Holidays to Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

If you are looking for a fast escape from the hustle and bustle of the city of Johannesburg visit the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve. Welgevonden is just an easy 2.5 hour drive from the city, making it one of the most accessible premier wilderness reserves in the country.

Found in the Waterberg Plateau, Welgevonden borders with Marakele National Park. The region's scenery ranges from broad rolling hills to magnificent red sandstone cliffs, open plains and savannah.  

Welgevonden is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five. The Reserve has one of the largest populations of white rhino as well as kudu, giraffe, zebra, cheetah, brown hyena and close to 300 bird species. The restricted number of vehicles allowed in the park allow the visitors a particularly close and personal encounter. Historically, wildlife in the reserve has never been hunted which means the animals remain largely comfortable with humans. If you are interested in history, you'll be fascinated to see the ancient and delicate Bushman rock art at Welgevonden.


  • Go on a Safari game drive in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve

  • Escape the hustle and bustle of the city of Johannesburg and visit this unique Game Reserve

  • See the Big Five in a close and personal setting

Senior Africa Travel Designer
Let's talk
I grew up near the picturesque fishing village of Rye, in East Sussex. However, my heart has always been in Africa since I was a young girl. Having a South African father meant my love for the history and colour of this fantastic continent has been a prominent part of my life, and so getting to travel to seven different countries over the last few years has been a dream come true. One of my highlights was flying in the famous yellow bi-plane across Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya.

Welgevonden Game Reserve Trip Ideas

Here are some trip ideas that include Welgevonden Game Reserve. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 020 3510 5777

Places to Stay in Welgevonden Game Reserve

Here are some of our favourite accommodation options in Welgevonden Game Reserve. These have all been hand-picked by our Travel Designers. Need help deciding where to stay during your trip? Call our Travel Designers now and they’ll help you choose the best hotels suited to your needs: 020 3510 5777

Map of Welgevonden Game Reserve

Things to do in Welgevonden Game Reserve

Here are some of the things you can do in Welgevonden Game Reserve. When you've chosen your favourite experiences, just give our Travel Designers a call and they'll put a trip together for you. If you need help choosing an experience, or if you want to learn more about it, our Travel Designers will be more than happy to talk to you. Just call them on: 020 3510 5777