Celebrate your love with a Valentine’s Safari at Mhondoro in the Waterberg

Gallivant Africa

Looking for inspiration and things to do on Valentines? Look no further than this stunning property.

Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa has introduced a special Valentine’s offer of a luxury 5-star safari in the Waterberg, all-inclusive of gourmet meals, house wines and drinks and safari activities, from R5350 per person per night. The offer is valid for 2-night stays between 1 and 13 February 2020 and includes a romantic private dinner and a dreamy turndown in the room with sparkling wine. Other complimentary treats include a couples’ 60 min massage each and a spa bath for two overlooking the waterhole.

Situated in Welgevonden Game Reserve, less than 3 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, Mhondoro offers the ideal romantic escape. The 35 000 hectare reserve is malaria-free and is known for frequent ‘Big 5’ sightings. Mhondoro has received global insta-fame (#poolellie) thanks to remarkable social media posts of guests enjoying a swim while wild elephants stop by at the eco-friendly swimming pool for a drink of the clean, salty water.

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Dutch-owned Mhondoro is a fusion of African chic and edgy European influences. Unique features include a photographer’s dream: a waterhole with underground hide that is connected with the main lodge by a tunnel; and three heated swimming pools.

Privately owned, Welgevonden Game Reserve stretches across 35 000 hectares in the Waterberg and is a mere 2h45-minute drive or a 50-minute flight from Johannesburg. Guests can expect varied terrain and a diverse natural habitat featuring the ‘Big 5’, including a large white rhino population. Guided walks with the endangered white rhino are very popular with guests, as is watching the ‘resident’ herd of elephants who visit the lodge’s waterhole daily. Mhondoro is the ultimate big sky destination, with stunning unimpeded sunrises and sunsets over the Waterberg mountains and valleys. The wildlife experience is complemented by Mhondoro’s luxurious accommodation, indulgent spa treatments, fine cuisine and passionate service.

Mhondoro is child-friendly and welcomes children of all ages. Little travellers can run free at 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. (Children under 6 years of age may not be accommodated on scheduled game drives when other guests are joining. Private game drives may be arranged for families with small children at a rate of R750 per game drive, subject to the availability of a vehicle and a ranger.)

Read more about this property: Mhondoro Safari Lodge Adds a Family Villa Suite

Ashton Sobhuza
the authorAshton Sobhuza
Dear readers! Welcome to my travel experiences, tips, and itineraries! Born and raised in Zimbabwe, I’ve always had a love for the creative and artsy stuff. I am an explorer and an adventurer! I am currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa.

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