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Facilities at Welgevonden Game Reserve

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Most of the park's roads are only accessible to 4x4 vehicles. The Kwaggasvlakte plains immediately north of the reception/office complex and camping site can be traversed in a normal sedan, as can the entrance roads to the safari tent camp and bush camp. The narrow track up to the towers is also accessible to sedan vehicles. Most other roads will present difficult terrain.

In an effort to keep the park ecosystem as undisturbed as possible, most facilities are located outside the park in the adjacent town of Thabazimbi
Other Facilities:

  • Shop: In Thabazimbi.
  • Restaurant: In Thabazimbi.
  • Roads: The access road to the park is tarred; internal roads are gravel. The camp and surrounding areas are accessible by 4x4 vehicles only.
  • Electricity: Only the tented camp and camping site is supplied with electricity.
  • Fuel: Petrol and diesel available in Thabazimbi.
  • Garage: In Thabazimbi.
  • Medical services: Doctor and hospital in Thabazimbi.
  • Telephone: There are no public telephones in the park, but these are available in Thabazimbi.
  • Post Office: In Thabazimbi.
  • Police: The nearest police stations are located 12 km from the office and camping site in Thabazimbi and approximately 18 km north of the Kareehoek turnoff at Hoopdal

Activities

  • Bird watching and game viewing.
  • Mountain pass up to an incredible view and proximity to the vulture colony
  • Night drives and guided trails are being planned - please enquire at Reception.
  • Morning Bush walks
  • Sunset Drives

Please note that these can only be booked at Reception in the Park and are subject to the availability of qualified staff, thus, they may not be always available.

Motivational Talks with Sibusiso Vilane

Sibusiso Vilane is an exceptional man. His achievements have firmly established him as one of Africa's leading adventurers and explorers and these are all the more remarkable if one considers his background. From being the first black African to summit Mount Everest (twice), to trekking unaided to the South Pole and to becoming a member of the elite seven-summit club, Sibu truly is testimony to what the human spirit can achieve against considerable odds. He is now a highly accomplished motivational speaker and author with a passion for inspiring children to reach beyond the limitations of their immediate circumstances. His most recent commitment (after summiting Mount Kilimanjaro for the 6th time) was to deliver a talk to the Constitutional Court on Human Rights and the Environment.

In addition to exploring the most inaccessible corners of our planet, Sibu has an abiding passion for the bush and for conservation and he boasts 11 years experience in the ecotourism field. We are extremely proud to have Sibu on the Welgevonden team and he has already contributed enormously to the successful establishment of the WEI volunteer programme and the advancement of the Waterberg Rural EcoWarrior programme.

As a member of the Welgevonden family, Sibu has very kindly agreed to make himself available to the Welgevonden lodges two nights a week (i.e. after hours) to give after-dinner talks on his various adventures and engage with guests in around-the-fire discussions on his exploits. If you would like to book Sibu for such an engagement, please contact the Welgevonden office. Sibu is offering his services exclusively to the Welgevonden lodges at the extremely discounted rate of R2000.00 per evening. To find out more, contact us on: +27 14 755 4392.

Training Centre on Welgevonden

The Weltrac Training Centre is an accredited training provider with THETA and has been developed specifically to address the needs of the lodge industry. A passionate and dedicated team of trainers will look after your every need

The Tourism and Guiding industry is a fast growing industry in this country; and what better way as to have our own Training Centre on the reserve that deals with exactly just that?

The aim of the Training Centre is to deliver a service to the lodges situated on Welgevonden, as well as to people from the public who are interested in learning more about the bush. We want people to realise the beauty of the African bush and to respect and treasure it! Welgevonden, with its unique blend of fauna and flora is the ideal training ground for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of the bush.

Courses offered by Weltrac:

  • First Aid
  • Nature guide training and Assessments
  • Tracking and Assessments
  • Fire fighting
  • Security training
  • Firearm training and Assessments
  • Tactical firearm training
  • Anti-poaching
  • Advance driving
  • Shooting range
  • Tailor-made packages

The training centre is equipped with a kitchen and toilettes. It is also available to be used as a conference facilities venue. The facilities include: a white board; data projector; television, and tables and chairs for up to 20 people.

The training centre is being managed by Quemic.

For more information and bookings contact: Weltrac Training Centre, Tel: +27 14 754 8914, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.