Mhondoro Game Lodge
Mhondoro Lodge is set in the heart of the magnificent malaria free Welgevonden Game Reserve. It offers the perfect getaway for the discerning traveller. The luxurious Lodge offers five star accommodation coupled with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Only a 2,5 hour drive from Johannesburg and set on a rocky outcrop, Mhondoro boasts sweeping views of the unspoilt, pristine African bushveld. With an exclusive waterhole sited in front of the Main Lodge sundeck, you are assured of intimate sightings of the Welgevonden wildlife as well as awe inspiring sunrises and sunsets. Mhondoro Lodge is also easy accessible by aeroplane. When you board at Lansaria Airport, it will take approximately one hour for you to arrive nearby Mhondoro Lodge.
The Welgevonden Game Reserve is divided by the three main rivers that meander quietly through densely wooded regions on their way to joining the mighty Limpopo River. The Game Reserve is part of the larger United Waterberg Biosphere in the Limpopo province, founded in 1993, and is comprised of mountainous terrain divided by deep valleys and kloofs (ravines).
The Lodge was fully renovated in 2011 and is equipped with state-of-the-art luxuries. You will feel at home the moment you step inside. The Lodge is highly exclusive and caters for a maximum of ten guests. For us, our guests come first. Our hosts and hostesses give you the personal care and attention that makes your stay at Mhondoro truly memorable.
Mhondoro is the perfect venue for game drives and bush walks. Our private rangers are professional and knowledgeable. They can tell you everything about this amazing place and the wildlife and vegetation in the African bush. Their love of the bush is contagious and their anecdotes are plentiful, informative and thoroughly riveting.
The game drives take place in the early morning, before breakfast, or in the late afternoon or early evening, after tea.
During the morning game drives your ranger will pull up at a pleasant spot for a refreshing cup of coffee or tea and – of course – delicious home-made treats.
On the afternoon or evening game drives you can soak up the magical bush sunsets. Your ranger will choose a place where you can enjoy the best view with a drink in one hand and a typical African snack, like biltong (a type of beef jerky), in the other.
Our rangers know every nook and cranny and will take you on adventure in their 4WD/Landcruiser. Don’t be surprised to suddenly find yourself atop a mountain ridge, amazed by the majestic beauty of the African landscape and enjoying a glass of Chardonnay made from South African grapes.
The bush walks and excursions are led by qualified rangers, each with their own specialization. The rangers differ to suit the wishes of the guests and – of course – the weather. Some specialize in the ‘Big Five’ while others track the ‘Little Five’: the wild elephant shrew, the leopard tortoise, the rhinoceros beetle, the buffalo weaver and the ant lion. You may also run into a giraffe, kudu or warthog along the way. The rangers are very knowledgeable about the bush and will fascinate you with the wonders and mysteries of this magical eco-system. There is an additional option of organizing a visit to the Bushman paintings. This trip takes you back two thousand years in time, when Welgevonden was home to the San tribe read more