The Welgevonden Private Game Reserve is a malaria-free game reserve and a declared heritage site that now makes up part of a greater conservancy area consisting of 100 000 hectares of game sanctuary. It is a place of exceptional rugged beauty, abundant wildlife and birdlife, perfect for an exclusive safari in South Africa.
Crystal clear streams have carved the scenic landscape of the Waterberg mountain wilderness over millennia. There are also rock art sites which can be traced as far back as 2000 years that can be found in Welgevonden and the greater Waterberg area.
Welgevonden is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five. It is also the proud home to the biggest populations of White rhino on a private reserve anywhere in Africa!
There are uncommon and remarkable species too, such as Brown hyena, aardwolf and aardvark, which can all be viewed best at night.
It is the assortment of habitat on the reserve that is responsible for such a vast range of wildlife as well as over 300 bird species, including rare Blue cranes. The management at Welgevonden Private Game Reserve are committed to ongoing conservation research and development as the reserve protects a unique and extraordinary environment.
The ultimate wilderness experience is ensured as no private vehicles are permitted, minimising human impact on the natural balance of nature in the area. With its many privately owned game reserves, game lodges and commercial agricultural farms, the Welgevonden has been a well-kept secret for a long time but is fast becoming the destination of choice for both local and international visitors alike.
Game Drive Safaris and Walking Safaris
The best times of the day for game viewing are at dusk and dawn. Open safari vehicles with professional guides offer prime viewing experiences and an educational opportunity.
One can go on walking safaris with armed guides on request. Detailed inspection of insect rituals and the identification of tracks are some of the possible discoveries on walking safaris.
Makweti Safari Lodge is an accommodation that offers an exclusive getaway for those who relish privacy, tailored service and the game viewing of desirable diversity, combined with some of the most exquisite landscapes in Africa.
Visitors are in awe when they go into the main lodge due to the rare African art, elegant furnishings, rich woods and the distinctive way leather and woven textures create African luxury.
Makweti Safari Lodge was built with a goal of creating a natural balance for wildlife and people alike.
Makweti is a prime malaria-free destination for the safari connoisseur or first-time safari traveller, providing an unparalleled African experience.
Exclusive Getaways South Africa is a collection of celebrated African Safari Lodges, including the luxurious Makweti Safari Lodge in The Welgevonden Private Game Reserve..