Welgevonden Game Reserve | Pristine Wilderness Awaits You | Rare Earth
No matter what is on your wildlife wishlist, Welgevonden Game Reserve has something for everyone. From big cats and mighty elephants to brightly-coloured kingfishers and iridescent beetles, you'll find creatures great and small in this 36,000-hectare private wilderness.
Destination

Discover one of south africa's best kept secrets

Welgevonden Game Reserve is set in the shadow of the ancient Waterberg mountains, just three hours from Johannesburg, and is home to more than 65 mammal species, including the Big Five. The density of wildlife in the reserve, its easy accessibility and its status as a malaria-free destination make it the perfect location for an escape from the city surrounded by the beauty and tranquillity of a pristine wilderness.

Our lodges in Welgevonden Game Reserve

Whether in search of an unforgettable group getaway or a romantic safari experience, our lodges in Welgevonden Game Reserve offer elegance, seclusion and all the comforts of home.
Welgevonden Game Reserve

Tshwene Lodge

Perched in the treetops of the lush Welgevonden Game Reserve, Tshwene Lodge is an intimate couple’s retreat; an impossibly romantic hideaway in the blissful seclusion of the African bush.

Welgevonden Game Reserve

Ekuthuleni Lodge

Standing sentinel over the savanna at the foot of a rocky ridge in the centre of Welgevonden Game Reserve, Ekuthuleni Lodge offers guests a classic Big 5 safari experience.

Time to escape

Experience a range of distinct destinations, each with its own story to tell. Whether you seek the untamed beauty of the Kruger, the coastal charm of Plettenberg Bay, or the serene seclusion of a private wilderness, our properties offer an array of extraordinary escapes.

Time to escape

Experience a range of distinct destinations, each with its own story to tell. Whether you seek the untamed beauty of the Kruger, the coastal charm of Plettenberg Bay, or the serene seclusion of a private wilderness, our properties offer an array of extraordinary escapes.

Time to escape

Experience a range of distinct destinations, each with its own story to tell. Whether you seek the untamed beauty of the Kruger, the coastal charm of Plettenberg Bay, or the serene seclusion of a private wilderness, our properties offer an array of extraordinary escapes.

Time to escape

Experience a range of distinct destinations, each with its own story to tell. Whether you seek the untamed beauty of the Kruger, the coastal charm of Plettenberg Bay, or the serene seclusion of a private wilderness, our properties offer an array of extraordinary escapes.

What our guests have to say
Tshwene Lodge is an amazing, peaceful and special place to unwind and relax. Staff were very attentive to our needs and ensured we had the best stay. Food was delicious and we had fantastic animal sightings with our game ranger, who was professional, cheerful and knowledgeable. Will definitely be returning.
Liane WTshwene Lodge
Just had the best “Girls Wine Weekend” at Country House – chilled and relaxing with a hearty indoor fire each evening and the best linen and duvets for the chilly nights. The staff and service was excellent, and Jennifer, the GM, went out of her way to make our stay amazing. She even sorted out our itinerary for a day of wine tasting in the beautiful Plett Winelands! We will be back!
Lyndsay SCountry House
Everything about this hotel is exceptional. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and very clean. The staff are friendly and attentive without being overly intrusive. The breakfast is delicious. The beach is a two minute walk away and there are tons of restaurants nearby. A tranquil retreat that I cannot recommend enough!
Freya SThe Old Rectory
To put into words the experience at The Outpost is close to impossible – it is something that has to be experienced yourself. The lodge is absolutely stunning, the views from the rooms spectacular and the service out of this world. The warmth and friendliness of the staff makes me truly proud to be South African.
Anneke EThe Outpost
Wonderful service from the time you enter to the time you leave. Stunning views. Great rooms. Delicious meals. Beautiful wildlife and top notch service from all the staff. Felt great to just unwind in such a wonderful place.
Ferguson L