Pondoro Game Lodge

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The Pondoro Lodge Balule offers five luxurious suites, and three architecturally designed chalets, all of which promises that all comfort and privacy are met while you enjoy your stay.

The rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer some amenities to keep guests comfortable during their memorable African bush experience.

The award-winning, five-star lodge is in the Balule Reserve, which is in the Greater Kruger Park in South Africa. This exclusive Lodge nestles on the riverine banks of the Olifants River promising to provide guests with an unforgettable African experience.

Morning and afternoon safari drives are in open safari cruisers, you are bound to see many of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, and buffalo) with your expert rangers and trackers.

Traditional African cuisine, blended with some of the latest European culinary trends are sure to offer visitors a mouth-watering culinary experience. The Pondoro lodge also offers a large selection of wines to complement their mouth-watering cuisine.

After dinner, guests enjoy a nightcap out on the lodge's deck and take in the unique sounds of the untamed African bush. All meals are available on the wooden deck, high up in the tree canopy overlooking the Olifants River, which is the perfect spot to catch up with some wildlife watching while enjoying your culinary experience.

The bar also stocks a selection of the most beautiful whiskeys, from an exquisite blend of single smokey malt, as well as various Ports and Cognacs to be enjoyed on the deck reminiscing the adventures of the day.

Thrilling morning and evening safaris where guests can be on the lookout for Africa's untamed 'Big 5' during the adventurous safari drives. The safaris are led by expert rangers and trackers who can take their guests to where the best animal sightings are.

The Pondoro spa offers some treatments to help guests relax, d-stress and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul. Treatments range from a glass-covered steam room, various massages, body wraps, to a spa bath under the warm African sky. Guests can either enjoy their treatments at the spa surrounded by the elegant decor and cascading waterfalls, or in the comfort and privacy of their room.

Chalet facilities:

  • Beautifully decorated with an African theme
  • En-suite bathroom (with shower and bath overlooking the river)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • Wooden deck

Suite amenities:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Private patio
  • Lounge area
  • Outside shower
  • Rockpool style jacuzzi


  • Free WiFi
  • Telescope for stargazing
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Rock Pool
  • African / European cuisine
  • Extensive wine cellar
  • Spa and small gym


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Mosquito net
  • Outside Shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Pondoro Game Lodge

  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Wine cellar

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FAQs about Pondoro Game Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Pondoro Game Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Pondoro Game Lodge located?
Pondoro Game Lodge is located at the following location / address: Balule Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park.