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basel
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this lodge is amazing not only because of its service and food but aswell for the view from your lodge including waterhole infront of the main building. food is excellent and if you are at the villa, prepared in an open kitchen by your own chef. this guy i am sure has a great future as his dishes are not...

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

Dear Rene, Thank you very much for your review! We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed all aspects from the food to the game drives as-well as the company of the staff assigned to your Villa. The food is an important aspect of the Mhondoro experience. We do strive to only produce the best! Please do stay in...

Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we stayed for 4 nights here and everything was perfect. From the safari to the hotel, everything is awesome. We were also lucky to have Phineas as our ranger as he turned our to be the best! We were able to see the BIG 5! Yes all 5! The hotel and the staff is absolutely wonderful. From the food...

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

Dear Adil, Thank you very much for your review! We remember very well the day you walked in after Game Drive and said you had just seen a leopard! You were super excited and we could feel it! We will remember that day for a long time! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to Pheneas. Please do visit...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of 5, including our three boys. We enjoyed very much our stay in Mhondoro game lodge. All the staff was very attentive. The rooms were well decorated and comfortable. The food menu was amazing, and the chef was always ready to accommodate our requests. The fact that the tap water was filtered was very convenient. Our...

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

Dear Can, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Mhondoro Game Lodge. It is true that we have a sophisticated water filtering system that provides worlds class drinking water from any tap. We are very excited about this initiative as it is part of our effort to reduce our carbon footprint by eventually getting rid...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Villa for 2 nights as a family with our 2 young children. Welgevonden is 2h30 drive from Joburg. From our arrival at the Lodge we were greeted by song and dance and by the most beautiful and genuine smiling faces that made us feel right at home…  The Villa is a spectacular family unit that has...

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

Dear Karlien, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay in the Mhondoro Villa. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the Villa so much. The Elephant has been visiting the saline pool on a regular basis, mostly at night. It is such an amazing sight to see them drinking and resting...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with my family for a few days in the villa and we were NOT disappointed ! The villa was absolutely stunning , great taste in decoration and very spacious , you have your own pool, gym, yoga room, basically everything you could need. The food was very good and varied with beautiful presentation. The whole team is...

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

Dear Mikael, Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Mhondoro Villa. The Welgevonden Game Reserve is a pristine natural environment that is situated in a Unesco world heritage site. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to all staff. Please do visit again! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the whole Mhondoro team

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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 17 March 2017

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 8 March 2017 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 7 March 2017 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 1 March 2017 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...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €641 - €3,169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mhondoro Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“if y are a family book at the villa”
428renem, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon Suite & Villa”
, 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”
527martijnv, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had room 3”
marjoleinw547, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All are superb.”
GraemeLancashire, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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