Our Olifants River location, inside the renowned Greater Kruger National Park, without a doubt distinguishes us from any other ordinary holiday. But it’s not just the spectacular scenery and wildlife which secures our place in a list of the world’s most luxurious escapes.
Getting close to nature doesn’t mean compromising on comfort when you stay at our plush safari lodge. Owners Robbie and Lize Prehn are eager for you to experience an African safari that encompasses the “intimacy, tranquility, and the romance of a bygone era”. Each of the eight rooms at Pondoro’s Game Lodge accommodation offer exactly that. Under the thatched roofs that cloak our riverside suites and chalets are retro-rustic interiors, featuring upscale amenities. How does a spa bath on your private deck with the soundtrack of the African bush playing in the background sound? For something truly exclusive, spend a night in the Treehouse Hide Experience. Guests are dropped off at this rural retreat, overlooking a spot-lit waterhole, by evening, and are picked up again the following morning. You’ll be left with life-long memories as a special memento of your stay.
With opportunities like these it’s no surprise that Bupa Travel Insurance recently included us in their list of the leading resorts to experience the South African wilderness.‘Pondoro offers explorers a chance to get acquainted with Africa’s Big Five animals and beautiful game like giraffes and zebras,’ the company writes. ‘The luxurious suites are blissfully air-conditioned and come complete with a spa bath built into the private wooden decks, so you can soak the dust from a day on safari away.’
We organise complimentary safaris early in the morning and evening drives to view the ‘Big Five’ found in Africa, as well as other impressive mammals in their natural habitats – such as the afore mentioned giraffes and zebras.
Our fine restaurant is renowned for its amalgamation of delicious African and European culinary treats, as well as its sublime setting amongst the tree tops overlooking the Olifants River. As well as satiating your stomach, guests who stay for three nights can feed their souls during an otherworldly dinner in the bush.
In keeping with our luxury-retro theme, we supply the world’s best whiskies, as well as Cuban cigars, ports and cognacs at our wonderful bar for a nightcap ahead of the excitement of the following day exploring or resting.
Pondoro Game Lodge is pleased to announce that for all these reasons and many more we’ve been chosen by Bupa in their review of the World’s Most Luxurious & Exclusive Boutique Holidays.