Pondoro Game Lodge is set on the banks of the Olifants River in the exclusive 40 000 hectare Balule Private Nature Reserve inside the Greater Kruger National Park. In this small very exclusive 16-bed lodge you will discover the true way to experience the African Bush.
Pondoro has 3 architecturally designed standard chalets overlooking the Olifants River. Each chalet has been beautifully decorated with an African theme. All chalets have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a wooden deck.
At Pondoro you are invited to indulge in the ultimate luxury when selecting anyone of our 5 luxury suites during your stay. All our suites are air-conditioned and architecturally designed offering modern comforts in an ancient setting. Each suite is provided with a private wooden deck with a natural looking Jacuzzi, lounge area and an outside shower for those who are adventurous at heart.
Our spa offers an escape to a place of sophistication and indulgence, where one is surrounded by elegant décor and cascading waterfalls, in an environment with a breathtaking ambiance. Revitalize your mind, body and soul with classic spa treatments where an exclusive personal approach is taken incorporating innovative and authentic spa and face treatments which range from a glass covered steam room, a spa bath under the wide African sky to a massage in the privacy of your room.
Balule Private Game Reserve
Situated in the Limpopo Province and forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa, the Balule Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant free-roaming wildlife, fascinating birdlife and is home to the renowned Big Five, which includes lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard.
While the big game is the undoubtable highlight of the reserve, visitors can also look forward to spotting an array of other African wildlife such as a variety of buck, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and over 250 bird species living amongst the savannah, riverine forest and wooded mountains.
Other popular activities include: boating down the Olifants River on an exciting water safari, visiting a cultural village, or horse riding, white water rafting and hot air ballooning through this spectacular landscape.