You’ll find two of our bush properties, Ekuthuleni Lodge and Tshwene Lodge, situated in the heart of the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve – just a three hour drive from Johannesburg, making them wonderful destinations for a long weekend. With two game drives a day, the chance to see the Big 5 and some of the most beautiful birds in South Africa to spot, plus all the comforts you need to relax, you are in for a memorable treat when you stay with us. Here are some of our must-have experiences.


When you visit us at either Tshwene Lodge or Ekuthuleni Lodge, you’ll be able to unwind at our spa. Our treatment menu includes a range of massages, which you can enjoy whilst listening to the sounds of the wilderness from our treatment room, which is positioned high up in the trees with wonderful views of the bushveld.  You’ll leave feeling completely rejuvenated.


Each day as the sun drops below the horizon in Welgevonden, the sky puts on the most spectacular show and the African bush is bathed in a beautiful golden light. It is certainly a sight to see, lending itself beautifully to a sundowner. We’ll have the cooler box packed with your tipple of choice, all you need to do is sit back, relax and take it all in.


Dinner in the boma is always a magic experience – listen to the fire crackling and the sounds of the bush by night while you enjoy a feast of mouth-watering cuisine under the starlit African sky and share stories of the day’s adventures.


What would a perfect holiday be without at least one dip in the pool? For those hot summer days, our pool decks at Tshwene Lodge and Ekuthuleni Lodge are the perfect spot to relax between game drives. Grab a lounger, order yourself an ice cold drink and listen up – you’ll hear the twittering of the birds (read more about birding here in Welgevonden) and might even hear some elephants bustling below.


The perfect end to a day in the African bush – a romantic dinner for two in a secluded setting completed by a delicious menu and a superb bottle of wine. Our team love creating magical moments for our guests, and are more than happy to set up a special surprise. All you have to do is say the word.

Switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and join us for a safari escape at Ekuthuleni Lodge or Tshwene Lodge. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions. We are here to help.