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Welgevonden Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Guests 10

Rooms 5

Solar / Off the grid

Malaria Free

Tsheshepe Lodge 

The quintessential Safari Lodge offering a first-class African Safari experience. Your ultimate private safari destination is located in the breathtaking Welgevonden game reserve. The lodge is nestled in the heart of the reserve, surrounded by pristine wilderness and wildlife and nestled amongst the trees and boasts a unique feature that sets us apart from the rest - an expansive deck with the Taaibos River running right in front of the lodge. You can relax on the deck while enjoying the stunning views and sounds of the river, or take a dip in our swimming pool to cool off from the African heat. In the evenings you are welcomed back to the lodge and the sunken firepit which is nestled under the indigenous trees, to take stock of the experiences of the day and share your most memorable moments with your closest friends and family. The lodge offers luxurious accommodations and facilities to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The large boma provides the perfect setting for you to indulge in the authentic South African cuisine prepared by our resident chef. And for those who wish to stay active, our gym is available to help you burn off those sumptuous meals.


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Why We Love it: The sunken firepit next to the river.
Location: Centrally Located next to the Taaibos River.
Rooms: 3 separate chalets and a family unit with two rooms with a shared lounge area.
Swimming: The pool is located on the main deck.

Children:  Yes but must be supervised at all times. 
Safety: The lodge is Unfenced
Treat: Sightings of the resident Leopard.



We had an absolutely fantastic time at Tsheshepe Lodge. The accommodations were fabulous and the lodge was beautiful. The best part, besides the wildlife, was your staff. They were amazing. So warm, friendly and accommodating. Livingstone went beyond including organizing a bush breakfast last minute for a birthday and his enthusiasm is infectious. Elias has to be the best guide ever. So knowledgeable and boy does he know how to spot animals. Some of the animal encounters we saw were incredible i.e., lions mating and lion “trying” to attack a rhino. The rest of the staff was great, as well. Very accommodating and fun. Simon played the guitar for us while we all sang and played games with us at night at our insistence. Helen and Johanna were wonderful! Very accommodating and even sang with and for us at your beautiful outdoor dinner and fire pit area. 

All in all, everyone said it was the trip of a lifetime and was far beyond expectations. 

A million thank you' for the amazing experience of a lifetime! 




Tsheshepe Lodge has a total of 5 rooms of which 3 are separate chalets and the other two rooms as part of a family suite with a shared lounge area. The rooms in the family suite can also be used privately. All the rooms are all en-suite and all have their own private balcony and King Beds which can all be converted into twins if required.


Extra Beds are available for children sleeping in the same rooms as their parents.

South Africa Safari Luxury
Malaria Free Game Lodge


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


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.

Private Game Reserve South Africa
Family Safari Lodge


The lodge has the following facilities:


  • Open Plan Lounge, Bar and Dining Room

  • Large patio and deck overlooking the river

  • Swimming pool on the Deck

  • Fireplace in the Lounge and Dining Rooms. 

  • Gym Facilities

  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining areas, 

  • Open Boma with Braai Area

  • Private Game Vehicle  


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.


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.


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

Game Drives

Bushpig Lapa


Safari Walks


South Africa Safari Reserve


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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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