The spectacular Mhondoro Game Lodge has recently opened its doors. Situated in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg, Limpopo, this exclusive, five-star game lodge is the perfect place for a getaway for the family, a group of friends, or a romantic break for two. The lodge hosts a maximum of 20 guests at any one time and offers a range of accommodation to choose from.
There are two Deluxe Suites on offer; a two-bedroom Executive suite; a two-bedroom Family suite; a romantic Honeymoon suite (with a private spa pool) and the exclusive-use Mhondoro Villa, which can accommodate six guests.
One of the highlights of a trip to Mhondoro are the game drives into Big 5 country and the good news is that the reserve is malaria-free. Bush walks are also on offer. There is a unique game-viewing hideaway at the nearby waterhole (connected to the lodge by an underground tunnel) – which will no doubt become a major attraction for photographers and those who wish to view wildlife up close and personal in perfect safety (see the video at the end of this post). The star deck is another unusual attraction – an elevated viewing deck that is just the spot to view the incredible night sky through a high-powered telescope.
There is a heated swimming pool and if you are in need of pampering, a Massage Suite (with outdoor spa deck), where you can enjoy a variety of massage treatments, manicures and pedicures, with a view of the bush.
In terms of decor and design, the lodge offers a mix of European and African influences and inspiring bushveld landscapes. When it comes to meals, Mhondoro Game Lodge is all about hearty cuisine, inspired by the best of local produce.
The lodge is about three hours’ drive from Joburg. You can also book a fly-in charter.