Mhondoro Safari Lodge

South Africa
  • Overview
  • Rooms

Overview

Magnificently rebuilt with a unique underground waterhole hide, romantic Star Bed (coming soon), spa and exclusive private Villa, Suites and Chalets. Mhondoro, meaning ‘spirit of the lion’ in local Shona, is a luxurious safari experience in the malaria-free, Big Five wilderness of Welgevonden Game Reserve. Presiding over a waterhole and rich plains beyond, the family-friendly lodge combines exclusivity, privacy and space with African chic and contemporary design.  The unique underground waterhole hide offers thrilling eye-to-eye game viewing amongst wildlife at the waters edge, connected by a 65m tunnel to the lodge. Adventurous romantics can soon enjoy an unforgettable night beneath African skies on the secluded, elevated Star Bed. Equally romantic is the private Honeymoon Chalet, with plunge pool and day bed on the deck, al fresco shower and a fireplace. Families and small groups will enjoy the Family or Executive Suite, or indulge in the ultimate exclusivity of the Villa, with its own private pool, gym, yoga room, personal ranger and vehicle, private chef and butler.  Rangers share the wonders of the wilderness on game drives and bush walks through the savannah and diverse habitats of this Waterberg region. In between safaris, game viewing and bird watching, there is a range of pursuits to indulge in – a bracing workout in the gym, massages and treatments in the spa, heated swimming pool and sauna, and fabulous food. Mhondoro prides itself on satisfying foodies of all ages with modern African cuisine, home-made and home-grown. Less than 3 hours drive from Johannesburg or 1 hour flight by private charter.  All ages welcome | Complimentary Wi-Fi hotspot.

Rooms

FromR 11 630,00 Honeymoon SuiteFully Inclusive

The Honeymoon Suite offers a perfect romantic getaway. Accommodating a couple in luxury, the intimate building boasts a spacious bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Its uniqueness is in its private viewing deck and its own spa pool and daybed overlooking the reserve. It is located furthest away from the Lodge, providing a very secluded and private feel while making it the perfect spot to raise a glass of champagne and enjoy the uninterrupted view of the wilderness and animals, or to watch the stars at night.

Includes
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 Safari Lodge & Villa - Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge and the Villa - secure parking and VAT.
Excludes
Premium brand liquor - additional reserve wines available from the temperature controlled wine cellar at the Main Lodge - gate/conservation levy - additional transfers outside the normal hours of 12h30 –13h00 at Welgevonden Main gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa (this may interfere with the first afternoon game drive or lunch depending on how much later the guests arrive) - spa treatments and gratuities.
Property Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting Service
  • Car Park
  • Kiddies Club
  • Swimming Pool
Child Policy
Children 0–35 months stay free of charge, children 3–11 years of age pay 50% of the applicable adult rate and children 12 years and older the full adult per person sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
All Seasons:
Cancellations 0 to 15 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations 16 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee.

No-show bookings will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Early departures will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellation fees are calculated based on total room charge.
Should travel not be possible due to any COVID19 related cause or government restrictions we will allow deferral of travel for 12 months within the corresponding season.

Exclusive Use of VillaFully Inclusive

The Mhondoro Villa is a luxurious yet comfortable home-away-from-home, perfectly suited as exclusive family or group accommodation. The exclusivity of the Mhondoro Villa means that all meals and selected local drinks are included, and it comes with its own private pool, a private gym, spa and yoga room, as well as a private game viewing vehicle with ranger, a private chef, a private butler and housekeeping staff. The Mhondoro Villa is booked at a fixed price for one to four guests. Additional guests are charged per the specified surcharge per season. The Mhondoro Villa boasts a magnificent master suite and two additional bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. To accommodate a bigger group, the adjacent Family Suite may also be booked with the villa, accommodating two adults and two children, to dine up to 10 guests in the Villa.

Includes
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 Safari Lodge & Villa - Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge and the Villa - secure parking and VAT.
Excludes
​Premium brand liquor - additional reserve wines available from the temperature controlled wine cellar at the Main Lodge - gate/conservation levy - additional transfers outside the normal hours of 12h30 –13h00 at Welgevonden Main gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa (this may interfere with the first afternoon game drive or lunch depending on how much later the guests arrive) - spa treatments and gratuities.
Property Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting Service
  • Car Park
  • Kiddies Club
  • Swimming Pool
Child Policy
Children 0–35 months stay free of charge, children 3–11 years of age pay 50% of the applicable adult rate and children 12 years and older the full adult per person sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
All Seasons:
Cancellations 0 to 15 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations 16 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee.

No-show bookings will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Early departures will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellation fees are calculated based on total room charge.
Should travel not be possible due to any COVID19 related cause or government restrictions we will allow deferral of travel for 12 months within the corresponding season.

Exclusive Use Suite Max 20Fully Inclusive

The Mhondoro Villa is a luxurious yet comfortable home-away-from-home, perfectly suited as exclusive family or group accommodation. The exclusivity of the Mhondoro Villa means that all meals and selected local drinks are included, and it comes with its own private pool, a private gym, spa and yoga room, as well as a private game viewing vehicle with ranger, a private chef, a private butler and housekeeping staff. The Mhondoro Villa is booked at a fixed price for one to four guests. Additional guests are charged per the specified surcharge per season. The Mhondoro Villa boasts a magnificent master suite and two additional bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. To accommodate a bigger group, the adjacent Family Suite may also be booked with the villa, accommodating two adults and two children, to dine up to 10 guests in the Villa.

Includes
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 Safari Lodge & Villa - Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge and the Villa - secure parking and VAT.
Excludes
Premium brand liquor - additional reserve wines available from the temperature controlled wine cellar at the Main Lodge - gate/conservation levy - additional transfers outside the normal hours of 12h30 –13h00 at Welgevonden Main gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa (this may interfere with the first afternoon game drive or lunch depending on how much later the guests arrive) - spa treatments and gratuities.
Property Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting Service
  • Car Park
  • Kiddies Club
  • Swimming Pool
Child Policy
Children 0–35 months stay free of charge, children 3–11 years of age pay 50% of the applicable adult rate and children 12 years and older the full adult per person sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
All Seasons:
Cancellations 0 to 15 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations 16 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee.

No-show bookings will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Early departures will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellation fees are calculated based on total room charge.
Should travel not be possible due to any COVID19 related cause or government restrictions we will allow deferral of travel for 12 months within the corresponding season.

Exclusive Use Suite Max 14Fully Inclusive

The Mhondoro Villa is a luxurious yet comfortable home-away-from-home, perfectly suited as exclusive family or group accommodation. The exclusivity of the Mhondoro Villa means that all meals and selected local drinks are included, and it comes with its own private pool, a private gym, spa and yoga room, as well as a private game viewing vehicle with ranger, a private chef, a private butler and housekeeping staff. The Mhondoro Villa is booked at a fixed price for one to four guests. Additional guests are charged per the specified surcharge per season. The Mhondoro Villa boasts a magnificent master suite and two additional bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. To accommodate a bigger group, the adjacent Family Suite may also be booked with the villa, accommodating two adults and two children, to dine up to 10 guests in the Villa..

Includes
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 Safari Lodge & Villa - Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge and the Villa - secure parking and VAT.
Excludes
Premium brand liquor - additional reserve wines available from the temperature controlled wine cellar at the Main Lodge - gate/conservation levy - additional transfers outside the normal hours of 12h30 –13h00 at Welgevonden Main gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa (this may interfere with the first afternoon game drive or lunch depending on how much later the guests arrive) - spa treatments and gratuities.
Property Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting Service
  • Car Park
  • Kiddies Club
  • Swimming Pool
Child Policy
Children 0–35 months stay free of charge, children 3–11 years of age pay 50% of the applicable adult rate and children 12 years and older the full adult per person sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
All Seasons:
Cancellations 0 to 15 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations 16 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee.

No-show bookings will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Early departures will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellation fees are calculated based on total room charge.
Should travel not be possible due to any COVID19 related cause or government restrictions we will allow deferral of travel for 12 months within the corresponding season.

FromR 14 892,00 Executive SuiteFully Inclusive

The Executive Suite accommodates four guests, and has two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. It also offers a separate lounge area with a fire-place and a spacious private viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. It’s an opulent retreat with all the facilities of the Main Lodge within short walking distance.

Includes
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 Safari Lodge & Villa - Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge and the Villa - secure parking and VAT.
Excludes
Premium brand liquor - additional reserve wines available from the temperature controlled wine cellar at the Main Lodge - gate/conservation levy - additional transfers outside the normal hours of 12h30 –13h00 at Welgevonden Main gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa (this may interfere with the first afternoon game drive or lunch depending on how much later the guests arrive) - spa treatments and gratuities.
Property Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting Service
  • Car Park
  • Kiddies Club
  • Swimming Pool
Child Policy
Children 0–35 months stay free of charge, children 3–11 years of age pay 50% of the applicable adult rate and children 12 years and older the full adult per person sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
All Seasons:
Cancellations 0 to 15 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations 16 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee.

No-show bookings will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Early departures will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellation fees are calculated based on total room charge.
Should travel not be possible due to any COVID19 related cause or government restrictions we will allow deferral of travel for 12 months within the corresponding season.

FromR 14 456,00 Luxury Pool SuitesFully Inclusive

There are two Luxury Pool Suites at Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa. Both accommodate two guests and each has one bedroom with a bathroom and a private viewing deck overlooking the waterhole and the bush. The suites now each have a private plunge pool. The buildings are a perfectly secluded hideaway, with all the facilities of the Main Lodge within short walking distance

Includes
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 Safari Lodge & Villa - Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge and the Villa - secure parking and VAT.
Excludes
Premium brand liquor - additional reserve wines available from the temperature controlled wine cellar at the Main Lodge - gate/conservation levy - additional transfers outside the normal hours of 12h30 –13h00 at Welgevonden Main gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa (this may interfere with the first afternoon game drive or lunch depending on how much later the guests arrive) - spa treatments and gratuities.
Property Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting Service
  • Car Park
  • Kiddies Club
  • Swimming Pool
Child Policy
Children 0–35 months stay free of charge, children 3–11 years of age pay 50% of the applicable adult rate and children 12 years and older the full adult per person sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
All Seasons:
Cancellations 0 to 15 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations 16 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee.

No-show bookings will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Early departures will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellation fees are calculated based on total room charge.
Should travel not be possible due to any COVID19 related cause or government restrictions we will allow deferral of travel for 12 months within the corresponding season.

FromR 12 500,00 Family Deluxe SuiteFully Inclusive

The Family Deluxe Suite accommodates four guests. It has two bedrooms and because of its shared bathroom plus an extra toilet, as well as a dining area and living area, it’s the perfect accommodation for families. The spacious private viewing deck overlooks the bush. The Family Deluxe Suite is in a separate building, yet with all facilities of the Main Lodge within short walking distance.

Includes
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 Safari Lodge & Villa - Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge and the Villa - secure parking and VAT.
Excludes
Premium brand liquor - additional reserve wines available from the temperature controlled wine cellar at the Main Lodge - gate/conservation levy - additional transfers outside the normal hours of 12h30 –13h00 at Welgevonden Main gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa (this may interfere with the first afternoon game drive or lunch depending on how much later the guests arrive) - spa treatments and gratuities.
Property Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting Service
  • Car Park
  • Kiddies Club
  • Swimming Pool
Child Policy
Children 0–35 months stay free of charge, children 3–11 years of age pay 50% of the applicable adult rate and children 12 years and older the full adult per person sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
All Seasons:
Cancellations 0 to 15 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations 16 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee.

No-show bookings will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Early departures will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellation fees are calculated based on total room charge.
Should travel not be possible due to any COVID19 related cause or government restrictions we will allow deferral of travel for 12 months within the corresponding season.

FromR 11 630,00 Family SuiteFully Inclusive

The Family Suite is the perfect accommodation option for two adults and two children. It features two separate bedrooms, and one shared bathroom with a bath and a shower and separate entrance doors from each bedroom. Facilities include a kitchenette and lounge area with a gas fire-place, as well as an outside deck with deck chairs. All facilities of the Main Lodge are close by and within a short walking distance.

Includes
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 Safari Lodge & Villa - Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge and the Villa - secure parking and VAT.
Excludes
Premium brand liquor - additional reserve wines available from the temperature controlled wine cellar at the Main Lodge - gate/conservation levy - additional transfers outside the normal hours of 12h30 –13h00 at Welgevonden Main gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa (this may interfere with the first afternoon game drive or lunch depending on how much later the guests arrive) - spa treatments and gratuities.
Property Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting Service
  • Car Park
  • Kiddies Club
  • Swimming Pool
Child Policy
Children 0 – 35months 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
Cancellation Policy
All Seasons:
Cancellations 0 to 15 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations 16 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee.

No-show bookings will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Early departures will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All cancellation fees are calculated based on total room charge.
Should travel not be possible due to any COVID19 related cause or government restrictions we will allow deferral of travel for 12 months within the corresponding season.