We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mhondoro Game Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Mhondoro Game Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 83: English reviews
Lancashire, England
Reviewed 1 week ago

First class all round. The reserve is very large and although there are several other lodges on it you can drive for hours without seeing many other game viewers whilst still seeing plenty of game. The accommodation is very well set out with individual large new thatched cottages, well appointed and with great views over the reserve. The main lodge...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank GraemeLancashire
Management response:

Dear Graeme, Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. The low vehicle density of the reserve does provide the opportunity that no other game vehicles can be seen on occasion. It is definitely true that hours can go by without seeing any other...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights and didn't want to leave. He's left quite a detailed review (see Alex S) so I will just add to that. The staff, from Ronel, Fritz, George, Elias, Mikael (our lovely ranger), Simon, Simone from the spa, the head chef, other rangers, kitchen and housekeeping staff were all lovely. They were...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank AG2016
Management response:

Dear Ashleigh, Whow! Thank you very much for your extensive review. All our staff take pride in pre-empting the needs of our guest. We'll be sure to pass your comments on to all staff. There is no better rewards than reading the amazing feedback received from our guests. Please do inquire in future about our last minute specials. Hopefully we'll...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Mhondoro for 3 nights at the end of our 2-week holiday in South Africa. And it turned out we saved the best for last. The best way to describe our stay is ‘memorable’. The facilities are of a very high standard, the rooms, common areas and surrounding area are beautiful and fit in with the environment. One...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alex S
Management response:

Dear Alex, Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased to know that we were the highlight of your stay on South Africa! Our staff take pride in producing a memorable experience for each and every guest. We'll be sure to pass your comments on to them! Hope to see you guys again soon! Safe Travels Warm...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting, amazing hosts and superb food! Definitely a foodie destination. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Management always available and game drives very exciting. Our guide was Silas who seems know exactly where all the animals are! Lovely guy!! We will return!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jeaniejacobs1978
Management response:

Dear Jeanie, Thank you very much for your review! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to Silas! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time of our lives. The accommodation is 5stars-plus, the staff is extremely kind and the food is like having breakfast, lunch diner in a Michelin star restaurant. And on top of all that, waking up with Rhino's sleeping in the backyard or elephants stoping by to have a drink out the pool, maks Mhondoro the most...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Toon T
Management response:

Dear Toon, Thank you for your review! All Mhondoro's chefs take huge pride in their work. We'll be sure to pass your comments on to them! The Rhino and Elephant have been visiting almost daily providing us with amazing sights and sounds! Hope to see you again soon! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

bogis-bossey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed four days in the Villa, simply perfect the villa is stunning very well decorated, having been in several other Reserve, Welegevonden is probably one of the best, we have seen so many incredible things, in 30 minutes you can have the feeling to be in the mountain after in the bush and after in the plain, our rangers...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank F D
Management response:

Dear Fabian & Dominique, Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and we will be sure to pass your comments on to Evan. Welgevonden is indeed a stunning Game Reserve! We'll also be anticipating your next visit! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful, new, beautifull setting, superb food and lots of animals! They have an underground hide that you can visit at anytime! We saw Rhino, elephant (and a babies), zebra, wildebeest, impala, lots of babboons and eland antelope just from the our room deck and from inside the hide. The staff are just amazing! Friednly, helpful and super attentive! I skipped...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sandy W
Management response:

Dear Sandy, Thank you very much for your review! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to all staff! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big 5 less than three hours from Johannesburg in a unique lodge. Everything was perfect... Recently open , contemporary design (weytlands), beautiful swimming-pool, big rooms, every detail... excellent cuisine , staff professional and friendly, excellents games with Evan... Great choice.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank begoFVS
Management response:

Dear Bego, Thank you for your review. Evan takes pride in his work and is always up for a new challenge or designing a new experience! Thank you very much for your recommendation! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just great! It's quiet, peaceful, extremely beautiful and very modern for a game lodge - although maintaining a very unique wild "look" The staff was incredibly polite, and the food was utterly amazing! We also had a great wildlife experience! If I could rate 10 stars out 5, I'd do that!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Thomas r
Management response:

Dear Thomas, Thank you so much for your wonderfull review! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to all staff! Thank you for your 10 out of 5!! Hope you'll visit again soon! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect lodge which we visited with friends and family. Food, staff, service , gamedrives and lodge are all 5 star quality. We will be back and we hope soon. The lodge has been refurbished after a devastating fire. I have been here before and now after the fire and I can say that the changes are for the best. Highly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JanSteedehuys
Management response:

Dear Jan, Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay even more the 2nd time round! Thank you very much for recommending our Lodge to others! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

146 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (119)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Other (96)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (27)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Welgevonden Game Reserve
11.6 km away
Nedile Lodge
Nedile Lodge
#1 of 1 in Welgevonden Game Reserve
174 reviews
23.9 km away
Marataba Safari Lodge
Marataba Safari Lodge
#1 of 2 in Thabazimbi
291 reviews
31.5 km away
Makweti Safari Lodge
Makweti Safari Lodge
#1 of 14 in Welgevonden Game Reserve
125 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.9 km away
Jamila Game Lodge
Jamila Game Lodge
#4 of 14 in Welgevonden Game Reserve
91 reviews
31.6 km away
Clifftop Lodge
Clifftop Lodge
#3 of 14 in Welgevonden Game Reserve
221 reviews
7.1 km away
Kololo Game Reserve
Kololo Game Reserve
#2 of 36 in Vaalwater
333 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
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, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: €577 - €2,916 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mhondoro Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, South African Hotels, Odigeo, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your Mhondoro Game Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Mhondoro Game Lodge staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Mhondoro Game Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“We were in suit 1. The only suit with own pool. The lodge and villa also has a pool.”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“executive to share with friends”
 of 5 bubbles begoFVS, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the view of the waterhole from the executive suite is the best”
 of 5 bubbles yifatb2013, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay