Mhondoro Safari Lodge

Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa was crowned the Best Safari Retreat in the World at the 2018 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards held recently in Dubai. The Awards are revered as the highest accolade in hospitality, and a promise of unparalleled guest service excellence.

The luxurious 5-star safari lodge, which is located in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo province), also walked away with the coveted awards of Best Family Villa in Africa, as well as Best Bush Lodge in Africa.

The Haute Grandeur Global Awards is the world’s leading, most respected luxury hospitality Awards initiative, honouring establishments that continuously excel through remarkable hospitality experiences. The Awards recognize exceptional contributions by hotels, lodges, casinos, resorts, retreats, spas and restaurants worldwide and was attended by winners from more than 60 countries.

Myriam and Frank Vogel - Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa
Myriam and Frank Vogel – Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa

Mhondoro is a 2h45-minute drive or a 50-minute flight from Johannesburg. The breathtaking landscape is rich and diverse, stretching across 35 000 hectares of Welgevonden Game Reserve, which offers excellent game viewing and is home to the ‘Big 5’, including a large white rhino population.

A fusion of African chic and edgy European influences, the lodge offers luxury accommodation, fine cuisine, passionate service and breathtaking views. Unique features include a custom-built ‘star deck’ and a waterhole with underground game viewing hide that is connected with the main lodge by a tunnel, as well as a gym, heated swimming pools and a Spa Suite with a private, outdoor spa deck.

Mhondoro accommodates only 20 guests in luxury suites including a Family suite and a romantic Honeymoon suite. Mhondoro is child-friendly and welcomes children of all ages. Little travellers can run free within the dedicated open-air play area, which is protected by an elephant fence. A play room in the main lodge is stocked with games where children can enjoy themselves without disturbing other guests, while special children’s activities can also be arranged.

Private and exclusive, Mhondoro Villa is the ultimate in luxury for families or friends travelling together. It features a magnificent master suite and two additional bedrooms, a private gym, yoga room and a heated swimming pool, a game-viewing safari vehicle with personal guide, and the services of a chef, butler and housekeeping staff.