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Pondoro Game Lodge is set on the banks of the Olifants River which cuts through the heart of the Balule Game Reserve. It’s the perfect location for a South African safari, and if you want one that ticks all the boxes when it comes to sheer luxury, this is it.
The best way to describe Pondoro would be to take all the best features from all the top lodges in the country and combine them into one. The owners really have thought of everything, and you can be assured of only the highest quality when it comes to service.
At the main lodge itself, the five-star kitchen offers an extraordinary culinary adventure, fusing traditional African cuisine with modern European trends. Meals are served on the deck to get the most out of those phenomenal views over the river. Pondoro Game Lodge also features its very own spa and gym, a private wine cellar and a rock pool. The telescope is a thoughtful touch when it comes to stargazing after dinner.
We also give a thumbs up to the number of guests per safari vehicle being limited to eight, which allows for an intimate game-viewing experience. The guides here are as good as they come, and aside from being master storytellers, they work well as a team getting you where you need to be within the reserve to catch all the live animal action.