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Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380, South Africa, 800-246-8357

All-inclusive property in Hoedspruit with spa and safari
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • This place is pretty special. It's located in a private reserve that is joined to Kruger…Jun 29, 2018
  • We were highly impressed with Pondoro, both for accommodation and quality of game viewing…Apr 23, 2019

Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive

More Info: 866-539-0031

  • Tree Suite
  • Wildevy Chalet
  • Water Suite
  • Maroela Chalet
  • Earth Suite
  • Buffalo Suite
  • Hardekool Chalet
  • Rock Suite

What’s around Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive


  • In a national park
  • Balule Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Makalali Game Reserve - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 17.1 mi / 27.5 km
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 21.1 mi / 34 km
  • Grietjie Game Reserve - 25.7 mi / 41.4 km
  • Jessica the Hippo - 27.3 mi / 43.9 km
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre - 29.5 mi / 47.5 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 68 min drive
  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 78 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Ecotours on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).


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


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

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Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

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

  • Resort fee: ZAR 185 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1055 per person (one-way)

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

FAQs for Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive

  • Does Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1055 per person one-way.
  • What is there to do at Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive and nearby?
    Onsite recreation at Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive includes ecotours, game viewing, and a wildlife and game drive. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive also has a fitness center and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 13 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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 romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Eine außergewöhnliche Safari Lodge
Das Prädikat "ausgezeichnet" ist fast zu wenig im Vergleich mit anderen Lodges. Lodge-Besitzer und das gesamte Team tun alles, um für den Gast ein außergewöhnliches Urlaubserlebnis zu gestalten. Danke an Liz, die Ranger Ray und Rud mit ihren Trackern, die erlesene Küche und das gesamte Service-Personal. Wir bekamen ein Upgrade und waren im Chalet "Rock" bestens untergebracht. Das Essen war sehr abwechslungsreich und geschmackvoll serviert - für Senioren eher zu viel; Mittags hätte ein Salat gereicht. Bei den Game Drives haben wir unter anderen viele Elefanten gesehen, auch ein Rudel von ca. 20 Löwen streifte um das Safari-Fahrzeug. Ganz zum Schluss klappten auch die intensiven Bemühungen der Tracker und Ranger mit einem freien Blick auf einen im Baum hockenden Leoparden das Big-Five-Erlebnis in 3 Tagen komplett zu machen. Herzlichen Dank dem Pondoro-Team für drei unvergesslich schöne Tage
Jürgen, de3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Game Lodge
That was my best safari experience. Since the first contact with the Game Lodge, all was extremely professional and friendly. We booked a transfer from Hoedspruit airport that worked perfectly. The room was unforgetable, huge, beaultiful, comfortable, with river view and from the balcony we could see a lot of animals. All the meals were delicious, everything included. The staff is so friendly. I will miss this place forever.
Arthur V, br3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Experiência inesquecível!
O Pondoro e sua equipe me proporcionaram uma das melhores experiências da minha vida. O lodge é incrível e fica localizado à margem de um rio, o que te permite ver animais ao longo do dia, como os Hipopótamos que moram lá e elefantes e girafas que sempre aparecem. São apenas 8 chalés, o que deixa todo atendimento muito íntimo. Foi a equipe de hotelaria mais incrível que eu já vi e uma gastronomia impecável. Sam, nosso ranger e Dion, nosso tracker, fizeram dos nossos safáris uma experiência inesquecível, uma verdadeira aventura em busca dos Big 5. Falando em Big 5, tivemos a sorte de vê-los 2 vezes e uma delas foi no mesmo game Drive. Se você ainda está em dúvida entre ficar ou não no Pondoro, simplesmente vá. Espero voltar um dia para poder ficar pelo menos 3 noites. Fiquei apenas 2 e voltei com um gostinho de quero mais! :)
LARISSA, br2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Melhor hotel que fiquei na minha vida
Pablo, br2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Experiência extraordinária !
Absolutamente tudo é perfeito neste hotel! Localização super charmosa debruçado sobre um rio onde se vê Hipopotamus, atendimento impecável, acomodações charmosas e confortáveis, serviço all inclusive de primeira e safáris emocisonantes, tendo visto os big 5 duas vezes!! Recomendo e voltaria 😉
Augusto, br3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Foi tudo perfeito. Atendimento dos funcionários, limpeza, pontualidade, comida deliciosa.
Alonir, br2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wunderbarer Aufenthalt, sehr empfehlenswert!
Hatte einen tollen Aufenthalt in der Pondoro Game Lodge. Der Blick vom Zimmer auf den Olifants River ist wunderschön und auf den Safarifahrten hat man sehr gute Chancen den Big Five zu begegnen. Die Mitarbeitenden sind alle sehr freundlich und kümmern sich toll um die Gäste.
Alexander, chOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
João Lúcio, br2 night romance trip

Pondoro Game Lodge - All Inclusive