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Welgevonden Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Guests 10

Rooms 5

Solar / Off the grid

Malaria Free

iBhubesi - Zulu name  ‘The Lion’

The ultimate family-friendly safari destination boasting immersive, expansive views of the plains, iBhubesi Private Lodge really is the wide-open door of Africa. If you are looking to blend personal attention and child-friendly amenities with cosy charm and an honest, open authentically African ambiance, iBhubesi is the untouched king. Located centrally in the reserve the lodge provides easy access to all the prime viewing areas. ​ iBhubesi’s main lodge boasts an open-plan lounge and dining area, seamlessly connecting to a viewing deck that offers breathtaking views of the iBhubesi Plains. On the deck, you can indulge in a lazy lunch while watching wildlife roam freely in their natural habitat, creating unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones. The lodge also features a swimming pool fenced off from the deck, providing a relaxing escape from the heat, as well as an outdoor chill area with comfortable patio furniture. You can also gather around the firepit to enjoy sundowners and share stories of the day’s adventures while soaking up the African night sky. At iBhubesi Private Game Lodge, we strive to create an exceptional experience for our guests, offering convenient access to the best game viewing areas in the reserve, comfortable accommodations, and exceptional hospitality. Join us for an unforgettable African adventure that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.


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Why We Love it: Viewing Deck overlooking the iBhubesi Plains is spectacular.
Location: Centrally Located in Welgevonden. 
Rooms: 5 Separate en-suite chalets.
Swimming: Stunning Pool surrounded by Natural Rock.

Children: A fantastic place for children to connect with nature. 
Safety: Electrified Perimeter Fence. 
Treat: Sitting around the firepit on the deck after a days game viewing.



I just wanted to drop a note and say a massive thank you for an incredible week. We all absolutely loved our time at iBhubesi.  We have been to Welgevonden a few times and been to other lodges, but iBhubesi tops them all. Ellard, Hilda and the team were fantastic. Ellard very knowledgeable, and great with the kids, as you said.  And Hilda's cooking - oh my goodness. If we could have brought her home, we would!! The team made such a brilliant effort for my birthday, and my mom's and it was so special to have our favourite meals, as well as the lovely decorations and cards they gave us. Just brilliant.  


Thanks again,

Ashley Burrow (England, UK)


Guests have the choice of five separate en-suite chalets each with an outside shower and their own fireplace for those chilly winter nights. The chalets are nestled within the trees surrounding the lodge and each is spacious enough to include extra beds should you wish to share a chalet with your younger children. All chalets have king-size beds which can be separated into single beds, if required.

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Daily Room Service

Bath Towels

Fans in Rooms

Swimming Towels

Coffee & Tea Stations

Hand Soaps & Cream

Satellite WiFi in Main Lodge


All Linen Provided

Electric Fence


Unique to our lodges is the flexibility of either choosing to have your meals fully catered (on a full board basis) or the alternative of bringing your own food and our resident chef will do all the preparation and cooking for you. We will discuss and plan suggested meal options for the duration of the stay before your arrival at the lodge which will then be prepared according to your specific preference.

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Luxury Game Lodges in South Africa


The lodge has the following facilities:

  • Viewing deck overlooking the iBhubesi Plains,

  • Swimming Pool - Fenced off from Main Deck

  • Lounge with fireplace and library

  • Dining area with Fireplace

  • Bar Area, Boma with braai area

  • Firepit on Main Deck

  • Electrified Perimeter Fence

  • Private Game Vehicle.


Included in your stay at the lodge are morning and evening Safari game drives together with your personal accredited and experienced game ranger. The morning game drives are preceded by a coffee or cup of tea and a rusk and depart at a time that is convenient for you and your group.

Game Drives

Bushpig Lapa

Safari Walks



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Welgevonden Game Reserve


Rolling wooded mountains cut by deep rocky ravines and majestic gorges make Welgevonden Game Reserve an evocative piece of Africa. Aptly meaning ‘well found’, this is a place of rare and rugged beauty, plentiful wildlife and prolific birdlife. Spectacular scenery and excellent game viewing make Welgevonden quite unlike anywhere else on earth. To visit here is to experience the spirit of true wilderness.

A pleasant 2.5-hour drive or an easy 45-minute flight from Johannesburg into one of the airstrips, makes Welgevonden one of the most accessible premier malaria free wilderness reserves in the country. Welgevonden Game Reserve, (Dutch for "well found"), is a 34,850 ha game reserve in the Waterberg District, of the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

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