Welgevonden Private Game Reserve

This 38 000-hectare, big five park on the Waterberg Plateau hosts a number of fine lodges. It boasts more than 50 species of mammals, including brown hyena, aardwolf and aardvark, while the grassy plains teem with antelope.

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A common Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius).

Birders can expect over 250 species, including the rare blue crane. There has never been hunting in the reserve, so the wildlife is relaxed, ensuring excellent sightings. Welgevonden has more than a dozen lodges to choose from.

By Justin Fox

History of Welgevonden

During the 1980s, the original Welgevonden farm was owned by a man named Pienkes Du Plessis. The region was home to many during the Middle Stone Age, Late Stone Age and Iron Age....more

Visit Welgevonden Private Game Reserve

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Welgevonden Natural Environment

Welgevonden Private Nature Reserve forms part of the Waterberg region in South Africa’s Limpopo province. In 2001, UNESCO declared part of this region as the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, which encompasses Welgevonden....more