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Welgevonden Game Reserve

Tel: + 27 (0) 82 854 8841 (Reservations)
Fax: + 27 (0) 86 634 1828

Postal Address

PO Box 25347
Monument Park

GPS Coordinates

West Gate: S 24º 14′ 575″ | E 27º 43′ 070″

Runway: S 24° 17′ 137″ | E 27° 47′ 229″
Welgevonden West; Length: 1500m, Elevation: 4400 feet

Helipad: S 24° 15′ 136″ | E 27° 44′ 566″
Elevation: 4400m

(Permission will be required to land at Welgevonden)

Directions to Nedile Lodge

  • Directions are from the OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport to the Welgevonden West Gate
  • Distance is approximately 323km (3,5 hours’ drive).


Take the N1 – Pretoria to Polokwane (Pietersburg):

  • There are three tollgates to take into consideration: 1 – Pumulani : 2 – The Carousel : 3 – Kranskop


At the Kranskop Plaza tollgate:

  • Use the left gate on to the R33 to Modimolle (Nylstroom) which is 10.3km further
  • Go straight through Modimolle towards Vaalwater for 66.6km.
  • Pass straight through Vaalwater. Do not turn off anywhere.
  • After Vaalwater past the garage


At the Vaalwater Spar:

Please note there is no cell reception after this point.

  • When you pass the Spar (left hand side), please contact the Lodge on 082 859 1443 so we can confirm your arrival time at the West Gate.
  • Travelling time from the Vaalwater (Spar) to the Welgevonden West Gate is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Continue straight on the road towards Bulgerivier and Thabazimbi.


Welgevonden Main Gate:

  • 24.3km out of Vaalwater you will see the Welgevonden Main Gate on your left hand side.  Please DO NOT take the Welgevonden Main Gate entrance – keep on going for 23km further


Schoongelegen turnoff:

  • On your left hand side you will see the road sign Schoongelegen turnoff. Turn left onto Schoongelegen dirt road. There is a road sign indicating the Welgevonden West Gate.
  • Continue along this road for a further 16.3km past Manual Gate to the West Gate on your left hand side

Arrival at the Welgevonden West Gate:

  • Upon arrival at the Welgevonen West Gate you will be picked up with an open game viewer. In the park you are on a scenic game drive for anything between 20 minutes to hours depending on the game viewing.
  • Your vehicle will remain at the West Gate parked behind elephant proof fences with 24 hours security.

Nedile Lodge

Tel: + 27 (0) 82 854 8841 (Reservations)