This elegant wilderness retreat with its eye catching design and architecture offers you all of the modern comforts of a luxury home in the bush.

Experience the spectacular sandstone cliffs, deep river valleys and contrasting expanses of open savannah grasslands on Welgevonden Game Reserve. The topography varies from rolling hills and flat mountain tops, with a high point of 1760 meters; to large open areas that provide spectacular views.

The Lodge

Our lodge focusses on groups and offer select packages that can be tailored to suit every individual need, whether it is a celebration with close friends and family; or a corporate brainstorming session. The Lodge is situated on the edge of a dramatic valley, overhanging the Taaibos River and overlooks stunning, billion-year-old cliffs. Game drives and walks can be taken at prearranged times and can even include bush braai’s (African barbecue) and picnic lunches.

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The Wildlife

Welgevonden shares a boundary with SANP’s Marakele National Park and is home to most of Africa’s famous wildlife, with over 50 mammal species, including the big five, and over 250 birds species. The Reserve is well known for its rhinos and for plentiful sightings of cheetah.

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San Paintings

The San are the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa, where they have lived for at least 20 000 years. The term San is commonly used to refer to a diverse group of hunter-gatherers living in Southern Africa who share historical and linguistic connections. The San were also referred to as Bushmen, but this term has since fallen out of use, since it is considered pejorative. San paintings, within walking distance of Taaibos River Lodge, have been dated to more than 2,000 years old.

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The Location

Taaibos River Lodge is located in the acclaimed Welgevonden Game Reserve which is situated in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

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  • Heated Swimming Pools
  • Steam Room
  • Lounge and deck
  • Boma
  • Audio-visual Entertainment
  • Billiards/Pool/Snooker
  • Library
  • Climate Control
  • Insect Screens
  • Communications
  • Fly-in
  • Conferencing

This evocative wilderness area offers an exclusive, intimate experience of the African bush with only a limited number of guests having access to the reserve at any one time.

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