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Newest reviews for Pondoro Game Lodge

  • Paul
      United Kingdom
    September 7, 2014

    Excellent service and value for money. The staff were exceptional both in their quality of service and friendliness.

    Leaving!

    10

  • Anonymous
      Qatar
    August 18, 2014

    Everything was beyond expectations. Facilities, staff, food, game drives.

    10

  • Steve
      United Kingdom
    August 18, 2014

    Everything

    Leaving

    10

  • Kevin
      United States of America
    July 10, 2014

    The entire experience was top notch, from the welcome refreshments to the heated pack on your seat every morning drive Pondoro took care of every detail which made our experience something we truly enjoyed. We loved the game drives and walks and took advantage of all three opportunities each day of our visit. The trackers and guides were outstanding, very knowledgeable and friendly. Ral and Andres went above and beyond what was expected to make sure we had a great angles for pictures whenever we came across an animal. The setting and our accommodations were great. We were fortunate enough to see multiple elephants, crocodiles, baboons and impala while relaxing on our porch in the afternoons. Dinner down by the river was a nice touch and a memorable setting. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience on our 1st safari.

    10

  • Anna
      Russia
    May 28, 2014

    The lodge has amazing location near the river where we have seen hippos at the last day. Also the sky on this place is unfoggetable with a huge Milky Way just above your head. Staff is excellent. Our ranger was very experienced and we saw many animals including leopard. The breakfast and dinner were delicious.

    I had problem with 2 things: 1) the toilet doesn't have a door, it locates in the room itself with a small barrier so the other person in the room can hear all the sounds. It made me feel very uncomfortable. 2) you can't choose your lunch and it was spicy for me and too much carbohydrates - bread and potatoes instead of fruits and veggies.

    8.8

  • Rosamund
      Australia
    May 25, 2014

    Everything!

    Nothing.

    9.6

  • Gennadiy
      Russia
    May 15, 2014

    Great atmosphere, great staff, great food! We are absolutely happy) We saw almost all the animals of the big 5, unfortunately never saw a rhino. but it's nature, it is impossible to make)

    10

  • Linda
      Australia
    May 15, 2014

    Staff very friendly. Room comfortable and Lodge in lovely area overlooking river.

    No choices for lunch or dinner. Guide should give more information about animals and environment. Lunch should be at 1300 and afternoon tea at 1500.

    7.5

  • Mei
      Singapore
    May 14, 2014

    Had one of my best vacations here. * Lovely room with outdoor jaccuzi overlooking nature and river * Game drives were eventful and successful * Good effort in food preparation n presentation, in sufficient portions * Great staff with passion in their work * Sincerity of the staff when they attend to you (Lize, Vanessa, Ramson, etc)

    That I could not stay longer...

    10

  • Clarke
      United Kingdom
    March 17, 2014

    Stunning lodge that provided every comfort without being too starchy. Great food. Young ranger was very helpful and experienced tracker (Eric) really looked after our group on game drives.

    We drove and the route back to the N4 was the most dangerous road we have ever been on. Deep potholes due to heavy ore lorries - could have done with a warning!

    9.6

  • Matthew
      United Kingdom
    March 17, 2014

    Just the most incredibly friendly staff. Access to amazing game area and excellent guides, we saw more animals than we ever hoped to. The food was also excellent and there was an extensive wine list. Can recommend this place highly enough.

    Very little we didn't like, the wifi was a little poor but suspect this was not the hotel's fault and actually a regional issue.

    10

  • Patrick
      Ireland
    March 15, 2014

    The entire stay from the moment of arrival to departure was simply out of the top drawer. Magnificent setting, superb staff, glorious food and of course the truly welcoming hosts who put you at ease as their guest from the outset. You couldn't have wished for more.

    10

  • Anonymous
      Portugal
    March 11, 2014

    Everything was excellent!

    9.6

  • Graeme
      United Kingdom
    March 11, 2014

    We loved our stay and will certainly be trying to come back in the future, truly fantastic and one of the best places we have ever been on our travels - location is stunning and private reserve gives a more intimate private experience including the game drives; service exceptional with amazing attention to details; food fantastic and so much of it (best we had on our three week trip!), and knowledge of animals all amazing. Saw all animals including very rare (wild dogs and black rhino), getting very close and our guides had amazing knowledge especially Robbie.

    Nothing!

    10

  • Todd
      United States of America
    March 4, 2014

    I loved my visit. Lize, the chef and owner with her husband Robbie, is an exceptionally attentive host, an excellent chef, and know how to run an upmarket lodge. The food was great, the rooms were well designed and roomy, and the staff lovely. There were lots of small touches that added to the comfort and pleasure of the stay. Out on the safari, the rangers and trackers did a fine job seeking out the animals, and were able to answer all my questions. I would have like a little more information while on the drives.

    The airport transfer seemed a bit excessively priced, particularly since it was shared with a couple on the return. But the driver was lovely and everything happened on time. Didn't see a leopard, but I blame the leopard for that.

    10

  • Sven
      Germany
    February 15, 2014

    I stayed in "Pondoro Game Lodge" for two nights. The Lodge was very beautiful located up front the olifant river. The chalet is exciting with outside bath tub. Game drives were excellent. Eddy and Erich did a great job driving us around to see the "big 5". Food was really the finest 3 times a day. Spa is small but good taking a full body oil massage....

    9.2

  • Silvio
      Italy
    January 14, 2014

    The best place I have been in my life: amazing people, amazing place, stunning safaris, nothing to complain about! Thank you very much for a wonderful experience and your kindness

    10

  • Anonymous
      Saudi Arabia
    December 23, 2013

    Rooms were beautful and spacious, friendly staff, great location on Olifant river. We got to see the big five during our 2 night stay.

    poor wifi bathroom directly open on the room with no door in between. meals were a set menue with lunch and dinner meals having no options which was not convenient. None of the drinks were included in the all inclusive rate, not even the bottled water, and this was not explained to us at all, we only found out about that later when we asked the staff ourselves.

    8.8

  • William
      United States of America
    October 14, 2013

    Pondoro is an amazing special place! Loved the staff, the facility, the game drives, the food, and especially the room!!! Fantastic experience. The claw-foot tub on the deck overlooking the river with elephants going by is incredible. We relished the amazing dinner in the bush! We'd love to go back!

    The spa services could be better. It's a great space but clearly underutilized. Didn't care for the corkage fee either. These are small things in an otherwise fantastic place that we'd love to go back to.

    10

  • Gabrielle
      Netherlands
    August 18, 2013

    Great balie for money with fantastic staff on this small size resort with only 8 rooms. Good game drives with your own ranger and tracker. Do moet that all Mels are included in the price as are the game drives, the optional picknick and walking safari's with your tracker. I'd recommend Pondoro to any one enjoying good game drives good food and relaxing in luxury

    Loved it, no negatieve feedback needed.

    9.6

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