Blog: Game Drive Photos : Guests

Rhinos in the bush, lions in the night and many giraffes

This was our first game drive ever. After  an hour Andres find some lions and we followed them for while before leaving them again because we wanted to see them in the evening. Only half an hour later Andres discoverd two Rhinos in the bush. Because we couldn´t drive there, Shaun asked us if we […]

Pics from 13th – 17th Nov. 2009

Hi Robbie, we stayed at your wonderful Tree lodge for 4 nights and had a great time we will never forget . Thanks again and cu soon! Miriam & Torben

A few Pics

Morning Robbie, Just a quick note of thanks again, for a great weekend. The staff were fantastic, great accommodation – loved the exclusivity & of course Rul as always was brilliant. We will definitely be back J (included two pic for the blog site – photos from guests, if you want to use them) Regards […]

Amazing place!

There is a reason this Lodge was just voted into the top 100 spots in Africa to stay.. I really can’t rave enough, this was our last stop on a 3 week tour and we finished it in style. Pondoro is located in the Balule Private Reserve just outside of the Kruger gates, on the […]

Black Rhino Charge

Once again, thanks for your hospitality and welcome. Really enjoyed the tranquillity of the Bateleur camp. Big thanks to all the staff and especially Eric who made the game drives so rewarding. Great encounters with a breeding herd of elephants, the lions and most notably the black rhino which charged our vehicle (fortunately he pulled […]

Lion cubs and more…

Thanks for a great time. We loved the game drives, the food and the hospitality. We have stayed in a few game lodges but our Pondoro experience has been the most memorable of all. Had some great sightings, especially the lion cubs. We stayed for 5 nights and just missed the wild dogs. Maybe next […]

Black rhino

Dear Rolf and Ruth Thank you for sending the photos! Yes, we have seen the black rhino quite a few times now and I am happy to report that he is still around. In fact he was seen this morning. We also saw wild dogs this morning which is our 1st sighting in quite a […]

Photo of lioness in riverbed

Thanks Joachim for sending the photo! I remember when the photo was taken. It was when this female, Noengu Mafazi, killed a warthog right next to the riverbed. I think that I took some photos later of the cubs playing in the riverbed.

Photo’s Henk and Rietha

Pondoro Pondoro Team, Thanks for an experience second to none. You went out of your way to make our stay special with service excellence second to none in all possible areas. It was the best stay we’ve ever had in any Game Reserve in South Africa . We will be back ; that’s a promise. Here are […]

Photos Han & Ineke

Hello Pondoro Team, Some photos of our stay march31 – april 3 Han & Ineke, Dordrecht, The Netherlands There’s my toast


Hi Richard You are correct, it is Mazinyo. In fact Mazinyo means teeth in Zulu and he got that name from his one missing canine tooth. This happened years ago and does not seem to effect his hunting negatively.  Both are getting on in years, but I think that they still have a few years […]


Hi Robbie It would appear from my photos that Mazinyo (I think it is him as I always have a problem distinguising him from Big Boy) could do with some serious dental work, particularly on his front teeth as he seems to have lost a canine and several ftont teeth. How is he managing to […]