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Road to Nedile

We had a group of guests, who would pull out their instruments every evening after dinner, much to the entertainment of our staff! In essence they are “A collection of musical health care professionals who care for children and young adults with congenital heart...

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Road to Nedile

Our Lions

In mid- December 2015, the lion population on the reserve became infected with a virus – Canine Distemper Virus (CDV). The suspected source of the virus was from domestic / stray dogs in the local area, as there was an outbreak of CDV in August 2015. It has been...

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Our Lions

We have it ALL!

Recently the site BuzzFeed featured their 20 Most Beautiful Countries in the World. Nepal starting off the count at Number 20, and then the numbers dwindling down through Norway, Chile, Kenya, Italy and then finally to Number 1…South Africa! The internet is rife...

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We have it ALL!

Nedile awarded “Best Game Lodge in South Africa”

Nedile awarded “Best Game Lodge in South Africa” at the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards On the 6th of December 2014, Anica & Michael Jones represented Nedile Lodge, at the Bay Hotel in Campsbay, Cape Town for this prestigious global award. Nedile Lodge...

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Nedile awarded “Best Game Lodge in South Africa”

Our Home

Nedile Lodge is situated in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, in the spectacular Waterberg Plateau. The reserve, which we call ‘Home’ is 38 200ha in size and have over 50 different mammals, including the Big 5. Social media in today’s day and age, makes it so easy...

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Our Home

Limpopo Gala event for Guide of the Year 2014

The Lilizela Tourism Awards represent and reward the highest excellence in tourism in South Africa. The Lilizela Awards combine all industry related awards onto one premier platform. They are an initiative of the National Department of Tourism, spearheaded by South...

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Limpopo Gala event for Guide of the Year 2014

Leopards!

When coming back from game drive in the evening, you might come across some bright camera flashes. These are from camera traps that form part of a Leopard survey that is currently being conducted on the reserve. As leopards are very widespread and their status is...

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Leopards!

Mother Nature’s Surprise

As many of you may know from following the news, Mother Nature treated us to a downpour of note! The rain started on the 2nd of March and ended on the 12th, we measured at the lodge approximately 320mm of rain for this period. The reserve was officially closed for...

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Mother Nature’s Surprise

2014

It’s amazing how time flies when you are having fun! Here at Nedile, we cannot believe 2013 is done and dusted and that at the end of January 2014 we will be celebrating Nedile’s 11th Birthday. We are hoping, like us, you are just as excited for all that this year...

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2014

Around the lodge

Here at Nedile we are very lucky, as you don’t have to go on a game drive to experience the wonderful and sometimes wacky things that nature has to offer. Start off by having a look early morning for the Klipspringers. These little antelope usually stay in an area,...

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Around the lodge

The Small Knobwood

In this month’s blog we concentrate on one of the smaller overlooked aspects of Nedile Lodge. The tree called a Small Knobwood, growing in amongst the rocks by the lodge. I know most of you will be thinking “oh no a tree, how boring”, but let me assure you it makes...

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Living close to Nature

As most of our friends know – Nedile is an unfenced camp. Meaning, we let nature run its course and let the animals roam by as they please. So in that sense we are a bit closer to nature than our neighboring lodges, and sometimes nature gets a bit closer to us as...

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Living close to Nature

A Pinch of Love!

Anyone who has been to Nedile, will tell you that nothing comes close to our freshly baked bread. This is also one of our best kept secrets at the lodge… The story of our famous bread starts with Francina Magagane, who had a real passion for baking. All her...

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A Pinch of Love!

10 Years!

We are super excited about the fact that on the 29th January 2013, the lodge has been open and running for 10 years already! How time flies when you’re having fun…The first group of guests we hosted at the lodge arrived on the 29th of January 2003.
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10 Years!

The Fold

  The Fold is a children’s home, which is situated close to Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, between Vaalwater & Ellisras/Lephalale. All the children here have been rescued from dire situations from the surrounding communities, at this safe haven they can...

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Nedile Fire Rescue

On the night of the 23rd of September, a fire started in Marakele National Park, fueled by the wind and a very dry winter season, it soon became unstoppable.
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Nedile Fire Rescue

Nedile Lodge Wins Best Game Lodge

On Friday 31 August 2012 a glamorous gala event was held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. It was the 19th American Express/AA Quality Assured Accommodation Associations’ annual awards programme. This is the only established mechanism that enables consumers to...

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Nedile Lodge Wins Best Game Lodge

Rescue Rangers

Grab your binoculars and your backpack, a great adventure waits! FabFunApps is gearing up to release its spectacular new safari app for your iPad which will take you to the heart of Africa on a quest to save the nearly extinct White Rhino! “Rescue Rangers” is a...

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Rescue Rangers

Welgevonden – An African Wilderness Reborn

The following blog was done by Kate Polley for African Geographic: Distinguished photographer, Ian Finlay’s coffee table book, ‘Welgevonden – An African Wilderness Reborn’, was launched this year in February. This glossy, collectable book is a culmination of...

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Welgevonden – An African Wilderness Reborn

The Misunderstood Snake

One of the most highly feared, and misunderstood creatures are snakes. Of all the snakes that are found worldwide, less than 10% is considered dangerous to humans. Over the last few weeks we have had a few sightings of these elusive reptiles in the reserve....

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The Misunderstood Snake

They’re Back!

After a particularly mild winter here in the Waterberg, the birds have started to return. Even though the trees and grasses regained their colour first, it’s nice to see them with the purples, blues, reds and oranges of the migrant birds that decided to spend their...

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They’re Back!

Stargazing!

Stargazing at Nedile Lodge It is that time of year again. Crisp and clear nights that are ideal for star gazing.
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Stargazing!

We DO cater for everyone

At Nedile we try and cater for everyone, whether you need an extra adapter, maybe a wake-up call at 03:00, some over-the-top dietaries or maybe you just need to quench your thirst like this four legged visitor! This big guy started out at the watering hole we have...

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We DO cater for everyone

From the Nedile Kitchen

Pan fried Chicken breast with Sundried tomato & feta cheese. This recipe is lovely for a light lunch, and is one of our favourites!You will need: Chicken breast Sundried tomato Feta cheese Herbs (own preference) Bit of oil for frying Take the chicken breast,...

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From the Nedile Kitchen

The White Rhinoceros – (Ceratotherium simum)

At Nedile, we are proud to boast that the Welgevonden Game Reserve holds the highest concentration of White Rhino found on private land. Being the grazers that they are, we regularly see them feeding on the grass plains around the Lodge.  Our guests have recently...

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The White Rhinoceros – (Ceratotherium simum)