The Welgevonden Game Reserve is a true piece of Wilderness situated in the heart of the Waterberg, just north of Johannesburg. The Welgevonden is one of the few premier Big Five game sanctuaries in South Africa.
It boasts 35 000 hectares of unspoilt, malaria free bushveld and is home to over 50 different mammals as well as one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve anywhere in Africa. There are unusual species as well, such as brown hyena, aardwolf and aardvark. The grassy plains thrive with antelope and cheetah, lion and leopard are always close by. The reserve boasts over 250 bird species, including rare blue cranes.
The evocative wilderness area offers an exclusive, intimate experience of the African bush with only a limited number of guests having access to the reserve at any one time. No private vehicles are permitted, which ensures minimal human impact and the ultimate wilderness experience. Historically, wildlife on the reserve has never been hunted so game viewing is always up close and personal.
A pleasant 3.5-hour drive, or an easy 45-minute flight from Johannesburg into one of 2 airstrips makes Welgevonden the most accessible premier wilderness reserve in the country.
The area will soon expand to approx 100,000 hectares with game fences being removed between Marakele National Park and Welgevonden. It's high altitude, temperate climate and the fact that it is malaria free makes it worth a visit all year round. The Welgevonden is certainly one of the finest places to watch wildlife and is a true piece of exquisite African Wilderness!