Ranger Diaries

Our 5-Star, Big-5 Game Lodge You may already be aware of the origin of the term “Big 5”, as it is applied to game animals, but just in case you’re not, it’s always interesting to know how and where things began, where they are today, and what their future is likely to be.

5-Star Luxury in Your Pick of Limpopo’s Private Game Lodges Human beings are constantly striving to develop and improve all sorts of things that may make their own or the lot and future of mankind better and more comfortable, convenient, or luxurious in some way. Each generation wants better standards of living for themselves and the generations that are to follow.

A Private Wildlife Lodge in Big-Five Country There are various groups of five that are famous throughout English speaking countries and the rest of the big, wide world, which is becoming very much smaller, figuratively speaking, because of advances in technology and instant, global communication and dissemination of knowledge and information.

Luxury at a Bushveld Lodge in Limpopo One of the world’s best-known African game parks, the Kruger National Park, falls within two provinces in South Africa, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, but there’s another wonderful bushveld wildlife reserve in the latter province, but in a different part of it – in the Waterberg region.

Why We’ll Expect You at Our Wildlife Lodge in Waterberg There are numerous reasons that contributed to our decision to establish our luxury 5-star wildlife lodge where we subsequently did, in the Welgevonden Game Reserve. These reasons are as valid today as they were when we took over and improved upon Molenvliet Lodge, the erstwhile name of our lodge in Welgevonden.

Allure of Stars and Five-Star Luxury Accommodation In general, worldwide as well as in South Africa, stars are much admired and desired, in whichever way one regards these heavenly bodies – literally as well as figuratively. When someone has stars in her/his eyes, it implies that the person is excited, optimistic, eagerly anticipating, and extremely hopeful of experiencing the achievement of something of which they could once only have dreamed.

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3'] Denham's Bustard Previously known as Stanley’s bustard (Neotis denhami) and known in Xhosa as 'Epwezampundu'. The question everyone asks is “Why ‘Bustard’”? By pronunciation it's the same as ''bastard'' but with a different spelling and meaning. “Bustard” is a name adopted from the French...

High Fives to the Big 5 at Our Accommodation It may be mere coincidence or chance, or perhaps it’s some type of sign – who knows? The number 5 crops up all over the place at Fifty Seven Waterberg, like our luxury game lodge that offers so-called Big 5 game-viewing opportunities. However, before we explore the other fives, let’s take a look at the renowned Big 5 species that lend their number to our game lodge, its reserve, and our accommodation.

A Special Luxury Game Lodge in a Special South African Reserve Do you know what the quickest, easiest way is to find a luxury game lodge in South Africa? Without a doubt, most people, be they South Africans or visitors to this country from abroad, will immediately go to the internet in their search for such prestigious accommodation, probably by entering the keywords “luxury game lodge South Africa”, and they’ll be presented with any number of prospective choices. One of these truly special lodges on the prospect list is bound to be Fifty Seven Waterberg, our 5-star luxury game lodge formerly known as Molenvliet Lodge, located in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve. Welgevonden is part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, declared as such in 2001, and a special place amongst many in South Africa.

The Advantages of Luxury Private Game Lodges Compared to Other Alternatives There are four words that are synonymous with enjoying an entire holiday or shorter break in one of South Africa’s iconic bushveld wilderness areas, without any compromise on the standard of luxury creature comforts. We refer to “luxury private game lodge”, the new benchmark in exclusive accommodation and amenities in this country’s private game parks. There’s no need to describe other alternatives that don’t comply with benchmark standards.