Welgevonden Game Reserve

Welgevonden Game Reserve (Dutch for “well found”), is a 34,850ha game reserve in the Waterberg District of the Limpopo Province in South Africa. The pleasant 2.5-hour drive from Johannesburg makes Welgevonden, one of the most accessible premier malaria free wilderness reserves in the country. It forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve which was officially declared by UNESCO in 2001 and currently covers an area in excess of 4000 km².

Welgevonden is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five. There are rare and unusual species too, such as brown hyena, pangolin, aardwolf and aardvark – all best seen at night.

All of the reserve’s lodges sit on their own freehold and un-fenced portion of this vast reserve and have access to the whole sanctuary. All have been built with the strictest attention to the aesthetic code set by the magnificent, wild surroundings. – Welgevonden Game Reserve Shuttle

Welgevonden boasts some of the most luxurious, secluded and sustainable accommodation options in South Africa, with a number of private five star lodges to choose from, most of which are limited to a maximum of ten guests.

All of the reserve’s lodges sit on their own freehold and unfenced portion of this vast reserve and have access to the whole sanctuary. All have been built with the strictest attention to the aesthetic code set by the magnificent, wild surroundings.

First-class fine dining, world-class wines and superb service are a feature at all of Welgevonden’s lodges, while most also offer a variety of luxury spa and wellness offerings. Above all, booking at Welgevonden guarantees unparalleled peace and privacy in the South African bushveld, not to mention some spectacularly unspoilt vistas.

Between them, Welgevonden’s lodges also offer a range of different day and night game drive options, bush breakfasts and dinners, bird watching, walking safaris and even a well-stocked library if you fancy a day/night in.

Whatever luxury accommodation option you chose, there can be nowhere better to escape the fast pace of the city and unwind in the unadulterated African bushveld.