Mhondoro Game Lodge & Spa. A Superb Safari Destination.
Welgevonden Game Reserve is home to over fifty animal species, including Africa’s world-famous Big 5: African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard and rhinoceros. Mhondoro Game Lodge rangers are experts in tracking these magnificent creatures during the early morning or late afternoon game drives. The 35,000 hectare reserve contains the world’s largest concentration, on private land, of the highly endangered white rhino. The Reserve’s renowned anti-poaching unit has ensured that not one of these gargantuan grazers has ever been lost to poaching – an incredible feat on a continent where the practice is endemic.
|Room Category||Year Round (excluding peak seasons)||Peak season (14 Dec 2017 – 10 Jan 2018||Peak season (14 Dec 2018 – 10 Jan 2019)|
|Deluxe Suite||R 5250.00||R 600.00||R 6800.00|
|2 x available / sleeps 2 (Bedroom en-suite and private viewing deck)|
|2 Bedroom Family Suite||R 4950.00||R 5900.00||R 6400.00|
|1 x available / sleeps 4 (lounge & dining area, 2 bedrooms with shared bathroom and private viewing deck)||Min. unit rate is
R 14 850 per night
|Min unit rate is
R 17 700 per night
|Min unit rate is
R 19 200 per night
|2 Bedroom Exec Suite||R 5900.00||R 7000.00||R 7500.00|
|1 x available / sleeps 4 (lounge, fireplace, 2 bedrooms each en-suite and private viewing deck)||Min unit rate is
R 20 650.00 per night
|Min unit rate is
R 24 00.00 per night
|Min unit rate is
R 26 250.00 per night
|Honeymoon Suite||R 5900.00||R 7000.00||R 7500.00|
|1 x available / sleeps 2 (bedroom en-suite, private viewing deck with daybed and plunge pool)|
|Exclusive use rate (excluding the Villa at Mhondoro||R 57 000.00||N/A||N/A|
|All 5 x suites available / sleeps 14|
|Exclusive use rate (including the Villa at Mhondoro)||R 105 000.00||N/A||N/A|
|All 5 x suites & Villa / sleeps 20|
The Mhondoro Game Lodge Big 5
Mhondoro Game Lodge 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. This makes Mhondoro Game Lodge the first and only luxury lodge in South Africa to offer close up, intimate encounters with wildlife while within a safe structure.
For many, being in Africa on safari is romantic in itself – being in the wild, absorbing the atmosphere and breathing in the pristine natural surrounds. Our star deck adds to this experience with an exceptional vantage point for the vast African sky – your own private viewing deck of the infinite constellations.
The elevated wooden deck has custom-made seating, with seatbacks angled at 45 degrees, allowing for comfortable star-spotting. Our high-powered telescope is linked to a sophisticated computer programme which allows for a thrillingly detailed search of the cosmos.
Mhondoro Game Lodge truly 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 has to offer and indulge in our modern African cuisine. Mhondoro Game Lodge distinguishes itself from other safari lodges by its style and quality of food. Everything is home-made and if possible, home-grown in our own greenhouse. All dishes are beautifully plated by our dedicated and experienced chefs who work with a daily-changing menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even the snacks for the game drives are homemade.
Spa & Wellness
Adjacent to the Main Lodge is the Massage Suite, which offers a quiet and secluded haven for those seeking inner peace. Indulge in the moment and let a dedicated spa therapist treat you to a deep tissue massage, a hot stone massage or an aromatherapy treatment. Two massage beds can be placed inside the building or on the private deck, whichever is your preference.
The deck also boasts an outdoor bath, which allows you to immerse your body in milky luxury while enjoying the views overlooking the waterhole. And why not finish your session with a manicure or a pedicure?
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 of the Waterberg consist of rolling grasslands and a semi-deciduous forest. The mammal population in Welgevonden Game Reserve, situated within the Waterberg region, boasts all of Africa’s renowned Big 5, as well as cheetah, giraffe, crocodile, hippo, brown hyena, honey badger and a whole lot more. Welgevonden Game Reserve also contains the world’s biggest concentration of the highly endangered white rhino on private land. The Reserve’s renowned anti-poaching unit has ensured that not one of these gargantuan grazers have ever been lost to poaching which is an incredible feat on a continent where the practice is endemic.
The wildlife and wilderness habitats make Mhondoro Game Lodge perfect for safari game drives. Our private rangers are professional and knowledgeable and can tell you everything about the flora and fauna of the African bush. Their love of the wilderness is contagious and their anecdotes are plentiful, informative and thoroughly riveting.
Mhondoro Game Lodge Facilities
24-hour Security / Activity / Desk / Bar / Business Center / Communal Dining / Eco Friendly / Gym / Internet Access (Complimentary) / Kiddies Club / Laundry Service (Available) / Library / Malaria Free / Mobile Connectivity / Pool / Secure Parking / Spa
Air Conditioning / Balcony or Deck / Bath / Dressing Gowns / En-Suite / Fan / Hair / Dryer / Mini Bar / Mosquito Nets / Outside Shower / Pure Cotton / Linen / Safe / Shower / Tea / Coffee / Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available) / Babysitting Service / Credit Card / Travel Desk
Activities on Site (activities may be seasonal)
Big 5 / Bird Watching / Fine Dining / Game Drives / Game Viewing Game Walks / Walks (Guided)
If you’d like to take home a piece of Mhondoro, our collection of African products consists of presents for yourself or for another, and caters for all ages. The Curio Shop stocks traditional Africannaccessories such as jewellery, luggage and interior design features. Our collection also includes modern South African design classics like the handcrafted Pichulik pieces – a bespoke range of handcrafted neck pieces and ornamentation made in Cape Town. Also for sale is the Rain Africa collection featured in our spa treatments and in your guest room. Rain products are made from indigenous plants that have been used since antiquity by African healers. Rain Africa creates handmade bath and body products using natural African ingredients. They are responsibly handmade with love and care for their customers, craftspeople and the environment.
The Main Lodge and the Villa both feature a fully equipped gym where you can stay in shape while enjoying the activity at the waterhole. Enjoy a cardio work-out on the treadmill, home trainer and cross trainer, or improve your strength with the weights. Go wild!
Mhondoro is known for its child-friendliness. Little travellers can enjoy the swimming pool and the safe, secluded playground with its protective elephant fence, or explore the bush during a guided bush walk. The spacious Family Suite and the exclusive-use Villa are perfectly equipped to accommodate families.
The Family Suite accommodates four people. It has two bedrooms and because of its shared bathroom, a lounge and a dining area, it’s the perfect accommodation for families. The spacious private viewing deck overlooks the waterhole. The Family Suite is a separate building, yet with all facilities of the Main Lodge within short walking distance.
The Villa is perfectly suited for exclusive family or group accommodation where every desire has been anticipated. Exclusive use of the Villa means that all meals and selected local drinks, a private pool, a private gym and yoga room, a private game viewing safari vehicle with personal ranger, a private chef, a private butler and housekeeping staff, are all included. The Villa accommodates six in stylish comfort. It boasts a magnificent master suite and two additional bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. It is an entirely private building, with all facilities of the Main Lodge within short walking distance.
IMPORTANT: Please take note of the NEW South Africa Child Visa Regulations and requirements for all family travellers.
* 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 at a rate of R600 per bumble drive, subject to the availability of a vehicle and a ranger at the time. The drives are tailored to cater to our smaller visitors and can vary in duration and will include child appropriate facts and sightings.
** May, June and July: pay for 3, stay for 4 applicable mid-week (Sunday to Thursday) for the Lodge and the Villa. This value offer does NOT apply to our Exclusive Use Rates, and is not combinable with any other special offer.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 50% of the applicable rate per person sharing
Children 0 – 35 months: Free of charge
Children 3 – 11 years of age: 50% of the applicable adult rate
Children 12 years and older: Full adult per person sharing rate
MINIMUM STAY: Minimum stay of 3 nights between 11 December and 10 January
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. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Rates are per person per night ZAR, free Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge and the Villa, secure parking and VAT.
Pick-up time is between 12h30 and 13h00 at Welgevonden main gate on the day of arrival.
Departure time from the lodge to Welgevonden main gate is 11h00 on the day of departure.
EXTRAS: EXCLUDED FROM RATES
Premium brands and liquors 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 charged at R 1000 per vehicle and may interfere with the first afternoon game drive or lunch depending on how much later the guests arrive. On the day of departure the departure
time from the lodge to the main gate is 11h00.
Spa treatments at our exclusive dedicated spa suite with a big deck and views over the waterhole. Gratuities not included.
All cancellations must be given in writing.
Cancellations made more than 30 days of date of arrival 25% of fee payable.
Cancellations made within 30 days of date of arrival 50% of fee payable.
Cancellations made within 15 days of date of arrival 100% of fee payable.
Guaranteed reservations will be held for first night only, after which the accommodation will be released and accommodation cancellation fee charged. Refunds are subject to administration fees.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation.
Balance payable 40 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation.