Mhondoro Game Reserve has introduced a range of children’s activities aimed at families booking Mhondoro Villa on an exclusive-use basis.
Located in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg, the villa sleeps six people and welcomes children of all ages. Children’s programmes are tailor-made to accommodate all ages and include Insect bush walks; Making of animal track moulds; Baking with the chef; Archery; Herb gardening; and Hair braiding.
Families booking the Villa enjoy the services of their own ranger and game viewing vehicle. Children are welcome on game drives exploring the magnificent 35 000 hectare game reserve, which is home to many plant and bird species, in addition to more than 50 different type of mammals.
Guests may look out for the ‘Big 5’, including the endangered white rhino, and could even spot some rare and unusual species such as brown hyena, aardwolf, pangolin and aardvark.
Babysitting services are available and little travellers can run free in a dedicated open-air play area, which is protected by an elephant fence, while older children may participate in stargazing evenings using the telescope stationed on the Stardeck.
Mhondoro has a unique underground game viewing hide, connected to the main lodge with a 65m underground tunnel, which provides children with the adventure of game viewing from a distinctive ground level perspective.
The hide is accessible anytime day or night, and provides the opportunity to get close up to buck, baboons, zebra, warthogs and even elephants drinking from the waterhole. Ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together, Mhondoro Villa providing a luxurious yet comfortable home-away-from-home.
The magnificent Villa Master Suite has a spacious bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers, and a separate private lounge and study.
There are another two bedrooms, which both come with en-suite bathrooms. The large, open-space kitchen, dining and lounge area provides ample opportunity for relaxation and entertainment, leading out to the wooden decks with sun loungers and a heated pool for all-year swimming, with views of the lodge waterhole and the wilderness beyond.
On balmy summer evenings, the Outdoor Lounge sets the scene for relaxing sundowners while watching ‘resident’ elephants stop by the waterhole for a drink, while a cosy indoor and outdoor fireplace means that guests can enjoy the magic of the wilderness even on chilly nights.
A private, fully-equipped gym and yoga room are ideally located within the Villa for those wishing to start the day with a rejuvenating workout, yoga or Pilates session.
For bigger groups, the Villa can dine up to 10 people when the rest of the party book rooms in the adjacent main lodge, including the option of a 2-bedroom Family suite.