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Welgevonden Nature Reserve

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Vaalwater, South Africa
+27 14 754 8914
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Well managed Game Reserve

This is one of the best managed game reserves I've seen in South Africa. The big five, beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
432leon
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Pretoria, South Africa
Weekend away with my wife

I honestly didn't know what to expect.Jaco our guide was amazing and his knowledge of the area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tebogo167
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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“game drives” (17 reviews)
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Vaalwater, South Africa
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+27 14 754 8914
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"game drives"
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"nature reserve"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful reserve"
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"great game viewing"
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"wonderful experience"
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"game lodge"
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"beautiful scenery"
in 3 reviews
"wildlife experience"
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"once in a lifetime"
in 2 reviews
"wide range"
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"amazing animals"
in 2 reviews
"great park"
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"amazing safari"
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"white rhino"
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"kruger park"
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"few days"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best managed game reserves I've seen in South Africa. The big five, beautiful trees and open plains are noteworthy scenery. Public vehicles are not allowed and this ensures no overcrowding at sightings. The peace and tranquility I've experienced in this...More

Thank 432leon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly didn't know what to expect.Jaco our guide was amazing and his knowledge of the area and his role as conservationist made the trip memorable.The staff was just amazing and the cheff made amazing food.We are going back there in November 2018 to see...More

Thank Tebogo167
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a guided bush walk early in the morning in Welgevonden. Very exciting, with rangers with loaded guns. It was beautiful tot see the sun rise and to walk around in a 'dangerous area'.

Thank Jana S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable sitings of the African wildlife and beautiful scenery in and around the Waterberg Mountain range

Thank annied532
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Welgevonden put much hype on their big 5 status, we entered from Kololo which is in the south. We saw lion and rhino. The lions were part of a very small pride that was beginning after the main pride in the south was killed by...More

Thank PaulT21762
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Wide range of Lodges, we stayed at 57 Waterberg, which was fabulous, and one that I would go back to.

Thank ElsKimo2014
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Stunning Reserve and the Magical Makweti lodge provides the perfect venue to explore the diverse landscapes with your fabulous guide - in our case Ellard.

Thank _melbowles2
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Had a beautiful afternoon in the reserve and saw the lion and elephants - such a lovely setting and nice to see the jackals and termite kings/queens exodus

Thank lclarktb2017
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

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
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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

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