3 hour drive from Johannesburg to Main Gate of the Welgevonden Game Reserve.
4 Pool Suites with plunge pools
1 Suite without a plunge pool
ABOUT THE LODGE
Makweti Safari Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in the heart of Big 5 territory. Five luxurious suites cater to no more than 10 guests, creating an intimate experience one is sure never to forget. The lodge is part of the by- invitation- only Chaîne des Rôtisseurs- a hallmark of fine cuisine. Makweti has no fences meaning animals large and small roam freely on the Lodge’s surrounds and one can often observe animals coming for refreshments at the stream- fed waterhole just 80 yards from the open lounge and viewing deck. Teak decks overlook the the Makweti Gorge while individually decorated rooms come complete with a 2 seat table, sun lounger, en- suite bathroom, log fire, indoor and outdoor showers and a Victorian bath. Rooms are equipped with a host of amenities to make your stay as pleasurable as possible.
ABOUT THE WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE
Rolling wooded mountains cut by deep rocky ravines and majestic gorges make Welgevonden Private 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.
Welgevonden is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five, and boasts one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve anywhere in Africa. There are rare and unusual species too, such as brown hyena, aardwolf and aardvark – all best seen at night. The grassy plains abound with antelope from the largest eland to the diminutive duiker, and cheetah, lion and leopard are always close by. It is the diversity of habitat on the reserve that encourages such a wide range of wildlife as well as over 250 bird species, including rare blue cranes.
At 36 000 hectares in size, Welgevonden Private Game Reserve lies in the Waterberg plateau, just north of Johannesburg. Here guests enjoy unlimited traversing through the reserve and experience an environment where biodiversity conservation and game viewing are managed in harmony. Welgevonden protects an unique and special environment and the reserve’s management is deeply committed to ongoing conservation research and development.
The evocative wilderness area offers an exclusive, intimate experience of the African bush with only a limited number of guests having access to the reserve at any one time. No private vehicles are permitted, which ensures minimal human impact and the ultimate wilderness experience. Historically, wildlife on the reserve has never been hunted so game viewing is always up close and personal. There is also ancient and delicate Bushman rock art on Welgevonden.
Welgevonden offers the discerning visitor something completely different. This is mountain bushveld with rivers running through it and sweeping views to far horizons. It’s high altitude, temperate climate and malaria free makes it worth a visit all year round. Welgevonden is certainly one of the finest places to watch wildlife, sense wilderness and touch the spirit of true Africa.
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