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Luxuries, Lodges, and More at Welgevonden Private Game Lodge Welgevonden Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s most scenic, beautiful, and game-rich wildlife conservation parks. In fact, Welgevonden was initially established in 1987 by combining several Waterberg farms. They removed the fences between them, to allow game to roam freely over a much larger area, and return indigenous game species that have gradually disappeared from this territory.

High Five for Big 5 Game Lodge Accommodation South African game reserves draw visitors from all over the world, and are vital to this country’s important tourism industry. Game reserves that feature the world-famous Big 5, and offer good accommodation options are popular. Private game reserves that offer 5-star, luxury game lodge accommodation, and opportunities to see the renowned Big 5 are simply tops.

A Shining Star Among Waterberg’s 5-Star Game Lodges Fifty Seven Waterberg is an exclusive 5-star game lodge, situated within the private Welgevonden Game Reserve, which is located in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo province in South Africa. As a 5-star game lodge, we are always mindful of maintaining, if not exceeding, the highest-standards required by our discerning guests, as well as the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). The TGCSA is the body that regulates, assesses, evaluates, rates, and approves all establishments that apply and qualify for recognised grading.

Private Game Lodge Accommodation in Waterberg’s Welgevonden The word, Private Game Lodge Accommodation, may have several meanings. The term may refer to a private game lodge or private accommodation on one. It could also indicate a private game lodge, which is not open to the general public and offers its guests private accommodation. Therefore, it is secluded and removed from the view and sounds of other human occupation. In this case, private, is not intended for a mass market.

A Welgevonden Luxury Game Lodge Winner If you have been to one of Welgevonden’s premier 5-star game lodges, then you have truly experienced luxury. Welgevonden is a private game reserve that is home to a world-class game lodge in the Limpopo’s bushveld. Welgevonden means “well-found” in Dutch, the primary language from which Afrikaans evolved in South Africa during the 18th century.  Creation of a Large, Private Reserve  Welgevonden is a private game reserve, which has actively managed to conserve an area of around 35 000 hectares. This is considerably larger than most other private reserves. The current pristine, natural, and indigenous state of Welgevonden was achieved by combining several farms, which were adjacent to one another. Each one had its own boundary fence, which was owned, managed, and farmed completely independent of its counterparts.

Looking at Luxury Wildlife Accommodation What do you regard as being luxurious? Do you mainly associate luxury with expensive, branded goods and services, or do you have your own definition or personal understanding of luxury? Would you purchase an item or pay for an experience just because of its elevated price, or because someone famous has promoted its value and attributes?

Luxury Aplenty at Big Five Game Lodge There are no “ifs” and “buts” about the luxury of our Big Five luxury game lodge or the lovely luxury offered to all our guests here in the Waterberg. As far as the fauna and flora of our private game reserve are concerned, they also enjoy the best that nature has to offer, because of the area’s rich diversity in terrain, unblemished landscapes, undisturbed status, and water resources – everything Mother Nature and her subjects need to live a life of luxury.

How the Welgevonden Game Reserve was (Well) Found and Founded Visitors to Welgevonden Game Reserve and our private game lodge, Fifty Seven Waterberg, which is located in the heart of the reserve, are both delighted and surprised to find such exclusive and luxurious accommodation in such a sizeable untamed part of the Limpopo Province, namely the Waterberg bushveld. Regularly, our valued guests are exceptionally generous in expressing their satisfaction pleasure, appreciation, and thanks to us for all we offer them at the lodge. We would not be too surprised to learn that some probably congratulate themselves with a resounding “well found” on their great choice of a superb destination.

A Warm Welcome to our Welgevonden Private Game Lodge Private game lodges, which offer accommodation to nature loving guests, are the latest additions that enhance visitors’ game reserve experiences to a significant extent, far superior to what was previously available in and at most game parks, reserves and game farms. The renowned Kruger National Park now has certain sections which are designated as private reserves, inclusive of private game lodges for guests who want or expect a superior bushveld experience and luxurious standards of accommodation and service. Even though our private game lodge, Fifty Seven Waterberg, isn’t situated among the Kruger Park’s exclusive establishments, we do offer those seeking the private game safari experience a lot…

How a Private Game Farm Became a Private Game Reserve Once, most things that were private were subjects, objects, parts or remote, secluded places that were so confidential that they were seldom shared, spoken of, written or heard about. Anything private was largely “no go” for others. These days, however, privacy is increasingly valued, particularly by discerning people who have the wherewithal to afford privacy. Consequently, “privacy” now also commonly indicates privilege and exclusivity in aspects of life that are not intended for or available to the public and other random persons. In the days when game was free to roam at will in southern Africa, farmers who made a living off the land in an area in which wild animals occurred had game on their agricultural properties, but certain species were viewed as pests. Herbivores destroyed crops, while carnivores preyed upon farmers’ cattle and sheep. Game was hunted, often indiscriminately, and if on your own property, game was yours to do with as you pleased.