Waterberg Resorts | Unforgettable Game Reserve Retreat

Waterberg Resorts for the Ultimate Wildlife Experience


South Africa reigns supreme among the world’s wildlife destinations, and the Waterberg resorts in its northeastern corner are the jewels in its crown. It is home to thirty-five game and nature reserves and is a haven for local and overseas tourists.

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Its name is derived from the four river catchment areas that bring life to this arid area. The mountain is a structure extending 150 kilometres from east to west, overlooking the bushveld plains of western Limpopo. The region was the first to be identified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and its natural beauty is rivalled only by its diverse and abundant wildlife.


Welgevonden, the Waterberg game reserve with everything


When deciding which of the many Waterberg resorts to visit, there are several good reasons to consider booking a stay at the privately-owned 36 000 hectare Welgevonden game reserve. The following are among the most compelling.


  • Biodiversity: Welgevonden is a wildlife lover’s paradise. As our guest, you will have the opportunity to view more than 65 mammal species, 100 species of reptiles, frogs and fish and around 320 varieties of birds. Caracal, aardvark, cheetah and brown hyena are some of our rarer species, but the cherry on top has to be the chance to meet the big five.


  • Wide choice of accommodation: With 25 lodges to pick from, there is something to suit everyone. Whatever your choice, you can look forward to a luxury stay. Pools, spas, and log fires are the norm when you’re ready to take a break from the game trails. Most lodges at the Waterberg game reserve have WiFi and cell phone reception. Unlike many Waterberg resorts, our policy is to limit the number of guests and not accept day visitors, so you will be assured peace and quiet when you want to relax.


  • Accessibility: Welgenvonden is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg. Alternatively, it’s a 45-minute flight to the resort’s private airstrip. On arrival, you will be met and driven to the lodge of your choice.


  • Activities: There’s plenty to do when you are not relaxing in the pool or enjoying a gourmet meal. Choose from morning and evening game drives with our friendly, experienced guides or perhaps a guided game walk or horseback safari. You can view the two-thousand-year-old rock paintings made by the San Bushmen or enjoy exploring the night sky with a state-of-the-art 8-inch telescope, all knowing that this region is malaria-free.


Booking your Waterberg game reserve experience


Reserving your stay in the Waterberg Resorts at Welgevonden couldn’t be easier. Just use our contact form to describe your needs, and we will let you know which of our lodges will best meet them. Contact us today to ensure your booking.

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