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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed at Mhondoro for 3 nights at the end of our 2-week holiday in South Africa. And it turned out we saved the best for last. The best way to describe our stay is ‘memorable’. The facilities are of a very high standard, the rooms, common areas and surrounding area are beautiful and fit in with the environment. One...

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Dear Alex, Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased to know that we were the highlight of your stay on South Africa! Our staff take pride in producing a memorable experience for each and every guest. We'll be sure to pass your comments on to them! Hope to see you guys again soon! Safe Travels Warm...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Lovely setting, amazing hosts and superb food! Definitely a foodie destination. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Management always available and game drives very exciting. Our guide was Silas who seems know exactly where all the animals are! Lovely guy!! We will return!!

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Dear Jeanie, Thank you very much for your review! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to Silas! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had the best time of our lives. The accommodation is 5stars-plus, the staff is extremely kind and the food is like having breakfast, lunch diner in a Michelin star restaurant. And on top of all that, waking up with Rhino's sleeping in the backyard or elephants stoping by to have a drink out the pool, maks Mhondoro the most...

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Dear Toon, Thank you for your review! All Mhondoro's chefs take huge pride in their work. We'll be sure to pass your comments on to them! The Rhino and Elephant have been visiting almost daily providing us with amazing sights and sounds! Hope to see you again soon! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stayed four days in the Villa, simply perfect the villa is stunning very well decorated, having been in several other Reserve, Welegevonden is probably one of the best, we have seen so many incredible things, in 30 minutes you can have the feeling to be in the mountain after in the bush and after in the plain, our rangers...

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Dear Fabian & Dominique, Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and we will be sure to pass your comments on to Evan. Welgevonden is indeed a stunning Game Reserve! We'll also be anticipating your next visit! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 18 November 2016

Peaceful, new, beautifull setting, superb food and lots of animals! They have an underground hide that you can visit at anytime! We saw Rhino, elephant (and a babies), zebra, wildebeest, impala, lots of babboons and eland antelope just from the our room deck and from inside the hide. The staff are just amazing! Friednly, helpful and super attentive! I skipped...

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Dear Sandy, Thank you very much for your review! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to all staff! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Big 5 less than three hours from Johannesburg in a unique lodge. Everything was perfect... Recently open , contemporary design (weytlands), beautiful swimming-pool, big rooms, every detail... excellent cuisine , staff professional and friendly, excellents games with Evan... Great choice.

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Dear Bego, Thank you for your review. Evan takes pride in his work and is always up for a new challenge or designing a new experience! Thank you very much for your recommendation! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This place is just great! It's quiet, peaceful, extremely beautiful and very modern for a game lodge - although maintaining a very unique wild "look" The staff was incredibly polite, and the food was utterly amazing! We also had a great wildlife experience! If I could rate 10 stars out 5, I'd do that!!

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Dear Thomas, Thank you so much for your wonderfull review! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to all staff! Thank you for your 10 out of 5!! Hope you'll visit again soon! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect lodge which we visited with friends and family. Food, staff, service , gamedrives and lodge are all 5 star quality. We will be back and we hope soon. The lodge has been refurbished after a devastating fire. I have been here before and now after the fire and I can say that the changes are for the best. Highly...

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Dear Jan, Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay even more the 2nd time round! Thank you very much for recommending our Lodge to others! Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Evan, Elias, Abi, Ronel, Simo and everybody here are all spectacular people, the very best in what they do and will make your stay unforgettable. If I could name one suggestion is I would like to see a leopard next time :-) Best money spend ever. Don't miss out.

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Dear Briewind, Thank you for taking the time and reviewing our property. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay so much! We'll sure to pass your comments on to all staff. Safe Travels Warm Regards Fritz & Ronel and the Whole Mhondoro team

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

It is already 3 weeks since we left Mhondoro lodge and the memories are still very well ALIVE. It is an AMAZING place, where you are pampered with love and care, surrounded by wild nature. Food was more than excellent presented beautifully, hot or cold towels served upon your return from another exciting safari ride, spacious beautiful rooms with outdoor...

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Dear Yifat and Family, Not a day goes by that we do not think of you and your family! The wonderful singing; many jokes and super exciting conversations! Thank you very much for the wonderfull review! We have used 1 of your husbands photos of youself and your daughter sitting at the pool. We framed and hanged it in our...

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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: $945 - $4,841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mhondoro Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Honeymoon Suite & Villa”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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