iBhubesi Game Lodge is set within Welgevonden Game Reserve overlooking the sweeping iBhubesi Plains. This exquisitely-appointed Lodge is hired out on an exclusive-use basis and can accommodate up to 10 guests at one time, making it ideal for an extended family or group getaway.
The Lodge has five separate thatched chalets, secluded beneath the surrounding trees, each with an en-suite bathroom, outside shower plus a private fireplace for those chilly winter nights. Each luxurious double chalet is spacious enough to accommodate additional beds should you need to share it with younger children.
The communal area comprises an elegant open plan lounge, dining room, and fully-equipped kitchen adjoining a swimming pool and exterior viewing deck, the perfect spot to laze away the afternoon watching the resident bird-and wildlife at play. There is also a Boma where you can tuck into a fireside dinner and spend time socialising with friends and family under a crisp star-filled sky.
Although the Lodge is self-catering, and guests are responsible for supplying all their food and beverages, use of the Lodge does include the services of a live-in chef who will take charge of preparing all your meals.
While the unlimited daily game drives in your own private 4X4 vehicle under the guidance of a dedicated ranger ensure you enjoy exceptional and unhindered game viewing. A stay at iBhubesi Game Lodge offers a unique opportunity to enjoy up close and personal encounters with the impressive diversity of fauna and flora that call
Welgevonden home including the entire Big 5 contingent.
If you’re looking to enjoy an intimate African wilderness experience without forfeiting your creature comforts, iBhubesi Game Lodge will not disappoint.
- Terms | Conditions
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
|1 Mar 2017 to 28 Feb 2018|
|Weekend Lodge Rate 1-4 Guests||6 800.00|
|Party of 5 - 10 adults||750.00|
|Children (under 12)||Free|
|Details||1 Mar 2017 to 28 Feb 2018|
|Mid-Week Lodge Rate 1-4 Guests||4 900.00|
|Party of 5 - 10 adults||550.00|
|Children (under 12)||Free|
Additional Transfer per way R500.00
Welgevonden Reserve Bed night levy (R 90 per person per night) (Adults, Children, Child Minders)
Included in ths quote:
- Rates are quoted on a per night basis.
- Rates are exclusive of VAT as iHolidays is not registered.
- Minimum number of nights requited for booking is 2 nights
- Minimum number of adults that can be accomodated is 10.
- Our game vehicle is certified to carry a maximum of 10 person.
- Accommodation is provided on a self-catering basis including guests bringing their own drinks.
- Guests will have exclusive use of the lodge and facilities which includes the services of our resident chef and housekeeping.
- Rates include two game drives per day including private game ranger and open game vehicle.
- Included in the lodge rate is one return transfer from Welgevonden main gate to the lodge. Additional transfers are charges at R500 per transfer (one way)
Excluded from this quote
- Additional transfers
- All food and drinks - iBhubesi is a self catering lodge
The Welgevonden game drive (+- 3hours) introduces you to the Big 5 game viewing area in our game drive vehicle. Our experienced Welgevonden game ranger will tell you all you need and want to know about the game in the Welgevonden Game reserve, the abundant birdlife in Welgevonden Game Reserve as well as the vegetation in the Welgevonden Game Reserve.. During all Welgevonden game drives a stop will be made at a safe place for a drink and snack.
The lodge is only ever booked to a single party at a time and there is a maximum of 10 guests (adults, children and accompanying staff) except with prior arrangement and special permissions.
Arrival and departure times: Except by prior arrangement, arrival time at the main gate is 2 pm and departure time is 12 pm.
The rates are VAT inclusive and are per paying guest (this excludes children under 12 and accompanying staff members) per night. They are scaled depending on the number of paying guests staying at the lodge per night.
There is also a per night bed night levy which will be charged over and above the per night rate and will be applicable to all guests (adults, children and accompanying staff included).
Rates include daily morning and evening games drives and transfers to and from the main gate.
Lodge catering is on a self-catering basis although meals will be prepared by the lodge staff.
Bookings that fall within Monday to Thursday of the same week will qualify for a special mid week booking rate. This does not apply during peak periods.
Bookings that fall during peak periods are subject to a minimum charge equivalent to 5 paying guests staying at the lodge. The following peak periods apply: the Christmas period - 10 Dec to 15 Jan, the Easter period – 27 March to 10 Apr and any long weekends whereby a public holiday falls on a Monday or Friday either side of a weekend. Peak periods are subject to change annually and the above dates are guidelines only.
- A cancellation in any other period requires 60 days notice, without which no refund is payable.
- Any bookings made during peak periods (as defined above) are non refundable.
- All reservation amendments or cancellations are valid only if made in writing
Directions to Welgevonden
From OR Tambo follow the signs towards Pretoria – you need to get onto the R21
The R21 intersects with the N1 before Pretoria – get onto the N1
Take the N1 north towards Pretoria/Polokwane.
Stay on the N1 to Polokwane, through the Pumulani Toll Plaza and through the Carousel
Toll Plaza, past the offramp to Bela-Bela
At the Kranskop toll booth, take the left lane signposted Marble Hall / Modimolle R33
Turn left at the top of the off ramp and pass straight through Nylstroom.
Stay on the same road through the town Vaalwater.
+/- 26km beyond Vaalwater you will see a sign on your left saying “Welgevonden Main
- Zero your odometer at Pumulani Toll Plaza
- 0km Pumulani Toll Plaza
- 2km Petroport Panorama
- 34.5km Carousel Toll
- 79km Bela-Bela Offramp
- 94km Kranskop 1 Stop
- 98km Kranskop Toll Plaza
- 106.6km Modimolle
- 170km Vaalwater
- 196km Welgevonden Main Gate