The Wonders of Welgevonden Game Reserve

The Wonders of Welgevonden Game Reserve

Delight in the Wonders of the Wild in the Welgevonden Game Reserve


If you’re looking to make memories that will last a lifetime, a visit to the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo should definitely be on the agenda. Located in the heart of the UNESCO-awarded Waterberg Biosphere, this destination will delight nature lovers and travel fanatics alike. The heritage site is home to the biggest group of white rhino on private land in the country. If you’re passionate about conservation and the protection of endangered species, the Welgevonden Game Reserve won’t disappoint. No wonder it was the site chosen to shoot the new MTN TV ad on the innovative technology used here to save the rhino from extinction.

The park is also a brilliant choice if you’re passionate about the protection of rhinos. Thanks to Internet of Things (IoT) technology developed by MTN and Wageningen University, specialised trackers are placed on prey animals who graze close to the rhinos and their stress responses are monitored if poachers are around. This is what the inspiring new MTN ad that was shot here is all about. Now, MTN and Welgevonden are at the forefront of rhino conservation in South Africa.


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When you’re not relaxing in one of our 10 private suites or enjoying the tranquillity of the lodge, you can go on a game drive and spot the famous Big 5. Once you’ve experienced the array of fauna and flora that the game reserve has on offer or marvelled at the beauty of a scenic game drive, you might want to explore some other activities on the reserve. Guests can enjoy a guided safari walk with one of our knowledgeable rangers, examine San Bushman rock paintings that are over 2000 years old, or delight in a stargazing experience with Welgevonden’s conservation staff. Explore unseen constellations with their specialised 8-inch telescope – the stars really do look different without the light pollution of a bustling city and this is sure to be an experience of a lifetime.


When you’ve experienced the magic of the Welgevonden Game Reserve, you can return to our luxurious lodge and enjoy your spacious suite with its private patio. Each room boasts a king-sized bed, stunning furnishings, a study area, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Guests are also welcome to relax in the many communal areas. You can cosy up in one of our armchairs in the main lounge and read your favourite book or catch some rays by the pool deck as you sip on a refreshing cocktail. Guests are also invited to partake in our 5-star dining experience. Our cuisine is bound to impress your inner chef and tantalise those taste buds.


If you’re looking for tranquillity, solitude, and luxury, then you’ve come to the right place. Welgevonden is located a mere 3-hour-drive from Johannesburg and thus we’re the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or a romantic retreat for two. If you need to recharge those batteries and visit the game reserve that leads the fight for rhino conservation in South Africa using MTN’s latest tech innovations, Welgevonden is definitely the place to be – just watch our ad. We’ll take care of the practical stuff, and we’ll let nature work its magic.