Mhondoro Game Lodge
Welgevonden, South Africa
Mhondoro Game Lodge is a luxury lodge situated in the Welgevonden game reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. This is a rich and diverse malaria-free reserve, with an amazing variety of mammals, birds and plant species to be found.
At a Glance
A luxury lodge in a non-malarial reserve, only 2 hours 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg
Two wonderful 2 bedroom family suites, perfect for anyone with youngsters
A large deck overlooking the waterhole is the perfect place to relax and watch the wildlife
There's an underground waterhole hide, accessed from the lodge through a tunnel
The food at Mhondoro is really exceptional - healthy, light, creative and always delicious, it's a real highlight!Scott Dunn team
We love the Scandi-influenced decor at the lodge - it has a real sense of it's own style with chic, unique furniture pieces, a far cry from the neutral tones you find in many safari lodges.Scott Dunn team
Make sure you go on a game-drive to the southern part of the Welgevonden reserve at some point during your stay - the vast open plains are reminiscent of the Serengeti, really breathtaking!Scott Dunn team
If your children need to burn off a little extra steam between safari activities, there's a jungle gym with toys, trampoline, sandpit and swings and the lodge can arrange nannies to keep an eye on your little ones while you relax or have a spa treatment!Scott Dunn team
Have a pre/post dinner tipple at the bar and sample some of their extensive range of whiskey and ginScott Dunn team
Meet our specialists
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Mhondoro Game Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Madikwe and the northwest
Mhondoro Game Lodge has recently been completely revamped to include a newly built main lodge and separate villa. Located in a non-malarial reserve, this is the perfect spot for a family safari, with exceptional wildlife, family suites, and all of the sought-after Big 5 in abundance. There's even a private villa that sleeps 6 if you're looking for a really exclusive experience.
A particularly special feature of the lodge is it's new underground waterhole hide, accessed via a 60m tunnel leading into the main lodge. This will allow you to get right up close to the wildlife and take some incredible photos from a safe location.
The suites are stylish and thoughtfully designed, each with an ensuite bathroom with bathtub, indoor and outdoor shower, and all with a lovely balcony area overlooking the waterhole. Fireplaces in the rooms keep them warm during the cooler months and there's air conditioning to keep temperatures cool in the summer.
The cuisine is fresh, healthy and delicious, with modern twists on favorite dishes. The lodge has been created with every luxury thought of, such as an amazing new state of the art spa and gym for anyone wanting some relaxing treatments or to work off some steam. Anyone wanting to enjoy a bit of adventure can also take advantage of their new star bed, located away from the lodge, on a safely elevated platform, where you can enjoy a night under the stars listening to the sounds of the bush around you.
Mhondoro boasts 3 Deluxe Suites that sleep 2 people each, 1 Family Suite that sleeps 4, 1 Executive Suite that sleeps 4, and 1 Villa that sleeps 6.
Children of all ages are welcome and the family is well geared up to welcome younger travelers, with the option to provide cots, a well-designed family suite and the villa for families looking for more space. Please do be aware that the balcony railings in the suites and at the main lodge are not fully closed-in, so parents need to accompany children under the age of 6.
Gym, spa, pool, WiFi (in the main area), star bed, waterhole hide, private fully staffed villa.
Safari activities at Mhondoro Game Lodge consist of 2 game drives in open vehicles or walking safaris with a Mhondoro guide each day.
Location & Directions
Welgevonden, South Africa
Located a 2.5 hour drive or a 1 hour flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport.
When to go
Summer (November to March) days can get quite warm (up to 28-32 degrees on average) but it is a dry heat. Summer rainfall, normally in the form of thunder storms are usually in the evening, however, the African climate is still always unpredictable. Fall (April to May) days can still be warm but the evenings cool down. Average day time temperature 22-28 degrees. Evenings 10-15 degrees. Winter (June to August) days are warm (temperatures in the mid-twenties) evenings and early mornings very cold with average early morning temperatures 5-12 degrees. It very rarely rains at this time when the bush is golden and dry.
Spring (September, October) days start getting hotter, evenings and mornings could still be crisp but not as cold. A very slim chance of rain.