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.



Pondoro Game Lodge is a private Wedding or Honeymoon destination that offers the finest Safari experience on a scale that delivers an intimate experience.

Pondoro Lodge was recently awarded as Africa’s winner in the Most Romantic Hotel category at the 2017 Haute Grandeur Awards in Thailandi, won the award as The Best International Country Hotel at the 2016 International Hotel Awards in London and won the award as the World’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel at the 2015 World Boutique Hotel Awards in London.

All 5 of our suites have their own hot tubs or Jacuzzis sunken into a wooden deck facing the Olifants River.

Your African honeymoon safari will be tailored according to your needs and we will ensure that no stone will be left unturned in your quest for the perfect, romantic honeymoon.

Allow us to spoil you with a romantic private river dinner, a candlelit romantic bath in your suite and a whole lot of other honeymoon surprises.

Book the whole camp or have a secluded and romantic wildlife wedding alone by yourselves.

Contact us and we will tailor a romantic safari wedding that will exceed your wildest dreams.

The Safari Wedding Package includes:

  • Minister
  • Bridal Bouquet and Buttonhole for the groom
  • The exclusive use of a Landcruiser game viewing vehicle as a Bridal car
  • Wedding Cake
  • 5 course Wedding Dinner

Prices are available on request.

  • Included
    Tourist Guide fee
    Entrance fee
    Vehicle Transfers
    Water on the vehicle
  • Not Included
  • Flights
    Reserve entrance fee
  • Departure
    From Hotels or Guesthouses in Johannesburg or Airports
  • Departure Time
    to be arranged
  • Return Time
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