Mhondoro Game Lodge is known for its child and family friendliness. Little travellers can enjoy the swimming pool and the safe, secluded playground with its protective elephant fence, or explore the variety the bush has to offer during a Kiddies bush walk. The spacious Family Suite and the exclusive-use Villa are perfectly equipped to accommodate families. Mhondoro Game Lodge offers a Kiddie’s programme for the youngest children. The Kiddie’s programme consists of a welcome pack with a children’s work book. We also offer Kiddie’s insect walks, animal track moulding with plaster of paris, track and sign ID, clay animal sculpture making, archery for older children, star gazing and cookie baking & decorating with our pastry chef (R 150 per person). Regret children under 6 years of age may not be accommodated on scheduled game drives when other guests are joining. Bumble game drives may be arranged for families with small children at a rate of R600 per bumble drive, subject to the availability of a vehicle and a ranger at the time. The drives are tailored to carter to our smaller visitors and can vary in duration and will include child appropriate facts and sightings.
The Family Suite accommodates four guests and it has two bedrooms and a shared bathroom, lounge and dining area. It is the perfect accommodation for families especially with it’s spacious, private viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. The Family Suite is in a separate building, yet all the facilities of the Main Lodge are within short walking distance.
The Villa is also perfectly suited for exclusive family or small group bookings where every desire has been anticipated. Exclusive use of the Villa means that all meals and selected local drinks, a private pool, a private gym and yoga room, a private game viewing safari vehicle with personal ranger, a private chef, a private butler and housekeeping staff, are all included. The Villa accommodates six in stylish comfort. It boasts a magnificent master suite and two additional bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.
CHILD MINDING SERVICES:
The children’s programme provides child-minding service for parents who would like a few hours to themselves. Children 6 years and older are welcome to join the regular game drives (around 3 hours long). For all children under 6 years, child-minding services are available at R 400 per game drive. If child-minding services are required outside of game drive times, they can be arranged on special request at a cost of R 175 per hour.
Kiddie’s ‘bumble drives’ (mini kid’s drives) are also available upon request in between regular game drive times at a cost of R 600 per game drive. When booking the Villa, there is no age restriction for children.
KIDS SHOOTING EXPERIENCE:
For our younger guests, we offer archery and air-rifle target practice. These activities are suitable for the whole family, including children under the age of 16. The guide facilitates the activity with the kids to make sure safety comes first; and they shoot towards a target. The kids shooting experience is available at a cost of R 150 per person. Also archery lessons (bow-and-arrow shooting) are available at a cost of R 150 per person per lesson.
*IMPORTANT: Please take note of the following: Child Visa Regulation containing a checklist of the requirements for all family travellers.
**IMPORTANT: Please contact us to receive more information about our child policy.