Limpopo Game Reserve | Diverse Wildlife | Big Five

Experience the Remarkable Diversity of Wildlife at a Limpopo Game Reserve


The African continent is teaming with exotic flora and fauna, and there are few better ways to experience its diversity than visiting a Limpopo game reserve. Previously known as Northern Transvaal, the renamed province occupies the extreme northeastern region of South Africa and is the only portion of the republic to extend beyond the Tropic of Capricorn into Africa’s tropical zone.

Limpopo Game Reserve | Diverse Wildlife | Big Five


It’s crisscrossed by rivers that include the Crocodile River, the Olifants River and the Limpopo, and its diverse terrain and mild winters have made an area of natural beauty and a paradise for wildlife. One area known as the Waterberg provides a home for all of the iconic Big Five and many rare species exclusive to the region. Within that region is a 36 000-hectare private game reserve where guests can view all these and more while enjoying luxury accommodation, fine dining, and excellent wine. Its Dutch name is welgevonden, which means “well found” and could not be more appropriate.


Reasons to Choose the Welgevonden Limpopo Game Reserve


Firstly, private ownership has its advantages. Welgevonden does not accept day visitors, so it’s never overcrowded, and you can find peace when you need it. Also, game drives are conducted in the park’s vehicles and driven by experienced guides. Here are some other reasons to make it your go-to wildlife destination:


  • Easy accessibility: The reserve is just a 2.5-hour drive from Johannesburg and only 45 minutes by air to one of the park’s airstrips.


  • Luxury accommodation: You will enjoy comfortable king-size beds, showers, and private decking at most of the park’s lodges; some even support WiFi. At others, you are free to enjoy a more outdoor lifestyle, but your comfort will still be assured.



  • Choice: We want your stay to be memorable, so we provide plenty of options. First, we have 28 lodges, each with a unique ambience and facilities. If you prefer, you can view the wildlife from a horse or on foot, and when you’re hungry, you can choose between a gourmet meal with wine, a braai or a snack. Other activities include hiking, stargazing and viewing Koi San rock art.


  • Diversity: Besides the Big Five, this Limpopo game reserve is home to 65 mammalian species, including the rare brown hyena, pangolin and aardvark, 100 species of reptiles, frogs and fish, 320 species of birds and around 300 floral species.


If you still need a cherry on top, you will be delighted to hear that this Limpopo game reserve is in a malaria-free area. Welgevonden is popular, and accommodation is limited, so we recommend you book your accommodation well before your planned visit to avoid disappointment.

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