Very close to Johannesburg, Gauteng, Perched on a clifftop in the majestic Welgevonden Game Reserve, you’ll find a place where luxury meets the splendour of the African Wilderness: Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. The reserve is situated within the Waterburg plateau and covers 37 500 hectares of unspoiled bush. It exists today as a result of a pioneering project that began in 1987 with the aim of returning farmland to its natural and original state. This involved intense game relocation efforts as well as vigilant ecological management, and in the end, it all paid off as the reserve is now one of the premier privately held reserves in South Africa.
|R2,250 p.p. Land only|
Package offers exclude meals & drinks not indicated, items of a personal nature, medical & travel insurance. Peak season surcharges & block out dates may apply. Prices are correct at the time of publishing, however are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases & availability. Supplier terms & conditions may apply. These offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Service fees apply. Errors & omissions excepted. Minimum stay of two nights required over a ’normal’ weekend and 3 nights over any long weekend. Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request. The Lodge cannot offer triple rooms due to the design of the Suites .Welgevonden Park Fee payable directly to the Lodge - R 120.00 per person per night - subject to change. Clients will be collected at the East Gate of the Welgevonden in an open Land Rover between 13h00 & 18h00. The drive from here is 20 minutes. Please contact the lodge to advise your time of arrival at East Gate.
South Africa has been billed as 'a world in one country', and any visitor who has experienced its delights, from the jumble of the gold mining city of Johannesburg in the north, to the sophistication of Cape Town in the south, to the sunny laid back beaches of Durban in the east, and all the mountains, game reserves and picturesque coastlines in between, is bound to agree.
Throughout the second half of the 20th century South Africa was regarded by most of the world as a pariah state where the ruling white minority passed a range of draconian laws to subdue and enslave the black majority. All this changed in 1994 with the release from prison of world-renowned freedom fighter and icon of the oppressed, Nelson Mandela. A new age of democracy was ushered in, and South Africa was suddenly revealed to the world in her beautiful true colours: a rainbow nation with a kaleidoscope of cultures and a host of attractions to enthrall and entrance visitors.
More than a decade later tourists are flocking to sunny South Africa in droves, particularly to the Western Cape with its magnificent scenery, beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and green winelands.
The Republic, comprising the southern tip of Africa and surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, offers a taste of the African experience with the chance to visit traditional tribal villages, game reserves and sprawling townships. At the same time it also offers all the pleasures of a first-world holiday experience, with luxury hotels, sophisticated shopping, exciting theme parks and clean beaches. Have breakfast in a New York-style deli; lunch in an African shebeen; cocktails on a sunset cruise; and dinner in a fine British colonial restaurant. This is all possible in a South African city.
It is not only cultural diversity that makes South Africa magical. The country has a wealth of animal and plant life scattered across its varied climactic zones from desert to snow-covered mountains, forests to grasslands and mangrove swamps. Historically, too, there is plenty to discover, from the fossils of ancient hominids, to the pioneering spirit of the Dutch 'voortrekkers' and the settlement of the Eastern Cape frontier by the British colonialists. Although the country will be healing the wounds of Apartheid for many decades to come, South Africa welcomes travellers with open arms and truly has a whole world to offer them.