Pondoro Game Lodge

Adjacent to the majestic Olifants River inside Greater Kruger National Park, Pondoro Game Lodge offers its visitors comfort, sophistication, and elegance. This small, exclusive, 16-bed lodge features 8 chalets spread out along the largest perennial river in Kruger National Park. Meals are an extraordinary culinary experience, where traditional African cuisine fuses effortlessly with modern European trends. Select any of the fine wines from the award winning wine cellar to compliment the food. All meals are served on a wooden deck high up in the tree canopy overlooking the Olifants River. Serenity Spa at Pondoro 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. Enjoy early morning game drives, nature walks, bird watching and so much more.

South Africa Wildlife Tracker

Experienced trackers guide you through three of South Africa’s most famous game reserves - Kapama, Kruger & Sabi Sands Private Reserve - in a range of daily game drives and night safaris. More Info

Cape, Kruger and Vic Falls

Feel the immense power of nature deep within your chest as you marvel at the roaring spectacle of Victoria Falls. This all-encompassing tour combines the best of coastal South Africa with the stirring sights of the savannah and the rich wildlife of the mighty Zambezi River. More Info

South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari

Enjoy a front row seat as the sunrise casts a golden hue across the endless savannah and the wild local residents begin their daily parade. More Info

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Surrender to the sounds of the wilderness as you venture into Kruger National Park to meet wild elephants, lions and zebra. Explore chic Cape Town and see South Africa at her finest. More Info

South African Grand Journey

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Southern Africa Bucket List

Cape Town, the Winelands, Victoria Falls, Kruger, Chobe and the Okavango Delta; an immersive safari and culture tour, covering the best of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. More Info

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger

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Luxury Suite

The 5 Luxury Suites are each unique in their own way and have their own theme: Earth Suite, Rock Suite, Tree Suite, Water Suite and Buffalo Suite. All Luxury Suites are air-conditioned and architecturally designed, offering modern comforts in an ancient setting. Each suite is provided with a private patio, lounge area and an outside shower for those who are adventurous at heart. A rockpool style Jacuzzi is built into the wooden deck in front of the suites facing the river. All Luxury Suites are completely private and compliment the romantic setting at Pondoro. Imagine enjoying a glass of port after dinner in the privacy of your own Jacuzzi while being serenaded by a symphony of sounds from the bush... All accommodation includes complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Luxury Chalet

Pondoro has 3 architecturally designed Luxury Chalets overlooking the Olifants River. Each chalet has been beautifully decorated with an African theme. All chalets have en suite bathrooms (with a shower and bath overlooking the river), air-conditioning, mosquito nets, and a wooden deck... All accommodation includes complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Pondoro Game Lodge Dining

Meals are an extraordinary culinary experience where Traditional African Cuisine fuses effortlessly with modern European trends. All meals are served on a wooden deck high up in the tree canopy overlooking the Olifants River. An unforgettable bush dinner will await those who stay for a third night. To compliment the food, wine can be selected from the extensive wine cellar. Pondoro has won a Diners Club PLATINUM award for its wine list in 2009 and again in 2011. For guests’ convenience, the bar also stocks some of the finest Whiskies, Ports and Cognacs.

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Serenity Spa & Wellness Centre

Serenity Spa at Pondoro 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. Invigorating spa treatments include: African head massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage, African Bamboo Massage, body scrubs & wraps, salt baths, facials, manicures & pedicures and more. Guests may refer to the Spa Treatment Menu for further details, prices and treatment options.

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Game Drives & Other Activities

Morning and evening safaris are conducted every day in open safari-cruisers, in search of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo). Other plains games are conducted by expert rangers and trackers and promise an unforgettable safari. The vehicles in the huge concession area are limited and will only allow two at a sighting. Other exciting activities include bird watching, bush walks, and more.

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