The Official Welgevonden Game Reserve Website




Welgevonden Game Reserve lies in the Waterberg plateau,
just north of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Our guests enjoy unlimited traversing through the 34,850ha reserve and experience an environment where biodiversity conservation and game viewing are managed in harmony.

Matingwe Lodge

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The 4-star Matingwe Lodge lies adjacent to the larger Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Southwest Waterberg region - vast, peaceful and startlingly beautiful.

The superb vistas, mountain gorges, clear streams and rolling bushveld hills are rich in indigenous species of plant and animal life, including the “Big Five”.

Sable, giraffe, zebra, nyala, blesbuck, waterbuck and wildebees have been introduced to the reserve, where they roam free and can be admired from a close distance, providing travellers with a true bushveld experience.

Inside the homely lodge you will find a restaurant and a cosy lounge with a crackling fireplace - perfect for Winter evenings. For outdoor enthusiasts there are plenty activities - Big 5 game drives, fishing, nature walks, star gazing, mountain bike rides, and much more. A swimming pool and lapa promise for fun Summer days together with family and friends. The lodge’s location makes it perfect for long picnics, packed especially for you.

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Accommodation options vary from luxury rooms, to a self-catering unit and camp site.  Lodge rooms are spacious and decorated to suit the African feel.  All rooms are en-suite and come equipped with air-conditioning, mini bar and a tea and coffee station.  The 2-bedroom self-catering unit is perfect for a family - open plan, with a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge with sleeper couch and outside braai facilities.  The camp site consists of 10 canvas safari tents and 8 camp sites, also suitable for caravans.  Communal camp site facilities include ablutions, a kitchen and laundry, and an African boma next to the river.  

Matingwe also caters for corporate events and private functions, and provides the most spectacular backdrop for a bushveld wedding.

Rates Include:

  • Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Contact Details:
Postal Address: Private Bag X9027
East London
South Africa
Telephone: +2786 174 8374
Fax: 086 544 9006
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