Located in the heart of the African wilderness, 57 Waterberg offers an unparalleled safari experience. The 5-star lodge is found in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, a 35000 hectare malaria-free reserve situated just a three-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The reserve is part of Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. It is home to a startling diversity of wildlife species, including the legendary African Big 5. The lodge offers an exclusive and intimate experience, consisting of just 5 luxurious suites. Each suite is large and spacious, and lavishly furnished, featuring king-sized beds, desks, comfy armchair, tea and coffee stations, as private patios with views of the surrounding bushveld wilderness. Guests can also relax in one of the many comfortable main areas around the lodge: in the comfy chairs in the living area, out on the sunny deck next the pool, or around a roaring boma under the stars in the boma. The full board rates at the lodge include luxury accommodation, delicious meals, as well as morning and afternoon game drives. 57 Waterberg is perfect for a weekend getaway, and also caters for honeymoons and corporate retreats.

Why we like it

Ultra-luxurious 5-star lodge, Malaria-free destination; Big 5 safaris

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Small
Max No of Guests: 10
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: 5 Stars
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Vaalwater65km1h
Nearest Major City Johannesburg and Pretoria315km3.5h
Nearest Major Airport O.R. Tambo International Airport300km3h15min.
Nearest Hospital Modimolle125km1.5h

Park / Reserve

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve Please click to view



Game Drive


Night Drives
Bushman Paintings



En-suite bathroom
Tea & Coffee Facilities
Private Patio


Swimming pool
Study / library area

This Experience

Safari type

Photographic Safari

Specialist Species

White Rhino

Malaria area


Suitable for

Solo Travellers
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