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Nieuw vennep
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To start off it is a bit of a travel to get to a beautiful place on this earth. At the main gate which is approx. 2 hours of driving from Johannesburg you are picked up by your designated ranger. In our case it was young Evan with a energy level of the Sun and with the same personality. He...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for your review! We'll be sure to pass your wonderfull message onto Evan. It is true that he has the energy levels of the sun. Some people say say the sun get she's energy level from Evan... Eddy's cocktail are amazing and we are very pleased that you loved the Tapas approach during lunch....

Fourways, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What an amazing experience me and my family had this past weekend. We got to spend the whole weekend in the Villa with a Private Chef, Private Butler, Private housekeeper. We truly had an amazing time. The staff at the lodge were very welcoming and friendly. Thank you Marcus for an amazing drive and going the extra mile to make...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tumi, Thank you very much for your review! Our spinach soup is definitely a winner!! We'll be sure to pass your message on to Marcus and Chiloane. The jungle gym is the perfect spot to allow your kids to play outside in a safe environment. Please do visit again! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz&Ronel and the whole Mhondoro team

Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've done quite a few safaris up until now, but this was absolutely the max. Our guide Evan was perfect, and the staff at the lodge incredibly helpful. The setup of the lodge is sublime, and the waterhole in front of the lodge is a plus. I would advice everybody to put this address on their bucket list. An absolute...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Spike, Thank you very much for your review! We'll be sure to pass your message onto Evan and the rest of the staff. Hope you'll visit again soon! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz&Ronel and the whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the Villa for 2 days. On arrival we were met by our guide at the main gate. From there we had a 45min game drive to lodge were we already saw rhino, zebra, wildebeest, hippo and many other animals. The kids were absolute entertained from the word go! We arrived at the Lodge to a singing choir,...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joe, Thank you very much for your review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much. The 2 young Cheetah you saw hunting eventually managed to fill their bellies to the brim! Hope you'll visit soon again! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz&Ronel and the wole Mhondoro team.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right from the time when we were picked up by our guide from the airstrip to the point where they sing us into the lodge and dote upon us for the precious 3 days we stayed at this lodge, We could not have asked for better service or greater luxury. The food served to us (you could ask for anything...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your wonderfull review. We are very pleased to read you had a great experience and we'll be sure to pass your comments onto Silas. The hide has been particularly busy the past several weeks. Elephant and Rhino have been visiting almost daily. Warm Regards Safe Travels Fritz & Ronel and the whole Mhondoro...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Where do I start? We were looking forward to our stay at Mhondoro for over a year and had very high expectations. We stayed there with our family of 3 couples and all absolutely loved it! It was even better than we all imagined! You get such a warm and personal welcome from staff, not only when you arrive but...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jori, Thank you very much for your wonderfull review! Mhondoro takes pride in creating a memorable experience for the whole family. Evan always goes the full mile and even more for all his guests. We are very pleased that you enjoyed all your game activities so much! It's always very special to have the Elephant come to drink at...

Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a fantastic place to stay. Beste service, rooms/small vila and breakfast/lunch/diner imaginable combined with watching the wildlife come by, graze and drink at touching distance. More then plenty of game in the relatively small game reserve

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Martijn, Thank you very much for you review. Please do visit again! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz&Ronel and the whole mhondoro team

The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 December 2016

There are hardly words to describe the perfection that Mhondoro is. We could not have asked for a better honeymoon destination than this fantastic lodge. Great service, the kindest staff, georgious rooms, amazing safaris, great coffee and last but not least the most wonderful food that we ever had in Southern Africa: it's like eating in a Michelin star restaurant...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Meike, We feel very privileged that you choice Mhondoro as part of your Honeymoon. We'll be sure to pass your kind words onto all the staff. It's always great to hear that our service and staff friendliness comes across and gets mentioned! We take immense pride in creating a world class food experience and also agree that we offer...

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the privilege of staying at this lodge at the end of October. We were warmly welcomed by Phineas our ranger at the entrance to the Welgevonden Game Reserve. Our suite was very well appointed and we had great views from the deck. The game viewing was really great... we saw lion on our first game...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Diane, Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay so much! The hide is definitely a unique feature at Mhondoro as it can be visited anytime, day and night. As you also mentioned the animals are seen in an undisturbed manner doing what they usually would do. The water...

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

WOW... Where does one start? Booking i would say. Oliva who managed my booking was a true ambassador and the most patient person i have ever spoken to who dealt with numerous calls and questions from me on a daily basis!!! Thank you so much!!! Yes you will be invited if anything changes. Now the lodge... Directions, spot on from...

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35manager, General Manager at Mhondoro Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ulrich, What can we say... Thank you very much for your extremely detailed review! It's such a pleasure to know that our guests enjoyed their stay as much as you did! Evan is very enthusiastic and a dedicated guide that absolutely loves producing world class experiences. Such a pleasure that you enjoyed your time with him as much as...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Mhondoro Game Lodge

Address: | R517 towards Thabazimbi, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: $881 - $4,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mhondoro Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“For those travelling in alrger group (8 and up) try to book the villa with priovate pool, kitchen, cook and other staff”
 of 5 bubbles 527martijnv, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had room 3”
 of 5 bubbles marjoleinw547, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All are superb.”
 of 5 bubbles GraemeLancashire, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It doesn't matter which room you take...when you are with 4 or 6, take the main villa...then you have your private chef and private butler”
 of 5 bubbles toont508, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in suit 1. The only suit with own pool. The lodge and villa also has a pool.”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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