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iBhubesi Private Game Lodge

Sole Use Lodge in the Big 5 Welgevonden Reserve, Waterberg.


Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo
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iBhubesi Private Game Lodge is a family friendly, self-catering private lodge that is booked on an exclusive-use basis. Situated in the Welgevonden Big 5 Game Reserve, Limpopo, it is only 260 km north of Sandton, Johannesburg and is nestled in the Waterberg plateau.

Guests have the choice of five separate en-suite chalets each with an outside shower and their own fireplace for those chilly winter nights. The chalets are nestled within the trees surrounding the lodge and each is spacious enough to include extra beds, should guests choose to share a chalet with your younger children. There are 3 chalets with queen-sized beds and 2 chalets with twins beds that can be pushed together if required. The lodge accommodates a maximum of 10 guests per night. The chalets are all serviced daily.

The lodge has a large viewing deck overlooking the iBhubesi Plains, a swimming pool for those balmy summer days, a lounge with fireplace and library, a separate dining area with with its own fireplace, a cozy bar and an outdoor boma and braai area. The lodge has an electrified perimeter fence to ensure the safety of children. All linen, bath towels and soaps are provided.

Although guests are responsible for taking their own food and beverages all meals are prepared for you by the resident chef. Guests get to decide together with the chef what is planned for each meal, what time it suits them to eat and whether they would prefer to eat out on the deck, inside the lodge or alternatively in the boma.

Morning and evening game drives are conducted by your personal accredited and experienced game ranger. The morning game drives are preceded by a coffee or cup of tea and a rusk at a departure time that is convenient for each group. Guests get the chance to stretch their legs during the morning drive at a tea, coffee stop and are treated to some special muffins prepared each morning by our chef. Afternoon game drives include sundowners in the bush together with snacks and favorite drink to watch the African sun bid its farewell for another day.

Special Sole Use Midweek Rate


per midweek night for up to 4 adults and 4 children <12. R1,403.00 / additional person per night.

Sole Use Weekend Rate


for up to 4 adults and 4 children 12 years and younger per night R1,702.00 per additional person per night

A fully catered option is available at an extra R700.00 per adult per night and children R350 per night which includes:
• Breakfast
• Light Lunch
• Dinner
• Snacks on game drives (morning and evening)


• One return transfer from Welgevonden Main gate to iBhubesi and back to the main gate (all guests to arrive at the same time to avoid additional transfer fees
• Exclusive use of the lodge on a self-catering basis
• 2 game drives per day
• Resident cook to prepare all your meals, you just bring your own food and drinks and we will do the rest
• Rooms serviced daily
Excl. daily conservation levies


Welgevonden Game Reserve
Rolling wooded mountains cut by deep rocky ravines and majestic gorges make Welgevonden Game Reserve an evocative piece of Africa. Aptly meaning ‘well found’, this is a place of rare and rugged beauty, plentiful wildlife and prolific birdlife. Spectacular scenery and excellent game viewing make Welgevonden quite unlike anywhere else on earth. To visit here is to experience the spirit of true wilderness.


A pleasant 2.5-hour drive or an easy 45-minute flight from Johannesburg into one of the airstrips, makes Welgevonden one of the most accessible premier, malaria free wilderness reserves in the country. Welgevonden Game Reserve, (Dutch for "well found"), is a 34,850 ha game reserve in the Waterberg District, of the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

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