2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

Year: 2018
Awarded by: World Luxury Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - World's Best Luxury Safari Retreat (Global Winner)

Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition as voted by guests, travelers and industry players alike. Over 300 000 international travellers vote each year to select the winners. World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement by a luxury hotel, offering recognition […]


2018 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Year: 2018
Awarded by: World Boutique Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Africa's Best Culinary Hotel

 The Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organisation exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among boutique hotels. It is the only independent awards organisation in hospitality where each and every property is visited personally by an experienced hotel judge, who specialises in each category, and where decisions on winners depend on true […]


2018 Haute Grandeur Awards

Year: 2018
Awarded by: Haute Grandeur Awards
Award: Winner - Best Game Lodge in Africa /Best Bush Lodge in South Africa/ Best Safari Retreat in South Africa

Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards: The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel AwardsTM was established as an independent and unbiased initiative to honour the very highest achievements from across the global hotel industry in 2014, recognising exceptional contributions by outstanding hotels. Unbiased results are guaranteed by placing emphasis on quality feedback from guests, rather than quantity of votes by a panel of […]


2017 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Year: 2017
Awarded by: World Boutique Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Africa's Best Honeymoon Hideaway

The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2017 were announced on the 9th of November 2017 at a glittering Awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London where Pondoro won an award as Africa’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway. The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from […]


2017 Haute Grandeur Awards

Year: 2017
Awarded by: Haute Grandeur
Award: Winner - Best Safari Retreat in Africa & Best Romantic Hotel in Africa

  The world’s most brilliant hospitality stars were lauded recently at the Haute Grandeur Hotel Awards Gala ceremony held on the 27th of October 2017 at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit in Thailand. Haute Grandeur is recognized as the world’s leading Awards initiative, acknowledging the finest hospitality experiences across 7 continents and more than 60 countries. Each year, the world’s […]


2017 World Luxury Spa Awards

Year: 2017
Awarded by: World Luxury Spa Awards
Award: Country Winner - Best Luxury Safari Spa

The 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards Gala Event was held at the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi in Vietnam. I am very pleased to announce that Pondoro was awarded as a country winner in the category Best Luxury Safari Spa. The World Luxury Spa Awards gives recognition and thanks to the luxury spa industry. Setting benchmarks in […]


2016 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Year: 2016
Awarded by: World Boutique Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Africa's Best Honeymoon Hideaway

The winners of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2016 were announced on 9th November at the glittering gala dinner held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press as well as travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world, including representatives […]


2016 Haute Grandeur

Year: 2016
Awarded by: Haute Grandeur
Award: Winner - Most Romantic Hotel in Africa

The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards was held on the 20th of October 2016 at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel in Abu Dhabi. My wife Lize and I attended the glamorous Gala dinner and I am very pleased to announce that Pondoro was awarded as Africa’s winner in the Most Romantic Hotel category. As the world’s leading Awards […]


2016 Travelmyth

Year: 2016
Awarded by: www.travelmyth.com
Award: Top 10 five-star accommodations in SA

Pondoro Game Lodge is now ranked in the top 10 five-star accommodations in South Africa.


2016 International Hotel Awards

Year: 2016
Awarded by: International Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - The Best International Country Hotel

I am absolutely delighted to announce that Pondoro Game Lodge was awarded as The Best International Country Hotel at a glittering awards ceremony held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on the 22nd of February 2016 during the International Hotel Awards in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The International Hotel Awards are the international 5-star standard of hotel […]


2015 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Year: 2015
Awarded by: World Boutique Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - World’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel

The winners and runners up of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2015 were announced on the 30th of October at the glittering Awards ceremony held at the Montcalm Hotel, London. The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world, including representatives from the British […]


2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards

Year: 2015
Awarded by: World Luxury Hotel Awards
Award: Country Winner – Luxury Romantic Hotel

The 9th Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards was hosted at the prestigious Harbour Grand Hong Kong on Saturday the 24th of October 2015. Pondoro Game Lodge won an award as the Best Luxury Romantic Hotel in South Africa.  The World Luxury Hotel Awards are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for Luxury Hotels worldwide. These Awards were established […]


2015 International Hotel Awards

Year: 2015
Awarded by: International Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Best Small Hotel Africa

The best hotels from 47 countries across the world have been competing to achieve one or more coveted International Hotel Awards, sponsored by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Winners initially have to prove they are the best nationally before competing against other top scoring hotels from across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Arabia, Africa and the UK. […]


2015 The Safari Awards

Year: 2015
Awarded by: The Safari Awards
Award: Finalist - Best Value Safari Property

Pondoro Game Lodge was voted as a finalist in the category: Best Value Safari Property in Africa at the 2015 Safari Awards held in London on 2nd November. During the evening results were announced in a total of 20 categories, and the most outstanding safari lodges, camps, houses, mobile operations, guides and conservation individuals were […]


2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards

Year: 2014
Awarded by: World Luxury Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Best Luxury Safari Retreat in the World

Pondoro Game Lodge won an award as the Best Luxury Safari Retreat in the World. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is positioned as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels worldwide. The Awards account for over 50 categories in the luxury hotel industry and include amongst others Luxury Private Island Resorts, Casino Hotels, City Hotels, […]