Mhondoro Game Lodge, South Africa

A rich ecosystem in the heart of the Waterberg District in Limpopo, Welgevonden Game Reserve stretches across 37,000 hectares of diverse landscape.Tuesday, June 13, 2017

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

A rich ecosystem in the heart of the Waterberg District in Limpopo, Welgevonden Game Reserve stretches across 37,000 hectares of diverse landscape. Here, discover South Africa’s vast and varied wildlife: over 50 different types of mammals — including the Big Five — roam the reserve, and more than 2,000 plant species and 350 bird species can be spotted. This is the setting for the Mhondoro Game Lodge, a luxurious five-star resort with an intimate atmosphere, sleeping a total of only 20 guests. Either a 50-minute flight or just under a three-hour drive from Johannesburg, the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, taking in spectacular terrain and sweeping landscapes.

Mhondoro fuses African design with European influences, decorated by the owner, Dutch interior designer Myriam Vogel. All rooms include private decks offering breathtaking views over the reserve. As well as a range of suites, including deluxe, honeymoon and executive, there’s also the exclusive Mhondoro Villa — complete with a private heated pool, gym and yoga room — which accommodates up to six guests. A personal chef and butler, plus a private game-viewing vehicle, are on hand for those staying in the villa.

Game drives and guided walks with trained game rangers set off from the lodge in the early morning and late afternoon every day, winding through the Welgevonden Game Reserve and offering visitors the opportunity to see the unique and varied wildlife. Back at the lodge, visitors can make use of the custom-built star deck and the underground game-viewing hide, which offers up-close sightings of elephants and other animals, day or night. After an active day exploring the surroundings, relax in the sauna and heated pool, or get blood pumping at the gym.

Guests can restore energy levels with the daily-changing menu of healthy food. All meals are homemade, with some ingredients grown in the lodge’s greenhouse.

For a luxurious stay and real immersion in South African nature, Mhondoro Game Lodge in Welgevonden Game Reserve is truly the perfect setting.

Need to know

Key facilities

• Honeymoon suite with private spa pool and deck with daybed
• Two deluxe suites
• Two-bedroom executive suite
• Two-bedroom family suite
• Exclusive-use of Mhondoro Villa
• Dual spa suite with bath on deck
• Temperature-controlled swimming pools
• Gym
• Open-air play area

Key activities

• Guided walks
• Safaris
• Game-viewing

Contact

T: +27 87 150 2314
E: res@mhondoro.com
mhondoro.com

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