Welgevonden offers an exclusive, intimate bushveld experience, with only a limited number of guests having access to Welgevonden at any one time. These guests are collected from the gate by a competent, qualified field-guide and are then transported to the respective commercial lodge on the reserve. The mountainous bushveld is worth a visit all year round thanks to its high altitude, temperate climate and malaria-free status. It is important to note that the reserve is not open to day visitors.
Welgevonden is home to more than 50 mammal species. While these include the famous Big Five, it is the rare and unusual species like cheetah, brown hyaena, caracal, aardwolf and aardvark that make game drives exceptionally exciting. Welgevonden sports a diverse range of habitat types which support a riot of biodiversity, including over 300 different birds! From cheetah-loved grasslands and savannahs to leafy wooded mountains cut by deep rocky ravines, Welgevonden has it all! In addition to the wildlife, ancient bushman rock art can be found dispersed around the reserve, offering the curious traveller a unique cultural experience while on safari.
Welgevonden believes that each private reserve has the opportunity, and therefore the responsibility, to make a significant contribution towards the protection of the country’s biodiversity. For this reason, the reserve’s conservation management team is deeply committed to ongoing conservation research and the development of innovative, leading-edge technologies used to solve the many challenges that face large-scale landholdings. Guided by the Welgevonden Scientific Advisory Committee, a progressive membership and board of directors, Welgevonden is one of the world’s leading reserves in conservation management.