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Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
Tsheshepe Safari Lodge - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Tsheshepe Safari Lodge

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Description

Tsheshepe Safari Lodge- Welgevonden Game Reserve

Imagine a trip to Africa. Fly into Johannesburg and take a short drive to Tsheshepe Lodge in the Welgevonden Game Reserve for some great game viewing opportunities. Coupled with a few days in iconic Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and possibly a few days at the world renowned Victoria Falls.

Tsheshepe Safari Lodge is located within the 75,000 acre malaria free Welgevonden Game Reserve, which is located about a two and a half hours drive north of Johannesburg. Tsheshepe is a private lodge offering an amazing wildlife viewing experience where you could see the endangered rhino, lion, leopard, hippo, elephant, cheetah, buffalo and the full range of smaller indigenous wildlife species such as impala, waterbuck, klipspringer, duiker, wildlebeest, warthogs etc.

Welgevonden is also a birdwatcher’s paradise and the rich array of indigenous trees and flora make for wonderful game drives with stops for sundowners in the evening or coffee in the early morning. The Welgevonden terrain is very beautiful and everywhere you look there is evidence of its rich and ancient wilderness – from the majestic and mystical rock formations to fascinating San Bushmen cave art.

The entire lodge is booked out for one group at a time for their sole use, anywhere between 4 to 10 guests. This luxury lodge is fully staffed and operated as a five star safari facility for its owners and their guests. The lodge is managed by an experienced lodge manager and his team. The lodge staff will also service your rooms, cook for you, and handle your laundry as required.

Activities at Tsheshepe Safari Lodge focus on early morning, afternoon/evening game drives throughout the Welgevonden Game Reserve in a comfortable and specially converted open Landcruiser 4x4 vehicle, conducted by our experienced and knowledgeable safari guide. Midday is siesta time to enjoy the lodge's facilities and relax around the swimming pool.

The lodge has five bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom including indoor and outdoor showers and bath. All but two of the bedrooms are free standing made from natural stone and thatch. Two of the bedrooms are connected with their own private lounge and can be used by two couples or for parents with younger children who wish to have their kids closer by. The main area comprises of a lounge, dining room, bar area, and swimming pool.

Activities of Interest
• Wildlife viewing
• Safari Trips with sundowners
• Night drives
• Campfires and barbeque in outdoor boma

Access: You can self drive from Johannesburg to Welgevonden Game Reserve's main park entrance, where you will be met our manager. Your vehicle will be safely stored at the park entrance and from then onwards you will be travelling to the lodge and around the reserve on the lodge's specially converted open 4x4 game viewing Land Cruiser.

Professional transfers can be arranged from Johannesburg, at additional cost if preferred. For a larger group with a budget, a charter flight in and out of camps are also a possibility.

Additional Costs:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature and location of Tsheshepe, we offer the lodge on a fully catered and serviced basis and hence the additional costs as specified below:

Additional Costs:
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature and location of Tsheshepe, we offer the lodge on a fully catered and serviced basis and hence the additional costs as specified below:

2018 Fees: Minimum charge of 6 guests for a 5 night stay

6 - 7 guests - US$150 per person per night

8-10 guests - US$125 per person per night

The surcharge covers the cost of your game drives (two per day - morning and evening), plus three sumptuous meals per day, park and concession fees, local drinks and daily housekeeping.

Additional costs that will need to be settled at the lodge, in cash on departure are imported drinks or premier brands, staff gratuities and transfers to/from Welgevonden gate.. If you wish to bring your own drinks, no corkage fees will be charged. It is also important that all guests take out fully comprehensive personal travel insurance.

PLEASE NOTE:

Welgevonden is located in a National Park. The park gates close at sunset and only open at sunrise. For this reason you need to plan to arrive in Johannesburg as early as possible and no later than 11am if you intend to drive to the lodge and no later than 2 pm if you are chartering to the lodge. Please allow for 2-3 hours for customs formalities in Johannesburg.

On your return, if you are transferring directly from the lodge to the airport by road your flight must not leave before 2pm international flight) or 1pm (local flight). If you are doing a charter flight outbound flights can be planned anytime from 10am onwards.

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Property Details

Size

Estate with 1 level
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 5000 square feet

Bedrooms

King, King, King, Twin, and Twin
10 guests maximum

Nearest airport

O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa
3 hours by car or 45 minutes by air charter

Property View

Welgevonden offers amazing wildlife viewing opportunities where you could see the endangered rhino, lion, leopard, hippo, elephant, cheetah, buffalo and the full range of smaller indigenous wildlife species.

Property ID

10725

Additional Fees

Access to the lodge is as follows:
1) Self drive - you can pick up a car rental at OR Tambo and drive to/from Welgevonden - it is around 3 hours driving time

2) Transfer - we can arrange for a private transfer vehicle to take and collect you from the Park gate, where you will be met by the lodge manager. Estimated cost is around US$500 per 7 seater vehicle each way (approximately 3 hours driving time)

3) Private charter flight - this is subject to the number of guests. However a Cessna Caravan (10 seater aircraft) with maximum baggage allowance of one bag at 20kg's works out to be around US$2300 per aircraft per pick up or drop off (45 minute flight)

Please note that the above costs are estimates only and are subject to change. Accurate costs can be quoted at time of reservation


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Activities of Interest

  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Hike
  • Shopping
  • Zebula Golf Course offers a golfing experience on a Peter Matkovich designed golf course. Teeing off on this pristine 1 200-hectare bushveld estate is a considerable pleasure with its wildlife spectators, tranquility and vast open spaces.
  • Enjoy Wildlife viewing, safari trips with sundowners and night drives
  • Campfires and barbeque in outdoor boma
  • Kamotsogo Craft Art Kamotsogo - shop in Vaalwater If you’re in Vaalwater looking for unusual handmade products made by locals

Places of Interest

  • Mabatlane/Vaalwater is a charming little village in the heart of the Waterberg area. It’s a centre for surrounding agriculture and game reserves.
  • Kamotsogo Craft Art Kamotsogo - If you’re in Vaalwater looking for unusual handmade products made by locals

Meet the Owners

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Reviews

Amazing

Amazing experience at a great location. Never got tired of the Safari. Lodge was immaculate. Staff was incredible. Stephen, our guide and the rest of the staff made the trip magical. Livingston,is an execellt chef. Highly recommend and will return.”

PatrickSeptember 2017

African Adventure

Can't recommend Tsheshepe Safari Lodge highly enough. An unfenced 5-star lodge in the African bush, wonderful staff and great cuisine. The animals stole the show - waking up to baboons and impala wandering past your bedroom, a lion kill 200 meters from your front door, up-close-and-personal with lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhino and so many more. Do try and see the Vaalwater singers and dancers if possible. Thank you Heather and Colin for sharing your unique property.”

AnneJune 2017

Pure Magic!!!

A more magical experience has not been had! The lodge was beautiful, cabins were spotless and very well stocked and the staff ... there are no words! Having the entire lodge to ourselves made the experience that much more special. The lodge manager /game driver, Steven, was exceptional. What a treat to be able to learn and spend a week with someone that grew up in the bush! He worked tirelessly to make sure everything was perfect ... and everything was! Livingston, the cook was wonderful. Betty and Aniki were kind, friendly and professional. Every one of them made our week fabulous. We had quite an experience when 2 lionesses decided to make Tsheshepe their home! That, in and of itself, was unforgettable. We were constantly reminded that we were guests in the wild kingdom and we were the ones that had to remain aware. Our only poor experience had nothing to do with Tsheshepe but a company that we contracted with for transfers to and from the lodge and a day of horseback - Boruntho Travel. Liorna (owner of the travel company) was dishonest and caused some real issues with our ride back to the airport. I would caution anyone to have any dealings with that company. Steven, our lodge manager, was the saving grace that got us to the airport on time and went out of his way to make sure that we were all taken care of. Thank you for an experience of a lifetime! ”

YaronJune 2017

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