Situated in the heart of the Waterberg, high in the Limpopo Province on the 34,000 hectare Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Nungubane Private Game Lodge offers guests an atmosphere of intimate luxury.
The lodge offers ardent game and birdwatchers an ideal refuge from which to pursue their pleasure. Free from malaria and with a temperate climate, Welgevonden is home to a great many species of game, including the Big 5 and 16 species of antelope. Over 250 bird species have been identified ensuring the avid birdwatcher has plenty to spot.
Early morning and evening game drives on the Reserve's vast network of roads enable guests to experience the enchantment of the bush. Whether it's meeting a pride of lions or a herd of elephants, or simply absorbing the sounds and sensations of the bush, your experience will be an unforgettable memory. Unfortunately, no off-roading is allowed in the reserve.
After an encounter on a night game drive with the reserve's nocturnal inhabitants, return to camp and share your experiences over dinner in the boma before retiring to bed to the sounds of the African bushveld.
The lodge accommodates guests in 5 luxury en-suite chalets, with both indoor and outdoor showers. Each chalet has a private wooden terrace, from where you can gaze out over an unspoilt nature reserve teaming with wildlife.
Guests can relax in the lodges' peaceful elegance or, in the heat of the midday sun, around the quiet oasis of the sparkling pool.
There is a waterhole at the lodge, offering additional game viewing opportunities.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; morning/afternoon shared game drives; and the Welgevonden Conservation fee are included. PLEASE NOTE: All drinks (including water and sundowner drinks) are NOT included.
Children aged 12 years and older are welcome.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Our stay at Nungubane was simply wonderful. The accommodation and setting was delightful, the staff friendly and helpful and the quality of the game drives with ranger Nathan meant we saw an amazing variety of wildlife. Three out of the Big Five, including a stunning herd of elephants and a rather overfed lion digesting his supper! Great food and the small number of guests - 10 maximum - made for a cosy and comfortable experience that our two sons - aged 18 and 20 - will talk about for years to come.
A four-wheel drive vehicle might have been useful on the final grave road to Nungubane but we managed to bounce along anyway! And a reminder that those strange-looking 'blankets' in the safari jeep are actually ponchos and do a remarkable job of keeping you warm if you wear them properly.....
Nungubane Private Game Lodge was great. The staff friendly and knowledgable. The food fantastic, the accommodation luxurious and clean. Real fires and hot water bottles, sweets and extras in rooms, personalsied notes etc.
The game was great and the lions sightings a real exception.
Everything was great.
Nungubane Private Game Lodge Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Johannesburg or Pretoria: Take N1 North towards Pietersburg. Ensure you have cash on you at this stage, as this road has several toll gates.
At the Kranskop Toll Gate go left towards Modimolle (Nylstroom) on the R33. Pass through Modimolle and head in the direction of Vaalwater. Pass directly through Vaalwater and continue until you see the signs for the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve.
Carry on past the Main Gate for approximately 22 km until you come to Schoongelegen Road which is a gravel road. Turn left into Schoongelegen Road and carry on for about 17 km until you reach Welgevonden West Gate on your left hand side.
From Madikwe River Lodge via Dwaalboom and Thabazimbi: After leaving the Reserve via the Derdepoort Gate, enter Dwaalboom into your GPS. There are 3 exits to Dwaalboom from the Derdepoort Road, take the second exit to Dwaalboom. After passing through Dwaalboom, set your GPS to Thabazimbi and follow the directions to Thabazimbi. From Thabazimbi follow the R510 towards Lephalale (Ellisras). Heading north, continue on the R510 for about 32 km and then turn right at the sign for Lephalale, still following the R510. You will then eventually get to a T-Junction where must turn right onto the R517 towards Vaalwater (Not left to Ellisras). Follow the R517 for a couple of km until you see the sign for the Welgevonden West Gate (Schoongelegen Road). Turn right here and follow this dirt road to the West Gate.
As no private vehicles are allowed in the Welgevonden Game Reserve, guests driving themselves are required to park their car at the West Gate. Safe covered parking is provided at the gate on the inside of the reserve.
PLEASE NOTE: The set pick up time from the West Gate is at 12:30. Alternative collection times can be arranged and must be booked 48 hours in advance with the lodge. Should you arrive later than the specified gate pick up times, and have not advised the lodge 48 hours in advance a fee will be charged.
WHEN YOU ARE NEAR VAALWATER PLEASE CALL THE LODGE ON +27 (0) 14 755 4928 OR +27 (0) 87 150 7053 TO RECONFIRM YOUR ARRIVAL TIME.
General Information For Guests
All chalets are en-suite with a private deck, air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with extra outdoor shower, overhead fans, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and a fireplace.
Dining is available on the main deck or by firelight in the boma.
The main lodge comprises an intimate lounge, bar and dining room as well as an outdoor dining facility. A large viewing deck, a secluded sala and an elevated swimming pool and pool deck command spectacular views of the surrounding valleys. There is also a traditional boma and a camp fire.
Activities available at Nungubane include game drives in open vehicles and bird watching.
There is a game viewing hide overlooking a waterhole which provides some spectacular opportunities to view a variety of wild animals.
Wi-Fi and laundry are available (additional charge).
Credit cards are accepted.
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