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Pondoro Game Lodge

All-inclusive hotel in Hoedspruit with spa and safari

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo, South Africa
  • We were highly impressed with Pondoro, both for accommodation and quality of game viewing. Our tracker and guide we’re exceptional. We regularly saw the big 5 (and so many…

    Apr 23, 2019

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

What’s around

  • 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

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Enter dates for 2 guests

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

What’s around


  • 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
  • Klaserie Nature Reserve - 29.9 mi / 48.2 km
  • Boabab Tree at Leydsdorp - 31.5 mi / 50.6 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 32.2 mi / 51.8 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 68 min drive
  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 78 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo, South Africa

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 8 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

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


  • 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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

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 hotel 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 hotel'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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

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)

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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).


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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Pondoro Game Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1055 per person one-way.
  • Onsite recreation at Pondoro Game Lodge 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 also has a fitness center and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 3 night trip with friends, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 3 night trip, Nov 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 2 night family trip, Sep 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Melhor hotel que fiquei na minha vida

    Pablo, 2 night trip with friends, Mar 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    2 night trip, Mar 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    João Lúcio, 2 night romance trip, Jan 4, 2019

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