This World Wildlife Day, celebrated annually on 3 March, going on a safari and connecting with nature can be a life-changing experience, especially at a destination where exhilarating game-viewing meets the many joys of luxurious pampering. The five-star Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa, a mere two hours and 45 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg, lies within Welgevonden Game Reserve, a rich and diverse landscape stretching across 35 000 hectares. Mhondoro is also home to the Big Five and is protected within the malaria-free reserve. Guided walks are popular with guests, as is sitting in an underground hide (connected to the main lodge via a tunnel) and watching the resident herd of elephants that regularly visits the lodge’s waterhole. The wildlife experience is complemented by Mhondoro’s luxurious accommodation, indulgent spa treatments, fine cuisine and passionate service.
Dutch-owned, Mhondoro is a gourmet’s delight and a fusion of African chic and edgy European influences. The exclusive lodge sleeps only 24 guests and is operated off the grid. Accommodation includes child-friendly family suites, a romantic honeymoon suite and a two-bedroom executive suite. Guest suites are spacious, with outdoor showers and private decks, and most boast private plunge pools. Mhondoro Villa is the ultimate in luxury and privacy for families or friends travelling together. It features a master suite and two additional bedrooms, plus a private gym, yoga or massage room, heated swimming pool, game-viewing safari vehicle with personal guide, and the services of a chef, butler and housekeeping staff. For reservations, call 087 150 2314, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mhondoro.com. Instagram @mhondorosafarilodgeandvilla
Win a two-night stay
One lucky Stellenbosch Visio reader stands a chance to win a two-night stay for two guests sharing a luxury pool suite at Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa, valued at R32 000.
The prize includes accommodation with all meals, soft drinks and house wines; twice daily safari activities (game drives or guided walks); and return scheduled transfers from Welgevonden Game Reserve’s main gate to Mhondoro Safari Lodge. Terms and conditions apply, visit stellenboschvisio.co.za for details. Closing date: 30 April 2023.
To enter send an email to email@example.com and include “MHONDORO” in the subject line. Please remember to include your name and contact number so we can get hold of you.