Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa

CEDARBERG RATING

Premier

PRICING FROM

$ 341 (Pps)

Overview

Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa is a luxurious, 5 star Safari Lodge and Villa situated within the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg area of South Africa. The lodge and exclusive use villa were extensively rebuilt in 2015, following a devastating fire.

The style of the whole Lodge is an elegant mélange of chic African and contemporary European design.

Activities

Enjoy abundant wildlife on guided game drives. The Welgevonden Game Reserve’s strict policy limiting the number of vehicles on the Reserve, enhances the exclusive and peaceful drives.

The sophisticated yet child-friendly lodge is rapidly becoming known for its underground waterhole hide, which connects to the lodge via a tunnel. This unique feature offers an accessible, safe and one-of-a-kind opportunity to get up close to the animals drinking at the lodge's waterhole.

Back at the lodge, there's a Spa and Wellness suite offering treatments to help you unwind.   Or perhaps enjoy a bracing workout at the fully equipped gym. Whilst the heated pool, sauna, bar and lounge areas  add to the sense of relaxation.

Outside there's also a star deck. The elevated wooden star deck has custom-made seating, with seatbacks angled at 45 degrees to allow for comfortable star-spotting. Our high-powered telescope is linked to a sophisticated computer programme that enhances a thrillingly detailed search of the cosmos.

Accommodation

The deluxe suites all have private viewing decks with sun loungers overlooking the waterhole as well as  full en suite bathroom with double vanity, bath, indoor and outdoor showers. Other facilities include air-conditioning, fan, minibar with Nepresson coffee machine, safe, fireplace, hairdryer and blackout curtains. The honeymoon suite is further away and has its own spa pool and day bed on its private deck.

Family Safaris

Mhondoro is very family friendly in a non-malarial area. Kids of 6 upwards can join the adult game drive. But ‘Kids Bumble Drives’ can be arranged (at an additional cost) for parents and younge kids

Accommodation wise, it offers two options.  The two bedroom family suite has a shared bathroom, living area and dining area. Whilst the Executive suites have two en suite bedrooms. The latter are ideal for families or two couples travelling together. There's a shared lounge with fireplace and a spacious private deck.

Mhondoro offers a Kiddie’s programme for children. Children  receive a Kids Activity Pack, including an activity booklet. They also offer Kiddie’s 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 the pastry chef.

The Kids play area is an enclosed fenced area with a jungle gym, swings, trampoline and sandpit. For older children or on rainy days, there is a (soundproof) playroom downstairs inside the main lodge with board games, puzzles, PlayStation, an air Hockey machine and plenty of toys to keep them entertained. Child-minding is also on offer.

The Villa at Mhondoro

The Mhondoro Villa is perfectly suited as an exclusive family  villa. Here you have your own private game vehicle with ranger, private chef, private butler and staff so you are separate from the main lodge. There's also a private pool, private gym and yoga room. The Mhondoro Villa boasts a magnificent master suite and two additional bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

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Rooms

DELUXE SUITE (1) – SLEEPS 2

The Deluxe Suite accommodates two. The building has one bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a private viewing deck. It’s a perfectly secluded hideaway, with all facilities of the Main Lodge within short walking distance.

 

DELUXE SUITE (2) – SLEEPS 2

The Deluxe Suite accommodates two. The building has one bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a private viewing deck. It’s a perfectly secluded hideaway, with all facilities of the Main Lodge within short walking distance.

 

2 BED FAMILY SUITE – SLEEPS 4 (minimum use rate apply)

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

- 2 bedrooms with one bathroom

 

2 x BEDROOMS EXECUTIVE SUITE – SLEEPS 4 (minimum use rate apply)

The Executive Suite accommodates four guests, and has two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. You’ll find an extra lounge area with a fireplace 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.

 

HONEYMOON SUITE - SLEEPS 2

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.

 

3 BEDROOM VILLA - SLEEPS 6

The Mhondoro Villa is perfectly suited as an exclusive family or group accommodation where you are looked after from beginning to end. The exclusivity of the Mhondoro Villa means that all meals and selected local drinks, a private pool, a private gym and yoga room, a private game view with ranger, a private chef, a private butler and housekeeping staff, are all included. 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.

Master bedroom:
- King size extra length bed
- Bathroom with double vanities, free standing bath, inside and outside shower
- Rain amenities
- Hairdryer
- Lounge area with gas fire place
- Walk in closet
- Black out curtains
- Air-conditioning and fan
- Electronic safe
- Deck with daybed
- View on waterhole

Bedrooms:
- King size extra length bed or twin extra length beds
- Bathroom with double vanities, free standing bath & shower
- Rain amenities
- Hairdryer
- Black out curtains
- Air-conditioning and fan
- Electronic safe
- Deck with view on waterhole

 

Incredible highlight

"Mhondoro was an incredible highlight. The lodge was so beautiful but the staff were even better. All in all, Mhondoro just had such an eye for all the small details, and those nuances that create an unforgettable experience. "

Includes

Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, soft drinks, local branded beers and hand-select house wines. Two safari activities per day, including game drives or walking safaris with Mhondoro guide. Return scheduled transfers from Welgevonden Reserve Main Gate or Welgevonden Airstrip to Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa.

Excludes

Premium brands and liquors and additional reserve wines. Gate levy. Additional transfers. Spa treatments. Gratuities.

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

Good For

Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife

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