Pondoro In USA Today

April 15, 2022|Latest news|

We are very proud to announce that we have been featured in an article by renowned journalist Katie Jackson for the "10 once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters that you can safely experience". (USA Today)   In an article she wrote for USA Today (the largest newpaper in the USA) on April 14 [...]

Pondoro is a Global Winner

December 9, 2019|Latest news|

The month of October is always a highlight on our calendar as it is known in the industry as award season. This is the time year when hotels and other travel experts get recognised for their contribution to the hospitality industry. Pondoro was nominated to compete in the Haute Grandeur Hotel [...]


March 27, 2019|Latest news|

MEET THE LEOPARDS OF PONDORO. I thought it's about time we introduce you to the elusive rosette patterned cats that roam within our traversing in Balule Game Reserve. How do we identify each individual? Well apart from obvious signs like scars in their face, maybe a few nicks in the [...]


November 1, 2018|Latest news|

The 31st of October is celebrated throughout the world as Halloween. Thus yesterday at Pondoro was no different. We started “trick or treating” our guests at our daily high tea but as it was a special occasion we went all out with Rest in Peace Cupcakes, pumpkin heads filled with [...]

Haute Grandeur Hotel Award

April 19, 2018|Latest news|

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Pondoro has been shortlisted for a Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Award to be held at the United Arab Emirates on the 1st of November 2018. The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel AwardsTM was established as an independent and unbiased initiative to honour the very [...]

Changing the world

February 2, 2018|Latest news|

"Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use in changing the world." The words of ex President of South Africa Mr Nelson Mandela. Pondoro has managed to join forces with The Point Foundation though our support of the Black Mamba woman anti-poaching team and their affiliation with the [...]

A Bollywood New Year

January 1, 2018|Latest news|

Pondoro goes Bollywood: Guests partied into 2018 in true Bollywood style as traditional Indian cuisine were served followed by the throwing of Holi dust that covered guests and staff alike in an explosion of colour as we partied into the New Year. Every year millions of people in India, Nepal, and [...]

World Boutique Hotel Awards

November 28, 2017|Latest news|

  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 [...]