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Welgevonden Nature Reserve

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Address: Vaalwater, South Africa
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some rain but beautiful views and a lot of game, unfortunately to less time to visit the north part.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

some rain but beautiful views and a lot of game, unfortunately to less time to visit the north part.

Thank I4989MSpeterbettink
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great game viewing. I would highly recommend this nature reserve to any bush lover that needs to get out the city for the weekend

Thank Daniel K
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited the nature reserve on 5 occasions over a few days - both early morning and early evening safari drives. The landscape (December) was beautifully green and lush - giving the animal population plenty to graze on. We saw many varieties of antelope, wart hog, giraffe, baboon, zebra, hippo, elephant, many many rhino and a fantastic variety of bird... More 

Thank Les D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A must stop in Limpopo. Guaranteed game viewing especially at night. Perfect scenery and ideal wildlife experience.

Thank Mohammed M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had the game drive included in our room rate of the Kololo Resort. The guides are very respectfull towards the parc and animals. It's not crowded and you'll see a lot of animals. They will tell you a lot about the parc, It's huge and beautiful

Thank flipflopfiles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

In the Welgevonden nature reservation you find the best nature can give you. Beautiful sights, mountains and above all animals all over the place including the big 5. It is truly worth the name it has been given and I will be traveling next January again to this wonderful place.

Thank Frank V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is truly a great malaria free game reserve which has the big 5. The great thing is that all the lodges are restricted in size so there are not that many game viewing vehicles driving around. This is also very close to Johannesburg and you can go for a week or a weekend.

Thank cellcerm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Welfevonden has everything. From the southern plains to the mountains, beautiful vistas, plentiful game and a true sense of Africa. The Resetve gives a feeling of being surrounded by and involved with Nature. You really have to experience it to appreciate the total serenity and contact with Nature

Thank Ralph H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Well managed reserve, guides well-disciplined and courteous towards each other. An easy drive from Johannesburg with an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, without worrying about malaria. The topography and vegetation are varied, from grasslands to mountains.

Thank SweetnNice
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is a beautiful reserve with many animals to see. We saw cheetah 3 times, buffalo, lion, elephant and rhino. Lots of general game like hippo, crocodile and many antelope. The mountains a breath taking and the sunsets spectacular!

Thank jeaniejacobs1978

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