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Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Balule Private Nature Reserve On The BorKruger National Park, HoedspruitLimpopoSouth Africa

Luxury lodge in Hoedspruit with spa, safari
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
  • Great ranger, guide, accommodations, and service/food - the complete package.Jul 6, 2017
  • In Pondoro the staff makes you feel at home. They are soo friendly and helpful. The…May 20, 2016
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Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit

from $746
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Ecotours on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, Serenity Spa. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit’s small print

Also known as

  • Pondoro
  • Pondoro Game
  • Pondoro Game Hoedspruit
  • Pondoro Game Lodge Hoedspruit
  • Pondoro Lodge


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: ZAR 100 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 855 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit


  • Balule Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 16 mi / 25.8 km
  • Klaserie Nature Reserve - 16.7 mi / 26.9 km
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 20.6 mi / 33.2 km
  • Grietjie Game Reserve - 23.4 mi / 37.6 km
  • Khamai Reptile Centre - 26 mi / 41.8 km
  • Jessica the Hippo - 26.3 mi / 42.3 km
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre - 28.5 mi / 45.8 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 81 min drive
  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 109 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 25 reviews

Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit
We can't stop talking about pondoro!
Exceeded every expectation we had - they were already high. Personal touches mixed with impeccable service, beautiful rooms and an overall excellent safari experience. I have stayed in other lodges and can say nothing comes close to Pondoro.
A Traveler, us3 night romance trip
Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit
Luxury and adventure
Pondoro Lodge is a place to remember. The rooms are private and romantic, with views over the river. We loved watching the hippos from the deck at breakfast time. The safari drives were outstanding. We saw so many incredible animals, including a chameleon.
Rachel, nz3 night trip
Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit
Love Pondoro!
We've been 9 or 10 times - I've lost count but Pondoro is still consistently excellent! A place where your hosts become friends and it takes an hour to get through all the hugs when you arrive! Superb, chic, individual accommodation. Beautifully presented food at every course. A comprehensive and intelligent wine list and cellar, showcasing the best South African wines. The game drives are the pièce de résistance. The real deal. No fake viewings. Not 'bus fulls' of trucks. Truly authentic, with rangers and guides who actually know what they're talking about, with dozens of years of experience in the Bush. This is the real deal. A place for romance and to 'rewild' your soul! You'll not find better.
sharon, gb3 night romance trip
Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit
Great base for Northern Kruger
Very good , friendly , food good and varied . Trackers and guides on safrai game drives excellent. They founf lions lepards and even achettah in the most remote places .all credit to them
Ian, gb4 night romance trip
Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit
Best week of travel in my life. Simply superb.
Where do I start...! Best week of travel in my life... Everything about this place is exceptional. Right in the heart of the Balule private game reserve on the banks of the Olifants river nestled amongst the trees. I was in the Buffalo suite, right up the end, and it was simply amazing to say the least, huge and beautifully appointed. All the staff, Janni, Tania, Lillian and all the other staff are superb. They really make you feel at home. Liza and Robbie where only there a few nights of my stay as they where off collecting yet another well deserved hotel award. Rul and Andres are a top notch Tracker / Ranger combo and pull out all the stops to get you up close and personal to all the animals and are so knowledgable about all the wildlife and nature in the area, and do it with a cheeky sense of humor. They really made the whole experience special. The food is top notch, dining room staff are great and the dining deck is superb, just watch your muffins at breakfast as the Vervet monkeys love them if you leave them unattended. We got surprised on two of the nights by amazing dinner set up down by the river which blew me away. They really know how to make the experience special. Great wine and beer list too. If I could rate it more than 5/5 I would. Can't wait to come back again soon.
Stephen, auOther trip

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Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive, Hoedspruit

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