Surrounded by magnificent rock outcrops, Tshwene Lodge is a secluded oasis in the rugged valley of the Taaibos River.
The malaria-free area is home to Africa’s famous Big 5, as well as many animal species unique to the Waterberg, one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth. From antelope, zebra, giraffe, hyena and wild dog, the variety of flora and fauna in this natural paradise help to create a true African safari experience.
Enjoy an early morning safari and watch as the sun rises over the reserve, before heading back to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and settling down for your midday siesta.
The dedicated staff, with their innate warmth and love for the area, are on hand to insure your time spent here is one you will never forget.
Rich in bird life, Tshwene offers peace and tranquility for those seeking to get away from it all.
The 5 strategically positioned suites all offer privacy amongst a canopy of trees while affording intimate views of the valley below and the hills beyond. Unwind in the comfort of a double room, and from your private deck listen to the calls of a passing herd of elephant, or watch the African sun set the bush ablaze as it sinks over the horizon.
The main facilities include a wellness spa, 2 lounges, a swimming pool and indoor and outdoor dining areas set on a huge wooden patio with magnificent views. All meals are prepared by the local chef for a deliciously authentic experience.
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Three meals daily; twice daily game drives in open safari vehicles with sundowners and snacks; tea/coffee; the Welgevonden Conservation Fee; and road transfers from the Welgevonden Main Gate or either of the 2 runways to the lodge are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are NOT included.
Children aged 10 years and over are welcome. Rates available on request.
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 (R33 becomes the R517) and continue on this road until you see the signs for the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve. Keep going until you see the turn-off for the Welgevonden Main Gate on your left-hand side. Do not turn left at South Gate or East Gate!
PLEASE NOTE: As no private vehicles are allowed in the reserve, guests have to be picked up from the Welgevonden Main Gate by the rangers at 12:30 daily.
General Information For Guests
The rooms are all en-suite with indoor and outdoor showers. They also include a hairdryer, fan and tea/coffee making facilities.
The lodge consists of 2 lounges, a bar, dining room, spa and a central swimming pool with an expansive deck.
Activities at Tshwene Lodge include 2 game drives daily and bird watching.
The spa offers a variety of different treatments and massages (additional cost).
A laundry service is available.
Credit cards are accepted.