Pondoro Game Lodge

Greater Kruger N.P., South Africa


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

5 Suites, 3 Chalets, 1 Treehouse

Child Policy

No children under 12




Treehouse Sleepout, Game Drives, Bush Walks, Night Game Drive, Birding


About This Accommodation

Pondoro Game Lodge is small property on the banks of the Olifants River in the exclusive 40,000 hectare Balule Private Nature Reserve inside the Greater Kruger National Park.

Pondoro is simple yet luxurious. The rooms are spacious with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, and a wooden deck and each has its own unique design. There are 2 room types, luxury suites and chalets. The luxury suites are larger with a private patio, lounge area, an outside shower and small Jacuzzi built into the wooden deck in front of the suites facing the river. Each suite offers complete privacy to compliment the romantic setting. Although the luxury suites are larger, the chalets are wonderfully intimate and tastefully done. Guests would have a great experience in either room type.

There is also the Pondoro Treehouse! Spend the night in a treehouse hideaway overlooking a spot-lit waterhole. A romantic night in the wilderness without roughing it in the least! Pondoro offers game drives and nature walks in this game-rich area as well as a beautiful spa for those looking to relax.

The staff at Pondoro are lovely. They are incredibly friendly, they bond with guests immediately, and they encourage a very communal feel between guests at the lodge. The food at the lodge is truly a highlight, the owner/manager is also the executive chef as well and it shows!

All in all, we are very impressed with Pondoro for it's high quality at an excellent price point.

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What Our Clients Think

This was by far our favorite place we stayed on the trip. The staff treated you like family and the food and rooms were amazing."

It had a very intimate feeling. I can definitely understand why they have been rated a top spot for honeymoon, it has a very romantic ambiance. The staff made us feel at right home. It was very homey with added luxury."

We had great game drives, and loved our guide. The food and service was excellent."

Everyone at Pondoro was extremely welcoming, helpful and knowledgable. We have never felt so pampered as at Pondoro. It was such a nice mix of relaxation in the room/lodge and excitement on the game drives. The food was excellent and plentiful, with great vegetarian options!"

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