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Kruger Park-Safari Lodge

“beautiful location and wonderful staff” Pondoro Game Lodge bruceSydney 6 contributions sydney Apr 10, 2009 | Trip type: Friends getaway 1/1 found this review helpful What an impressive place. The lodge is nestled by a river with an extemely peacful feel. Great food and service and extraordinary game viewing. One of the best. Date of […]


Safari-Kruger Park-South Africa-Game lodge

“Incredible experience all around” Pondoro Game Lodge lvtogocbn 20 contributions Miami Beach, Florida Mar 26, 2009 | Trip type: Couples We picked Pondoro based on a recommendation and we were not sorry. The lodge is in a beautiful location – very appropriate for its location but you might not expect to find such comfort and […]


Kruger Park-Safari in Africa-Game Lodge

“Best trip of my life!” Pondoro Game Lodge Littletofriel 1 contribution Dublin Mar 20, 2009 | Trip type: Family Pondoro was like heaven on earth! It exceeded all my expectations which were quite high…. We stayed for 4 nights and would have stayed for longer if we had half the chance. The attention to detail […]


Kruger Park-Game lodge-safari

“A Germ Among 5 Star Lodges !!” Pondoro Game Lodge Setha77 18 contributions Missunde Mar 15, 2009 | Trip type: Solo travel Pool The best value for your money ever, in any other lodge with similar quality you would at least pay double. I stayed at Pondoro for one week and enjoyed each minute.My suite […]


Safari lodge-Pondoro-South Africa

“An incredible experience” Pondoro Game Lodge tui52 7 contributions Auckland, NZ Feb 21, 2009 | Trip type: Couples My husband and I stayed at Pondoro for our first experience of African wildlife parks. In every way it exceeded our expectations – our room was HUGE and magnificent. We couldnt believe it when we walked into […]


Safari in Africa-Game Lodge-Pondoro

“Simply the best!!!!!” Pondoro Game Lodge GJAY13 4 contributions GJAY13 Dec 23, 2008 | Trip type: Friends getaway baby boy Big Boy Words don’t come close to describing this place. myself and my fiance(more about that later) her sister and her partner went for 4 nights at the start of november and from the very […]


African safari-Game lodge-Pondoro-Lion fight

Shaun took this footage on Nonwane on the 5th of June. The lions killed a buffalo the night before and after finishing the meal they left to go and sleep in this dry riverbed. The fight started through a misunderstanding of intentions and bodylanguage.


Safari-game lodge-Pondoro

During our recent stay at Pondoro Private Game Lodge’s self cater camp Bateleur in South Africa, we came across these juvenille male giraffes fighting. Thank you Eric………the tracker (best tracker as far as we are concerned) assigned to us for our stay there………… you did an amazing job showing us the animals I posted a […]


Safari – Pondoro – Game Lodge

Earlier this week we saw a few buffalo coming down to drink at Nyari Dam. One buffalo bull started to walk along the water’s edge when suddenly 2 Blacksmith lapwings started divebombing him. When this did not deter him they landed right in front of him and refused to budge. They were complaining heavily until […]


Safari at Pondoro Game Lodge

I have not put photos of the lion cubs on the blog for quite a while, and thought it appropriate to put some more of the latest photos on the blog. The photos were taken over a 2 month period and you will see the bush slowly putting on its winter coat.


Pondoro – Game Lodge – Game drives – last 2 weeks

Ther have been several highlights since the last update, but the sighting that stands out for me was when we came across a newborn baby giraffe barely 5 min after it was born. It was still covered in the placenta with the mother standing guard and bending down to try and lick it clean every […]


Highlights of the past 2 weeks

I have been away for a while and been unable to write on the blog. The sightings at Pondoro, however, did not stop and there were many highlights. 3 Young male cheetahs were seen on the 20th on a impala kill. We were also lucky enough to find a mother cheetah and 3 young cubs […]


lions experience with big boy and mazinyo

experience with big boy and mazinyo greetings to shaun and eric and thanks a lot for the thrill. 🙂 The video is cut from two different camerashots. Sorry for the shaking, but this was to close to be cool. Guido,Chris,Tobi,Benni and Verena


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 […]


Rhino seen while on a walking safari

We saw this rhino briefly from the vehicle close to Mamba road.  I then decided to take the guests with me on foot to try and see if we could find him again. The video footage is courtecy of Pat and Caroline McGinty who decided to visit Pondoro as part of their honeymoon. Untitled from […]