Mhondoro Lodge in Welgevonden Game Reserve Limpopo South Africa
Mhondoro Lodge Welgevonden Waterberg Limpopo South Africa Game Reserve Chalets Lodgings Accommodations
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Host: Eddy Rust

Guestrooms: 4 chalets

Address: P.O. Box 1120, Rivonia 2128 South Africa

Telephone: 073 819 4233

Fax: 016 364 2470

Activities/Attractions: A short 2.5 hour drive or 1 hour flight from Lanseria Airport is all that separates the fast-paced metropolis of Johannesburg from the calm green eden that is Welgevonden Private Game Reserve. Cool refreshments await your arrival at the main gates where you will transfer to your open game vehicle and leave the city behind. There are 37,000 hectares of unspoiled African bushveld ranging from rocky outcrops where the leopards watch from their hidden crevices to wide open savannah where the herds of Zebra, Wildebeest and Impala abound.

Driving through the reserve in the 4 wheel drive game viewing vehicle, after your arrival at the main gate, you will be treated to your first sighting of the reserve's permanent residents: Impala, Warthog, Giraffe, Rhino, Kudu, Eland, Elephant and many others. Bush walks are offered with fully qualified rangers. These vary with the weather and the desires of the guests. Along with some of the larger animals you may well see some of the "Little Five"- Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Rhino Beetle, Buffalo Weaver and Ant Lion.

Your hosts are knowledgeable and friendly and will keep you entertained throughout your early morning and afternoon drives.


"This was one of the greatest weekends of our life. We saw 3 of the Big 5 in one day and saw a lovely landscape and beautiful sundowners."

"Never in our lives will we see the animals we’ve seen here in just 3 days. It was definitely an experience we’ll remember forever."

"This has been an absolutely awesome African experience! I will never forget our close encounter with a male bull Ellie! Great food, excellent wine & superb company."

"What a superb place. We feel privileged to have enjoyed such an experience."

"We have found our Shangri La. The setting, the accommodation, the animals, but most of all the people make this a special place."


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Mhondoro Lodge Tub

Mhondoro Lodge Living Room

Mhondoro Lodge Patio

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Mhondoro Lodge Pool

Mhondoro Lodge Braai

General Information: Welcome to Mhondoro Lodge in Limpopo, South Africa ... where the paths to the main lodge and between the chalets offer tantalizing glimpses of the waterhole situated just in front of the lodge. The main lodge has a large viewing sundeck where guests are welcome to bide away the time. The crystal clear swimming pool is blessedly cool and inviting on hot summer days under the African sun.

The central dining room, bar, outdoor boma and gym are all situated in or around the main lodge and are easily accessible from the chalets. A nearby chalet houses a well stocked library and entertainment centre that also serves as an exclusive venue for small corporate retreats.

  • four luxuriously appointed private chalets are located along the ridge
  • overlooking the waterhole and adjacent plains with the Waterberg mountains in the distance
  • maximum of 10 guests may stay at the lodge, ensuring personal attention and care from your hosts at all times
  • each chalet has its own elegant sense of style and décor, designed to make you feel pampered, spoiled and special
  • large double sliding doors exit onto your private viewing sundeck where you can relax and watch Africa pass by below you
  • fine African artwork, gorgeous local fabrics and meticulous attention to detail can be seen in the interiors throughout the lodge and the chalets
  • in the library guests can relax and unwind while reading up on some of the animals and birds seen in the day's game drives
  • Mhondoro Lodge is the perfect setting for an intimately romantic wedding

Dining is an experience at Mhondoro. Breakfasts, after your early morning game drive, are either full English breakfasts at the lodge or 'bush breakfasts' in the wild. Picnics en route or lunches at the lodge are available for those arriving mid-day.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in RSA Rand).

R1875-2250/person/night

Rates include game drives, all meals and local drinks.