• Location: South Africa
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Basic


Located less than a 3-hour drive from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, Mhondoro Game Lodge delivers luxurious accommodation in a malaria-free Big 5 game reserve. Part of the famous Waterberg region, Welgevonden Game Reserve is home to lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo as well as a rich variety of other animals and an impressive bird list.

Complete with spa, gym, pool and safari shop, Mhondoro Game Lodge offers family-friendly accommodation as well as suites that are suitable for discerning couples and honeymooners. There is a good choice of room types available, ranging from 4-sleeper family cottages to a lavish honeymoon suite. Large families and groups travelling together can book the exclusive-use villa, complete with private chef, butler, guide and safari vehicle.

The focus at Mhondoro is firmly on the game viewing experience but there are many other activities and experiences to enjoy. Morning and afternoon drives are augmented by guided bush walks and spot-lit night drives, and you can make use of the lodge’s excellent photographic hide mounted over water. There are children’s activities on offer as well as exciting rhino tracking adventures and stargazing sessions. 


  • Big 5 game viewing & photographic waterhole hide
  • Private villa with pool, gym & yoga room
  • Game drives, guided walks & children’s activities
  • Greenhouse garden for fresh produce
  • Honeymoon suite with heated plunge pool
  • Spa, gym & stargazing deck

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Mhondoro Game Lodge is a well-appointed accommodation, built around the main reception, lounge and dining areas. There is a swimming pool and sundeck, a well-equipped gym and a wellness spa offering a variety of health and beauty treatments plus a safari shop for presents and mementos. Wireless Internet is available in the main lodge area. Childminders and private, child-focused game drives are available on request.

A popular feature is Mhondoro’s stargazing deck where you will be guided around the cosmos at night for a breath-taking experience.

Further adventure is on offer at the lodge’s excellent underground hide, designed to give you incredible views of wildlife at the popular waterhole while in complete safety.

General Facilities

    Curio or Gift shop
    Swimming pool


You will enjoy early morning tea and coffee with a light breakfast before your morning drive, a hearty brunch or lunch after your return, and then an afternoon high tea. Chilled drinks and snacks are served on your afternoon drive, followed by a more formal evening dinner at camp.

Dishes combine a ‘healthy food’ concept with African flair and are served communally at the main lodge in an indoor or outdoor setting. You have the opportunity to enjoy private dining too should you prefer meals to be more intimate and romantic. All dishes are homemade at the lodge and, thanks to the lodge’s greenhouse, use as much home-grown produce as possible.

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites at Mhondoro Game Lodge accommodate two guests each and have a king-sized extra-length bed or extra-length twins. Each has an en suite bathroom with double vanities, bathtub, inside and outside showers and a private viewing deck that overlooks the waterhole or the wilderness. Like all accommodation at Mhondoro, the Deluxe Suites are air conditioned and each has a ceiling fan as well as a safe, hairdryer, gas fireplace and mini-bar with Nespresso coffee machine.

Other rooms

Mhondoro’s Family Suite sleeps four in two separate bedrooms (there is only one shared bathroom) whereas the Executive Suites have two bedrooms, each with a fireplace and own bathroom. Executive Suites also have an extra lounge area with fireplace as well as a private viewing deck that overlooks the waterhole.

Located furthest away from the main lodge, the Honeymoon Suite is an intimate cottage with a large bedroom and an en suite bathroom. Its trump card is its private viewing deck, complete with heated plunge pool and daybed overlooking the reserve.

The Villa is Mhondoro’s jewel in the crown. Featuring a magnificent main suite and two additional bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, it is perfect as an exclusive family or group accommodation. You enjoy the services of a private guide and game drive vehicle plus a chef, butler and housekeeping staff; the private villa facilities include a swimming pool, gym and yoga room.

Deluxe Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom
    Mini bar
    Outdoor area
    Safe in room


  • Guided walks
  • Star gazing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 12 Dec 2016 - 10 Dec 2017 $370 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Suite,Honeymoon Suite,Villa,Executive Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Justin Chapman

Justin Chapman

Africa Safari Expert

"A slice of heaven in the Waterberg, where the ‘Spirit of the Lion’ resides. Contemporary meets classic in this family-friendly lodge that effuses warmth. The fine dining verges on the divine!"



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