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The Mhondoro Safari Lodge in malaria free, 'Big Five' Welgevonden Game Reserve of South Africa's Limpopo Province. The drive from Johannesburg to the lodge takes about 3 and a half hours while direct access to the reserve's airstrip by private charter plane is also available. Upon arrival at the Main Gate of the Welgevonden Game Reserve, guests are welcomed with snacks and drinks before being transferred to the lodge.
The lodge's beautiful chalets overlook the waterhole and adjacent plains, alongside the ridge. Each cottage provides its elegant sense of style and décor, designed to make guests feel pampered, spoiled and extraordinary. Large double sliding doors lead onto the private viewing sundeck. The en-suite bathrooms at Mhondoro have a choice of the indoor shower and a hippo-sized bathtub.
The chalets are spacious and offer a beautiful viewing deck which invites a relaxing time watching the animals meander past. The en-suite bathrooms offer showers and bathtubs while the outdoor showers complete the luxury of the chalets.
- En-suite bathroom
- Shower and bath
- Outside Shower
- Verandah balcony & deck
- Air Conditioning
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Safe and fan
- Mhondoro Dressing gowns
- Pure cotton linen
- Hair dryer
- Mosquito nets
Facilities and Services
Ideal for couples, honeymooners as well as families travelling with children alike, the lodge features an outdoor swimming pool from which scenic bushveld views can be admired. Weather permitting, meals are served on the large, wooden deck or in the boma which makes for unforgettable dining experiences. Rejuvenating spa treatments can be enjoyed in the wellness centre while the energetic guests may continue their exercise routine in the well-equipped fitness centre.
Thrilling wildlife viewing activities await guests during a stay at this five-star lodge in Welgevonden. Safari drives are enjoyed in the early mornings and the late afternoon/evenings while adventurous walking safaris are also on offer. Enjoy close encounters with lions, cheetahs, elephants, buffalo, rhinos as well as zebras, giraffes and zebras to name but a few of the reserve's many animals.
Refreshing sundowners and snacks are served during evening safari drives. The game rangers, who are all fully qualified, usually choose magnificent spots such as at the top of the mountain ridge where one can stand and stare at the majestic beauty and enjoy an excellent South African Chardonnay. For those early morning drives, hot drinks and snacks are available for all guests to keep them nice and warm.
Spa & Wellness
The Mhondoro health and beauty spa, which is adjacent to the main lodge, provides a tranquil and secluded paradise for pure relaxation. Dedicated spa therapists provide a wide choice of treatments which include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages as well as aromatherapy, manicures and pedicures.
Two massage beds can be placed on the private deck or inside depending on the guest's preferences. The outdoor deck st this exclusive wellness retreat features an open-air bath, where guests may relax in the heart of nature overlooking the waterhole.
The star deck at the lodge offers an exceptional vantage point from which to admire the vast African sky by night. View the constellations of the southern hemisphere from the elevated wooden deck which offers custom-made seating. These different seats are equipped with seat backs angled at 45 degrees which allow for easy star-spotting. The high-powered telescope is connected to a sophisticated computer programme which allows for an exciting, detailed search of the cosmos.
Kids on Safari at Mhondoro
Known for its child-friendliness, kids enjoy swimming, playing in the safe, secluded playground (protective elephant fence) as well as exploring the bush on thrilling bush walks. The spacious Family Suite, as well as the exclusive-use Villa, are ideal for families.
- Family Suite (four guests)
- The Villa (six guests).
The Family Suite can accommodate four guests in its two bedrooms. It features a shared bathroom, a lounge as well as a dining area. From the private viewing deck, guests enjoy beautiful views over the waterhole. A separate building, this suite offers direct access to all the facilities of the main lodge within short walking distance.
Guests who prefer exclusivity, the villa is most ideally suited. Meals and selected local drinks are served here while Villa guests enjoy their own, private pool, gym and yoga room as well as their safari vehicle with a personal ranger, a private chef, a private butler and housekeeping staff. Accommodating a family of six, it features a master suite and two additional bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms.
Mhondoro Lodge Specials
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
Spend a 4 night stay Sunday - Thursday at the Mhondoro Lodge in the Welgevonden Game Reserve, and only pay for 3 nights. Receive one night for free. This offer is valid May, June and July 2018 and May and June 2019, but only applicable to midweek bookings.
Included in the rate:
- Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, soft drinks, local branded beers and hand-select house wines. Two safari activities per day, including game drives in open vehicles or walking safaris with Mhondoro guide. Return scheduled transfers from Welgevonden Reserve Main Gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Game Lodge.
Excluded from the rate:
- Premium brands and additional reserve wines available from the temperature controlled wine cellar at the Main Lodge.
- Additional transfers outside the normal hours of 12h30 – 13h00 at Welgevonden Main gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Game Lodge charges at R1000.00 per vehicle and might interfere with the first afternoon game drive depending on how much later the guests arrive.
- Spa treatments at our exclusive dedicated spa suite with a big deck and views over the waterhole.
- Gratuities are not included.
- Conservation Levy: R130.00 per person per day
Terms and Conditions:
- Valid May, June and July 2018 and May and June 2019; subject to avaialbility
- Only valid midweek Sunday - Thursday
- Minimum 4 night stay
- Cannot be combined with any other specials
- Subject to availability
- Not valid for the villa
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