Welcome to Pondoro Safari Lodge

Set on the cool banks of the Olifants River on the 50 000ha Balule Private Nature Reserve inside the greater Kruger National Park, the award winning Pondoro Game Lodge offers its visitors comfort, sophistication, elegance and a canvas on which to create an unforgettable African Safari.

Great tuskers at Pondoro Game Lodge

Great tuskers on safari

A video of one of the great tuskers on safari drive as seen on the 22nd of April 2016. It is an elephant affectionately called Ezulwini and he is a legend in Balule. I first saw and photographed him at Ngala dam in 2009 and have since seen him regularly as the central and western […]

Mohlabetsi male lion at Pondoro Game Lodge
30 May 2016

Balule lion prides

Balule lion prides (central and southern Balule): Balule Private Nature Reserve is approximately 50 000ha in size and unfenced to Kruger National Park thus forming part of a 3 500 000ha open ecosystem which not only borders Mozambique, but also includes a 1 000 000ha of neighboring Mozambique. Pondoro shares a lot of its 10 […]