Welgevonden Game Reserve Accommodation

The Welgevonden Game Reserve is a stunning showcase of a Southern African landscape and promises guests a special, scenic and luxurious experience in the heart of South Africa's interior. Part of its appeal is certainly the luxury accommodation available within the reserve, as well as its close proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The game reserve is situated 3 hours north of Joburg, on the Waterberg plateau. It forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve - a large project which involves reserves in the area working together to provide larger corridors for big predators to roam. It is a conservation effort of note, and conservation, research and development are things which are very important to the folks at Welgevonden.

The name Welgevonden means 'well found' in Dutch, and when you arrive there you will know exactly why. Most of the accommodation on the reserve comprises 5 star lodges with great views, exceptionally comfy rooms and attentive staff. No private vehicles are allowed in the reserve, instead game drives are offered as part of the package. The animals in the area, having never been hunted, have little fear of humans so up-close encounters are almost guaranteed. And there is plenty to see.

The Waterberg region is home to a diversity of landscapes from gorges, wooded mountains, open plains and rocky gorges. Together these habitats play home to over 250 bird species and over 50 mammals, including the once infamous, now famous Big 5. The Welgevonden Game Reserve also boasts a small San rock art site, something which is always quite an intriguing thing to observe.

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Jamila Game Lodge
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Jamila, meaning "a place of beauty", is a spectacular game lodge situated in the northern part of the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, a pristine wilderness area which includes the Big F... More Info

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Sediba offers exclusivity, style and luxury against a backdrop of wild Africa in all her splendour. Situated in the malaria free and 'Big 5' Welgevonden Private Game Reserve and is only a 3- hour driv... More Info

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Wild Ivory Eco Lodge is a private and exclusive bush lodge situated in Welgevonden Game Reserve, a well established big 5 game reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa and in the heart of the W... More Info

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Lebala Lodge - Meaning Open Space and Home Away from Home The lodge is designed by an award winning architect and sleeps ten guests across five air-conditioned suites. The rooms are spacious with ... More Info

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All 8 suites have a private deck with plunge pool and thatched sala. There are also indoor and outdoor showers. The suites are non-smoking and have air conditioning, direct dial telephones hairdryers,... More Info

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Fifty Seven Waterberg is located in the majestic Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, only 3 hours from Johannesburg and it sports the Big Five in a malaria free environment. This is a place of rare and... More Info

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Nedile Lodge
12 km

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Nedile Lodge is situated in the, Malaria free, Welgevonden Game Reserve 3.5 hours from Jhb International Airport. Welgevonden Reserve is "Big Five", a declared Heritage Site of 33000 hectares borderi... More Info

Kololo Game Reserve
14.4 km
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Kololo Game Reserve is located in the South African province of Limpopo, in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere. Partially integrated into Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Kololo offers the Big 5 ex... More Info

Rock Lodge
18.1 km

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Come relax with your family for a well deserved weekend break-away. Rock Lodge Private Game Reserve is situated in the Waterberg, Vaalwater only two hours drive from Pretoria (no 4x4 needed). It is a... More Info

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Matamba Bush Campsite
20.5 km

From R225 pps


"Built by campers for campers" Situated on a beautiful 400Ha private game farm, within the Waterberg Biosphere, and home to a wide variety of plains game and superb birdlife. Matamba offers two exclu... More Info

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The lions are scarce after they died of disease. Hopefully they bring in some more.
- Paige Annese