Pitse Lodge is secluded amid the expansive savannah of the renowned Welgevonden Game Reserve which is home to an abundance of fauna and flora, including the Big 5.
This beautifully-appointed Lodge is available on an exclusive-use basis making it ideal for intimate group or family bushveld getaways.
On arrival at Pitse, you’ll see that every aspect of the Lodge has been geared for your ultimate pleasure. The extensive use of natural stone, wood, and thatch exude a
welcoming vibe while the vibrant African-themed décor, plentiful artefacts, and bold use of jewel colours add visual interest.
This classic Afro-chic style is extended to Pitse’s accommodation, designed to sleep up to 10 guests. The Lodge offers guests a choice of five luxurious cottages, two of which are connected by an entrance hall, making them suitable for families with small children.
Each en-suite stone-and- thatch cottage features a double bed (or twin beds in the case of the cottage that caters to children), built-in cupboards, sitting area, open fireplace, outdoor shower, and private patio. General amenities at Pitse Lodge include a spacious lounge with open fireplace, library, dining area, viewing deck, swimming pool, and boma plus the services of a dedicated staff complement.
A stay at Pitse Lodge promises no shortage of fun activities for you to enjoy at your leisure, with a highlight no doubt being the thrilling 4X4 game drives guided by your
personal expert ranger. What better way to begin your day than with a breathtaking sunrise game drive while a laid-back sundowner safari affords you the opportunity to
encounter Welgevonden’s elusive predators as the bushveld prepares for nightfall.
Back at base, you can while away your afternoon observing the prolific variety of bird-and wildlife that frequent the Lodge waterhole for a refreshing drink. Drink in the
panoramic views of the surrounding plains and distant Waterberg mountain range from the comfort of the deck where binoculars and a telescope are available for your convenience. Escape the midday heat in the series of crystal-clear swimming pools. Or enjoy a moment of quiet contemplation in the Lodge library which is stocked with a range of books and DVDs focused on the biodiversity of the Waterberg.
Come evening you can tuck into a freshly prepared meal served in the main dining area or under the countless sparkling stars of the Milky Way in the firelit boma. Relish in the feeling of endless space and wide open skies as you relive another glorious day of adventure in the African bushveld in the company of loved ones.
However you choose to spend your time, Pitse’s pristine setting and sheer tranquility are sure to prove a tonic for mind, body, and soul. So, if it’s a relaxing sanctuary you’re seeking for your next group or family wilderness breakaway, you’ll find this elite Lodge in the heart of Welgevonden Game Reserve fulfills your every wish and whim.
|1 Sep 2017
to 31 Mar 2018
|Per person per night for the first four guests, thereafter||R4 035|
|Per person per night for the fifth guest or more||R2 880|
|Winter Rates 2018||1 Apr 2018
to 31 Aug 2018
|Per person per night for the first four guests, thereafter||R3 455|
|Per person per night for the fifth guest or more||R2 495|
|Summer Rates 2018||1 Sep 2018
to 31 Mar 2019
|Per person per night for the first four guests, thereafter||R4 320|
|Per person per night for the fifth guest or more||R3 165|
Stylishly decorated, romantic and tranquil, the accommodation at Pitse Lodge includes five thatch and stone luxury chalets, two of which are interconnected. Lodges 1, 2 and 5 are luxurious en-suite bathrooms and outside showers. Lodges 3 and 4 are linked by an entrance hall and are ideal for families with small children. The lounge, library, dining area and deck overlook the open plains and the boma plays host to intimate dinners.
Game drives are conducted at your leisure. Choose a breathtaking sunrise safari to witness the break of day or a leisurely sundowner as the bush prepares for nightfall. Enjoy views of the constantly changing vista of passing wildlife around the Lodge. Witness Lion and Elephant or herds of Wildebeest and Antelope coming to drink at the Lodge water hole.
Relax and soak up the African sun whilst lounging at the pool or watch the prolific variety of birdlife from the Lodge. Binoculars and a telescope are available for your use. The Lodge library provides a relaxing sanctuary for quiet contemplation. There is a range of books and DVD’s of the animals, birdlife and vegetation of the Waterberg for you to enjoy.
The tariffs are quoted in South African Rand on a per person per night basis.
Arrival | Departure Times
Check in time is after 13h00 on the day of arrival.
Check out time is 11h00 on the day of departure. Any late checkouts must be pre-arranged and can only be confirmed 7 days prior to your day of arrival.
Lunch on your day of departure will be an additional charge of R150, 00 per person.
- Full board, 2 game drives per day, use of facilities at the Lodge
- Local beers, soft drinks and house wines
- Transfers on the reserve from and to the South gate or internal airstrips
- VAT at 15%
- Welgevonden gate and conservation levy
- Under 2 years - No charge if sharing with two full paying adults.
- 2 – 11 years - half rate (50%) if sharing with two full paying adults.
- 12 years and older - Full rate.
Pitse Lodge reserves the right NOT to allow young children for safety reasons.
Pitse Lodge reserves the right NOT to allow children under 5 on game drives.
Pitse Lodge reserves the right NOT to allow any intoxicated person, or person who is impaired, or a person who is deemed to be of potential danger to himself or herself or others on a game drive or walk for any reason whatsoever.
Terms of Payment:
- 20% non-refundable deposit within 7 days of invoice issued, to secure the booking.
- 80% balance is required 30 days prior to arrival.
- Reservations made less than 30 days prior to arrival; full payment is required within 48 hours of invoice issued to secure the booking
- Our Cancellation Policy is as follows:
- Cancelled +30 days prior to arrival 20% of the full accommodation charge
- Cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival 100% of the full accommodation charge
- A minimum of 4 full-paying guests per night, for a minimum of 2 nights. Parties of 2 or 3 guests are more than welcome, though the rate for 4 guests will be charged.