Luxury Safaris

Pondoro Game Lodge offers the following game viewing activities:

  • Early morning game drive
  • Nature walk
  • Picnic lunch at the hide (book in advance)
  • Birdwatching in camp and during game drives
  • Evening game drive with spotlight
  • Sleepover Treehouse Hide (additional R2995 per night)
  • All game drives in open-top Safari Cruisers

A maximum of 7 guests are allowed on a safari cruisers allowing each guest to enjoy a “window seat” in order for us to provide the best possible safari experience for our guests.

With no boundary fences between Balule Private Nature Reserve (50 000ha) and the Kruger National Park a great diversity of wildlife is found here. Game drives on our safaris traverse an area of 10 000 hectares (24 700 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. Off-road driving on most areas enables the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in 2-way radio communication with each other to keep track of animal movements. Our experienced guides will not only use all their vast knowledge and bush craft to try and show you the famous Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and other plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, but they will do their best to paint memories of an Africa that will never fade away.

For the more adventurous, a nature walk with an armed guide would add the thrill of encountering animals on foot.

Guests wishing to book a private vehicle can do so for a fee of R7500 per day subject to availability. Booking beforehand is strongly advised.

Rangers and Trackers

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Please view our blog category weekly sightings to get a detailed account of our sightings.

  • Robbie Prehn
  • Andries Ndluvu
  • America Ndluvu
  • Eric Siwelane
  • Julius Ngwenya
    Julius Pondoro Safari Game Lodge
  • Marius Zeilinga
  • Rulani Ntemani
  • Sam Mduli