Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa

Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa is a luxurious, five-star Private Safari Lodge and Villa situated within the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa.

The lodge is situated within an open area overlooking a water hole which is frequented by animals including elephant and antelope.

It has an African chic style with a mix of African contemporary design and contemporary European style. The lodge sleeps a total of 24 guests in 6 Suites and Villa.

Facilities & Activities

The main lodge has a lounge bar, dining room with fire places to warm you in the cooler winter months as well as a wine cellar. The main lodge pool is heated and there is also a gym and sauna. There is an underground hide connected to the water hole by a 65m long tunnel. This is open 24 hours a day and allows you to view animals at the water hole up close. Along with daily game drives, game walks are also offered for guests 16 years +.
Younger children under 6 years of age are able to go on Kiddies Bumbles outside of regular game drives times – additional charges apply.

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.

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Breakfast is served on return from your morning game drive on the deck overlooking the waterhole. Lunches and Dinners are a choice of 3 options which offer a healthy food concept with an African flair.
A children’s menu is available on request.


There are 6 individual Suites – including 2 Luxury Pool Suites with private plunge pool (sleeps 2 adults) plus the Honeymoon Suite (sleeps 2 adults) and 3 suites that can sleep up to 4 adults in either the Executive Suite, Family Suite or Family Deluxe Suite
The Mhondoro Villa which can sleep up to 6 has views of the bush, deck and plunge pool which includes a private game vehicle and guide, chef and butler.

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Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa is known for its child and family friendliness.

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 / game drive.
The spacious Family Suite and the exclusive-use Mhondoro Villa are perfectly equipped to accommodate families.  The Kiddie’s programme consists of a welcome pack with a children’s work book, the also offer insect walks, animal track moulding with plaster of paris, track and sign ID, clay animal sculpture making, archery for older children, star gazing and cookie baking & decorating with our pastry chef.

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 R 650* per bumble drive, subject to the availability of a vehicle and a ranger at the time. The drives are tailored to cater for younger children and can vary in duration and will include child appropriate facts and sightings.

There is an elephant fence to the rear of the lodge and around the children’s play area, otherwise the front of the lodge is unfenced to allow antelope to wander through the lodge grounds to graze.


Mhondoro has opened their Wilderness School which offers education to local children within the communities. Along with Maths and English the children also learn about Ecology and Wildlife. The school is run on site and also has a protected play area.


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.

Transfer from the main gate in 4×4 safari vehicle, approx. 1hr. Free transfers depart the gate 12:30-13:00 & depart the lodge at 11:00 for complimentary return transfer.
Unscheduled transfers cost R1000 per vehicle to be pre-arranged. (Note in case of late arrival of flights).

Even faster is travelling by small plane as you’ll arrive in less than an hour and you’ll enjoy the breath-taking experience of flying over the Waterberg and Welgevonden Game Reserve en route.

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