Welgevonden Private Game Reserve Travel Guide

Map of Welgevonden Game Reserve

To visit the Welvegonden Private Game Reserve is to experience the spirit of true wilderness. 


Lying just north of Johannesburg in an expanse of 34 000 hectares in the Waterberg plateau, this area meaning ‘well found’ is an evocative piece of Africa and is aptly named. With its wooded mountains scored by rocky ravines and majestic canyons the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve is a place of rare and rugged beauty. Spectacular scenery and excellent game viewing make Welgevonden quite unlike anywhere else on earth.


With is diverse habitat, the region can sustain plentiful wildlife and prolific birdlife - over 300 bird species, including rare blue cranes. On flat savannah lands enjoy watching antelope from the largest eland to the tiny duiker. Cheetah, lion and leopard are always close by – so watch out as they may streak across the plains. The Welvegonden Private Game Reserve is home to other more rare animals such as brown hyena, aardwolf and aardvark – all best seen at night. Famously, the reserve boasts one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve anywhere in Africa


Top things to do in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve


  • Spot the Big Five!
  • Go on a game drive in an open air 4 x 4 safari vehicle with a knowledgeable game ranger
  • Get closer to nature on a guided bush walk
  • Learn about the local flora, fauna and African Wildlife
  • Relax and let the surrounding nature restore your spirits!