We had an excellent 3 night stay at Mhondoro in the Welgevonden reserves. The room was comfortable with an excellent view of the lodge's watering hole, where we saw baboon, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, giraffe, and elephant! We had the great fortune to have the lodge's manager, Leon, as our ranger. His knowledge was thorough and his enthusiasm contagious! We saw lionesses and their cubs every day, along with several excellent sightings of elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and a multitude of other animals, along with spectacular views. The only suggestion we would have had to make it even better would be to make the beds true "king size" beds in each chalet, as the existing beds were a little small. But we were told that new larger beds were being ordered. I will also say that the food was excellent with both continental and proper English breakfasts and delicious gourmet dinners), and tea time also offered an excellent selection of freshly prepared items. The drinks were also very good and did not kill your wallet at check-out. A big thanks to Leon and the Mhondoro staff for a wonderful family visit!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Mhondoro Game Lodge South Africa/Welgevonden Game Reserve