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Welgevonden Nature Reserve

#1 of 5 things to do in Vaalwater Features Animals
Vaalwater, South Africa
+27 14 754 8914
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fantastic reserve

well worth the trip, but 3 hours not enough. We did have a fantastic driver who took the time to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brussels, Belgium
Very average for the price

A really crap experience for the price we paid. Zero predators of note and would rather have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 weeks ago
“fantastic reserve”
22 Apr 2017
“amazing safari adventure”
Vaalwater, South Africa
+27 14 754 8914
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth the trip, but 3 hours not enough. We did have a fantastic driver who took the time to explain and stop whenever asked. Well mantained The views are "Out of Africa"

Thank Deflumine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really crap experience for the price we paid. Zero predators of note and would rather have travelled to the Kruger Park and enjoyed a proper game experience. Very overrated!

Thank trigger1234
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Love Welgevonden. Hope to get to go back. It's beautiful. Weather was perfect -- amazing animals and scenery. Felt like this was our own private game reserve.

Thank seeintheworldnow
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Welgevonden is a private reserve of 37000 hectares in the Waterberg region. There are many small lodges, many corporate or private, which do not cater to normal tourists. This makes it less exploited than many other reserves. There is a good variety of game, with...More

Thank PHR67
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Super fun in the reserve at Makweti which justifiably has the reputation for being the best of the lodges in the reserve

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed at "Shambala". Super luxury, meals and service fantastic. Lodges were super luxury inside but no view or outside sitting area to speak off. Lots of antelope and birds. Some special animals. Young guide worked hard to find and spot as much as possible. Pleasure...More

1  Thank Nick3004
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I went here with zero expectations and was blown away by the amount of animals that were naturally roaming around. It's not busy or too commercial here either, so fully recommend.

Thank laina
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have been to various lodges both priave and commercial at Welgevonden numerous times. Always a good bush experience. It's proximity to Joburg make it an easy weekend break.

Thank JFD_13
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Please see my revise of Makweti, the lodge we stayed. I do get feed up with being driven by Trip Adviser to repeat myself and stop answering the questions "what else did you do".

Thank sl0wtraveller
Reviewed 17 February 2017

some rain but beautiful views and a lot of game, unfortunately to less time to visit the north part.

Thank I4989MSpeterbettink
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