Experience the African Wild Malaria FREE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MANY GUESTS DO YOU ACCOMMODATE AT THE LODGE?

The lodge consists of 5 chalets which sleeps two persons, accommodating 10 guests maximum at a time. Meals are served at the communal main lodge areas.

CAN I BOOK THE LODGE FOR EXCLUSIVE USE?

Yes.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LUXURY AND HONEYMOON CHALETS?

All chalets are identical except for the Honeymoon chalets that have their own private Jacuzzis.

DO YOU CATER FOR VEGETARIANS?

Yes, due to our remote location, please ensure that you communicate your requirements well in advance.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD / BEVERAGES?

No, unfortunately not. All beverages to be purchased on site from our cash bar.

DO YOU HAVE WIFI?

Yes, free of charge.

WHERE IS THE COLLECTION POINT AND WHAT IS THE CHECK-IN PROCEDURE?

• Collection time: 1:30PM, standard.

• Collection point: Welgevonden West Gate, where you must leave your vehicle.

• Please inform us of your estimated time of arrival.

• Phone the lodge when you reach Vaalwater.

• Early collection time: 11:30AM (access to room will only be at 14h00).

• Any other collection time will carry a R500 surcharge.

• Specify any dietary requirements well in advance.

• Arrival lunch: 2:00PM.

• Do not use Google maps, use the map on our contact us page.

DO I HAVE MY OWN GAME VIEWER FOR EXCLUSIVE USE?

No, game drives occur collectively as a group; maximum 10 guests allowed.

CAN I SELF-DRIVE IN WELGEVONDEN?

No, your vehicle must be left at the Welgevonden West Gate.

CAN I WALK/RUN IN WELGEVONDEN?

No, Welgevonden is home to the Big 5 and should not be approached.

DO YOU HAVE A SPA?

No, but we offer in-room massages.

IS THE LODGE LOCATED IN A MALARIA AREA?

No, we are in a Malaria-free area.

WHAT IS THE DAILY ITINERARY?

Daily game drives take place in the mornings at 5:00 or 6:00 and in the afternoon at 15:00 or 16h00 and lasts approximately 2,5 – 3 hours. This may change due to weather and seasonal conditions. Breakfast is at 9:00 (dependent on game drive arrival), lunch 13h00, dinner 19h30. Please be on time and considered towards other guests on the group game drives and by respecting the times above.

WHAT DO I NEED TO PACK?

Sunscreen, insect repellent (don’t worry too much – we are a malaria free area), hat, bathing suit, closed shoes when walking between chalets, warm clothing, reading material, binoculars. Cash / credit card should you want to buy something from our curio shop or would like to tip the staff.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

Relax, you are in the bush, we recommend practical and comfortable clothing; no need to dress to impress. Please remember warm clothes such as scarves, gloves, beanies and jackets; especially in Winter (May – September).

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?

Children under 7 years of age may not go on game drives. Please contact us regarding our child policy.

WHAT SORT OF CLIMATE CAN I EXPECT?

The climate of the Waterberg area can be described as warm temperate with three distinct seasons. From May to July it is dry with mean daily maximum and minimum temperatures of 22.3°C and 2.6°C respectively. Ground frosts occur regularly, particularly in low-lying areas. From August to October, daily temperatures begin to rise, with mean daily maximum and minimum temperatures of 27.6 °C and 8.6°C respectively, and although generally dry, occasional thunderstorms develop. The annual wet season extends from November to April, with mean daily maximum and minimum temperatures of 29.3°C and 14.5°C respectively.

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