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The Welgevonden Reserve

The Welgevonden Game Reserve is a 38,200ha Big Five game reserve in the Waterberg District of the Limpopo Province of South Africa.  Being just a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg makes it one of the most accessible premier malaria free wilderness reserves in the country.  

It is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five. The diversity of habitat leads to a wide range of wildlife with grassy plains abounding with antelope from the largest eland to the diminutive duiker; and cheetah, lion and leopard are regularly seen close by. There are also numerous rare and unusual species such as brown hyena, aardwolf, pangolin and aardvark – all best seen at night. Over 300 bird species can be seen on the reserve, including rare blue cranes which breed in the southern section early in the year.
The combination of Ants Nest or Ants Hill Lodges in the Waterberg with Pitse Lodge in the Welgevonden complement each other perfectly with horse-riding/mountain biking in the former and then your Big 5 safari in the latter.  They are only one hours drive apart from each other, thereby minimising your travel time.