Jarine Lorist and Sibusiso Vilane (WLOA conservation officer) have recently completed the Astronomy Africa “Sky Ranger” course and have been provided with a brand-new 8-inch telescope by Astronomy Africa to offer star gazing activities to the lodges on Welgevonden.


Jarine, or in her absence Sibusisu, will be available to come to a lodge with the telescope to provide guests with amazing insight into the night sky or to meet lodge guests at Bushpig Lapa for an evening of “astronomical” entertainment.

Rates for the Stargazing activity are as follows:

  • Flat rate: R500.00
  • Additional per person rate: R100.00 per guest attending
  • R50 for children under 12; no charge for children under 6; no charge for lodge staff in attendance