Upon visiting South Africa the two must see destinations or activities likely looked at are, Cape Town and surrounding areas including the wineries and then secondly a safari. This combination will most likely be in the itinerary of most tourists visiting South Africa. Cape Town is easy compared to choosing a lodge to spend a few nights, as you have so many deciding factors: what does your budget allow? a luxurious 5 star lodge or a more rustic camp? chances of seeing the big 5? private game reserve or a national park? and then TripAdvisor reviews.

To decide on a final lodge is sometimes a difficult decision and two lodges can be set apart by the smallest of detail. So here at Pondoro Game Lodge our goal is to ensure you get the feel of a true African experience with the touch of luxurious 5 star cuisine, but ultimately it was Africa’s wildlife and the breathtaking landscapes that made you choose to do a safari.

The living organisms that call Africa home is why this place is so magical, from the unseen micro organisms to the tallest of trees and all the animals that roam the continent. Going on safari is time shared with the wonders of the bush, looking for Africa’s famous big 5 and all the other wildlife is an experience itself. A bush walk takes you off the comfort of the 4×4 vehicles to leave your footprints on the very sand the elephants throw on their back and to bring you closer to the finer detail in the ecosystem.

For some it will be their first time and others have been bitten by the safari bug and return to Africa every year, sometimes several times a year in a more serious condition and that is why a safari is the ultimate African experience!