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Mhondoro Safari Lodge and Villa - Welgevonden Game Reserve

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Mhondoro is a luxury 5 star lodge situated in the Big Five, Welgevonden Game Reserve. Just 3 hours from Johannesburg. Rates from R5 815.00 per person
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Mhondoro is a luxury 5 star lodge situated in the Big Five, Welgevonden Game Reserve. Just 3 hours from Johannesburg. Rates from R5 815.00 per person


Type: Game Reserve

Capacity: 20

Rates: From R5815.00 per person per night 


Situated within the malaria free, Big Five, Welgevonden Game Reserve is Mhondoro Safari Lodge and Villa. A luxurious, five star safari lodge just 3 hours from Johannesburg. Set with a welcoming atmosphere ontop a rocky outcrop with incredible views over the bushveld. 


The upmarket establishment is ideal for couples, solo travellers, families and honeymooners. Groups can book out the lodge with the villa to sleep 24 guests or the lodge alone, excluding the villa to sleep 18 guests. One of the Luxury Pool Suites is handicapped with ramps installed from the pathway to the suite and railings in the bathrooms for easy access.


Both the Main Lodge and the Mhondoro Villa feature heated salt water pools with magnificent views of the busy waterhole. The elephants in Welgevonden have also taken a liking to the pools and you could be lucky enough to laze in the pool and watch the elephants come to drink from the pools. 


Accommodation comprises the 6 Sleeper Villa, 2 x 4 Sleeper Family Villas, 2 x 2 Sleeper Luxury Pool Suites, a 4 Sleeper Executive Suite and a Honeymoon Suite.


The Mhondoro Villa is ideal for exclusive family or group accommodation. Comprises of a master suite with 2 additional bedrooms, all en-suite. The exclusivity of the Mhondoro Villa means that all meals and selected local drinks are included, and it comes with its own private pool, a private gym, spa and yoga room, as well as a private game viewing vehicle with ranger, a private chef, a private butler and housekeeping staff.

The Mhondoro Villa is booked at a fixed price for one to four guests. Additional guests are charged per the specified surcharge per season. To accommodate a larger group, the adjacent Family Suite may also be booked with the villa, accommodating two adults and two children, to dine up to 10 guests in the Villa.


The 4 Sleeper Family Suite is ideal for two adults and two children and features 2 bedrooms, and one shared bathroom with a bath and a shower. Facilities include a kitchenette and lounge area with a gas fire-place, as well as an outside deck with deck chairs. All facilities of the Main Lodge are close by and within a short walking distance.


The Deluxe Family Deluxe accommodates four guests. It has two bedrooms with a shared bathroom plus an extra toilet, as well as a dining area and living area. The spacious private viewing deck overlooks the bush. The Family Deluxe Suite is in a separate building, yet with all facilities of the Main Lodge within short walking distance.


There are 2 x 2 Sleeper Luxury Pool Suites each has one bedroom with a bathroom and a private viewing deck overlooking the waterhole and the bush, as well as a private plunge pool. Perfectly secluded and within short walking distance of the main lodge. 



The 4 sleeper Executive Suite has two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. It also offers a separate lounge area with a fire-place and a spacious private viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. 


The Honeymoon Suite is ideal for local and international newlyweds. The luxury, intimate building with a spacious bedroom with an en-suite bathroom has its own private viewing deck and spa pool with daybed overlooking the reserve. It is located furthest away from the Lodge, providing a very secluded and private feel while making it the perfect spot to raise a glass of champagne and enjoy the uninterrupted view of the wilderness and animals, or to watch the stars at night.


Activities include bush walks, rhino tracking, rock art excursions, star gazing, the waterhole hide and spa treatments.


A unique feature of Mhondoro Safari Lodge and Villa is their kids programme. The lodge caters for families and is known to be child-friendly. Little travellers can enjoy the swimming pool and the safe, secluded playground with its protective elephant fence, or explore the variety the bush has to offer during a Kiddies bush walk. Kiddies’ activities include insect walks, animal track moulding with plaster of paris, track and sign ID, clay animal sculpture making and star gazing. 

Cookie baking & decorating with the pastry chef is available at an extra charge, as well as archery for older children. Regret children under 6 years of age may not be accommodated on scheduled game drives when other guests are joining. Bumble game drives may be arranged for families with small children (additional cost)


The property offers the unique opportunity to have an eye-to-eye encounter with wildlife from an underground waterhole hide. The hide is connected to the Main Lodge through a 65-metre reinforced concrete tunnel. It is a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity!

Elephants are regular visitors to the waterhole and you have the rare opportunity to observe these fascinating giants of the bush at close range and at your leisure.


Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa is a culinary destination that caters for ‘foodies’ of all ages. We pride ourselves in offering a healthy food concept with typical African flair. All dishes are beautifully plated by experienced chefs who work with a daily-changing menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even the snacks for the game drives are homemade.


The Spa serves as a tranquil haven for guests where one can indulge in a selection of treatments either inside the building or on the private deck.  The deck also boasts an outdoor bath, which allows one to enjoy the views overlooking the waterhole. 


The Curio Shop stocks traditional African jewellery, luggage and interior design ornaments, perfect for a memoir of an incredible bushveld stay.




Rates are a guide price and will be confirmed when making your reservation


Luxury Pool Suite

From R7228.00 – R9280.00 per person sharing per night


Honeymoon Suite

From R7446.00 – R9505.00 per person sharing per night


Family Suite

From R5815.00 – R7415.00 per person sharing per night


Deluxe Family Suite

From R6250.00 – R7970.00 per person sharing per night


Executive Suite

From R7446.00 – R9505.00 per person sharing per night


Mhondoro Villa

From R51 630.00 – R62 470.00 per night (4 guests)

From R10 870.00 – R12 100.00 per night (additional adult)

From R5435.00 – R6055.00 per night (child 3 – 11 years)


Rates include:

All meals

Teas and Coffees

Soft drinks

Local beers

House Wines

2 Safari Activities per day (Game Drive or Walking Safari)



Rates exclude:

Premium brands, wines and liquors 

Conservation Levies

Spa Treatments




Child Rates

Free of charge (0-35 months)

50% of adult rate (3 – 11 years)

Full adult rate (12 years and older)



Minimum rates apply per night for the Deluxe Family Suite and Executive Suite

Kids 6 years and above are welcome to join the regular game drives with their parents (around 3 hours long)

Child-minding service are available at an additional fee 

Kiddies ‘bumble drives’ are also available upon request

When booking the 6 sleeper villa exclusively there are no age restriction for kids on game drives



Guests are not permitted to bring in own liquor. 



Salt Water Swimming Pool

Private plunge pools 

Viewing Deck

Underground Waterhole Hide

Curio Shop


Spa Treatments

Dining Room


Linen and Bath towels provided



No smoking permitted inside

In-room spa treatments available on request


Specific details

Area Activities: Bird Watching, Game Drives
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Fans, DSTV, Television, Wellness/Spa, Housekeeping, Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pool, Braai facilities, Hairdryer, Linen, Towels
Star Grading: 5
Accommodation Type Bed & Breakfast, Boutique Hotel, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Game Reserve, Luxury, Self-Catering


Welgevonden Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

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