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    Pondoro Game Lodge

    From dining and accommodation to wildlife sightings, Pondoro Game Lodge offers an extraordinary five-star experience. Set in a private concession in the Greater Kruger Park, Pondoro promises exclusive game viewing and a tranquil setting to rejuvenate body, mind, and soul. Communal spaces are tucked among greenery along the Olifants River allowing you to enjoy a full immersion into the natural surroundings in luxury. Here, you can savour a fusion of traditional

    African flavours and modern European trends on the expansive dining deck while viewing animals drinking from the riverbanks. Guests can relax in the indoor or outdoor lounge areas, enjoy being pampered at the on-site spa, stay fit in the fitness room, and cool down at the lodge pool cocooned by lush greenery. The award-winning lodge features five suites and three chalets each individually decorated in a contemporary style, merging outdoor elements and rustic materials with modern comforts and opulence. An unforgettable overnight experience can be booked in the Treehouse Hide which overlooks a spot-lit waterhole in the middle of the bush.

    Game drives in open-top safari cruisers are led by expert guides traversing an area of 10 000 hectares. The area has strict vehicle limits to ensure that your safari is exclusive, uncrowded, and that you get the best photo opportunities. Unlike public viewing areas, rangers here can venture off- road which allows for some close-up wildlife sightings. The area is known for regular Big 5 sightings among a variety of other wildlife and birdlife species. As one of the few private lodges in South Africa situated on the Olifants River, guests also frequently spot hippos and crocodiles. For an even closer encounter in nature, take a guided walking safari with a ranger.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Treehouse hide
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    • Anti poaching tours
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • African art gallery
    • Wine celler


    • 5-star luxury
    • Uncrowded Big 5 game drives
    • Riverbank location
    • Award wiining lodge

    Closest airport

    • Hoedspruit (HDS)

    Children policy

    Children over the ages of 12 years are welcome at Pondoro Safari Lodge


    2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages.


    Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, additional activities, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers.

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates are valid to 31 December 2024

    Accommodation Options


    Sleeps 2 Adults

    Each luxury chalet overlooks the Olifants River from a private viewing deck as well as from the en- suite shower and bathtub. Two of the chalets have an outdoor bathtub while the other features an alfresco shower and indoor tub.

    Refer to T&C's above

    Price £ 407 per person, per night


    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    Each luxurious suite features a private viewing deck and jacuzzi with river views. Interiors are a magnificent haven of comfort with a lounge area, luxurious beds draped in mosquito netting, and an en-suite featuring a bathtub, indoor and outdoor shower.

    Refer to T&C's above

    Price £ 646 per person, per night

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    Getting there

    By Road

    The reserve is a 6.5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Ngala Safari Lodge is a 3.5-hour drive from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, or a 3-hour drive from Skukuza Airport.



    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
    • Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    • Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
    • Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes
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