In the news this month...
Predator-Prey Research - Assessments of non-lethal
effects of predation
you have been visiting Welgevonden Game Reserve recently
you may have come across a vehicle with massive speakers
mounted on the back. If you happen to have been close by
heard the speakers bellowing wolf howls, lion roars,
classical music, etc. from their spheres. This is a part
of a research project run by Fred Dalerum and associate
researchers studying the non-lethal effects of
Species Lists updated
Due to Welgevonden Game Reserve having knowledgeable,
enthusiastic and fanatic guides, members and staff
members working on and enjoying the Reserve the species
lists detailing all the different animal and plant
species on the Reserve are in a constant flux and
require updating regularly. Activities such as Birdlife
South Africa’s “Big Birding Day” contribute to this
knowledge as well as that of science in general.
to have a look at the latest updates before they change
In early 2013 two students: Mduduzi Vilakazi, from
TUT, and Samuel Davidson-Phillips, from NMMU, Saasveld
joined Welgevonden for their experiential training year. The students hit the Reserve with
a bang being involved in rhino captures, lion capture
and management actions as well as fighting fires, amongst all
the normal activities within the first month.
Fire can be seen as a disastrous damaging force but
is an important part of the savannah biome as it helps
in removing old moribund material and making way for new
Welgevonden Game Reserve Weather Station
Since the weather and all the associated
parameters are often major driving forces of a
natural system and as part of the continual
monitoring and research done on Welgevonden it
has become necessary to record the weather in
Livestock Guarding Dog Snippets
Snippets re the LGD Project courtesy of Deon
Cilliers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Senior
Field Officer, Wildlife Conflict Mitigation
At 37 500 hectares
in size, Welgevonden Game Reserve lies in the Waterberg plateau, just north
of Johannesburg, South Africa. Here guests
enjoy unlimited traversing through the reserve
and experience an environment where biodiversity
conservation and game viewing are managed
Click on the widget to access detailed weather and historical reports.
here for dashboard with forecast.
We now have three splendid books available from the
Main Office; two about Welgevonden and one on the history
of the Waterberg. Click here
|Activities on Welgevonden
A host of activities are now being offered to
the lodges on Welgevonden.
Training at the Weltrac Training Centre
Interested in buying property on Welgevonden?
to find out more..