Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa has scored a hat trick in the 2019 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards held in Kuala Lampur (Malaysia), having been voted the Best Safari Retreat on a Global Level; as well as Best Villa in Africa; and Best Pool Villa in South 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 are revered as the highest accolade in hospitality, and a promise of unparalleled guest service excellence, recognizing exceptional contributions by hotels, lodges, casinos, resorts, retreats, spas and restaurants worldwide.
Located in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo), the luxurious 5-star Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa is 2h45-minutes’ drive from Johannesburg. It accommodates up to 24 guests and includes a Honeymoon suite and two child-friendly Family suites, as well as an opulent Villa. The award-winning private villa accommodates six guests on an exclusive-use basis, complete with a gym, massage room and swimming pool, and the services of a private chef, butler and guide with a game viewing vehicle.
With a design fusion of African chic and edgy European influences, Mhondoro offers luxury accommodation, fine cuisine, passionate service and breathtaking views. Daily game drives and guided wilderness walks are offered, including visits to ancient rock art sites within the Welgevonden Game Reserve. The 35 000-hectare reserve is known for excellent birding and game viewing and is home to the ‘Big 5’, including a large white rhino population.
Mhondoro’s unique features include temperature-controlled swimming pools to offer all-year round swimming. To the delight of guests, the environment-friendly salt swimming pools are often frequented by elephants passing by to enjoy a drink. Mhondoro also focuses on the health and wellness of guests with fresh and delicious healthy cuisine using locally sourced produce and vegetables and herbs from its own kitchen garden. Available to guests are an infrared sauna and gym, as well as a Spa to enjoy pampering skin and body treatments, complete with an outdoor spa bath overlooking the reserve and watering hole. Other special facilities include a ‘star deck’ for exceptional stargazing, and a waterhole with underground game viewing hide connected with a tunnel to the main lodge to provide excellent photographic opportunities around the clock.