Overview of Mhondoro Lodge

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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • 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
Guided walks

Guided walks

Star gazing

Star gazing

General Facilities

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.

Curio shop

Curio shop





Swimming pool

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.

Expert Opinion

We know because we go
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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