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Welgevonden Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Guest 10

Rooms 5

Solar / Off the grid

Malaria Free

Morala - ‘A taste of wild Africa’

Refurbished, refined and soaked in French-flair, Morala is your chateau away from home. With an uncompromising promise of luxury and comfort, it is in stark contrast to the wild, natural flow of the valley over which it lays claim, and yet still blends in perfectly with them. Come, relax, enjoy. Finally find the space to exhale, and then, with a full heart, inhale the wilder side of Africa. With some of our largest rooms (a main suite and two family units), and most astounding views, Morala is the perfect under the African sun, or stars. With a pool, gym, firepit and petanque court, the only time you’ll want to leave this utopia is for your daily game-drives. Morala consists of a Main Lodge with Lounge, Dining Room and outside braai area providing guests with a comfortable living area and outside deck with exquisite views of the reserve. The benefit of booking the lodge on a exclusive basis whereby you and your guests have the benefit of a truly private game lodge experience together with your own game vehicle and private game ranger cannot be understated. A truly exceptional experience.


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Why We Love it: Magnificent & Expansive lodge with unique Pétanque Court.
Location: Centrally Located and close to the airstrip in Welgevonden.
Rooms: A single Main Bedroom and two family suites.
One with its own lounge area.

Swimming:  Elevated swimming pool with stunning views.

Children: Yes but must be supervised at all times. 
Safety: The lodge is Unfenced.
Treat: The sunsets from the Firepit are truly spectacular.



We stayed in Morala, an exclusive-use luxury lodge in the large Welgevonden Game Reserve, for 2 nights in July.  The lodge was absolutely beautiful and a luxurious lodge.  As for the reserve that was also a fantastic end to our safari as we managed to see virtually all the animals (and more) that we hadn’t seen on the rest of the tour including a huge herd of buffalo, eland, waterbuck, klipspringers and an ostrich (they have only one). The reserve is absolutely full of a wide variety of wildlife, birds and plant life and the perfect place to go if you want to see all the animals in one place. We even saw two groups of bush pigs which we were told was quite rare as they are nocturnal and on one evening game drive we saw 5 lionesses and one male lion just lazing in an open area outside one of the lodges. The added advantage to this reserve is that its only 2.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Would we go back – most definitely if looking for somewhere within easy driving distance of Johannesburg.



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Private Game Reserve in South Africa


Guests staying at Morala Lodge have the choice of a variety of en-suite chalets to suit their requirements. The chalets are positioned around the Main Lodge Area and comprise of a single main bedroom with en-suite and two adjoining double rooms each en-suite with their own lounge area (perfect for families with children). 


All rooms are en-suite and each has an outside shower. 


Daily Room Service

Bath Towels

Fans in Rooms

Swimming Towels

Coffee & Tea Stations

Hand Soaps & Cream

Satellite WiFi in Main Lodge


All Linen Provided

NO Electric Fence

Malaria Free Safari in South Africa
Family Safari Lodge


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. 


The lodge has the following facilities:


  • Patio overlooking the hills and valleys of the reserve

  • Elevated swimming pool, 

  • Pétanque Court

  • Expansive Lounge with fireplace, 

  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining areas, 

  • Fully equipped Gym

  • Sunken Firepit and Braai Area

  • Separate Office space

  • Private Game Vehicle and 


Please note that the lodge is not fenced. During the day you can walk unaccompanied between your chalet and the main lodge. We recommend that guests after sunset request a member of staff to escort you to and from your chalets. Families must be vigilant at all times.

Luxury Game Reserve
Private Game Reserve in South Africa


Included in your stay at the lodge are morning and evening Safari game drives together with your personal accredited and experienced game ranger.  Afternoon game drives include sundowners in the bush together with your snacks and favourite drink to watch the African sun bid its farewell for another day.


The lodge has a fully equipped gym and a Pétanque Court, most often played after lunch.


Private walks in the reserve and The Bushpig Lapa can be arranged with prior request and subject to availability.

Game Drives


Safari Walks


Bushpig Lapa



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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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