In the wake of the current COVID-19 crisis which has resulted in international air travel coming to a halt, some excellent opportunities have opened-up for South African residents to make use of unprecedented discounts offered at luxury safari lodges.
Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa, the award-winning 5-star safari lodge in Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo province) has announced 40% discount offers that are valid with immediate effect for new, direct bookings for stays up to 31 May 2020. Discounted rates include all meals, house drinks and twice daily safari activities, and start from R3250 per person sharing per night.
The 35 000-hectare, malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve is known for frequent ‘Big 5’ sightings and offers wide-open spaces and low-density tourist numbers to present excellent opportunities for isolation, rest and relaxation. The wildlife experience is complemented by Mhondoro’s luxurious accommodation, indulgent spa treatments, fine cuisine and passionate service. Fast speed wifi is available in all suites allowing connectivity for those wanting to work remotely. All sanitation procedures and precautions have been implemented to minimize contamination and staff are trained accordingly. Public areas and guest rooms, as well as the kitchen and spa are disinfected on a regular basis and sanitation products are available to all guests and staff.
The family-friendly lodge is an easy 2h45-hour drive from Johannesburg and welcomes children of all ages. Special children’s activities are on offer along with babysitting services and short game drives may be booked for families with young children. Little travellers can run free in the dedicated open-air play area, which is protected by an elephant fence and a playroom is stocked with games.
At the main lodge two dedicated family suites with private lounges each accommodate two adults and two children. Within the same concession, Mhondoro Villa provides a luxurious yet comfortable home-away-from-home for bigger families. The Villa comes with its own heated pool and small gym and sleeps six people, but can accommodate up to 10 when the rest of the party book the adjacent 2-bedroom Family suite.