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.

Taaibos River Lodge

This elegant wilderness retreat offers you all the modern comforts of a luxury home in the bush.

Imagine your own private and exclusive safari home on this famous reserve, where all activities can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Whether you are celebrating with close friends and family; or facilitating a corporate brainstorming session, your stay with us will be both exciting and memorable.

Accommodation and Dining

The Lodge is situated on the edge of a dramatic valley, overhanging the Taaibos River and overlooks stunning, billion-year-old cliffs. It has five spacious rooms, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, full en-suite bathrooms, private outdoor showers, and ample closet space (some with satellite TV). Additionally, air conditioning and underfloor heating is available throughout the lodge.

Available to one group or party, the lodge is equipped for a variety of dining experiences; from casual and cosy buffet-style occasions to indulgent, full-service, plated events. An extensive wine cellar, together with an exotic collection of whiskeys, cognacs and liqueurs complement our delicious fare. There is no set routine for meal times or game drives – these are adjusted, within reason, according to our guests’ whims and needs.

Activities and Facilities

  • Game drives, which can include bush braai’s and picnic lunches
  • A guided walk to authentic Bushman paintings found near the lodge
  • Night time stargazing using the lodge’s telescope
  • Heated swimming pool and plunge pool, as well as a steam room
  • A library and board-games area
  • A conference room with seating up to 20 people
  • A viewing deck overlooking the Taaibos River and cliffs beyond
  • A fully stocked bar
  • Limited Wi-Fi internet access
  • Digital film library containing over a thousand titles and several dozen series


Prices include:

  • Luxury accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks
  • Game drives with an experienced guide


Contact Details:
Name: Jonathan and Karen Spencer
Postal Address: P. O. Box 167,
South Africa
Telephone: +27 10 001 8932
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