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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.

Wild Ivory Eco Lodge


The Wild Ivory Eco Lodge, a private and exclusive bush lodge, is positioned in one of the ‘sweeter’ bushveld areas in the western section of the reserve with an abundance of plains game which will in turn attract the large number of predator species which occur in the reserve. In addition, the lodge is positioned in a quieter area of the reserve far from human influence and disturbance.

The lodge is elevated and overlooks a wooded plain and private waterhole. This  position allows for beautiful and uninterrupted views over the reserve and up the Waterberg escarpment.

Wild Ivory is one of the few lodges in South Africa which is eco friendly with low impact. The lodge has natural, rustic finishes and all materials used are eco friendly and completely ‘green’. The lodge blends in to the surrounds and has a low impact on the environment, effort has been made to ensure the lodge is sustainable and has a very low carbon footprint. The lodge makes use of solar powered renewable energy and sustainable borehole water with solar supply, enviro-friendly paints and consumables have been used, no hard woods used in construction, completely sustainable water supply, eco-friendly sewerage systems.

The main lodge has a large raised deck with swimming pool, sunken boma and elevated view of the waterhole and plains below. Relax on the loungers around the pool while you may be lucky to see animals moving in to the local waterhole. As evening approaches enjoy a sundowner at the bar or move out on game drive in search of the many species which occur within the reserve. The lodge is unfenced and offers a real nature experience


The Wild Ivory lodge is exclusive and caters for a maximum of 10 guests. From the main lodge follow the pathway to your private luxury tent which is also elevated allowing for spectacular views over the reserve. The canvas rooms are well designed with special shaded roof structure and shadenet openings to allow for airflow and temperature regulation. Large double beds, a balcony with loungers and  very well-appointed bathrooms with both bath and outside showers are set in a true wilderness environment  the entire lodge is elevated offering beautiful and uninterrupted views over the reserve and wooded valley below.

Cuisine and catering – dinners around the campfire and traditional South African meals served in the main lodge.

Rates include three meals and typical traditional Bushveld cuisine. Enjoy dinner around the fire that evening or we may serve one of our 20 unique Poitjie recipes. A light lunch is included as well as complete breakfast. Cool drinks and bottle water included. Alcohol is available but not included in the rates.

Rates include two game activities with one of our game rangers

Special self catering group packages also available.

What’s included?

  • Dinner, Lunch and breakfast
  • Accommodation
  • Transfer from the west gate or main gate to the lodge
  • 2 Game Activities
  • Welgevonden Levy

What’s excluded?

  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity
  • Excess drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
Reservation Contact Details:
Tel: +27 11 312 8084 (Nicole)
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