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Boutique Hotel Awards

The winners of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2015 were announced on the 1st of November 2015 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 […]

1st of September – Spring Day

  The first of September marks the official arrival of spring. Some blossoming trees and plants start to flash brilliant color like the irrepressible flame creeper ( Combretum microphyllum ) while others like the knob thorn ( Acacia nigrescens ) are more modest with a subtle touch of cream. The function stays the same in […]

Treehouse hide is ready to book

Our much anticipated Treehouse hide is finally finished and ready to book. The hide overlooks a spotlit waterhole in the middle of the bush and is a must for those with a taste for adventure. Your adventure will begin after dinner with a late night drive to the hide. You will be picked up again […]

Valentine’s day dinner

What better idea that to spend Valentine’s day in the bush? A safari means after all ” to take a journey” and whether your romance is just starting or have blossomed into something wonderful already, a journey will either be taken or one has already begun. Pondoro would love to be part of this journey […]

Christmas Eve 2014

At last! Time for dinner. Thank you to all the staff for the hard work and behind the scenes preparation.

Preparing for Christmas Eve 2014

Christmas in the bush is a special time and once again the staff are going out of their way to make it an unforgettable night for all our guests. A Christmas menu and special theme adds to the excitement. The brain behind the evening and designer of the menu is, as always Lize, my beautiful […]

Pondoro Christmas Party December 2014

Pondoro held its annual Christmas party on the 11th of December. We only had 2 guests in the lodge who were looked after by Jannie, Lize and myself during dinner while the staff celebrated a year of very hard work, but also a year of fun and laughter. Thank you all for a very successful […]

Wine tasting in the bush

  Pondoro held a hugely successful wine tasting on the 13th of October during our sundowner stop while out on the afternoon safari drive. Ingrid Motteux, owner of Wine Wise, and one of the judges of Platter’s Wine Guide came through to train some of our staff on wine etiquette and she also conducted the […]

Africology training for Pondoro beauty therapists

As part of our commitment to the staff working at Pondoro we have regular training programs to uplift and enhance our staff’s potential. After thorough research we decided to start using the Africology range of spa and skincare products at our spa. They have developed unique treatments and also thoroughly train spa therapists. Like us they […]

Valentine’s day in the bush

The animals are getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s day. Yes, romance is blooming and everyone is in a state of frenzy. Some are doing some last minute exercising to tweak and firm the body. Others are searching for that perfect dress or shopping for dinner.  Here is a sneak preview of what is going on […]