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Pondoro In USA Today

April 15, 2022|

We are very proud to announce that we have been featured in an article by renowned journalist Katie Jackson for the "10 once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters that you can safely experience". (USA Today)   In an article she wrote for USA Today (the largest newpaper in the USA) on April 14 [...]

Pondoro is a Global Winner

December 9, 2019|

The month of October is always a highlight on our calendar as it is known in the industry as award season. This is the time year when hotels and other travel experts get recognised for their contribution to the hospitality industry. Pondoro was nominated to compete in the Haute Grandeur Hotel [...]


March 27, 2019|

MEET THE LEOPARDS OF PONDORO. I thought it's about time we introduce you to the elusive rosette patterned cats that roam within our traversing in Balule Game Reserve. How do we identify each individual? Well apart from obvious signs like scars in their face, maybe a few nicks in the [...]


February 15, 2019|

What is the best way to spend Valentine’s Day - in the bush of course! Not only do you get to see amazing fauna and flora, but also here at Pondoro we go out of our way to treat and spoil our guests. We had hoped for a warm and [...]

World’s Best Luxury Safari Retreat

November 26, 2018|

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 [...]


November 1, 2018|

The 31st of October is celebrated throughout the world as Halloween. Thus yesterday at Pondoro was no different. We started “trick or treating” our guests at our daily high tea but as it was a special occasion we went all out with Rest in Peace Cupcakes, pumpkin heads filled with [...]