|57 WATERBERG LODGE
|Phone:||+27 (0) 12 346 5425
|Fax:||086 652 5791|
|Address:||Site 57, Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa|
Situated three hours north of Johannesburg lies Fifty Seven Waterberg, a gem nestled in the heart of the Welgevonden Game Reserve and home to the Big Five in a malaria-free area. The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve was declared an official UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
This magnificent five-star establishment is synonymous with tranquillity, solitude and luxury; not to mention the surroundings of the breath taking panoramic views of the Waterberg mountains.
The excellent game viewing makes Fifty Seven Waterberg a fantastic holiday destination in a world of easy-going grace.
Crystal clear streams have, over the millennia, carved the scenic topography of the Waterberg mountain range and wilderness. Rock art sites dating as far back as 2000 years can be found in Welgevonden and the greater Waterberg area.
Historically, wildlife on the reserve has never been hunted so game viewing is always up close and personal.
The Waterberg, and in particular Welgevonden, with its privately owned lodges such as Fifty Seven Waterberg has been a well-kept secret for a long time, but it is fast becoming the destination of preference for local and international guests.
Fifty Seven Waterberg is certainly one of the finest places to experience wildlife, a sense of wilderness and touch the spirit of true Africa in comfort and style.
Fifty Seven Waterberg is a twenty bed lodge situated in the Welgevonden Game Reserve which consists of nearly 36 000 hectares of unspoiled African bushveld ranging from rocky outcrops where the leopards watch from their hidden crevices to wide open savannah where the herds of Zebra, Wildebeest and Impala abound.
Welgevonden Game Reserve is considered to be one of the best managed game reserves in the world and a leader in conservation and anti-poaching strategies.
The three suite types on offer are five (5) classic suites, four (4) luxury suites, and one (1) honeymoon suite. All suites sleep two.
Classic Suite – Suite Number 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
The five spacious classic suites are placed strategically along the small hill to provide maximum privacy and intimacy. All are equipped with king-sized beds and relaxing private deck where you can unwind while listening to the birds sing.
Luxury Suite – Suite Number 7, 8, 9, 10
Four luxury suites are equipped with private solar heated plunge pools for the ultimate de-stressing pleasure or sipping on a glass of sparkling wine.
Honeymoon Suite – Suite Number 3
The honeymoon suite is equipped with a heated jet pool. It overlooks the waterhole, ravine and is situated next to a large rock fig tree.
Game drives operate in the early mornings and late afternoons when viewing is at its best. Enjoy a crisp morning game drive with the beauty of the rising African sun as well as an evening drive, where the animals can be viewed with the aid of a spotlight.
Unfortunately, we do not accommodate children under the age of six (6) years unless the entire lodge is booked for exclusive use. Children aged 6 and older that are allocated a suite/bed will have first option on game drives, whereas children sharing a suite with their parents will only be able to go on a game drive if there is availability on the day. A seat is not guaranteed on the game vehicle. An extra bed can be set up in suite to accommodate up to two (2) small children in the suite with their parents.
Welgevonden also offers landing facilities for light aircraft and helicopters by prior arrangement.
Common Areas – Swimming Pool
Cool down and relax in the hot African sun and enjoy your favourite drink at our heated infinity pool while enjoying the sights and sounds of the tranquil African bush.
Common Areas – Curio Shop, Lounge, Bar, Dining Room and Boma
At the main lodge area, meals are served in the dining room. Drinks can be enjoyed either at the cosy inside bar or the outside deck area with fire pit, which overlooks the waterhole. For a real South African treat, guests can unwind next to the boma fire under the spectacular Milky Way. The curio shop is stocked with an array of luxury clothing, trinkets, gifts and basic toiletries.
Conference Events and Weddings
The lodge can be arranged for the purposes of catering, corporate retreats and breakaways. There are numerous "breakout" areas for brainstorming, workshops and idea generation. Small, intimate weddings can also be arranged.
Food & Beverage
All meals are included, selected beverages are included (breakfast beverages, selected local bar items on game drives) and all other beverages are to be purchased on site.