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.

News 2007

Welgevonden welcomes Bercla Repairs

The WLOA has outsourced the operation of the workshop on the reserve to an established workshop service provider out of Modimolle (Nylstroom), namely BERCLA REPAIRS.

BERCLA took over the workshop operations as from the 1st of September 2007, and we are confident this arrangement will lead to improved service delivery to our members.

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Rain, glorious rain!

The last week of September saw the start of a rainy season that kicked of with a bang.

Over the past 10 years Welgevonden has had only one rain in September - but this year the last week of September saw 60mm rain on average across the reserve.

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Rhino casualty

A rhino cow had to be treated after being badly injured by what is presumed to be a rhino bull. Her vagina was ripped open by a horn from below her legs all the way to the top, a really nasty injury.

She was darted, and with closer inspection the real extent of the injury was seen.

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New male lions

Two new young male lions were introduced to Welgevonden from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

They will be kept in the boma on Welgevonden for a few weeks to allow them to settle down and to get to know each other as they originally came from different groups in the Kgalagadi.

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Indaba 2007

The 2007 Indaba Tourism show in Durban was the largest since its inception and saw record numbers of exhibitors.

As in past years several of the commercial lodges on Welgevonden were represented. However, this  was the first year that the Reserve had a stand at the show.

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Buffalo back on Welgevonden

After an absence of 2 years from Welgevonden, buffalo again roam the reserve.

Due to our buffalo testing positive for corridor disease about 30 months ago, we had to remove all the buffalo from the reserve and the reserve was then put under quarantine for 2 years.

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Birding day

A successful first birding day was held on 7th March.

Five teams (the Daggaboys, Team Taaibos, 3D’s & the Birds, LOA Management and the Southerners) started the day at 6 am to see who can identify the most number of bird species before 6 pm. A prize of R500 cash was up for grabs to the winning team.

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Hippo release

Another first for Welgevonden in February, the introduction of 2 hippo into Rhino Dam!

The young male and female are from Mpatamacha Game Dealers farm between
Vaalwater and Melkrivier.

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Ringing Blue Crane chicks

Next to the Dullstroom area, the Waterberg is the second most important area for blue cranes in the northern parts of South Africa.

Welgevonden is the most important breeding grounds for blue cranes in the Waterberg with 5 breeding pairs on the reserve.

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Roan antelope release

Welgevonden can add an additional species to the mammal list. Four roan bulls were released on the reserve during January.

Two of them have been fitted with radio collars so that they can be monitored and their movements recorded.

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Welgevonden Wild Flowers

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