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Bontle Lodge

Luxury Safari Lodge in the Big 5 Welgevonden Reserve, 2 ½ hours from Johannesburg


The Big 5 malaria-free Welgevonden Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo
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Bontle Lodge is nestled into a wonderful location in the malaria-free Welgevonden Reserve just two and a half hours from Johannesburg in the Limpopo Province in South Africa. The name means beauty in SeSotho, and is well deserved when one takes in the view from the outdoor showers of the bushveld and the Mokolo River running through Bontle Lodge.

Bontle Lodge offers a complete classic Safari experience, that can be tailored to each guest’s preferences, ensuring an unforgettable stay. The lodge is located in untouched and pristine surroundings, from here guests have an idyllic view of the African bushveld. The morning and afternoon/evening game drives enable guests to experience The Big 5 in their natural habitat.

The rooms are tucked in next to a river that runs through the lodge and they are also not far from animal tracks and hangouts. The private chef handcrafts dishes for guests, drawing inspiration from both international and African cuisine.

The lodge features five Luxury Rooms, with one Honeymoon Suite. Within each room, a combination of traditional doors and nets are in place, accompanied by fans that help you experience a feeling of connection with nature even while being indoors. Perfect for couples, each room boasts a deluxe double bed, however, this can be separated into two single beds upon request. Newly revamped rooms offer gorgeous contemporary décor, private balconies, en-suite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers.

Lodge Features:
Views of the perennial stream in front of the lodge
Background sounds of the stream flowing by
Spacious outdoor area for relaxing
A large heated pool in the main area
A magnificent bar counter that seat 10
A curio gift shop
Luxurious lounges
A top of the range Nespreso machine in the reception area
A wide range of teas, coffee and snacks permanently availably in the reception area
Indoor and outdoor dining areas
A boma
A boardroom table for conferencing (seats 10 pax)
A generator for back up power
A resident chef and friendly staff

Special SADC Rate from


per person per night sharing. Valid until 14 December 2024

Standard Rate


per person per night sharing


All meals, select local branded drinks (soft drinks, beers wines, spirits), teas and coffees, 2 daily game drives, return scheduled transfer from Welgevonden Reserve Main Gate to Bontle Lodge.


The rooms are located next to a river that runs through the lodge and are not far from animal tracks and hangouts. So don’t be surprised when you see some game passing by.


Two game drives daily that enable you to enjoy the panoramic bushveld scenery and the Big Five within the Welgevonden Game reserve (36 000 hectares).

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