The acclaimed Welgevonden Game Reserve offers a private, exclusive experience of Africa at its wildest. Comprised primarily of five star safari lodges with majestic views of the ancient Waterberg Mountains, Welgevonden invites you into the heart of the South African bushveld.
Spectacular Game Viewing – The vast and private Welgevonden Game Reserve is home to the majestic Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), as well as the rare brown hyena, honey badger, giraffe, kudu, impala, aardvark, zebra, warthog and cheetah. The animals have never been hunted, allowing for exhilarating close encounters. Over 300 species of bird have been recorded at Welgevonden.
Ancient Natural Beauty – Set against breathtaking views of one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges, Welgevonden’s lush, pristine and varied terrain will soothe your senses. Broad rolling hills, magnificent sandstone cliffs, and open woodlands give way to crystal clear streams and ravines and majestic gorges.
Luxurious, Intimate & Romantic Lodges – Nearly all of the lodges in Welgevonden are designed to welcome a select number of guests in luxury and privacy. Ideal for a romantic escape, most feature no more than five suites or chalets, and are designed to give you an intimate, and private safari experience all your own. For those seeking ultimate privacy, we offer a selection of lodges available for exclusive use.
Private, Unspoiled Wilderness – Closed to day visitors, the Reserve will take you far away from the world of the ordinary. Welgevonden is part of the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, dedicated to the protection of this pristine wilderness, and its immense diversity of wild species.
Effortless Accessibility – Only two and a half hours’ drive away from South Africa’s largest city (Johannesburg), Welgevonden Game Reserve offers the perfect opportunity to escape the city lights, and discover another world. Celebrate the public holidays, or enjoy a romantic safari getaway in the unspoiled wilderness.
Malaria Free – Welgevonden Game Reserve is also malaria-free, making the lodges a great choice for families and others who want to enjoy the African wildlife without the worry of taking anti-malarial precautions.