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Welgevonden Nature Reserve

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Vaalwater, South Africa
+27 14 754 8914
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Game Viewing @ it's BEST!!

The reserve is just amazing! We saw the most amazing animals, and Lion Kill. The game rangers are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretoria, South Africa
Game introduction

If you look at some of the reports in Tripadvisor the complaint is that there is not sufficient... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Frank V
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Vaalwater, South Africa
+27 14 754 8914
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The reserve is just amazing! We saw the most amazing animals, and Lion Kill. The game rangers are in contact with each other all the time, to offer you the best viewing opportunity. We were lucky enought to have sundowners on a hill overlooking a...More

Thank 88Natz12
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

If you look at some of the reports in Tripadvisor the complaint is that there is not sufficient game to be seen. In early 2015 the decsion was made to re introduce several 1000 heads of animals into the reserve to re-populate the reserve with...More

1  Thank Frank V
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Beautiful scenery, with great variation. Lots of animals. Huge elephant herds. Lion encounters every day. Highly recommended.

Thank ZulumannOslo
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a very scenic reserve. On my most recent visit, I noticed that there was alot more wildlife than earlier this year. We saw lions and cheetahs multiple times and much more too.

Thank Sara_E_11
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We did an afternoon half-day game drive and Welgevonden (also known as Kololo) did not disappoint. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable, and even made extra effort to try to track down lions and cheetah that she saw that morning (unfortunately, she was unsuccessful)....More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

The variety of biomes makes for a great park with a huge variety of animals. Looking forward to the rain and the return of the birds in numbers

Thank ClemD2014
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Life changing experience. Great guide, who tracked down the elephants for us, because he knew it was the animal more than any other we wanted to see. There's a reason they're called the ghost of the bush!

Thank Exuk84
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you want to see Black Rhinos, this is the place. Particularly baby Rhinos - about the most appealing creature I have ever seen!

Thank hargravesg
Reviewed 23 June 2017

If you don't have much time for game drives, this can be a good alternative! Good sightings, we really enjoyed the hyena denne with the little ones. Nice place.

1  Thank Frank_Ineke
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

During our visit at Kololo lodge, we took the opportunity to visit also Welgevonden twice. Overwhelming landscape with great views. Jurassic park kind of roads. We have seen Lions, giraffes, elephants, hippos and white rhinos. And lots of impalas and Wilde beasts. Absolutely a visit...More

Thank robert s
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