Pondoro Game Lodge
Balule Nature Reserve, off R40, 1380 Balule Game Reserve, South Africa
Experience world-class service at Pondoro Game LodgeSet on the banks of the Olifants River, this luxury lodge occupies 40,000 ha of Balule Private Game Reserve.
Inside the greater Kruger National Park, it offers a rock pool and spa with waterfalls.The thatched cottages at Pondoro Game Lodge feature an African décor with rich fabrics and nature-themed decoration. Each has a private wooden deck. Air conditioning and bathtubs are standard.A fusion of traditional African and modern European cuisine can be enjoyed on the wooden deck overlooking the river. Guests can taste fine wine from Pondoro’s extensive wine cellar or grab a snack at the bar.Bird-watching and nature walks are some of the activities that the lodge can arrange. Visitors can opt for a morning and evening game drive, both in open-topped Land Rovers.The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is 131 km away.
Big 5 safari adventures do not get more personal, comfortable and memorable than a visit to Pondoro Game Lodge nestled on the banks of the Olifants river. The owners/managers Robbie and Lize Prehn were involved from the start in choosing the location and it is evident in every design feature and service that Pondoro is a labour of love. Pondoro only has eight thatched rooms, each beautifully dressed in African art and touch-me textiles, assuring a more personal safari experience. Experienced guides take small groups of up to eight on unforgettable game drives in Balule Private Nature Reserve - part of the world-renowned Kruger National Park - so, you are in prime position to explore South Africa’s incredible wildlife and landscape. Located in the heart of the bush, a Treehouse Hide, raised above ground with views of a waterhole, is also available for one-night stays. Back at the Lodge and the small Serenity Spa practices traditional South African treatments, while traditional African cuisine meets modern European flavours on the decked dining area, elevated above the river.
Open for: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,High tea
Menu: À la carte
13:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 11:00
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Pondoro Game Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Please note that guests are required to pay an entrance fee per car for the Balule Nature Reserve when arriving at the Olifants West gate. Prices vary according to type of vehicle.Please inform Pondoro Game Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.