Situated less than three hours from Johannesburg in the spectacular Waterberg Biosphere, the reserve is malaria free and features an amazing density and diversity of wildlife, including the Big 5. And sitting at its heart, at the foot of a ridge with sweeping views of the grassy plain below, is Ekuthuleni Lodge – our “Place of Peace.
Thoughtfully designed to inspire a welcoming feeling of home, Ekuthuleni is comfortable, informal and familiar. It’s what makes this lodge so ideal for families – whether enjoying our purpose-built two-bedroom family suite or booking the whole 10-sleeper lodge for exclusive use, it is guaranteed to be an unforgettable wilderness experience for adventurers big and small.
The family suite is bright and airy, featuring a mezzanine level that accommodates up to two children in twin beds. As with the rest of the suites, it is linked to the main guest area by a stone walkway, where you will find a swimming pool, veranda, boma, bar and lounge for enjoying chill time between game drives.
Our Kids Eco Warrior Programme is also a huge hit with our younger guests, who learn about tracking and animal behaviour as well as the importance of biodiversity and conservation while exploring the beautiful Welgevonden Game Reserve.
A stay at Ekuthuleni Lodge is a rich and memorable experience for the whole family but nothing beats the wide-eyed joy of watching your children see an elephant up close or splashing in the pool while zebra graze peacefully in the background. It is the kind of trip that instils a lifelong love for the bush and, hopefully, a yearning to return to its raw, grounding beauty over and over.