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WEEK IN PICTURES 24-28 DEC ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #54 It was an absolute incredible week to be out on the Balule Game Reserve with such great game viewing and the most breathtaking thunderstorms. Although to get those big thunderstorms it needs to be very hot and that’s exactly what we had, a few extremely hot days. So the elephants only […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 09-15 DEC ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 09-15 Dec ’18 Sunday 09 Dec 2018 6 Lionesses with 1 male and 4 cubs at xidulu road with a kudu kill 1 Bull elephant feeding at poly shots 23 Elephants feeding at waterbok 2 White rhino 3 Spotted hyenas at mamba road 16 Elephants heading east […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 02-08 DEC ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 02-08 Dec ’18 Sunday 02 Dec 2018 1 Male leopard at hearnes cutline 1 Female leopard at andries link heading south 1 Bull elephant feeding at boetabessie dam 14 Lions relaxing at york ccutline 4 Bull elephants feeding at river lodge main 2 White rhino   Monday […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 4-10 NOV ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 4-10 Nov ’18 Sunday 4 Nov 2018 1 Male leopard east of rian’s road 30 Elephants feeding west of xipanga road 3 Machaton males with 7 kudyela lionesses and 12 cubs at swens reservoir   Monday 5 Nov 2018 1 Female leopard east of xipalatsi 15 Elephants […]


Lioness pulling warthog from burrow

A recent video by Pondoro guide Rul taken during a safari with guests not too long ago. Incredible scene of a lioness digging into a burrow trying to excavate a warthog. This happens fairly often, but to see a lioness disappearing into the hole with only her tail sticking out was a first for anyone […]


World’s Best Luxury Safari Retreat

November is award season in the hotel industry and it is with great pleasure that I can inform everyone that Pondoro enjoyed a fabulously successful month! We were nominated to compete in the World Luxury Hotel Awards, Haute Grandeur Hotel Awards and The Boutique Hotel Awards, each with different selection criteria and award recognition standards. […]


TOP 10 CONSERVATION EXPERIENCES IN SOUTH AFRICA

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Pondoro has been chosen by Timbuktu as Number 1 in their list of Top 10 Conservation Experiences in South Africa. Please follow the link for more information Top 10 conservation experiences: South Africa, Safari with purpose. At Pondoro we do not only strive to give guests […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 21-27 OCT ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 21-27 Oct ’18 Sunday 21 Oct 2018 1 Lioness with 5 cubs resting at xingalana rocks 2 Male lions resting at graigs road 1 White rhino bull 30 Elephants feeding at 8/9 cutline 2 Bull elephants at robbie se pad 2 White rhino 1 Male leopard at […]