MHONDORO SAFARI LODGE & VILLA is located in the malaria-free, Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo province). The exclusive 5-star safari lodge accommodates 20 guests in luxury suites, including a child-friendly Family suite and a romantic Honeymoon suite, and is a 2h45-minute drive or a 50-minute flight from Johannesburg. Mhondoro Villa is the ultimate in luxury and privacy for families or friends travelling together and comes with a chef, butler and dedicated guide with a game viewing vehicle. Unique features include a custom-built ‘star deck’ and a waterhole with underground game viewing hide connected with the main lodge by a tunnel, as well as a gym, heated swimming pools and a Spa Suite with a private, outdoor spa deck. The breathtaking landscape is rich and diverse, stretching across 35 000 hectares. The reserve offers excellent game viewing and is home to the ‘Big 5’, including a large white rhino population.


GPS Co-ordinates

  • South 24º 12.150’
  • East    27º 54.099’

Closest main airport

  • Johannesburg OR Tambo or Lanseria

Closest major city

Johannesburg is at 2.45 hours drive.


No. of rooms


Room Categories

Deluxe Rooms

Executive Suite

Family Suite

Honeymoon Suite


Room Facilities

Aircon and ceiling fan

mosquito net


in-room safe

hair dryer

bathrobes and slippers

mini bar

RAIN amenities

indoor and outdoor showers


gas fireplace

Average price of rooms

From R5675 per person sharing per night (all year round except peak season 14 Dec to 10 Jan R7530 per person sharing per night).

VILLA (all year round):  R45 455 per night for 4 people sharing, R9 091 per extra adult and R5 051 per extra child between 3 and 11 years old.


Rate 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 Game Lodge.

Season Specials

SPECIAL OFFER: May, June and July: pay for 3, stay for 4 applicable mid-week (Sunday to Thursday)



List of facilities/activities available for guests

  • Gym
  • heated swimming pools
  • infra-red sauna
  • underground game viewing hide
  • stardeck for stargazing with the telescope
  • Spa suite
  • childrens’ play area outdoors with jungle gym
  • swings
  • sandpit and trampoline
  • indoor play room with Play Station
  • board games
  • puzzles and books
  • kids’ activity programme
  • babysitting (at additional cost)
  • curio shop
  • TV lounge
  •  Wi-Fi available in reception areas – Free
Restaurant & Dining
  • How many restaurants:  One plus a Boma for outside dining. Villa guests enjoy their meals in the Villa
  • What types of Food:  Healthy, modern South African cuisine
  • Meal Times:  Scheduled around safari activities
  • Are their set times and menus for children’s meals:  The chef prepares children’s meals by arrangement
Guests should bring

Smart casual and safari-style clothes for game viewing activities

Important Information

Mhondoro is child-friendly and malaria-free. In the interest of conservation, no private vehicles are allowed in the reserve. Private vehicles are parked in a secure area at the Welgevonden Main Gate from where Mhondoro provides a complimentary scheduled transfer to and from the lodge in an open safari vehicle, which takes approximately 50-60 min.



Telephone +27(0)87 150 2314