Here guests enjoy unlimited traversing through the reserve and experience an environment where biodiversity conservation and game viewing are managed in harmony. Welgevonden protects a 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.
Its high altitude and temperate climate and the fact that it's malaria-free, make 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.
Area: 34.000 hectares
Wildlife: The Big Five, 300 bird species, rare blue cranes
Activites: Game Drives and Bush Walks
How to get there: Drive straight through Vaalwater on the R510 towards Thabazimbi. Follow the R510 for 24 km after leaving Vaalwater, the main gate is on your left hand side.