Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa wins Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award for third consecutive year.

Published: Thursday, October 31, 2019

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The luxurious 5-star safari lodge was the only Diners Club Winelist Award winner in Limpopo province this year. 205 Restaurants from around the country submitted wine lists for judging by a select panel led by the publisher of the Platter’s by Diners Club Wine Guide, Jean-Pierre Rossouw.

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Located in Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg, Mhondoro has been widely recognised for its unique culinary offering that focuses on a healthy food concept, complemented by an award-winning wine list. It distinguishes itself from other safari lodges with the style and quality of fresh, home-grown and beautifully plated food, presented in an exciting, modern African style. 

General Manager Ronel Breytenbach curates the wine list, which is updated every six months with the assistance of Winewise.‘We are proud of our wine list which provides the opportunity for our local and international guests to get a taste of the top quality and exciting variety of wines that are produced in our country. We like to support the smaller boutique wineries and showcase some rarer wines such as the Sadie Paladius and Sadie Columella.

Our wine list also features popular favourites, including Meerlust Rubicon and Chocolate Block, but we’re particularly proud to include some of South Africa’s unique blends and lesser-known varietals, such as the Oldenburg Granache Noir, Trizanne Signature Wines Semillon and Stark-Conde Three Pines red blend.


MHONDORO SAFARI LODGE & VILLA is located in the malaria-free, Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo province), a 2h45-minute drive (or a 50-minute flight) from Johannesburg. The exclusive 5-star safari lodge accommodates only 24 guests in luxury suites, including two child-friendly Family suites and a romantic Honeymoon suite.  

Mhondoro Villa is the ultimate in luxury and privacy for families or friends travelling together. It features a magnificent master suite and two additional bedrooms, a private gym, yoga or massage room and a heated swimming pool. It comes with a private game-viewing safari vehicle and a guide, and includes the services of a chef, butler and housekeeping staff. 

A fusion of African chic and edgy European influences, Mhondoro offers luxury accommodation, fine cuisine, passionate service and breathtaking views. Unique features include a custom-built ‘star deck’ and a waterhole with underground game viewing hide that is connected with the main lodge by a tunnel, as well as a gym and infrared sauna, heated swimming pools and a Spa Suite with a private, outdoor spa deck. 

Home to the ‘Big 5’, including a large white rhino population, the breathtaking landscape is rich and diverse and stretches across 35 000 hectares to offer excellent game viewing.

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