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"Pondoro Game Lodge - Luxury Bush Fusion"

Pondoro Safari Lodge is set on the riverine banks of the Olifants River in the Balule Private Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park. Pondoro game lodge offers guests comfort, elegance, and sophistication, allowing a truly unforgettable African safari. Pondoro is an exclusive 16-bed game lodge. It has eight perfectly spread chalets spread along one of the largest perennial rivers in Kruger National Park. African and Western cuisines are fused effortlessly and are served upon a wooden deck overlooking the Olifants river.


There are five exquisitely designed Suites at Pondoro are luxuriously designed for comfort and a unique luxury safari experience, all suites are fitted with:

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Private patio
  • Lounge Area
  • En-suite bathroom with outside shower
  • A Rockpool styled Jacuzzi (facing the river)

There are three architecturally stunning chalets overlooking the Olifants river and each African themed chalet offers:

  • En-Suite bathroom ( bath & shower overlooking the river)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • Private wooden deck

Game drives and Bush walks offer a penultimate safari experience. Guests are offered the opportunity to track and identify various animal tracks on bush walks, an intimate encounter with various animals on foot offers a once in a lifetime experience. Game drives twice a day offer early morning sightings of various herds of antelope, and even the Big Five. The evening Game Drive also offers an array of various sightings and an opportunity to view an African sunset while sipping on sundowners. Guests are often witnesses to a mid predator kill in the evenings.

  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fans
  • Wellness & Spa
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Game drives (safaris)
  • Game walks (walking safaris)
Child Policy

Children 12yrs+ are welcome at Pondoro Game Lodge.

Specials at Pondoro Game Lodge

Pondoro Game Lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Pondoro Game Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Two game drives daily (safari)
  • Curio shop items
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • All entrance fees and levies
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Additional extras will be for the guest's account
Enquiries at Pondoro Game Lodge

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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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