Pondoro Game Lodge


Award-winning lodge in Balule

Set on the cool riverine banks of the Olifants River in the 40,000-hectare Balule Private Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park, Pondoro Game Lodge offers its visitors comfort, sophistication, elegance and a truly unforgettable African safari.

Enjoy daily morning and evening safaris in open vehicles that will venture off-road and seek out the Big 5 and other plains game. The vehicles are limited and only two are allowed at a sighting so exclusivity is ensured. Plus: you'll have the expert guidance of Pondoro's rangers and trackers. 

This small, exclusive lodge has 5 Suites and 3 Chalets all tastefully decorated with African décor. Suites have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, mosquito nets, lounge areas, outside shower, and private wooden decks with rock-pool-style plunge pools. African-meets-modern cuisine is served on a main deck high up in the tree canopy. The award-winning wine cellar complements meals and the Serenity Spa where you will be treated to the sounds of cascading waterfalls.



  • Award-winning lodge in Balule Private Nature Reserve inside Greater Kruger National Park
  • Luxury Suites with private plunge pools, and Chalet accommodation with all the bells and whistles
  • Game drives with qualified guides and trackers, off-road driving, and evening drives with spotlight
  • Three hides for game-watching and nature walks
  • Award-winning wine cellar, fine dining and Serenity Spa on site
Big 5 Restaurant on premises Safari destination Spa


Pondoro Game Lodge
Balule Private Nature Reserve
Kruger National Park Surrounds
South Africa

An award-winning lodge on the banks of the Olifants River in the Balule Private Nature Reserve, Pondoro Game Lodge sets the bar high. From the magnificence of your room (which will be hard to leave) and the warm hospitality to informative game drives and delightful meals, this is a lodge worthy of all its accolades.

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