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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was such a great experience! It is about 2.5hours drive from Johannesburg to the gate of the reserve. From there we were picked up by our ranger, given a cold beer and driven 40 mins to the lodge in a very large jeep. We were welcomed by all staff singing a traditional African song and given a brief tour...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laina, Thank you very much for your review. Our 1 tusked Bull Elephant has been hanging around the Lodge for some time now. He is a welcome visiter that is very comfortable being close to guest when he is drinking out of the salted pool. We are pleased to hear that you dieatry requirements were met perfectly. Next time...

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three days at Mhondoro during March 2017. We can truly say it was one of our best experiences ever! The 45 minute drive from the main gate, itself a game viewing drive, set the tone as a truly African safari. The spectacular lodge, with its curved lines, blends in well with the surrounding nature. The rooms are spacious...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hendrik, Thank you very much for your review. It is true that you start your journey by doing a 45 minutes game drive which starts once you've arrived at the main gate. We see this as an added bonus that maximizes time spent looking for animals and viewing Welgevondens spectacular scenery. As you mentioned and experienced our Elephant love...

Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just returned from a 3 day safari at Mhondoro. Mhondoro is a 5 star experience. Phineas was waiting for us at the transfer station with refreshments and lovely snacks before our 45 minute trip to the property. When we arrived staff members greeted us with a song. Evan and Ilsa warmly welcomed us and gave us a tour of...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Agnes, Thank you very much for your amazing review! We are so delighted and pleased to read your wonderfull feedback. It's always a welcome pleasure to our guest being welcomed by song and dance. We'll be sure to pass your comments on to all the staff and especially those mentioned by name. Marcus is a very dedicated safari guide...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible experience. I would not change one thing at this lodge. Our experience was perfect. We had an amazing guide and fantastic time Mhondoro. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate your visit! Please do visit again! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz&Ronel and the whole Mhondoro Team

North Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 days at Mhondoro during Valentine's week. The Lodge is extremely nice, with excellent and comfortable common areas. And the room is even better! The food is sophisticated, varied and delicious. They gave us a special multi-course dinner on Valentine's Day that you would only get in the best restaurants in Washington DC. The best was our guide...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your review. We'll be sure to pass the message on to Phineas. Phineas is passionate about what he does and as you rightfully said he does know the reserve well! We are also pleased to read that you enjoyed the rooms and food so much. Always a pleasure to know that our guests...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited 100's of destinations, Mhondoro is the best, like to thank Game Ranger Marcus Hack & Spa Manager Chanel Cawood for your professional service during our stay & Managers Fritz & Ronel for your welcoming hospitality, and all staff. Thank you all so much, will recommend lodge to all that want to visit. Alan

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Thank you to you and Jenny for visiting Mhondoro. We are very pleased to hear that you consider us best out of 100's. We will be sure to pass your words of compliment onto Marcus & Chanel. They are both very passionate at what they do! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz&Ronel & the whole Mhondoro team.

Nieuw vennep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start off it is a bit of a travel to get to a beautiful place on this earth. At the main gate which is approx. 2 hours of driving from Johannesburg you are picked up by your designated ranger. In our case it was young Evan with a energy level of the Sun and with the same personality. He...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for your review! We'll be sure to pass your wonderfull message onto Evan. It is true that he has the energy levels of the sun. Some people say say the sun get she's energy level from Evan... Eddy's cocktail are amazing and we are very pleased that you loved the Tapas approach during lunch....

Fourways, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience me and my family had this past weekend. We got to spend the whole weekend in the Villa with a Private Chef, Private Butler, Private housekeeper. We truly had an amazing time. The staff at the lodge were very welcoming and friendly. Thank you Marcus for an amazing drive and going the extra mile to make...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tumi, Thank you very much for your review! Our spinach soup is definitely a winner!! We'll be sure to pass your message on to Marcus and Chiloane. The jungle gym is the perfect spot to allow your kids to play outside in a safe environment. Please do visit again! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz&Ronel and the whole Mhondoro team

Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've done quite a few safaris up until now, but this was absolutely the max. Our guide Evan was perfect, and the staff at the lodge incredibly helpful. The setup of the lodge is sublime, and the waterhole in front of the lodge is a plus. I would advice everybody to put this address on their bucket list. An absolute...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Spike, Thank you very much for your review! We'll be sure to pass your message onto Evan and the rest of the staff. Hope you'll visit again soon! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz&Ronel and the whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Villa for 2 days. On arrival we were met by our guide at the main gate. From there we had a 45min game drive to lodge were we already saw rhino, zebra, wildebeest, hippo and many other animals. The kids were absolute entertained from the word go! We arrived at the Lodge to a singing choir,...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joe, Thank you very much for your review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much. The 2 young Cheetah you saw hunting eventually managed to fill their bellies to the brim! Hope you'll visit soon again! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz&Ronel and the wole Mhondoro team.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mhondoro Game Lodge is a luxury 5-star accommodation in Welgevonden Game Reserve, a malaria-free and Big 5 game reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. Its main lodge and private villa have recently been rebuilt and the interior of its suites have been refurbished, offering a tasteful mix of African chic and contemporary design. The luxurious, child-friendly lodge has quickly become famous for its new underground waterhole hide, connected to the main lodge by a tunnel, offering an easy, safe and above all unique opportunity to be amongst the animals drinking at the waterhole in front of the lodge. Mhondoro is the only 5-star safari lodge that has this feature. Mhondoro is family friendly yet private and quiet to accommodate small groups to relax and explore the abundantly present wildlife during game drives. For those who prefer to indulge in ultimate relaxation or work up some sweat, the spa and gym are at your disposal, including a team of qualified and experienced beauty therapists. The pool, sauna, bar and lounge are available for all guests during the whole day. Mhondoro is located a 2 hour and 45 minutes' drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport, making it the perfect safari destination for those who arrive in South Africa in Johannesburg. Even quicker is travelling by a small plane - it not only takes you there in less than an hour, but it also offers an amazing experience flying over the Welgevonden Game Reserve as you approach the runway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mhondoro Game Lodge

Address: | R517 towards Thabazimbi, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: €626 - €3,208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mhondoro Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Honeymoon Suite & Villa”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For those travelling in alrger group (8 and up) try to book the villa with priovate pool, kitchen, cook and other staff”
 of 5 bubbles 527martijnv, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had room 3”
 of 5 bubbles marjoleinw547, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All are superb.”
 of 5 bubbles GraemeLancashire, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It doesn't matter which room you take...when you are with 4 or 6, take the main villa...then you have your private chef and private butler”
 of 5 bubbles toont508, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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