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Welgevonden Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Guest 10

Rooms 5


Malaria Free

Woestalleen Lodge

A hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa. The lodge's name, derived from the Dutch translation "Remotely Alone," perfectly captures the feeling of being surrounded by nature in this tranquil setting. Located in the Western area of the reserve, Woestalleen Lodge is conveniently situated near the reserve's central airstrip. But what truly sets this lodge apart is its breathtaking location on top of the Waterberg, offering guests unparalleled views of the reserve and its inhabitants. From the lodge's deck, guests can watch in awe as lion, elephant, and other game frequently visit the private waterhole just below. And with an unfenced property, visitors can truly immerse themselves in the natural beauty and wildlife of the reserve. In addition to the stunning scenery, Woestalleen Lodge offers a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Take a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy a traditional braai in the boma area, while taking in the breathtaking view of the waterhole. Inside the main lodge, you'll find an open-plan lounge with a large fireplace, a master bedroom, and a dining room that leads out to a closed entertainment area with a large table and loungers, all overlooking the waterhole. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or an adventure-filled getaway, Woestalleen Lodge has something for everyone. Come experience the beauty and wonder of the Welgevonden Game Reserve at Woestalleen Lodge.


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Why We Love it: The frequently visited waterhole directly in front of the lodge.
Location: Centrally Located and close to the airstrip in Welgevonden. 
Rooms: A single Main Bedroom in the Main Lodge and two family suites.
Swimming: Elevated swimming pool with amazing sunsets.

Children: Yes but must be supervised at all times. 
Safety: The lodge is Unfenced. 
Treat: A fire in the  Boma at night directly overlooking the waterhole.



We were overwhelmed by the amazing friendly service that was shown to us during our stay. Maria's meals we absolutely amazing, and we were all excited and surprised to see what came out of her kitchen everyday. Solly's friendly and knowledgeable nature on the game drives was phenomenal! We really enjoyed and appreciated all his nuggets of knowledge, and his smile was infectious. His absolute love of nature came through!

From an admin perspective, the staff were our magic fairies cleaning up after us wherever we went. Magdalena especially didn't stop smiling the whole weekend... what a lovely lady she is.


Thank you so much for an awesome experience.


Kind Regards,

The extended Reitsma family. (Johannesburg, SA)


The lodge consists of two adjacent chalets with 2 bedrooms a piece, both en-suite, each with a connected patio, ideally suited for families, and a main bedroom accessed from the main lodge. All bedrooms can easily be converted from twins into king-size double beds providing guests with the flexibility to accommodate different sleeping arrangements.

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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

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.

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The lodge has the following facilities:


  • Covered patio overlooking the private waterhole

  • Separate outdoor patio with loungers

  • Elevated swimming pool

  • Lounge with large fireplace, 

  • 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


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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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