Welgevonden* Game Reserve lies in the heart of Limpopo Province’s malaria-free Waterberg region, a pleasant two-and- a-half hours’ drive or easy 45-minute flight from Johannesburg.
This premier wildlife sanctuary falls within the greater Waterberg Biosphere Reserve which was officially proclaimed by UNESCO in 2001 and currently spans an area of 4000 km 2 .
Welgevonden Game Reserve boasts 34,850 hectares of pristine mountainous terrain interspersed with indigenous woodlands and intersected by breath-taking ravines and jaw-dropping gorges.
This evocative and rugged landscape is home to more than 50 mammals including one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve anywhere in Africa as well as the remaining Big 5 contingent.
You can also expect to see various antelope ranging from the mighty eland to the dainty duiker, and lesser spotted contenders like the brown hyena, aardwolf, and aardvark. Plus, the Reserve counts the rare blue crane, South Africa’s national bird, among its prolific list of more than 300 bird species.
Activities on offer include guided game drives, bird watching, excursions to view the legendary bushman paintings, stargazing evenings, and indulgent in-suite massage treatments for guests of the Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway.
The fact that Welgevonden Game Reserve allows only a limited number of visitors to access the Reserve at any one time and does not permit the use of private vehicles for game viewing ensures minimal human impact and the ultimate in up-close- and-personal wilderness encounters.
Welgevonden’s elevated altitude, temperate climate, effortless accessibility, and its dedication to biodiversity conservation make it a top getaway choice for wildlife enthusiasts year-round.
Plans will see the Reserve expand to approximately 100,000 hectares when the game fences between Marakele National Park and Welgevonden are removed, meaning visitors can look forward to an even more memorable African safari experience in future.
* Welgevonden is Dutch for “well found.”
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