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Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa

Limpopo, South Africa

Situated in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains in Limpopo Province, South Africa, enjoy the unique combination of luxury and nature at Mhondoro lodge. Surrounded by plains, vegetated mountains, rivers, and forests, this South African safari eco-lodge offers the perfect perch to enjoy the African wilderness. The most beautiful Boekenhout forest stands scattered like soldiers a few hundred meters in front of the Lodge just past the waterhole hide and plains. 

Mhondoro Lodge has all the activities you could desire, including Big 5 Safari drives, walking safaris, kid’s programs, star-gazing, and an all-natural spa. Experience the culmination of luxury and nature in this unforgettable setting. Don’t miss the Waterhole Hide, an underground tunnel that offers guests a safe viewing platform to water wildlife up close. 

Ride through the Welgevonden Game Reserve to the Lodge, watching native South African animals graze as you arrive at your destination. Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa offers 5-star, fully inclusive accommodation. Options range from luxury poolside suites to exclusive private villas, with amenities like a gift shop, a fully-equipped gym, saltwater pools, and a spa.

Their story

Frank and Myriam Vogel (pictured above) set out to create a one-of-a-kind luxury safari retreat. They wanted to ensure that they could offer their guests the best setting to experience the beauty of South Africa.  

The Lodge has been on a journey of sustainability for a number of years. They learned that achieving sustainability goals takes sacrifice and a change of not only mind but also heart. The Mhondoro Spirit has come true to this while the journey to achieve recognition as an eco-lodge continues. The Vogels envisioned a safari product situated in the heart of Waterberg Mountains to be a second home. They wanted their guests to experience excellent service while meeting their sustainable goals. 

Like any journey, striving for sustainability has its own challenges— much like solving a tricky business problem! There is the discovery phase, followed by dreaming, research, and then detailed planning to action those ideas into a tangible reality. There is a saying “conservation without money is conversation…” At Mhondoro, they believe in finding a balance that is good for the environment and remains sustainable over a longer period of time. 

Over the years, Mhondoro has reduced single-use plastics by nearly 100%. Water use was reduced, as well as the use of wood and firelighters, and harmful cleaning products were replaced with products that place probiotics back into the environment after cleaning. Mhondoro’s next challenge is the sustainable use of land for food security where growing takes place organically following ethically re-generative methods. Read more about them here.

Sustainability actions

Lowest impact construction and operation

Highest level of energy efficiency

Pioneer in waste management

Aims to have a fully organic and chemical-free operation

Actively protects nature and community

Most Popular Activities near Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa

  • Big 5 Safari Game Drives
  • Walking Safari’s with our qualified walking guides who talks about all the native South African animals
  • Kids ‘program’ done by our guides like ‘bug hunting’ etc, to entertain the little ones 
  • A spa treatment by one of our experienced therapists using 100% natural RAIN products
  • Stargazing with our telescope

Best time to visit Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa

  • If you want to spot Big 5, dry season aka winter between May and September would be the best choice when they are gather around waterholes and the bushes are thinner.



per person per night starts from

  • 2-Bedroom Family suite

    Includes all meals, snacks, house drinks & 2x safaris per day.

    $ 365
  • Luxury Pool suite

    Includes all meals, snacks, house drinks & 2x safaris per day.

    $ 453
  • Honeymoon suite

    Includes all meals, snacks, house drinks & 2x safaris per day.

    $ 465
  • 3-Bedroom Private Villa

    Includes a private butler, private chef & private safari guide.

    $ 3,240


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