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.

Latest News

Impromptu giraffe capture

By Pip Myram

Since the releases of twelve giraffe, into the 1,200ha breeding camp, sightings have been most enjoyable as they generally mingle around the main gate airstrip on the sweeter vegetation growing in the area.

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Through the Lens - Jonathan Swart


Jonathan Swart developed his wildlife hobby into a profession and moved from a career in electronics into conservation starting as a field guide, becoming a researcher, completing a MSc on Pangolins and is currently the Research Ecologist for the Welgevonden Game Reserve.

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New arrivals onto Welgevonden: Spotted hyaena cubs

By Pip Myram

Spotted hyaena are fascinating creatures despite the unfair reputation of being the ugly, badly-behaved menaces of the bush which often results as them being viewed as “pest”.

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An unusual observation of the Limpopo Bulldog Fish - Marcusenius krameri

By Pip Myram

During September 2016, Mr Aubrey Pistorius, the owner of a neighbouring farm, north of Welgevonden on the Taaibossspruit observed an unusual fish and asked for assistance in identifying it.

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Welgevonden Wild Flowers

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