Welgevonden Private Game Reserve is located within a wilderness expanse of the majestic Waterberg Mountain range in South Africa. It is close to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Welgevonden means ‘well found’, a fitting description for this beautiful area, which is made up rocky plateaus, open woodland and reclaimed farmland dissected by crystal clear streams and ravines. The 36 000 hectare malaria-free reserve is home to healthy numbers of wildlife, many of which have been recently re-introduced, including members of the Big 5. South Africa’s national bird - the blue crane - is a rare and special bird found on the reserve. The impressive bio-diversity of Welgevonden includes 56 mammals, 139 tree species, over 300 bird species and 32 reptile species. There is a high density of lodges on Welgevonden, each situated on 500 hectare portions but having traversing rights over the entire property. The luxurious lodges are generally small and intimate, accommodating a maximum of ten guests.

Why we like it

Free of malaria; Home to blue crane, South Africa's national bird; Over 300 bird species; Close to Johannesburg and Pretoria

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 37 500 Ha
Reserve Type: Private Game Reserve
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: White Rhino
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Vaalwater

Accommodation in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve

57 Waterberg, Welgevonden

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…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, Waterberg

A tribute to the unique splendour of the African Wilderness, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway towers over the landscape, combining modern African living, simplicity and an abundance of flavour with a unique wildlife experience. Eight luxury suites overlook the flowing Sterkstroom River, each one perched on the edge of the cliff, with a private deck and plunge pool. They provide ideal…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Ekuthuleni Lodge, Welgevonden

Ekuthuleni Game Lodge is one of the gems of the Welgevonden Game Reserve. Aside from great Big 5 game viewing, guests can relax next to the swimming pool overlooking sweeping grassy plains during the day, or watch the sun as it sets at the end of each day. If the weather is cool, curl up with a book in one…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Species list
Where

Lookout for

Elephant
White Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Brown Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Red Hartebeest
Impala
Waterbuck
Eland
Warthog
Baboon

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Elephant
White Rhino


BRIDS
Steppe Buzzard
Blue Crane
Martial Eagle
Barn Owl
Ostrich


REPTILES
Puff Adder
Rock Monitor Lizard
Leopard Tortoise


TREES
Wild Syringa
Knob Thorn
Marula


HABITAT TYPES
Grassland
Savanna
Thornveld
Riverine
Rocky Outcrops


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8
Mammals: 8
Birds: 7
Reptiles: 6.5
Trees: 7
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