Experience the African Wild Malaria FREE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MANY GUESTS DO YOU ACCOMMODATE AT THE LODGE?

The lodge consists of 10 suites, accommodating 20 adults (excluding children). Meals are served at the communal main lodge areas.

CAN I BOOK THE LODGE FOR EXCLUSIVE USE?

Yes.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CLASSIC SUITE, LUXURY SUITE AND HONEYMOON SUITE?

Classic suites may use the communal pool at the main building whereas the Luxury suites have private solar-heated plunge
pools. The honeymoon suite has its own heated jet pool and outdoor shower.

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.

Collection and drop off from the Welgevonden Main Gate can be arranged at additional costs.

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 spa treatments

IS THE LODGE LOCATED IN A MALARIA AREA?

No, we are in a Malaria-free area. This is the malaria risk map as released by the Department of Health:
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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). May we
suggest earthy and neutral colours in order to blend in with nature.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?

Children older than 6 years are allowed but 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.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?
This is a matter of personal choice but there is no good or bad time to visit.

Here are a few “Pros and Cons” of each season:

SUMMER (Nov – Feb)
Pros
• Lots of greenery and baby animals
• Good for colourful photography
• Pleasant early mornings and evenings with long days
AUTUMN (Feb – May)
Pros
• Crisp mornings, less rain
• Beautiful Autumn colours
• Animals are healthy
WINTER (May – Aug)
Pros
• Easy to spot wildlife
• Almost no rain
• Less insects and mosquitoes
SPRING (Aug – Nov)
Pros
• Good birding time
• Great climate
• Nature is starting to blossom