Pondoro Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the Olifants River in Balule Private Game Reserve inside the Greater Kruger National Park. A safari to Africa is about intimacy, tranquillity, and the romance of a bygone era. This small, exclusive 16-bed lodge fits the mould perfectly with eight chalets spread out along the largest perennial river in Kruger National Park.
Experienced guides in open safari cruisers will not only use their knowledge and bushcraft to try and show guests the Big Five and other plains game, painting memories of an Africa that will never fade away. A nature walk with an armed guide would add to the thrill of encountering animals on foot. Guides will page with guests through nature’s book and explain the meaning of various tracks and why tracking is seen as the origin of science. Meals are an extraordinary culinary experience where traditional African cuisine fuse effortlessly with modern European trends.
2021 Winner Results
Best Game Lodge (Global), Best Lodge (South Africa), Best Romantic Hotel (South Africa) and Best Safari Retreat (South Africa)
2020 Winner Results
Best Safari Lodge (Global), Best Bush Lodge (South Africa), Best Game Lodge (Africa) and Best Romantic Hotel (South Africa)
2019 Winner Results
Best Safari Lodge (Global), Best Bush Lodge (Africa) and Best Safari Retreat (Africa)
2018 Winner Results
Best Bush Lodge (South Africa), Best Game Lodge (Africa) and Best Safari Retreat (South Africa)
2017 Winner Results
Best Safari Retreat (Africa)