Africa trip.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for our honeymoon! Prior to arriving to Pondoro we went to Capetown, following Pondoro we flew to Mauritius, and Pondoro was the best part of our trip! Especially when it came to the food and wine! Oh and service, i could go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pondora is a 1st class (photo) safari lodge. In general, the staff was excellent - caring, helpful, and professional, but fun.The kitchen staff went above and beyond. Not only did they make sure that my dietary restrictions were honored, but they mimicked what others were...More

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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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HOTEL FEATURES
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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Awards & Recognition
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Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$769 - US$1 399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game 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$769 - US$1 399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pondoro Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
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Maci G
3 September 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
9 April 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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sunni2014
10 January 2018|
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Response from Sandiee V | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I'm glad you like my post. I flew from Cape Town to hoedspruit and the lodge came to pick us up at the airport (@ additional cost) Everything was super easy and smooth. Hope this helped.
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