Mhondoro Safari Lodge Limpopo
Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa is a luxurious, five-star private safari lodge and villa situated within the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg District of the Limpopo Province in South Africa. In an under three-hour drive or a one hour flight from Johannesburg, you can escape into this ideal safari destination to experience the magic of the Big 5 at home here in the African bush.
The sophisticated, yet child-friendly lodge, is known for its underground waterhole hide, which is connected to the Main Lodge by a tunnel. This unique feature offers an accessible, safe and one-of-a-kind opportunity to get up close to the animals drinking at the waterhole in front of the lodge. Mhondoro Safari Lodge is the first and only five-star Safari Lodge to offer this exciting and special experience. Mhondoro Safari Lodge is family friendly, yet is private and exclusive, enabling guests to relax and explore abundant wildlife on guided game drives. Welgevonden Game Reserve’s strict policy limiting the number of vehicles on the Reserve, enhances the exclusive and peaceful game drives and ensures there will be no interruptions from vehicle traffic.
For those preferring to indulge in blissful relaxation, there is a Spa and Wellness Massage Suite where a team of experienced beauty therapists offer treatments to help you unwind. Or perhaps a bracing workout at the fully equipped gym will suit those wishing to stay in shape while viewing the animal activity at the waterhole. The heated pool, sauna, bar and lounge areas are available to all guests throughout the day. Mhondoro Safari Lodge is only a 2-hour 45-minute drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport, making it the perfect safari destination for those coming to South Africa via Johannesburg. Even faster is travelling by small plane as you’ll arrive in less than an hour and you’ll enjoy the breathtaking experience of flying over the Waterberg and Welgevonden Game Reserve en routePackages
Sleeps 18 (excl. Villa)
Sleeps 24 (incl. Villa)
Over 300 bird species are found on the reserve, including the rare blue crane which breeds in the southern section of the reserve, early in the year. Our rangers will tell you all about the wonders of the wilderness.
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. Get a taste of what the continent…
While accompanied by your experienced Ranger, you’ll embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience in search of the white rhino; a highly-endangered species within the Welgevonden Game Reserve.
ROCK ART EXCURSIONS
South African rock art is a precious historical asset. At Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa we are proud to offer a guided excursion to the two rock art sites located within Welgevonden Game Reserve.
The rich and varied Waterberg region offers a diverse variety of unspoiled habitats. More than 50 mammals, 300 bird species and 2,000 plant species can be found within these habitats. The savannah areas…
A Safari Guide has a huge responsibility. Their role is not only to protect the natural diversity of the wilderness, but also to ensure the safety of all guests in Welgevonden Game Reserve.
For many, just being on safari in Africa is a romantic experience in itself. The opportunity to be in the wild, absorbing the atmosphere and breathing in the pristine natural air is glorious on its own.
Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa offers the unique opportunity to have an eye-to-eye encounter with wildlife from an underground waterhole hide. The hide is connected…
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The Main Lodge is the vibrant heart of Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa. The masterfully decorated building boasts an Africa-meets-Europe chic and contemporary design that invites guests of all ages and from all corners of the globe to make themselves at home. Take the opportunity to savour the memorable cuisine while enjoying award winning local wines, or just relax. The design and décor is modern and sophisticated, yet comfortable and welcoming, enticing guests to relax on the expansive wooden decks overlooking the waterhole and reserve, or to cuddle up in a cosy corner next to a roaring fireplace.
Other facilities on offer are a gym and an infrared sauna, and a heated salt water pool for year-round swimming. All the facilities are designed to make the most of the magnificent view of the busy waterhole where Welgevonden’s wildlife gathers to take a drink or a bath.
The Main Lodge is also the entry point to an adventurous 65-metre walk through a tunnel leading to an intimate underground waterhole hide. At ground level, the hide provides the opportunity to get up close, day or night, to the wildlife drinking from the waterhole and presents the ultimate vantage point for photography enthusiasts.