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Welgevonden Nature Reserve

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Vaalwater, South Africa
+27 14 754 8914
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Beautiful reserve

This is a very scenic reserve. On my most recent visit, I noticed that there was alot more wildlife... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Elephants and Rhinos and Zebra Oh My!

We did an afternoon half-day game drive and Welgevonden (also known as Kololo) did not disappoint... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Gurnee, IL
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  • Average4%
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Vaalwater, South Africa
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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
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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 29 April 2017

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
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