The Heart of the Welgevonden Game Reserve

The Heart of the Welgevonden Game Reserve

Fifty Seven Waterberg: Luxury Accommodation in the Heart of the Welgevonden Game Reserve

If you are looking for luxury accommodation that is nestled in the heart of a UNESCO world heritage site, then look no further. Our private lodge is located in the Welgevonden Game Reserve, which forms a part of the larger Waterberg Biosphere. This natural wonder gained UNESCO recognition in 2001 and is revered for its abundance of flora, an impressive array of exotic wildlife, awe-inspiring views, and conservation endeavours. If you are passionate about exploring the great outdoors and want to get away from the stress of the city, then Welgevonden Game Reserve should be on your agenda.

Located only three hours by car from Johannesburg and Pretoria, Welgevonden Game Reserve makes for a perfect weekend escape or a romantic getaway for two. Relax and unwind in one of our 10 spacious suites or spend time at the main lodge, chilling out in the lounge, or swimming in the crystal-clear pool. Whether you are a fan of adventure and want to partake in a game drive around the reserve or are more into relaxation and want to catch a gorgeous Welgevonden sunset from the comfort of your private patio, there is something for everyone at our game lodge.

We are also a great pick if you enjoy partaking in culinary experiences. Enjoy our 5-star restaurant and the fresh and innovative dishes that our on-site chef lovingly creates. Each room also boasts incredible space, a king-sized bed, luxury furnishings, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Only allowing 20 guests in total, our lodge prides itself on offering guests an intimate experience where tranquillity is truly the order of the day.

Welgevonden Reserve: A Place of Conservation, Comfort, and Charm

If you have seen MTN’s Internet of Things (IoT) advert, then you might recognise the Welgevonden Game Reserve. MTN, in partnership with Wageningen University, International Business Machines (IBM), and the Welgevonden Reserve has utilised IoT technology to create an innovative wildlife-protection solution. Prey animals, such as the eland, graze near the rhinos and when they sense a potential threat, their stress levels are activated. Thanks to specialised tracking collars placed on these prey animals, this behaviour can be documented and any potential threat to rhinos can be discovered.

This technology protects the rhinos without needing to collar them. If you are interested in conservation, you can chat to one of our knowledgeable rangers about this incredible technology. Welgevonden is at the forefront of rhino protection and is thus a must-see area for anyone who cares about the environment and the protection of endangered species.

Guests are also invited to partake in walking tours of the park, discover over 300 species of bird, delight in a safari experience, or explore the unique history of impeccably preserved rock art. We also encourage visitors to dabble in some stargazing, as the stars truly do shine brighter without the light pollution of the bustling city. There really is something for everyone at Welgevonden Game Reserve and guests can opt for a relaxing getaway or an adventure-filled escape. Contact us today and we will gladly chat to you about our packages here at Fifty Seven Waterberg.